Ultimate Book Challenge

Ultimate Book Challenge


What is the Ultimate Book Challenge?

The Ultimate Book Challenge is a reading competition designed to improve reading and comprehension while building enthusiasm for reading. Students will compete individually and in teams to show their knowledge of ten preselected books.


Who can compete?

Students in 3rd, 4th, and 5thgrades are eligible to compete.


How will the teams be formed?

Once students return their signed permission slip, they may begin checking out one UBC book at a time. In November, all students that have read at least three books will take a quiz over all ten books. This quiz will give them exposure to the type of questions that will be used in the competition and will allow the students to decide if they are committed to continue reading and become team members. Students that choose to continue will be placed on mixed and single grade level teams of six.
When will students practice?
Practice times will be determined once school starts.


When is the campus battle?

In January, the Ultimate Book Challenge teams will compete against each other to determine the Schluter UBC team.


When is the district battle?

The district Ultimate Book Challenge competition will be held on February 9, 2021, at 6:00 pm at Northwest High School.

What are the UBC books?

2020-2021 NISD UBC List

  1. New Kid by Jerry Craft
  2. Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Go to School by Julie Falatko
  3. The Strangers by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  4. From an Idea to Disney by Lowey Bundy Sichol
  5. Spy School by Stuart Gibbs
  6. A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry
  7. The One and Only Bob by Katherine Applegate
  8. Stay by Bobbie Pyron

For more resources on these books, click here.

***If you need any more information, or if you are interested in coaching a team, please contact Christa Pospisil at 817-698-3936 or by email at cpospisil@nisdtx.org.***