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.

2023 Event Book Lists ( printable listing, including ISBNs)
The 2024 book lists will be added after Team Registration has closed.

Elementary Division (Grades 4-6)
  1. Amina's Song by Hena Khan
  2. The Beatryce Prophecy by Kate DiCamillo
  3. Born Behind Bars by Padma Venkatraman
  4. Brooklyn Nine: A Novlem in Nine Innings by Alan Gratz
  5. Chunky by Yehudi Mercado
  6. Do You Know Where Animals Live? by Peter Wohlleben
  7. The House That Wasn't There by Elana K. Arnold
  8. The One Thing You'd SAve by Linda Sue Park
  9. How to Find What You're Not Looking For by Veera Hiranandani
  10. The Road to Wherever by Jon Ed Bradley
  11. Show Me a Sign by Ann Clare LeZotte
  12. Singing with Elephants by Margarita Engle
  13. The Way I Say It by Nancy Tandon
  14. When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller

Middle School Division (Grades 7-8)

  1. The Curse of the Mummy: Uncovering Tutankhamun's Tomb by Candice Fleming
  2.  Gold Rush Girl by Avi
  3. The Healer of the Water Monster by Brian Young
  4. Red, White, and Whole by Rajani LaRocca
  5. Linked by Gordon Korman
  6. Omar Rising by Aisha Saeed
  7. Out of My Heart by Sharon M. Draper
  8. Pony by R.J. Palacio
  9. Starfish by Lisa Fipps
  10. They Call Me Guero by David Bowles
  11. Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia
  12. Violets by Barbara Dee

Reading Revolution Elementary Morning Session winners

Reading Revolution Elementary Afternoon Session winners


Reading Revolution Middle School winners

Event Details

Elementary Division (4-6)
May 2, 2024
TCOE Conference Center

Middle School Division (7-8)
May 10, 2024
TCOE Conference Center

Coaches' Meeting
October 2, 2023

Elementary & Middle School Registration Due
November 17, 2023
Elementary -
Middle School -

Elementary Team Registration Due
April 1, 2024

Elementary Cover That registration and artwork due (login required)
April 18, 2024

Middle School Team Registration due
April 8, 2024

Middle School Cover That registration and artwork due (login required)
April 25, 2024

Official Coaches Handbook

Event Contacts: 

Paula Terrill 
Student Event Coordinator
(559) 651-0565

Valerie Seita
Library Media Supervisor 


Important Docs

Media Release
Event Flyer
Event Poster

"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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