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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 is now available for review, with details on the Reading Revolution event, as well as descriptions of each competition.

2018 Event Book Lists (printable listing, including ISBNs)

Elementary Division (Grades 4-6) - May 11, 2018

  1. A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord 
  2. All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Connor 
  3. Garvey’s Choice by Nikki Grimes
  4. Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier 
  5. Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan
  6. Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar
  7. Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson
  8. Nothing up My Sleeve by Diana Lopez 
  9. The Mad Potter: George E. Ohr, Eccentric Genius by Jan Greenberg & Sandra Jordan 
  10. Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo
  11. Rump: the True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff
  12. Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan 
  13. The Wonder of Charlie Anne by Kimberly Newton Fusco
  14. The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley 
  15. What We Found in the Sofa and How it Saved the World by Henry Clark
Middle School Division (Grades 7-8) - May 18, 2018

  1. A Crack in the Sea by H.M. Bouwman
  2. Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk
  3. Booked by Kwame Alexander
  4. Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose
  5. Listen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai  
  6. The Thing about Luck by Cynthia Kadohata
  7. Enchanted Air by Margarita Engle
  8. Ghost by Jason Reynolds
  9. I Lived on Butterfly Hill by Marjorie Agosin
  10. Keeping Corner by Kashmira Sheth
  11. The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
  12. The Inquisitor’s Tale or, The Three Magical Children and Their Dog by Adam Gidwitz
  13. The Only Road by Alexandra Diaz
  14. The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall
  15. We Will Not be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement that Defied Adolf Hitlerby Russell Freedman

Regional Event Details

Official Coaches Handbook

Middle School Division (7-8 Grade)
Event Date: May 24, 2019
Location: TCOE Doe Complex
7000 W. Doe Ave., Visalia

Middle School School registration due - December 3, 2018
Elementary Cover That registration and artwork due - April 18, 2019
Middle School Cover That registration and artwork due - April 25, 2019
Elementary Team Registration due - April 18, 2019
Middle School Team Registration due - April 25, 2019

Event contact: 

Paula Terrill 
Student Event Coordinator
(559) 651-0565

Debra Lockwood
Library Media Supervisor 

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"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