The 15th Annual Ottumwa Bulldog Book Bowl, sponsored by the district’s media specialists, will be held on Tuesday, April 19 at 4 p.m. in the Ottumwa High School cafeteria. Teams from Ottumwa School District elementary schools will find out who knows the most about nine selected Children’s Choice Award books when they compete.
The bowl is a quiz-type competition for fifth graders. Schools select teams of up to six fifth grade students to represent their school. Students read and study the books with a school sponsor. During competition, students use the titles of each book to answer questions. Prizes are awarded and all participants receive a certificate.
The nine books selected for this year’s competition include: “A Tangle of Knots” by Lisa Graff, “Ginger” by Kate Klimo, “Half a Chance” by Cynthia Lord, “Force Out” by Tim Green, “King of the Mound” by Wes Tooke, “Kizzy Ann Stamps” by Jeri Watts, “The Stranger Next Door” by Peg Kehret, “Deep and Dark and Dangerous” by Mary Downing Hahn, and “It Only Looks Easy” by Pamela Curtis Swallow.