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Monday, October 5, 2009

Newberry Medal Winners Reading Challenge

The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association for the most distinguished American childcare's book published the previous year.
I ask - "How cool would it be to read ALL Newbery Winners?"
"Awesome" I say :)

I got this idea from Bri, over at Bri Meets Books.

I happen to love Newbery books and have been trying to read as many as possible.
My plans are to list, on this post, Newbery books as I read them. There is also a button/link on my sidebar linking back to this post because I plan to update my reading here. I also want to post some reviews of the books as I get them read. I'm not setting an end date for myself but I hope to be finished in the next year or so :0 There are ALOT of books. AND when I'm done with the winners - I'm going to move on to those that were given Honors (there are TONS of those!)

What do you guys think? Sounds like fun doesn't it? :)

Here is a link to the full list from the ALA: Medal Winners 1922-Present

Here is my list of books read so far - any links are for review posts

2009: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
2001: A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck
2000: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
1999: Holes by Louis Sachar
1997: The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg
1994: The Giver by Lois Lowry
1986: Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patrica MacLachlan
1972: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien
1968: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
1961: The Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
1944: Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes


  1. I must confess I like the Newbery Honor books more lately. :)

  2. I love this idea! I had something really close to it a while back. The only difference I would start at the beginning and work my way forward. I really would love to see how literature has changed.

    So glad you've read The Giver. The Graveyard Book is next on my list (I acutally just featured that book on my video series last Friday). Which one has been your favorite?


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