2019-2020 Ultimate Book Challenge

Ultimate Book Challenge 2019-2020


Sign up for the 2019-2020 challenge is now closed.

What is it?

Ultimate Book Challenge is a reading competition designed to improve reading and comprehension while also building enthusiasm for reading.  Students will compete individually and in teams to show their knowledge of 8 pre-selected books.  
Who can compete?
Students in 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade are eligible for the challenge.
When does it start?
Students will be given an introduction to the challenge during the first two weeks of the 2019-2020 school year.  Students can sign up through Monday, September 30, 2019.
How will teams be formed?
In November (November 18-22), all participants who have read AT LEAST THREE UBC books will take a quiz over the ALL the books.  This gives students exposure to the type of questions that they will see in the competition and allow them to make a decision of whether they are committed to continue reading and become a team member.  Students that choose to continue will be placed on a UBC team.  Teams will be made up of 6 students (multi and single grade level teams). 
When is the school-wide challenge?
In December, the student UBC teams at Roanoke will compete against each other to determine our Roanoke UBC Team.
When is the district challenge?
On February 11, 2020, our Roanoke UBC team will compete against the other elementary schools' UBC teams to declare a district winner.
What books are in the challenge?





The 13-Story Treehouse

Andy Griffiths


Wedgie & Gizmo

Suzanne Selfors


Love That Dog

Sharon Creech



Gordon Korman



Katherine Applegate


Miraculous Journey of
Edward Tulane

Kate DiCamillo


City of Ember

Jeanne Duprau


Out of My Mind

Sharon Draper