Barton Creek Elementary

Reading Programs

Students in 4th and 5th grade are highly encouraged to participate in the 20/30 Book Challenge each year. In order to complete the challenge, students must read books from each of the the genres below before the end of the school year. Students who successfully complete the challenge will be rewarded for all of their hard work during and end-of-year celebration.

20 Book Challenge (4th Grade)

Poetry - 2 books

Realistic Fiction - 2 books

Historical Fiction - 2 books

Fantasy - 2 books

Science Fiction - 2 books

Mystery - 2 books

Informational Nonfiction - 2 books

Biography/Autobiography/Memoir - 2 books

Free Choice Chapter Books - 4 books

Total: 20

30 Book Challenge (5th Grade)

Poetry - 2 books

Traditional Literature - 2 books

Realistic Fiction - 3 books

Historical Fiction - 3 books

Fantasy - 2 books

Science Fiction - 2 books

Mystery - 2 books

Informational Nonfiction - 2 books

Biography/Autobiography/Memoir - 3 books

Classic Novel - 2 books

​Graphic Novel - 2 books

Free Choice Chapter Books - 5 books

Total: 30


 

Bluebonnet Books (4th/5th Grade)

Each year, the Texas Library Association promotes a list of twenty books of various formats. These books are geared toward third through fifth graders and include picture books, nonfiction books, and chapter books. Throughout the year in the BCE library, fourth and fifth grade students are exposed to these books through read alouds, book trailers, and book talks. In late January, students have an opportunity to vote on their favorite book along with other kids all over Texas. The winner is typically announced in April.