Name That Book

The Name That Book contest, coordinated  by the HISD Department of Library Services, serves to acquaint HISD students with classic literature as well as contemporary award-winning books, representing a variety of genres.  The district-wide competition is held in the spring.

NTB logo It is wonderful to have a place at school to exchange ideas and discuss incredible books with other students. The books on the Name That Book list really provide something for everyone. They are thought-provoking and challenging, and I have fallen in love with some great books I probably wouldn’t have read if it hadn’t been for Name That Book. I have also made friends that I probably wouldn’t have made if not for Name That Book!”

-senior student,  High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and a member of  2009 1st place high school team

HISD Name That Book demo from Amy Sutton on Vimeo.

Name That Book Resources

Kinder - 2 Event

The K-2 Name That Book event is designed as an activity for younger students to prepare for upper level competitions.
Finals competitions are not held at the K-2 level.

3-6 Contest

Congratulations winners of the 2016-17 Contest!
 1st Place: TH Rogers ES  
 2nd Place:  Bush ES    
  3rd Place: West University ES

Middle School Contest

Congratulations winners of the 2016-17 Contest!
 1st Place: TH Rogers
 2nd Place: West Briar MS
  3rd Place: Pin Oak MS/Meyerland PVA
pin oak

High School Contest

Congratulations winners of the 2016-17 Contest!
1st Place: DeBakey HSHP

2nd Place: Milby HS

3rd Place: HSPVA


Media Contest

The purpose of the HISD Name That Book Media Contest is to promote excellence in amateur media production and emphasize its importance in life-long learning. This contest will allow students to use their various technical and creative skills to extend their understanding of their reading from the annual HISD Name That Book list.

Congratulations to the following Recognized entries in the 2017 Name That Book Media Contest.

  Campus   Level Project  Type
Recognized Entry
Milby HS

Group Video/PSA
Recognized Entry East Early College HS  HS Group/Web Design
Recognized Entry TH Rogers MS MS Con Academy Individual/Web Design
Recognized Entry Lanier MS MS
Recognized Entry Emerson ES ES
Recognized Entry MacGregor ES ES Crenshaw  Individual/Multimedia
Recognized Entry Oak Forest ES ES Low Riders in Space
 Group/Web Design