From “Go, Dog, Go” for pre-K and kindergartners to “Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick” for 12th-graders, the reading lists for the 2014-2015 Name That Book competition are online — just in time for leisurely summer reading.
There’s an added incentive to tackle the lists now: Books read from the Name That Book selections will count toward HISD students’ summer reading program goals, and if they’re checked out from a local public library, toward the library’s summer reading program levels.
The Name That Book competition is sponsored each spring by HISD’s Department of Library Services. It’s a program designed to familiarize students with classic literature as well as contemporary, award-winning books across a variety of genres. Teams of students are asked questions about books in their reading level that will test their comprehension of characters and plotlines.
Barnes & Noble partners in HISD’s efforts by grouping together books from the reading lists for easy purchase by schools and individuals, and by offering prizes in the competitions.
Here’s where to get started on the 2014-2015 competition:
You can see a video about the competition, examine sample questions, and find preparation activities at the HISD Name That Book website.