MHL (Maude Hart Lovelace) is a Minnesota state children’s choice book award to encourage recreational reading. A committee of librarians and teachers nominates 12 titles each year.
Our fourth and fifth grade students started reading the 12 nominees last fall. They turned in reading slips to me and put stickers on our chart in hallway outside the library. Our fourth and fifth-grade students have read over 500 MHL books this year!
The MHL Book Bowl is the big event to wrap up our year-long MHL program. Fourth and fifth grade students who read sex or more nominees were eligible to participate in the MHL Book Bowl. Students formed their own teams and came up with some fun team names. We had seven teams competing this year.
The Book Bowl was great! As usual, the scores were so close. On the first round of three questions, every team answered right! I was getting worried, thinking we might have a seven-way tie and that I should have ordered medals for all the teams!
In the final round, four teams were tied with 12 points and the winning team pulled ahead by one point to win with 13! Ms. Harb (fourth grade teacher) and Mrs. Singsank (fifth grade teacher) read the questions and were a great help.
The winning team: 5 Rockin Readers! Ella Davis, Abby Washburn, Sierra Malley, Ella Foley and Rachel Watne received gold reading medals.
All participants received a certificate and a Readers Are Leaders wristband. Congratulations to all our MHL readers, you are all winners in reading!
Library Media Specialist
WM Elementary School