Students in grades 5 and 6 read selected books over the summer and during the fall months to be eligible to compete on the team. Three competitions with area Catholic Schools are held during April.


The Masterminds Gordon Korman
Crossover Kwame Alexander
Save Me a Seat Sarah Weeks and Gita
Pinocchio   Carlo Collodi (Puffin Classics Edition; Translation by E. Harden)
A Long Walk to Water Linda Sue Park
Anything But Typical Nora Raleigh Baskin
The Boy on the Wooden Box Leon Leyson
You’ll Like It Here, Everybody Does Ruth White
The Last Boy at St. Edith’s Lee Gjertsen Malone
City of Ember Jeanne DuPrau
Salt Helen Frost
Gossamer Lois Lowry
Cracker Cynthia Kadohata
Pax Sarah Pennypacker
The Misadventures of Maude March Audrey Couloumbis
The Boundless  Kenneth Oppel
Island of the Blue Dolphin Scott O’Dell
Gingersnap Patricia Reilly Giff
A Snicker of Magic Natalie Lloyd
Hana’s Suitcase Karen Levine

List Finalized 5/9/2017