Name That Book

Each year Mark Twain ES participates in the Houston Independent School District’s Name that Book contests.  It is a district-wide reading contest sponsored by HISD’s Library Services.  The Name That Book (NTB) contest serves to acquaint HISD students with contemporary and classic literature as well as contemporary award-winning books, representing a variety of genres.  Most of the titles are new and are chosen from the Texas Library Association’s 2×2 and Bluebonnet lists.


The goal is for students to have fun reading, but Name That Book is also a competition.  Students must be selected for the NTB team.  There are two teams: K-2 and 3-5.  Students interested in participating in the contests should begin reading books from the appropriate NTB list (see link below).  This list involves a significant amount of reading, so students are encouraged to get an early start.


There will be an informational meeting in October for students that are interested and the team selection will occur in December or January.  The selection process will be different this year and more details will be given out at the October meeting.  Once the teams are selected, members should expect to practice one to two times a week until the competition in March.


For more information, please contact PTO representative Kat Liddle at


Important Links:

HISD Name That Book Competition

K-2 Reading List

3-5 Reading List

Permanent link to this article: