2020 Global Reading Challenge Books

Important Dates

Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 View 2020 Booklist
Jan. 27 - Feb 14, 2020 In-school challenges
Feb. 17 - 21, 2020 Midwinter Break - all schools closed
March 4 - 19, 2020 Semi-final challenges at the Central Library
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 City Final

Global Reading Challenge Rules and FAQs

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Rules and FAQs for teams participating in the Global Reading Challenge.

Global Reading Challenge Past Years' Books

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Since 1996, we have partnered with the Seattle Public Schools on a reading incentive program for 4th and 5th graders. Students form teams and read 10 books, then take part in a trivia competition to determine the winner for the city of Seattle. These are the past years' books lists. 

Participating Schools

Seattle Public Schools

The Global Reading Challenge is a reading incentive program for 4th and 5th graders enrolled in Seattle Public Schools.

2019 City Final Champions

2019 winners

Congratulations to our winners!


Unusual Students for the Exceptional Librarian
of Bryant Elementary School

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