Reading Revolution

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About Reading Revolution

Reading Revolution is a fun reading competition designed to promote literacy and the joy of reading for students in grades 4-8, regardless of ability. The goal is for students to experience a variety of quality literature and nonfiction, while increasing reading comprehension and promoting collaboration and teamwork. Teams of four students read, discuss, and practice quizzing each other in preparation for the actual competition, during which students will answer questions in a variety of formats and with varying levels of difficulty.

Event Competitions

Cover That (an Optional Competition)
Convincing Characters

Heads Together
Stand and Deliver
Full Circle

The Official Coaches Handbook.

2024 Event Book Lists ( printable listing, including ISBNs)

Elementary Division (Grades 4-6)
  1. Allergic by Megan Wagner Lloyd
  2. Brave Like That by Lindsey Stoddard
  3. Hummingbird by Natalie Lloyd
  4. In the Beautiful Country by Jane Kuo
  5. A Leopard Diary: My Journey into the Hidden World of a Mother and Her Cubs by Suzi Eszterhas
  6. The One and Only Ruby by Katherine Applegate
  7. Odder by Katherine Applegate
  8. A Rover’s Story by Jasmine Warga
  9. The Secret Battle of Evan Pao by Wendy Wan-Long Shang
  10. Shine On, Luz Veliz! by Rebecca Balcarcel
  11. The Superteacher Project by Gordon Korman
  12. Violet & Jobie by Lynne Rae Perkins

Middle School Division (Grades 7-8)

  1. Ali Cross by James Patterson
  2. A Duet for Home by Karina Yan Glaser
  3. Golden Girl by Elin Hilderbrand
  4. Grenade by Alan Gratz
  5. Hazard by Frances O'Roark Dowell
  6. Invisible by Christina Diaz Gonzalez
  7. Jennifer Chan is Not Alone by Tae Keller
  8. Louisa June and the Nazis in the Waves by L.M. Elliott
  9. Packing for Mars by Mary Roach
  10. A Seed in the Sun by Aida Salazar
  11. Thirst by Varsha Bajaj
  12. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Reading Revolution Elementary Afternoon Winners
Reading Revolution Elementary Morning Winners
Reading Revolution Middle School Winners

Event Details

Elementary Division (4-6)
April 29, 2025
TCOE Conference Center

Middle School Division (7-8)
May 9, 2025
TCOE Conference Center

Coaches' Meeting
October 2024

Elementary & Middle School Registration CLOSED
November 29, 2024
Elementary -
Middle School -

Elementary Team Registration Due
April 1, 2025

Elementary Cover That registration and artwork due (login required)
April 15, 2025

Middle School Team Registration due
April 11, 2025

Middle School Cover That registration and artwork due (login required)
April 25, 2025

Official Coaches Handbook

Event Contacts: 

Paula Terrill 
Student Event Coordinator
(559) 651-0565

Valarie Seita
Library Media Supervisor 


Important Docs

Media Release
Event Flyer - Coming Soon
Event Poster - Coming Soon

"My students had according to them, "The best day of their lives!" What a great event and experience for all of the participants. Thanks for all of the hard work." ~Elementary School Coach 

“I think it’s a wonderful opportunity for kids to read outside of their comfort zone and is a very fun thing to work towards all year long.” ~Middle School Coach

“Thanks for the competition where Reading is celebrated....We enjoyed the immersion to history and literary masterpieces. The different parts of the competition were full of color and excitement... we love it!" ~Middle School Coach

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