Reading Olympics

Reading Olympics is designed to promote teamwork, self-confidence, and reading for FUN! Books from the list are selected for students of all reading abilities and interests. All students in grades 4 & 5 are encouraged to become a Reading Olympian! If your child is interested in participating in the Reading Olympics program, more information will be sent home at the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year. In the meantime…START READING TODAY!

Reading Olympics champions 2023

Mrs. Hadd's 4th grade team, "We Survived the RES Reading Attacks of 2023", won the 2023 Reading Olympics tournament!

2023-2024 RO Book List

There are 36 titles on the Reading Olympics list. Only 35 are listed below. The 36th title will be revealed in January 2024 at the Goochland Reads kick-off event.

**Click here to view this year's book list (sorted by genre)


  • titles will be sorted into ECCHO categories soon


  • titles will be sorted into ECCHO categories soon


  • titles will be sorted into ECCHO categories soon


  • titles will be sorted into ECCHO categories soon


  • titles will be sorted into ECCHO categories soon

Digital Reading Olympics titles available on Epic:

  • coming soon!

Reading Olympics champions 2022

Los Doritos, a team made up of 4th grade RES students, won the 2022 Reading Olympics tournament!

Team Member Requirements

Reading Olympians from all three elementary schools in Goochland County will work together in teams to collectively read from a list of 36 books during the school year. In the Spring, participants will go to the annual tournament and be asked questions about the books in order to earn points for their team.

Reading Olympics team members must…

  • be a 4th or 5th grade student

  • read a minimum of one book from each ECCHO category

  • complete an assessment given by the school librarian for each book read from the list

  • attend weekly meetings (during the school day)

  • have a positive attitude and be a good team player

Reading Olympics teams 2017

Reading Olympics teams pose for a photo during the 2017 tournament at Goochland Elementary School.

2018 Champions

Congratulations to the 2018 Champions, “Unreasonable Logic” from RES!

2019 Championship

Congratulations to the THREE teams from RES that tied for first place at the 2019 Tournament!

GCPS Reading Olympics Tournament

Students from all three elementary schools compete in the annual GCPS Reading Olympics Tournament.