Submitted by Mrs. Christine Fabyanic,

    High School Reading Competition Team Coach


    Fall 2020 Competition - UPDATED INFORMATION!!! 

    We are looking forward to participating in the VIRTUAL Fall High School Reading Competition to be held virtually on - Wednesday, January 27, 2021. 

    We will meet in Mrs. Diehl's classroom in the middle school after school to eat dinner - PLEASE PACK AND BRING YOUR DINNER!!!!! It can be stored and anything heated in Mrs. Diehl's room. We will then move to the room from which we will be competing. (TBA) Competition will begin promptly at 4:30 p.m.

    There will be three rounds - each approximately 45 minutes in length. We should conclude by @ 7:30 p.m. Upon completion of the competition, you can leave via your own vehicle or be picked up outside of the Middle School entrance.

    Our team will work together, wearing masks, using my laptop for our Zoom competition rounds. Mrs. Boehnke and Kathryn Boehnke will be our team volunteers to act as moderator and scorekeeper for other high school teams.


    Thank you SO much for your participation! Read, Read, Read!


    ***Remember, Mrs. Fabyanic NEEDS your permission slip to participate due to the video Zoom nature of this competition!


    Mrs. Fabyanic


                                                      reading competition

    Team Member Requirements & Information:

    1. Each team member MUST read 5 - 7 books (or more) in the Fall, re-read/review those books closer to the competition date, and review the printed quizzes/summaries!

    2. We will meet to periodically review who read what and plan to cover all our bases in September, October, and November.

    3. We will then meet prior to the competition to practice and to determine spokespersons in November

    Our Berlin HS Reading Competition Team members continue to represent BBSD well and enjoy meeting students from other area school districts participating in this event! Despite the competition and stress of questions being "fired" at them about 30 books, the students rise to the challenge and have a great time!


    Are you ready to have a good time reading? YES?! Then join our ranks for the Fall Reading Competition!

    Dog-gone good time!     


    Here is what you need to do:   

         *Sign up in the Learning Hub (HS Library).

    In the back room in the HS Library:   

         *Take the book listing.     

                                            Sign up

          *Choose book(s) to read, sign your name by it on charts up on back of shelf across from the back room door, and then sign it out of the Library.  

            (The ideal is to have 2 to 3 people reading each book, so that one person doesn't have to remember EVERYTHING!)  

                                                                                                                                                                                       Fill out permission slip                                                                                                                                                                                          

          *READ, remember what you read, and ENJOY!       Reading

             (I am not requiring you to take notes or write questions, but if those kinds of things help you to remember, don't hesitate!)


          *You can touch base with Mrs. Fabyanic (@ 8:05 - 8:20 a.m.) in her room any morning.

             (E014 - Elementary Building, 3rd/4th grade hallway, pass the gym and elevator, down the steps, and I am the third room on the left side!)      



    I would love to see YOU on our fantastic BBHS Reading Competition Team!


    Mrs. Fabyanic


    Cycle 4 Interscholastic Reading Book List (Year 2020 - 21)

    Book Title




    Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents

    Pratchett, Terry

    Among the Barons

    Haddix, Margaret Peterson

    An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story

    Murphy, Jim

    Animal Farm

    Orwell, George

    Bamboo People: A Novel

    Perkins, Mitali

    Battle Dress

    Efaw, Amy

    Before I Say Goodbye

    Clark, Mary Higgins

    Between Shades of Gray

    Sepetys, Ruta

    Boys Who Challenged Hitler - Knud Pederson

    Phillip Hoose

    Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift's Choc...

    Tunnell, Michael

    Cat Who Smelled a Rat

    Braun, Lillian Jackson

    Chasing Lincoln's Killer

    Swanson, James

    Child Called It

    Pelzer, David

    Christmas Train

    Baldacci, David

    Daniel's Story

    Matas, Carol

    Day of Tears

    Julius, Lester

    Death Mountain

    Shahan, Sherry

    Effect Of Gamma Rays On Man-In-The-Moon

    Zindel, Paul

    Ethan Frome

    Wharton, Edith

    Five People You Meet in Heaven

    Albom, Mitch


    Richter, Hans

    Great Gatsby

    Fitzgerald, F. Scott

    Green Glass Sea

    Klages, Ellen

    Harvey (Drama)

    Chase, Mary

    House on Hound Hill

    Prince, Maggie

    House of Stairs

    Sleator, William


    Woodson, Jacqueline

    I Pledge Allegiance (Vietnam Book One)

    Lynch, Chris

    I'll Be Seeing You

    Clark, Mary Higgins

    Joshua's Song

    Harlow, Joan Hiatt




    This is the list for our Spring Competition:

    Cycle 4 Interscholastic Reading Book List (Year 2020 - 21)

    Book Title




    Make Lemonade

    Wolf, Virginia Euwer

    Miracle Worker (Drama)

    Gibson, William

    My Antonia

    Cather, Willa

    My Brother Sam is Dead

    Collier, Christopher

    My Friend, the Enemy

    Cheaney, J.B.

    Night Divided

    Jennifer Nielsen

    Nineteen Eighty-Four

    Orwell, George

    Old Man and the Sea

    Hemingway, Ernest

    Pearl, The

    Steinbeck, John

    Red Madness: How a Medical Mystery Changed What We Eat

    Gail Jarrow

    Red Scarf Girl

    Jiang, Ji Li

    River Between Us

    Peck, Richard

    Ruins of Gorlan

    Flanagan, John

    Running Dream

    Van Draanen, Wendelin

    Same Stuff as Stars

    Paterson, Katherine

    Sarah's Ground

    Rinaldi, Ann

    Scribbler of Dreams

    Pearson, Mary

    Shakespeare Stealer

    Blackwood, Gary

    Step From Heaven

    Na, An

    Summer Ball

    Lupica, Mike

    Things Not Seen

    Clements, Andrew

    Time of Miracles

    Bondoux, Anne-Laure

    Thunder Point

    Higgins, Jack

    Touching Spirit Bear

    Mikaelsen, Ben


    Haddix, Margaret Peterson


    Reichs, Kathy

    Wednesday Wars

    Schmidt, Gary B.

    What Happened to Goodbye

    Dessen, Sarah

    Where Are the Children

    Clark, Mary Higgins

    Where The Broken Heart Still Beats

    Meyer, Carolyn