Sunday, January 3, 2010

In the Middle Reading Challenge

I have decided to take part in this reading challenge for middle school books. This challenge is started by and hosted by Jill at The O.W.L. which is a blog started by a 7th grade English teacher to encourage her students to read.
Here's "rules" for the challenge.

1. You must read middle grade books. These are books deemed right for kids ages 9 (sometimes 8) - 12. Harry Potter would be considered a MG book. If you look for them on Amazon you need to look under children's ages 9-12.
2. Challenge starts Jan 17, 2010 and ends Dec 31, 2010. All books for the challenge must be read in that time frame.
3. Books for this challenge can cross over to other challenges.
4. Audio and ebooks count for sure!
5. There will be 4 levels:
  • 5th Grader: At least 4 Books
  • 6th Grader: At least 6 Books
  • 7th Grader: At least 8 Books
  • 8th Grader: At least 10 Books
6. In order to be considered for any prizes given away during the challenge you must to an intial post joining the challenge and link on Mr. Linky by Jan 16 (two weeks).

At the end of the year, and occasionally throughout the year I'll do check-in posts and hopefully have some giveaways for them!
I should be able to compete at the 8th Grader level. Maybe I'll hold off on reading Erak's Ransom by John Flanagan until Jan. 17. It will be hard, though, I have really been wanting that book for what seems like months already.

These are the books I have read for this challenge:

Fifth Grader:

1. Erak's Ransom by John Flanagan (Jan. 18)

2. The Kings of Clonmel by John Flanagan (Jan. 30)

3. Halt's Peril by John Flanagan (Jan. 31)

4. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (Feb. 6)

Sixth Grade:

5. The Viper's Nest (39 Clues, #7) by Peter Lerangis (Feb. 6)

6. Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon and Dean Hale (Feb. 13)

Seventh Grade:

7. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins (March 7, 2010)

8. Claim to Fame by Margaret Peterson Haddix (March 14, 2010)

Eighth Grade:

9.  Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

10. Princess for Hire by Lindsey Leavitt (April 2, 2010)

I have completed this challenge. It looks like I will be moving on to HS if I read any more middle grade books this year.

High School:

11. The Emperor's Code by Gordon Korman (April 10, 2010)

12. Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jim Benton (April 15, 2010)

13. Changeling by Steve Feasey (May 14, 2010)

14. Storm Warning (39 Clues, Book 9) by Linda Sue Park (June 5. 2010)

15. The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet by Erin Dionne (June 6, 2010)

16. Flight of the Outcast by Brad Strickland (June 11, 2010)

17. The Magic Thief: Found by Sarah Prineas (June 19, 2010)

18. Don't Know Where, Don't Know When by Annette Laing (June 19. 2010)

19. A Matter Of Magic by Patricia C. Wrede (June 20. 2010)

20. Knightley Academy by Violet Haberdasher (June 29, 2010)

21. The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan (July 2, 2010)

22. Magic Below Stairs by Caroline Stevermer (July 6, 2010)

23. The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman (July 16, 2010)

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