Submitted by Mrs. Christine Fabyanic,

    Middle School Reading Competition Team Coach


    Fall 2024 Middle School Reading Competition Team - Wednesday, November 20, 2024 at Bellwood-Antis School District


    Welcome to the Middle School Reading Competition Team! If you are in 7th, 8th, or 9th grade and you like to read, you are eligible to join! Grab a friend that also likes to read, and talk to Mrs. Fabyanic!


                                                      reading competition

    Team Member Requirements & Information:

    1. Each team member reads books from the Reading Competition Reading List, re-read/review those books closer to the competition date, complete the AR Quiz on paper and review the printed quizzes/summaries! (Most of these books are available on-line as read alouds/YouTube recordings!)

    2. We will have voluntary breakfast get-togethers to touch base about the books and who is reading what. The list will be in the Fall RC packet.

    3. We will hold a voluntary after-school on a Thursday, 2024 prior to the competition from @ 3:30 - 4:00 in the Library for those able to attend. This is to practice for the competition, review what may still need to be read, and select a team captain(s).   

    You, our Berlin MS Reading Competition Team members will represent BBSD well and enjoy meeting students from other area school districts participating in this event! Despite the competition with questions being asked about the 30 books on the reading list, 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 Spring Reading Competition!

    Dog-gone good time!     


    Here is what you need to do:   

         1. Sign up in the Elementary/MS Library.

         2. Take the book listing to keep track of what books you are reading & a Fall RC packet with the PERMISSION SLIP.  

                                            Sign up

          3. Choose a book to read, sign your name by it on the MS charts the Library, and check it out of the Library.  

    *We need to have at least 1 person reading each book on the list (better if there are 2 or 3 people per book)!

    *Pick a book that hasn't been read by a team member yet!          Fill out permission slip                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

          *READ, remember what you read, and ENJOY!       Reading   Take the printed AR Quiz on paper to help you remember.

             (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 BBMS Reading Competition Team!


    Mrs. Fabyanic


    Cycle 4 Interscholastic Reading Book List - Fall (Year 2024 - 25)

    Book Title


    Fall - JUNIOR HIGH

    All the Way Home

    Patricia Reilly Giff

    Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart

    Candace Fleming

    The Big Wander

    Will Hobbs

    Brian's Winter

    Gary Paulsen

    Gary Paulsen

    The Case of the  Missing Moonstone

    Jordan Stratford

    The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale

    Carmen Agra Deedy
    Close to Famous

    Joan Bauer

    Closed for the Season

    Mary Downing Hahn

    Crazy Lady

    Jane Conly
    Crossing Jordan

    Adrian Fogelin


    Leslie Connor

    Dead End in Norvelt

    Jack Gantos

    Deep and Dark and Dangerous: A Ghost Story

    Mary Downing Hahn

    A Dog's Way Home

    Bobbie Pyron

    Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie

    Jordan Sonnebick


    Pam Munoz Ryan

    Elijah of Buxton

    Christopher Paul Curtis
    Ghost Canoe

    Will Hobbs

    Goose Chase

    Patrice Kindl
    Half a World Away

    Cynthia Kadohata

    Happenstance Found

    P.W. Catanese

    Harris and Me

    Gary Paulsen

    Inside Out & Back Again

    Thanhha Lai

    The Invention of Hugo Cabret

    Brian Selznick

    The Leanin' Dog

    K.A. Nuzum

    A Long Way from Chicago

    Richard Peck

    Love That Dog

    Sharon Creech

    The Man Who Loved Clowns

    June Rae Wood

    Lily's Crossing

    Patricia Reilly Giff