Newbery Reading Challenge
Reading all over again
I read many of the Newbery Award books as a child and even more of them to my own children.
It’s been a long-time goal to read every Newbery Medal winner in chronological order.
First, to read them to myself, for myself – not through the eyes of my children.
Second, to gain a sweeping view of how children’s literature has changed over the past 96 years!
So…I signed up for Smiling Shelves 2018 Newbery Challenge (this will be a multi-year goal).
Originally I aimed to read the Newbery Medal Winners – ignoring the honor books.
But when I read Julie’s (Smiling Shelves) post on her Newbery reading list I was inspired to dig in and read them all.
Along the way I’m going to collect a copy of each book and create a Newbery shelf. Someday I will have grandchildren to read to and I want to be ready!
For the 2018 Challenge I’m shooting for the Konigsburg level – 75+ points.
3pts for a Newbery Medal Winner
2 pts for a Newbery Honor Book
1 pts for a Caldecott Medal/Honor book (this is a goal for another year)
Here is an annotated list of Newbery books I’ve completed:
1922 Medal Winner: The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem van Loon