Ultimate Book Challenge


Ultimate Book Challenge 2018-2019

UBC 2018-19 List

Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan

A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Hero by Jennifer Li Shotz

Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai

Restart by Gordon Korman

Stef Soto Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres

The Unlucky Lottery Winner of Classroom 13 by Honest Lee The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

What is it?

The Ultimate Book Challenge (UBC) 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 10 pre-selected books.  This year, the battle books are all current or past Bluebonnet nominees.
Who can compete?
Students in 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade are eligible for the competition.
When does it start?
Students will be given an introduction to the competition during the week of September. 
How will teams be formed?
In November, all participants who have read AT LEAST THREE Challenge 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 approximately 6 students (multi and single grade level teams). 
When is the school-wide challenge?
In December, the student UBC teams at Hughes will compete against each other to determine our Hughes Champion UBC Team.
When is the district battle?
In February, our Hughes UBC team will compete against the other NISD elementary schools' UBC teams to declare a district winner.



 Book Trailers

The Wild Robot

Peter Brown

 Wild Robot

A Boy Called Bat

Elana K. Arnold

 A Boy Called Bat

The Unlucky Lottery Winners of Classroom 13

Honest Lee
Matthew J. Gilbert

 Unlucky Lottery Winners


Gordon Korman


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

J.K. Rowling

 Harry Potter

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

Chris Grabenstein


Stef Soto Taco Queen

Kelly Jones

 Stef Soto Taco Queen

Amina's Voice 

Hena Khan

 Amina's Voice


Jennifer Shotz


Inside Out and Back Again
Author Video

Thanhha Lai

 Inside Out

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