• Register Your School!

    ​​​Registration for Name That Book 2023!

    2023 book lists are here!  See the division below for specific book lists.  

    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



    2022, 3-6 Division:

    1st place: Oak Forest ES

    2nd place: TH Rogers ES

    3rd place:  River Oaks ES


    2022, Middle School Division:

    1st place: TH Rogers MS

    2nd place: Meyerland PVA MS

    3rd place:  West Briar MS


    2022, High School Division:

    1st place: Carnegie Vanguard HS

    2nd place: Bellaire HS

    3rd place:  Kinder HSPVA