Pickett's Mill Elementary School

A Leader in Me School

Dr. Benji Morrell, Principal

Allison Gurski, Asst. Principal | Susan Vaughn, SSA | Katie Derman, SLI

6400 Old Stilesboro Rd
Acworth, GA 30101
Phone: (770) 975-7172
FAX: (770) 975-7121

Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl


What is the Reading Bowl Club?

If you are a fourth or fifth grader who LOVES to read and you want to compete against other kids, then this is the club for you! You read 10 books and we practice answering questions from those books. In January, we will go compete against other schools in Cobb County!

 What does the team look like?

Our team will have 10 students total. The team can have two alternates in the event that a team member can not compete on competition day.

What are the books?

1.     The Truth As Told By Mason Buttle (Leslie Connor)

2.     Clayton Byrd Goes Underground (Rita Williams-Garcia)

3.     Walking Miss Millie (Tamara Bundy)

4.     The VanDerbeekers of 141st Street (Karina Yan Glaser)

5.     You Go First (Erin Entrada Kelly)

6.     The Front Desk (Kelly Yang)

7.     Granted  (John David Anderson)

8.     The Parker Inheritance (Varian Johnson)

9.     Amal Unbound (Aisha Saeed)

10.  Wishtree (Katherine Applegate)


Who was Helen Ruffin?

Helen Ruffin was a library media specialist who loved reading and wanted to create a way to highlight the Georgia Book Award books. She created this reading bowl so that students across the state could compete and share a love of reading.




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