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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

More information can be found in the Official Coaches Handbook.

2020 Event Book Lists (printable listing, including ISBNs)

Elementary Division (Grades 4-6)

  1. Ana Maria Reyes Does Not Live In a Castle by Hilda Eunice Burgos
  2. Blended by Sharon M. Draper 
  3. Front Desk by Kelly Yang
  4. Gabby Garcia's Ultimate Playbook by Iva-Marie Palmer
  5. Itch!: Everything You Didn't Want to Know About What Makes You Scratch by Anita Sanchez
  6. Journey of the Pale Bear by Susan Fletcher
  7. The Losers Club by Andrew Clements
  8. Louisiana's Way Home by Kate DiCamillo
  9. The Midnight War of Mateo Martinez by Robin Yardi
  10. Pay Attention Carter Jones by Gary D. Schmidt
  11. The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon
  12. Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres
  13. Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm
  14. You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly
Middle School Division (Grades 7-8)

  1. Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
  2. The Great Jeff by Tony Abbott
  3. I Don't Know How the Story Ends by J.B. Cheaney
  4. It Wasn't Me by Dana Alison Levy
  5. New Kid by Jerry Craft
  6. Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed a Town by Warren St. John
  7. Posted by John David Anderson
  8. Projekt 1065 by Alan Gratz
  9. Restart by Gordon Korman
  10. Sal & Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez
  11. Shouting at the Rain by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  12. Sweep: The Story of a Girl and her Monster by Jonathan Auxier 

Event Details

Coaches Meeting
September 3, 2019
TCOE Doe Ave. Complex, Willow Room

Official Coaches Handbook

School Registration Deadline
October 10, 2019
Middle School Registration
Elementary School Registration

Middle School Team Registration
due April 17, 2020

Elementary Team Registration
due April 24, 2020

Middle School Cover That
Artwork and Registration due
April 24, 2020

Elementary Cover That
Artwork and Registration due
May 1, 2020 

Middle School Division (7-8 Grade)

May 15, 2020
TCOE Conference Center

Elementary School Division (4-6 Grade)
May 21, 2020
TCOE Conference Center
Event Contacts: 

Paula Terrill 
Student Event Coordinator
(559) 651-0565

Debra Lockwood
Library Media Supervisor 

Important Docs

Media Release
2020 Event Flyer
2020 Event Poster

Elementary QR Codes
Middle School QR Codes

"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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