Reading Olympics inspires kids to become lifelong readers. The purpose of this event is to encourage children to read more than they currently do, to read a greater variety of books, and to enjoy the excitement of reading and talking about books. The team format encourages students to share the challenge of reading the selection of books with their friends.
The Reading Olympics competition occurs each spring and is the culmination of program that has teams of students reading books from a prepared list for several months prior to the final event. Each team consists of 8 to 16 students who agree to read from groups of 25 books appropriate for their age and reading level. The book lists are prepared the previous year by interested teachers and librarians.
Students will earn one extra ticket for summer reading for having participated the previous year. So students who were on the 2017-2018 team and attended competition automatically get an extra summer reading ticket.
Students enrolled in AP classes are required to read certain books and complete various assignments beforereturning to school in the Fall. Required readings for these courses are eligible for recording on the CSD Summer Reading Challenge Inventory Form. Students should consult with individual AP teachers for their respective reading lists.
Audiobooks, eBooks and Other Suggestions
If you want to don't want to participate in the Big Summer Read, AP, or teacher led book chats, look at the list on the left for suggested reading or choose literally anything else you want to read and fill out the CSD Summer Reading Challenge Inventory form to get your tickets.
Don't forget that the high school has access to a number of eBooks and Audiobooks and listening to a book definitely counts towards your summer reading. Click here for more information!
Your Teachers are Reading, Too
During the first week of school, make sure to go by your favorite teachers' classrooms to find out their Summer Reading Challenge form!
Make sure to ask them about their favorite books!
Big Summer Read
The Big Summer Read is your chance to read 1 or 2 books this summer and discuss it over lunch in September. You will receive a free copy of the book courtesy of a grant from the Centennial Education Foundation. There will be a special luncheon in September where you will have the opportunity to discuss the book(s) with your peers and faculty members. Having informal book chats over a nice lunch is a great way to make reading more fun.
Please fill out the Google Form below if you would like to participate or stop down to see Mrs. Daley in the library.
The books we will be reading this summer are:
by David Klass; Perri Klass
Call Number: Sports Fic Kla
Publication Date: 2013-08-06
When Jerry Downing, star quarterback in a small football town, gets a second chance after his drunk driving had serious consequences, Carla Jensen, ace reporter for the school newspaper, invites him to join her in writing a blog, mainly about sports.
When Dimple Met Rishi
by Sandhya Menon
Call Number: Realistic Fic Men
Publication Date: 2017-05-30
When Dimple Shah and Rishi Patel meet at a Stanford University summer program, Dimple is avoiding her parents' obsession with "marriage prospects" but Rishi hopes to woo her into accepting arranged marriage with him.
Great Stand Alone Novels
The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe
Memoirs of a Bookbat by Katherine Lasky
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
My Most Excellent Year: A novel of love, Mary Poppins and Fenway Park by Steve Kluger
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
The Martian by Andy Weir
Need by Joelle Charbonneau
Black and White by Paul Volponi
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LeBan
Max by Sarah Cohen-Scali
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
Violent Ends by Various Authors
Boy Toy by Barry Lyga
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Divergent by Veronica Roth
The Selection by Kiera Cass
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
The Ranger's Apprentice by John Flanagan
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein
Alex Rider Adventures by Anthony Horowitz
His Fair Assassin by Robin LeFevers
The Lorian Legacy by Pittacus Lore
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
Escape From Furnace by Alexander Gordon Smith
Great Graphic Novels
This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol
Blue Exorcist by Kazue Kato
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans by Don Brown
March by John Lewis
Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa
My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf
Watchmen by Alan Moore
Smile by Raina Telgemeier
Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer
Snow White by Matt Phelan
The Odyssey by Gareth Hinds
The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater
Unbroken by Lauren Hillenbrand
Hidden Girl by Shyima Hall
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Like Any Normal Day by Mark Kram, Jr.
Yes, Please by Amy Poehler
Bossypants by Tina Fey
Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
A Child Called "It" by David Pelzer
The Amazing Book is Not on Fire: The world of Dan and Phil by Dan Howell
A List of Things that Didn't Kill Me by Jason Schmidt
I Beat the Odds: from homelessness, to the blind side, and beyond by Michael Oher
The Family Romanov: murder, rebellion and the fall of imperial Russia by Candace Fleming
The Borden Murders: Lizzie Borden and the trial of the century by Sarah Miller
This Is Really Happening by Erin Chack
The Boys in the Boat: nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel Brown
Courage to Soar by Simone Biles
LeBron's Dream Team by LeBron James
Marley and Me: life and love with the world's worst dog by John Grogan
Unfiltered by Lily Collins
One Day It'll All Make Sense by Common
We Should Hang Out Sometime: embarassingly, a true story by Josh Sundquist
Stick Figure: a diary of my former self by Lori Gottlieb