Monday, March 3, 2014

Newbery Challenge

I love children's books. This should come as no surprise if you follow me on here, twitter, or goodreads. From a very early age, my mom taught me to look for children's books with giant foil stickers on the cover to find the best of the best. That's stuck with me for a really long time.

My co-workers and I had our own Mock Newbery discussion (mentioned here) and it is my dream to serve on the Newbery or Printz selection committee someday.

The other day I found a Newbery book I haven't yet read on audiobook and decided to check it out. I decided it'd be a fun challenge to read every Newbery award winning book since the year I was born. I figure it'll take 5-6 years to get through them all, and I plan to read all the future winners, so 5 books a year doesn't sound too difficult.

Without further adeiu, here's the list:

2014 Flora and Ulysses Kate DiCamillo--Oct. 13
2013 The One and Only Ivan Katherine Applegate--Jan. 13
2012 Dead End in Norvelt Jack Gantos
2011 Moon Over Manifest Clare Vanderpool
2010 When You Reach Me Rebecca Stead--Jun. 12
2009 The Graveyard Book Neil Gaiman
2008 Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!  Laura Amy Schlitz
2007 The Higher Power of Lucky Susan Patron
2006 Criss Cross Lynne Rae Perkins
2005 Kira-Kira Cynthia Kadohata
2004 The Tale of Despereaux Kate DiCamillo--Apr. 07
2003 Crispin: The Cross of Lead Avi
2002 A Single Shard Linda Sue Park--Jun. 12
2001 A Year Down Yonder Richard Peck
2000 Bud, Not Buddy Christopher Paul Curtis
1999 Holes Louis Sachar
1998 Out of the Dust Karen Hesse
1997 The View from Saturday E.L. Konigsburg
1996 The Midwife's Apprentice Karen Cushman
1995 Walk Two Moons Sharon Creech
1994 The Giver Lois Lowry--1994
1993 Missing May Cynthia Rylant
1992 Shiloh Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
1991 Maniac Magee Jerry Spinelli
1990 Number the Stars Lois Lowry--1995
1989 Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices Paul Fleischman
1988 Lincoln: A Photobiography Russell Freedman
1987 The Whipping Boy Sid Fleischman
1986 Sarah, Plain and Tall Patricia MacLachlan--Jun. 12
1985 The Hero and the Crown Robin McKinley
1984 Dear Mr. Henshaw Beverly Cleary
1983 Dicey's Song Cynthia Voigt

Let me know if you want to join in! I'll be making a separate page to chronicle my progress!

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