Global Reading Challenge Books 2019
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.
The PS Brothers
Sixth-graders Russell and Shawn, poor and picked on, work together scooping dog droppings to earn money for a Rottweiler puppy to protect them from bullies, but when they learn the puppies' owner is running an illegal dog-fighting ring, they are torn about how to respond.
Format: Book - 2010View The PS Brothers
The War That Saved My Life
A young disabled girl and her brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II, where they find life to be much sweeter away from their abusive mother.
Format: Book - 2015View The War That Saved My Life
Fish in A Tree
"Ally's greatest fear is that everyone will find out she is as dumb as they think she is because she still doesn't know how to read"--
Format: Book - 2015View Fish in A Tree
Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer
Through a series of letters, Sophie Brown, age twelve, tells of her family's move to her Great Uncle Jim's farm, where she begins taking care of some unusual chickens with help from neighbors and friends.
Format: Book - 2015 First editionView Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer
Fourth-grader Zayd yearns to play basketball on the Gold Team, but when he skips orchestra rehearsal to practice, his parents forbid anything basketball-related, and tryouts are coming soon.
Format: Book - 2018View Power Forward
The First Rule of Punk
Twelve-year-old Maru00eda Luisa O'Neill-Morales (who really prefers to be called Malu00fa) reluctantly moves with her Mexican-American mother to Chicago and starts seventh grade with a bang--violating the dress code with her punk rock aesthetic and spurning the middle school's most popular girl in favor of starting a band with a group of like-minded weirdos.
Format: Book - 2017View The First Rule of Punk
The Red Pencil
"After her tribal village is attacked by militants, Amira, a young Sudanese girl, must flee to safety at a refugee camp, where she finds hope and the chance to pursue an education in the form of a single red pencil and the friendship and encouragement of a wise elder"--
Format: Book - 2014 First editionView The Red Pencil
Aspiring to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school's track team, gifted runner Ghost finds his goal challenged by a tragic past with a violent father.
Format: Book - 2016 First editionView Ghost
Pelé, the King of Soccer
A biography in graphic novel format of Brazilian soccer star Pelu00e9.
Format: Graphic Novel - 2017 First American edition 2017View Pelé, the King of Soccer
How I Became A Ghost: A Choctaw Trail of Tears Story
A Choctaw boy tells the story of his tribe's removal from the only land its people had ever known, and how their journey to Oklahoma led him to become a ghost--one with the ability to help those he left behind. (10/21/2020 5:51:06 PM)
Format: Book - 2013View How I Became A Ghost: A Choctaw Trail of Tears Story