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Ultimate Book Challenge

What is the UBC?

The Ultimate Book Challenge is a reading competition designed to improve reading and comprehension while also building enthusiasm for reading. Students will compete individually and in teams to show their knowledge of 10 preselected books. 

Who can compete?

Students in 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade are eligible for the competition. Mrs. Latham will introduce/book talk the 2023-24 UBC titles to 3rd- 5th grade.

2022-2023 UBC Books:

  1. Best of Iggy by Annie Barrows and Sam Ricks 

    Dying to Meet You  by Kate Klise

    From an Idea to Lego by Lowey Bundy Sichol

    Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling

    Investigators by John Patric Green

    Long Lost by Jacqueline West 

    Scary Stories for Young Foxes  by Christian McKay Heidicker 

    The Lion of Mars by Jennifer L. Holm 

    Willodeen by Katherine Applegate

These books are available in the Seven Hills Library, it is not necessary to purchase the books to participate in UBC.


How will teams be formed?

All participants will take a quiz that will be over 3 books the students voted to read. This will determine the two teams of 6 for the campus battle. This is to give them exposure to the type of questions that they will see in the competition and allow them to make a decision of whether they are committed to continue reading and become a team member. The campus battle will be the two teams of 6 and will compete against one another. The team who wins the campus battle will move onto the district battle. Teams will be made up of 6 students (multi and single grade level teams).

When is the schoolwide battle?


When is the district battle?

Early April 2024

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