Vikings Read, now in its NINTH year, is Burnaby North’s pioneering reading program and is one of the school’s signature programs. Students are encouraged to read as many of the twelve nominated titles as possible and to vote for the book they think every Burnaby North Viking should read before graduating. Titles are varied by genre and reading level and spark much debate among staff and students. This event is promoted through posters, bookmarks, author visits, book talks, and, of course, word of mouth!
Stay tuned for online voting beginning in May 2015.
Past Vikings Read winners:
2014 – The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
2013 – The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
2012 – House Rules by Jodi Piccoult
2011 – The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
2010 – A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini and The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
2009 – Book Thief by Markus Zusak and Goodbye Marianne (ELL) by Irene Watts
2008 – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
2007 – The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo (junior) and 1984 by George Orwell