Reading Clubs

Global Reading Challenge

Seven teams, each with seven fourth and fifth graders, read ten books for the King County Library program called the “Global Reading Challenge.” Each team has a copy of each of the 10 books. The winner of the school competition competes in the district competition. Last year our team from Explorer/Dickinson went on to win the King County Championship.

Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books is a nation-wide reading incentive program designed to encourage students to read quality literature. Participation is voluntary for 6th graders. Students form their own teams of four, and then compete as teams to answer questions from 12 books selected from award winning literature.

Battle of the Books is supported by the school library and library media specialist. The competition happens at lunch recess during the month of January. Explorer/Dickinson Battle Team is selected by a double elimination tournament style competition. Our team will complete with other LWSD elementary schools with the library media specialist moderating via the Internet.

Battle Books can be checked out in the Emily Dickinson Library as well as the Redmond public library.