• Register Your School!

    ​​​Registration for Name That Book 2021-22 is now CLOSED. 

    Name That Book Coordinators - please go to the HISD Library Services SharePoint site for the registration form, or reach out to Library Services for more information. 


    2021-2022 book lists are here! NTB lists have been released. Please look for the division information below!

    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.

    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.


    Watch the demonstration video below to see the contest in action.


  • Meet the Winners


    2020-2021, K-2 Division (no finals, three competition heats):

    1st place: Parker ES, West University ES, Oak Forest ES

    2nd place: River Oaks ES, Herod ES, Ketelson ES

    3rd place: TH Rogers ES, Mark Twain ES, MacGregor ES


    2020-2021, 3-6 Division:

    1st place: West University ES

    2nd place: Oak Forest ES

    3rd place:  Mark Twain ES


    2020-2021, Middle School Division:

    1st place: TH Rogers MS

    2nd place: Meyerland PVA MS

    3rd place:  West Briar MS


    2020-2021, High School Division:

    1st place: Carnegie Vanguard HS

    2nd place: Bellaire HS

    3rd place:  Kinder HSPVA