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October 31, 2014


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Global Reading Challenge

The Global Reading Challenge is a Battle of the Books program for 4th and 5th graders enrolled in Seattle Public Schools. The program encourages children to have fun and enjoy reading. After reading 10 books, children participate in semi-final and city final rounds of a "Quiz Bowl" game to determine Seattle's champion team.


Go to 2014 Book Titles


Our librarians talk about the 2014 Book Titles:



See past years' Global Reading Challenge book lists

To celebrate the 20th year of Global Reading Challenge, 2015 Global authors Anjali Banerjee, Kate DiCamillo, and Sundee Frazier will give presentations to Global students.


Kate DiCamillo, the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, will also give a presentation to the public on Wednesday, February 25 at 7 p.m. at the Central Library, in the Microsoft Auditorium.



The Little Team That Could of Adams Elementary School

Congratulations to
The Little Team That Could
of Adams Elementary School,
the 2014 City Final Champions.

2014 Schools Advancing to CITY FINAL


  • Little Team That Could
  • Super Ultimate Nerdy Ninjas
    Arbor Heights Elementary
  • Olympic Readers
    Graham Hill
  • Chickadees
    Greenwood Elementary
  • Golden Seven
  • Seahawk Readers
  • Radiant Readers
  • Book Thieves
    Van Asselt
  • Marvelous Mind Masters
    View Ridge
  • Word Warriors


We Thank Our Sponsors

The Global Reading Challenge is made possible by funding from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, The Norman Raab Foundation, Suzanne Hittman, Wells Fargo Bank, Northwest Literacy Foundation, Ballard Rotary.  

GLobal Reading Challenge 2014
Global reading Challenge Book Titles