Fifth Graders Compete at Book Bowl

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The OCSD teacher librarians are proud to present the 20th Annual Ottumwa Bulldog Book Bowl for 5th grade students on Tuesday, April 19 in the Ottumwa High School cafeteria at 4 p.m. Teams from Ottumwa School District elementary schools will find out who knows the most about eight 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 graders 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. All participants receive a certificate and winners take home medals.

The books selected for this year’s competition include: Do You Know the Money Man by Dori Hillestad Butler; Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix; Deep and Dark and Dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn; The Old Willis Place by Mary Downing Hahn; Ghost Dog Secrets by Peg Kehret; Reign Rain by Ann Martin; A Night Divided by Jennifer Nielsen; Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar; and I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 by Lauren Tarshis.