Top teams earn a spot in finals of Sno-Isle Libraries Third-Grade Reading Challenge

Mar 21, 2014

Five top-scoring teams will advance to the finals of the Sno-Isle Libraries Mega-Fun, Biblio-Trivia, Rockem Sockem Third-Grade Reading Challenge. They are:

  • The Fantastics from Oak Harbor Elementary (Oak Harbor School District)
  • The Brier Bobcats from Brier Elementary (Edmonds School District)
  • The Reader Leaders from Mt. Pilchuck Elementary (Lake Stevens School District)
  • The Wood Owl Readers from Discovery Elementary (Mukilteo School District)
  • The Reading Rebels from Eagle Creek Elementary (Arlington School District)

The Final Challenge, which will determine the champion team, will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo.

Community members are welcome to attend the finals and cheer on these third-grade readers as they show off their literacy skills and teamwork.

The top five reading teams emerged from competitions at 26 schools, with 889 participating students, in Snohomish and Island counties.

The Reading Challenge is a quiz bowl program that encourages children to enjoy reading while improving their literacy skills. Teams of five to nine readers answer questions based on the following six books selected by Sno-Isle Libraries staff:

1.  “Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things” by Lenore Look

2. “Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective” (vol. 1) by Donald Sobol

3. “The Great Cake Mystery” by Alexander McCall Smith

4. “The Lemonade War” by Jacqueline Davies

5. “Little Wolf’s Book of Badness” by Ian Whybrow

6. “The Magical Ms. Plum” by Bonny Becker

The Sno-Isle Libraries Mega-Fun, Biblio-Trivia, Rockem-Sockem Third-Grade Reading Challenge is funded by Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation with a grant from The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation.

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About Sno-Isle Libraries

Sno-Isle Libraries serves 687,000 residents through 21 community libraries across Snohomish and Island counties, as well as through online library and mobile library services to childcare, preschool and senior centers.

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