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Monday, December 19, 2016

Newbery Reading Challenge 2017



Dates:  January 1 - December 31, 2017
Hosted by:  Julie @ Smiling Shelves

Guidelines:
  • Choose books from among Newbery Award winners and Honor Books; Caldecott Medal winners and Honor books.
  • Rereads count.
  • Audiobooks and e-books count.
  • All books must be read between January 1, 2017, and December 31, 2017. Books begun before January 1 don’t count. 
  • Books can overlap with other challenges
  • You don’t have to have a blog to participate. You can link up reviews from Amazon, Goodreads, etc., or leave your remarks in the comments.
  • Reviews are encouraged, but not necessary.
  • There will be a headquarters page for linking up reviews if you write them.
  • Choose your point level. You can always aim for a higher point level, but you can't move to a lower one.
Each book you read is worth points:
  • 3 points for a Newbery Medal Winner
  • 2 points for a Newbery Honor Book
  • 1 point for a Caldecott Medal Winner or Honor Book
Choose a level to aim for.  "You can get to this level with any combination of points you want. You can read all Newbery Medal winners. You can throw in a few Honor Books. If you want, you can even read 75 Caldecott Medal winners! How you get to your point level is totally up to you."
  1. L'Engle: 15 - 29 points
  2. Spinelli: 30 - 44 points
  3. Avi: 45 - 59 points
  4. Lowry: 60 - 74 points
  5. Konigsburg: 75+ points
✷ I'm signing up at the first level (L'Engle = 15-29 points)

See my original blog post about the challenge HERE.
See the challenge announcement/sign-up page HERE.
See the review headquarters page HERE.

MY READING LIST (books I've read, with links to reviews):
  1. The Garden of Abdul Gasazi. Chris Van Allsburg; illus. by author (Caldecott Honor, 1980) / 1 point
  2. Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night. Joyce Sidman; illus. by Rick Allen (Newbery Honor 2011) / 2 points 
  3. Time of Wonder. Robert McCloskey; illus. by author (Caldecott Medal 1958) / 1 point
  4. Million of Cats. Wanda Gág; illus. by author (Newbery Honor 1929) / 2 points



POSSIBLE  CHOICES: Newbery Winners (3 points each)
  • Dead End in Norvelt. Jack Gantos (2012)
  • The Door in the Wall. Marguerite De Angeli (1950)
  • Ginger Pye. Eleanor Estes (1952)
  • Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village. Laura Amy Schlitz (2008)
  • The Higher Power of Lucky. Susan Patron (2007) 
  • Hitty, Her First Hundred Years. Rachel Field (1930)
  • Miracles on Maple Hill. Virginia Sorensen (1957) 
  • Miss Hickory. Carolyn Sherwin Bailey (1947)
  • Roller Skates. Ruth Sawyer (1937) 
  • Strawberry Girl. Lois Lenski (1946)
  • Thimble Summer. Elizabeth Enright (1939)
  • The Trumpeter of Krakow.  Eric P. Kelly (1929) 
  • The View from Saturday. E.L. Konigsburg (1997)
  • The Westing Game. Ellen Raskin (1979) 
  • The Wheel on the School. Meindert De Jong (1955) 
  • When You Reach Me. Rebecca Stead (2010)
  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond. Elizabeth George Speare (1959)
  • Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze. Elizabeth Lewis (1933)

POSSIBLE  CHOICES: Newbery Honor Books (2 points each)
  • Afternoon of the Elves. Janet Taylor Lisle (1990) 
  • Black Fox of Lorne. Marguerite De Angeli (1957) 
  • By the Shores of Silver Lake. Laura Ingalls Wilder (1940) 
  • The Cricket in Times Square. George Selden (1961) 
  • Doll Bones. Holly Black (2013; 2014 Honor)
  • Ella Enchanted. Gail Carson Levine (1997; 1998 Honor)
  • Feathers. Jacqueline Woodson (2008)
  • The Golden Name Day. Jennie Lindquist (1956)
  • Gone-Away Lake. Elizabeth Enright (1958)
  • The Headless Cupid. Zilpha Keatley Snyder (1972)
  • The Light at Tern Rock. Julia Sauer (1952)
  • Little Town on the Prairie. Laura Ingalls Wilder (1942)
  • The Long Winter. Laura Ingalls Wilder (1941)
  • Millions of Cats. Wanda Gág (1929)
  • The Moorchild. Eloise McGraw (1997)
  • Penny from Heaven. Jennifer L. Holm (2007)
  • Ramona and Her Father. Beverly Cleary (1978)
  • Splendors and Glooms. Laura Amy Schlitz (2012; 2013 Honor)
  • Surviving the Applewhites. Stephanie S. Tolan (2003)
  • These Happy Golden Years. Laura Ingalls Wilder (1944)
  • Three Times Lucky. Sheila Turnage (2013)
  • The Witches of Worm. Zilpha Keatley Snyder (1973)

POSSIBLE  CHOICES: Caldecott Winners (1 point each)
  • Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper. Marcia Brown (1954; 1955 winner)
  • The Egg Tree. Katherine Milhous (1950; 1951 winner) 
  • The Funny Little Woman. Arlene Mosel; illus. by Blair Lent (1972; 1973 winner)
  • Golem. David Wisniewski (1996; 1997 winner)
  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Brian Selznick (2007; 2008 winner)
  • Many Moons. James Thurber; illus. by Louis Slobodkin (1943; 1944 winner)
  • Owl Moon. Jane Yolen; illus. by John Schoenherr (1987; 1988 winner)
  • Sylvester and the Magic Pebble. William Steig (1969; 1970 winner)
  • This is Not My Hat. Jon Klassen (2012; 2013 winner) 
  • Time of Wonder. Robert McCloskey (1957; 1958 winner)

POSSIBLE  CHOICES: Caldecott Honor Books (1 point each)
  • Blueberries for Sal. Robert McCloskey (1949) 
  • Extra Yarn. Mac Barnett; illus. by Jon Klassen (2012; 2013 Honor)
  • Flora and the Flamingo. Molly Idle (2013; 2014 Honor)
  • In the Night Kitchen. Maurice Sendak (1971) 
  • The Most Wonderful Doll in the World. Phyllis McGinley; illus. by Helen Stone (1950; 1951 Honor)
  • Sam and Dave Dig a Hole. Mac Barnett; illus. by Jon Klassen (2014; 2015 Honor)




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