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Sasquatch Super Bowl is a district wide activity for 4th and 5th graders. School Librarians from across the Pacific Northwest nominate the best, recently published novels for middle grader readers for the Sasquatch Award and the Young Readers Choice Award. In an effort to motivate students to read these books, Bellingham School Librarians create games, puzzles and quizzes based on the nominated titles. At Wade King School, weekly, optional Sasquatch Super Bowl meetings are held from January to April, during regular school hours. Students who regularly attend these meetings are invited to form teams and participate in the Wade King “Super Bowl” competition. The 4th grade school competition is March 27th in the Library at 1:45 to 3:00. The 5th grade school competition is March 28th in the Library at 1:45 to 3:00. Family and Friends are welcome to attend all Sasquatch Super Bowl events! The winning teams go on to compete in the District Finals. 4th grade city-wide competition is April 13th at Happy Valley School 1:45 to 3:00. 5th grade city-wide competition is April 20th at Happy Valley School 1:45 to 3:00.Family and Friends are welcome there too!  At Wade King, the emphasis is on fun, cooperative game playing using knowledge of the nominated books. The competition aspect is important for some students, but not the focus at Wade King. Participating in the culminating competitions is absolutely optional. However, once committed to a team, students are expected to follow through. Last year, Wade King’s 5th grade team won the District Competition!

Here are the lists:

Sasquatch Award Books

  1. Kinda Like Brothers by Coe Booth
  2. Gaby, Lost and Found by Angela Cervantes
  3. Mountain Dog by Margarita Engle
  4. Space Case by Stuart Gibbs
  5. * Vine Basket by Josanne La Valley
  6. Dash by Kirby Larson
  7. The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Allison Levy
  8. Zane and the Hurricane by Rodman Philbrick
  9. Eddie Red, Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile by Marcia Wells
  10. * The Forbidden Library by Django Wexler
  11. * Iron Trial (Magisterium, Book 1) by Holly Black, Clare Cassandra

Young Reader’s Choice Junior

  1. Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff
  2. * Loot By Jude Watson
  3. El Deafo by Cece Bell
  4. * The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm
  5. Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin
  6. * The Thickety: A Path Begins by J.A. White
  7. * New Kid by Tim Green
  8. * The Circus Dogs of Prague by Rachelle Delaney
* Books for 5th grade only

** Rescue on the Oregon Trail by Kate Messner