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Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl
In 1985 Helen Ruffin, a media specialist from Dekalb County, began a game format competition so students from different schools had the opportunity to compete to test their knowledge of books nominated from the Georgia Children's Book Award program.  This competition is designed to inspire and encourage students to read.  This year marks the 14th annual county wide competition.  It will take place on January 31, 2015 and Kimberly students are participating.  Mrs. Bryant, a 5th grade teacher, and Mrs. Saunders, media specialist, have a group of eager 5th grade students (5 competitors and 5 alternates) who have begun reading and preparing for the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl. Good luck to our Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl students!  We are cheering for you!  
Each student is responsible for reading the assigned books and participating in a discussion and practice quiz for each book.  The following books are included in this year's competition:
The Boy on the Wooden Box by Leon Leyson 
The Cheshire Cheese cat:  a Dickens of a Tale by Carmen Deedy
Chomp by Carl Hiaasen
Eight Keys by Suzanne M. LaFleur
Escape from Mr. Limoncello's Library by Chris Grabstein
The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielson
The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
Mountain Dog by Margarita Engle
Michael Vey:  The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul
Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool
One for the Murphys by Lnda Mullaly Hunt
Rump: The True Story of Rumplestiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff
Serafina's Promise by Ann E. Burg
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage
The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt
Ungifted by Gordon Korman
Activities for each chapter:  Students are to identify characters introduced in each chapter, new vocabulary, and summarize the events in the chapter.