What is Cheetah Best Books?
Best Books is a reading program for grades 4-5 that encourages reading quality literature through lots of fun and a little bit of competition. The list of books is a combination of the Pacific Northwest Young Reader’s Choice Award (YRCA) list (junior division) and the Washington Library Media Association (WLMA) Sasquatch Award. It contains 20 books selected by some of the foremost librarians in our state. You can find the complete list below. Students are challenged to read as many Best Books as possible during the school year. The program ends in early June.
What happens when a student finishes a book?
Students take a short 3-4-question quiz in the library (I just check to see if they read the book). They also have the option of completing a summary online (see the link at the top of this page).
1 book=scratch-and-sniff bookmark (or other bookmark of your choice)
3 books=choose any prize from the Library Treasure Chest
5 books=certificate of achievement given at LifeSkills assembly and an invitation to library ice cream social extravaganza (we will host one in the winter and one in the spring, so if you finish 5 books quickly you won’t have to wait until the end of the year)!
10 books=serious bragging rights and your choice of three books from the Spring Library Book Sale.
Does it count if a teacher reads a book aloud to the class?
Can you start this summer?
Iron Trial (Magisterium, Book 1) by Black, Holly and Cassandra Clare
Kinda Like Brothers by Booth, Coe
Gaby, Lost and Found by Cervantes, Angela
Mountain Dog by Engle, Margarita
A Song for Bijou by Farrar, Josh
Space Case by Gibbs, Stuart
Vine Basket by La Valley, Josanne
Dash by Larson, Kirby
The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Levy, Dana Allison
Zane and the Hurricane by Philbrick, Rodman
Eddie Red, Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile by Wells, Marcia
The Forbidden Library by Wexler, Django
Absolutely Almost – Graff, Lisa
Loot – Watson, Jude
El Deafo – Bell, Cece
The Fourteenth Goldfish – Holm, Jennifer
Rain Reign – Martin, Ann M.
The Thickety: A Path Begins – White, J.A.
New Kid – Green, Tim
The Circus Dogs of Prague – Delaney, Rachelle