My Very Own Newbery Challenge

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My Very Own Newbery Challenge

1.Enter any time between October 1st, 2009 and September 30th, 2010.
2.If you have a blog, review your post and post to Mr. Linky at the bottom of THIS post.
3.Read twelve Newberry Award Winners or Honors in one of the following ways;
ABC Order by Author~ Pick your books using ABC order of the author’s last name, either A-L or M-Z. (There are no authors with the letters Q, X, and Z…you pick to fill in the final space) See THIS page for a list of Newbery’s Alphabetical by Author

ABC Order by Title~ Pick your books using ABC order of the first letter of the title not including the words “The” and “A” when they come first.  (There are no books that begin with the letter “X”)  Pick a set of 12 letters to use and go with it.  See THIS page for Newbery’s listed Alphabetically by Title.

By Winners Only~ Self explanatory, You pick 12 winners of your choice

By Year~ The Newbery’s have been going since 1922.  Several years have only one winner, no honors.  So…there are 87 years to choose from.  The challenge:  You pick a 12 year block and read one book for each year in that block.  See THIS page for my list of Newbery Awards by year won.

Random/You Pick~  The easiest way to enter.  Just pick any 12 winners or honor books.

My Challenge List

  • Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (1990 Medal Winner)
  • My Side of The Mountain by Jean Craighead George (1960 Honor)
  • Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis (2000 Medal Winner)
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell (1961 Medal Winner)
  • Hatchet by Gary Paulsen (1988 Honor)
  • Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (1978 Medal Winner)
  • The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson (1979 Honor)
  • The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder (1941 Honor)
  • The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox (1974 Medal Winner)
  • The Witch of Blackbird Pondby Elizabeth George Speare (1959 Medal)
  • Rules by Cynthia Lord (2007 Honor)
  • Ramona Quimby, age 8 by Beverly Cleary (1982 Honor)

  • One Response to “My Very Own Newbery Challenge”

    1. Today, I went to the beach front with my children.
      I fouhnd a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and
      said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She putt tthe shell to her
      ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her
      ear. She never wants to goo back! LoL I know tnis is completely off
      topic but I had to tell someone!

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