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The Great Book Trivia Battle Begins

The Great Book Trivia Battle
  • Students in grades 4-6:
    Read all 10 books from 10 different genres.
  • BOOK TRIVIA BATTLES will take place at several Branch Libraries in early 2020. Highest score wins a $25 Amazon gift card, awarded at each participating Library!
  • All Book Trivia Battle winners will be invited to the TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS on Saturday, March 14, 2020 to go head-to-head for a $50 Amazon Grand Prize gift card!
  • If your school would like to host a Book Trivia Battle, please contact Librarian Melissa Sokol for details.

A Reading Challenge for Grades 4-6

Dayton Metro Library’s Great Book Trivia Battle for grades 4-6 is set to begin! Trivia competitions are scheduled at seven Branch Library locations in February, with Amazon Gift Card prizes on the line. There’s still time for students to read the selected books for the challenge.

Announced in the spring of 2019, The Great Book Trivia Battle Reading List features 10 books that represent a variety of genres. Teachers are encouraged to read the books in their grade 4-6 classrooms, or students can read the books or listen to the audiobooks independently.

“Our task force chose some of the best books each genre has to offer, and a few of them are the first in a series, so if kids love them, there are several other titles they can dive into,” said Melissa Sokol, Children Services Librarian.

“We’ll ask five questions about each of the books on our reading list,” said Sokol. “The competitor with the most correct answers wins a $25 Amazon gift card and the chance to compete in the Tournament of Champions at the Main Library in March.”

Students can compete at only one of these Branch Library locations:

Saturday, Feb. 1, 3 - 5 pm - Wilmington-Stroop
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 3:30 - 5:30 pm - West Carrollton
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 4:30 - 6:30 pm - Vandalia
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2 - 4 pm - Huber Heights
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2 - 4 pm - Kettering-Moraine
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 5:30 - 7:30 pm - Burkhardt
Thursday, Feb. 20, 6:30 - 8:30 pm - Northmont

“Our Great Book Trivia competition gives kids who are voracious readers a chance to shine and show off their recall of details,” said Sokol. “But it also gives kids who are perhaps more reluctant readers an excuse to pick up books they might really love.”

“My hope is that we do this every year and that it becomes something teachers and students look forward to,” said Sokol. “Children's books have so many quality offerings, and this is a fun way to celebrate them and introduce them to readers.”

Now, Get Reading! Here are the 10 books.

Click a title below to be directed to the catalog to reserve + checkout books.

one two three four five six seven eight nine ten

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