Submitted by Mrs. Christine Fabyanic,

    Middle School Reading Competition Team Coach


    Fall 2023 Middle School Reading Competition Team - November 16, 2023 at Bellwood-Antis High School


    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!)

    3. We will hold a voluntary after-school Thursday, November 9, 2023 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.  

                                            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 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

             (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 2 Interscholastic Reading Book List - Spring (Year 2022 - 23)

    Book Title



    Absolutely Normal Chaos

    Sharon Creech

    Apprenticeship of Lucas Whitaker, The

    Cynthia DeFelice

    Artemis Fowl

    Eoin Colfer


    Will Hobbs
    Boy at War, A: A Novel of Pearl Harbor

    Harry Mazer

    Brian's Return

    Gary Paulsen

    Brown Girl Dreaming

    Jacqueline Woodson

    Peg Kehret

    Chicken Boy

    Frances O'Roark Dowell

    Crossover, The

    Kwame Alexander
    Dancing Carl

    Gary Paulsen

    Ella Enchanted

    Gail Levine


    Gail Levine

    Fourteenth Goldfish, The

    Jennifer L. Holm

    Gathering of Days, A

    Joan Blos

    Ghost and Mrs. Hobbs, The

    Cynthia DeFelice

    Ghost Belonged to Me, The

    Richard Peck

    Girl Who Threw Butterflies, The

    Mick Cochrane
    Goodbye Vietnam

    Gloria Whelan

    How to Steal a Dog: A Novel

    Barbara O'Connor
    Ida B.

    Katherine Hannigan

    Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore, The

    Joan Lowery Nixon

    Letters From Rifka

    Karen Hesse

    Long Walk to Water, A: A Novel Based on a True Story

    Linda Sue Park


    Jerry Spinelli

    Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, The

    Kate DiCamillo

    Miracle of 49th Street

    Mike Lupica

    Moon Over Manifest

    Clare Vanderpool

    Music of Dolphins, The

    Karen Hesse

    My Life as a Book

    Janet Tashijan