SALT IS A COMPETITIVE READING CLUB FOR STUDENTS

This extracurricular club is designed to allow students the opportunity to improve their reading abilities and expand their literary knowledge while competing in a friendly and positive environment.

THE BOOKS

Students quiz using questions compiled from books found on the SALT reading list.

SCHOOL CLUBS

3rd-8th Grade students from area schools compete in clubs and the area-wide tournament.

RESOURCES

Download the official SALT Handbook, logos, bookmarks, brochures, and more.

LATEST SALT NEWS

Book List for 2022-2023

We are excited to announce the official reading list for 2022-2023. Brief details for each of the 20 books can be found here on the website. 3rd-4th Grade Division will read 12 of the books, 5th-6th will read 16, and 7th-8th will read 8 books. Please see each division’s complete list below:

3RD-4TH GRADE DIVISION

  • A Wolf Named Wander Rosanne Parry
  • Book of Genesis NIV Bible (Chapters 1-25)
  • Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  • Long Road to Freedom (Ranger in Time) by Kate Messner
  • Mission Unstoppable (The Genius Files) by Dan Gutman
  • Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry
  • Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry
  • The BFG by Roald Dahl
  • The Horse and His Boy (The Chronicles of Narnia) by C.S. Lewis
  • The One and Only Bob by Katherine Applegate
  • The Vanishings (Left Behind: The Kids) by Jerry B. Jenkins & Tim LaHaye
  • The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown

5TH-6TH GRADE DIVISION

  • A Wolf Named Wander Rosanne Parry
  • Book of Genesis NIV Bible (Chapters 1-25)
  • Britfield and the Rise of the Lion by C.R. Stewart
  • Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  • Long Road to Freedom (Ranger in Time) by Kate Messner
  • Mission Unstoppable (The Genius Files) by Dan Gutman
  • Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry
  • Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry
  • Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White by Melissa Sweet
  • The BFG by Roald Dahl
  • The Horse and His Boy (The Chronicles of Narnia) by C.S. Lewis
  • The One and Only Bob by Katherine Applegate
  • The Prophet of Yonwood (The City of Ember) by Jeanne DuPrau
  • The Vanishings (Left Behind: The Kids) by Jerry B. Jenkins & Tim LaHaye
  • The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown
  • Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grisham

7TH-8TH GRADE DIVISION

  • Book of Genesis NIV Bible (Chapters 1-25)
  • George Washington, Spymaster by Thomas B. Allen
  • Holes by Louis Sacher
  • Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White by Melissa Sweet
  • The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
  • The Horse and His Boy (The Chronicles of Narnia) by C.S. Lewis
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey by Trenton Lee Stewart
  • The Prophet of Yonwood (The City of Ember) by Jeanne DuPrau

DO YOU HAVE A BOOK TO RECOMMEND?

We would love parent, coach, and student recommendations for future SALT books. Please send us a message via the contact form with a list of your recommended books and the thoughtful reasons why we should consider them for SALT. Please include the full title and author name for each book you submit. We greatly appreciate your insight. Thank you!

TOURNAMENT COUNTDOWN

2022/05/06 09:00:00

The 2023 area-wide tournament is hosted by Salem Academy in the Spring. A date will be announced soon.