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Are you up for the challenge??

Posted by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 9:41 PM
Max
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I am opening up my personal challenge to all of ESK!

I am going to real all the Newbery award winning books that have been written since I was born. My goal is to do one a month until I have finished. I've highlighted the ones I've already read. 

The Newbery " is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children."

Basically, it's the best novel written for kids each year.  

Here they are:

2012: Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos (Farrar Straus Giroux)
2011: Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool (Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children's Books)
2010: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (Wendy Lamb Books, an imprint of Random House Children's Books)
2009: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, illus. by Dave McKean (HarperCollins)
2008: Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz (Candlewick)
2007: The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron, illus. by Matt Phelan (Simon & Schuster/Richard Jackson)
2006: Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins (Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins)
2005: Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata (Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster)
2004: The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamillo (Candlewick Press) 
2003: Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi (Hyperion Books for Children) 
2002: A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park(Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin) 
2001: A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck (Dial) 
2000: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis (Delacorte) 
1999: Holes by Louis Sachar (Frances Foster) 
1998: Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse (Scholastic)

1997: The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg (Jean Karl/Atheneum)
1996: The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman (Clarion)
1995: Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech (HarperCollins)

1994: The Giver by Lois Lowry(Houghton)
1993: Missing May by Cynthia Rylant (Jackson/Orchard)
1992: Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (Atheneum)
1991: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli (Little, Brown)
1990: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (Houghton)
1989: Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman (Harper)

1988: Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman (Clarion)
1987: The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman (Greenwillow)
1986: Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan (Harper)
1985: The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley (Greenwillow)
1984: Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary (Morrow)
1983: Dicey's Song by Cynthia Voigt (Atheneum)
1982: A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers by Nancy Willard (Harcourt)
1981: Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson (Crowell)
1980: A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-1832 by Joan W. Blos (Scribner)
1979: The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin (Dutton)
1978: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (Crowell)
1977: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor (Dial)

1976: The Grey King by Susan Cooper (McElderry/Atheneum)
1975: M. C. Higgins, the Great by Virginia Hamilton (Macmillan)

I know it's confusing since I am only 29 years old! Just take my word for it. 

In the month of October I will read Bud, Not Buddy, 2000's selection by Christopher Paul Curtis.

Who wants to join me?

Read that one, or another... but read one. You are not setting a great example for your kids. You also get to read what is bound to be a pretty good book!

Post here when you've read one! Post now if you've read one before and want to share!! 

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JeremysMom
by Bronze Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 9:46 PM
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I will take the challenge. I have already read a few but it has been a few years so I will reread them. My favorite ones are The Whipping Boy and Number the Stars.

maxswolfsuit
by Max on Oct. 7, 2012 at 9:49 PM


Quoting JeremysMom:

I will take the challenge. I have already read a few but it has been a few years so I will reread them. My favorite ones are The Whipping Boy and Number the Stars.

The Whipping Boy is one I think I read, but I'm not sure. I read Number the Stars in college for a children's lit class. 

JeremysMom
by Bronze Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 9:51 PM
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I read Number the Stars for a children's lit class too.

Quoting maxswolfsuit:


Quoting JeremysMom:

I will take the challenge. I have already read a few but it has been a few years so I will reread them. My favorite ones are The Whipping Boy and Number the Stars.

The Whipping Boy is one I think I read, but I'm not sure. I read Number the Stars in college for a children's lit class. 

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LucyHarper
by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 10:40 PM

I have too much reading as it is for classes, but my 13 year old sister has read 29 of those and my 9 year old brother has read 25, so maybe they will be interested in reading the rest. I read 21 of them when I was in school. I might see if my four year old would be interested in using some of them for his nightly chapter books, he reads three chapters a night for homework.

quickbooksworm
by Bronze Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 10:47 PM
I'll start sometime. I have Christmas gifts to make and I'm doing NaNoWriMo this year. I've read many Newberry books already. There are so many fantastic books that didn't get that particular award too.
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Jinx-Troublex3
by Platinum Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 11:08 PM
Hmmm... I will try once we renew our library cards...lol..I have some fines to take care of...
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kmrtigger
by Kandice on Oct. 7, 2012 at 11:20 PM
I just might. I do believe I have read a good chunk of them already and my boys as well.
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natesmom1228
by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 11:23 AM

I will give it a try. I love this.

makelineerror
by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 11:30 AM
I'm in. It sounds fun. I just hope the library here has those books available.
soymujer
by Mikki on Oct. 9, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Between having to read and do stuff for my classes I'm taking and read the book my school wants us to read for book talks, add that to my regular teacher duties...makes no time to read any fun stuff.  I have started a book that I've read like 5 chapters so far...

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