2023 Global Reading Challenge

Congratulations to the many participants of the 2023 Global Reading Challenge! 4th and 5th graders from all over Seattle enjoyed author talks, joined book groups and teams, and competed in our trivia contest.

  • This was the 28th year of the Global Reading Challenge.
  • There were 8 books this year, and more than 9,000 books were distributed to schools, participants and community partners.
  • We had 5 virtual and 9 in-person author events available to Seattle Public School students.
  • 513 teams with 3536 team members participated in the Global Reading Challenge Competition!
  • 70 teams competed in the Semi-finals. 9 teams went on to the City Finals.

We are so impressed with all of the reading, writing, thinking, quizzing, discussions and excellent teamwork that students bring to Global Reading Challenge. We celebrate your accomplishments and hard work!

2023 Global Reading Challenge City Champions

Photo of Thornton Creek Elementary’s Dewey Decimal Dragonflies
Photo of Thornton Creek Elementary’s Dewey Decimal Dragonflies

2023 Global Reading Challenge City Finalist Teams

Global Reading Challenge Past Years' Books

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Since 1996, we have partnered with the Seattle Public Schools on the Global Reading Challenge. See previous years’ book choices and explore other books you might like here.

Participating Schools