Reading Olympics List
Arthur for the Very First Time
Babysitting is a Dangerous Job
Roberts, Willo Davis
Battle for the Castle
Benjamin Franklinstein Lives
Book of Three
Bud, Not Buddy
Curtis, Christopher Paul
Chameleon Wore Chartreuse
Day it Rained Forever, The
Fight for Life (Wild at Heart #1)
Anderson, Laurie Halse
Friendship for Today, A
Honus & Me: A Baseball Card Adventure
Incident at Hawk’s Hill
Into the Wild (Warriors #1)
Invention of Hugo Cabret
Jack Plank Tells Tales
Landry News, The
Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles, The
Edwards, Julie Andrews
Lemonade War, The
Lewis and Clark and Me: A Dog’s Tale
My Life As a Book
Pictures of Hollis Woods
Giff, Patricia Reilly
Poppy and Rye
Richard Wright and the Library Card
Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief
Van Draanen, Wendelin
Shipwreck Search: Discovery of the H.L. Hunley
Sign of the Beaver
Speare, Elizabeth George
Gardiner, John Reynolds
Storm in the Barn, The
Story of the Statue of Liberty, The
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Through My Eyes
Trouble with Tuck
Two Minute Drill (Comeback Kid Series)
Viking It and Liking It
Walk Two Moons
Yang and the Youngest and His Terrible Ear
Zero to Hero (Ghost Buddy #1)
The Bucks County Reading Olympics inspires kids to become lifelong readers. Since 1993, the Reading Olympics has been motivating students in Bucks County to read and discuss books. The purpose of this event is to encourage children to read more than they currently do, to read a greater variety of books, and to enjoy the excitement of reading and talking about books. The team format encourages students to share the challenge of reading the selection of books with their friends.
The Reading Olympics competition is the culmination of the program that has teams of students reading books from a prepared list for many months prior to the final event . Each team consists of between 8 to 12 students who agree to read from a list of 45 books. The book list is prepared the previous year by interested teachers and librarians.
During the competition evening, all teams participate in three rounds of questioning. Teams are never eliminated. At the culmination of the event, all students receive a ribbon, determined by the number of points their team earned during the evening. More than 700 volunteers work as moderators, scorekeepers and team leaders during the competition. This collaboration and cooperation among so many individuals is amazing. Librarians, teachers, parents, students, district staff even spouses all contribute to making this event a total success. The founding team of organizations--the Bucks County Free Library, the Bucks County Intermediate Unit, and the Central Bucks School District--is very proud of the spirit of collaboration that this event has inspired.
During the first year of the competition in 1994 there were 64 teams. The number of teams has been increasing over the years. In 2011, there were 384 teams with approximately 4,600 students that read 55,000 books in anticipation of this exciting event.
Inquiries regarding Reading Olympics should be directed to Pamela Newman, Reading Plympics Coordinator, Bucks County Intermediate Unit #2, at 215-348-2940,x1607 or email@example.com
WONDERFUL NEWS FROM SPRING !!!!!!!
LAST NIGHT THE 20TH ANNUAL READING OLYMPICS WAS HOSTED AT COUNCIL ROCK HIGH SCHOOL SOUTH AND OUR TWO TEAMS ONE 6TH GRADE AND ONE 5TH BOTH CAME HOME WITH BLUE RIBBONS.
THIS HAS BEEN A WEEK LONG EVENT WITH 390 TEAMS AND OVER 5000 CHILDREN FROM BUCKS COUNTY COMPETING.
THESE 26 CHILDREN WORKED REALLY HARD ALL YEAR READING AND DISCUSSING ALL 45 BOOKS DURING THEIR LUNCH/RECESS TIME.
WONDERFUL JOB TO ALL THREE TEAMS AND TO ALL THE SUPPORTIVE PARENTS AND TEACHERS.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO MRS. FOLEY, MRS. BLACK, MR. DIGLIA, AND MR. MERRILL FOR THEIR TIME, EFFORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT BEFORE AND AFTER THE COMPETITION.
GREAT EXPERIENCE, GREAT TEAMWORK, GREAT SPIRIT AND ALL FOR THE LOVE OF READING BOOKS.
NEWS FOR 2012-2013
PERMISSION SLIPS DUE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5TH DUE TO THE HURRICANE!!!
READING OLYMPICS FIRST MEETING WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN LATE OCTOBER
TWO TEAMS: NEWTOWN KNIGHTS (GRADE 6)
NEWTOWN READERS (GRADE 5)
STAY TUNED AND READ