Thursday, May 10, 2007

Another Day, Another Challenge

As if I need something else to keep me reading . . .

Nattie is hosting the Newbery Challenge, and since I love children's books, I just can't resist! My six picks from the Newbery Medal Winners:

  • Katherine Paterson - Bridge to Terabithia (1978)*
  • Beverly Cleary - Dear Mr. Henshaw (1984)
  • Karen Cushman - The Midwife's Apprentice (1996)
  • E. L. Konigsburg - The View from Saturday (1997)
  • Louis Sachar - Holes (1999)
  • Susan Patron - The Higher Power of Lucky (2007)
*This will be a re-read from my childhood.


  1. Wow, I was just thinking about children's book the last few days and you gave me the answers. I will go check out these titles you mentioned. :)

    PS: I like Chessire Cat and your blog is really nice. Love the names of your three children. Hehe...

  2. I'm doing the Newbury challenge too. I've read Bridge to Terabithia and saw the movie too. They were both very sad. I've also read Holes.
    I don't mind if you link to my blog. Thanks for asking.


  3. Hi! I spent hours reading Newbery books as an undergrad in teacher college. Some of the best hours of my life!

    You've been tagged! Please see my blog for details!

  4. I'm going to read Higher Power of Lucky, too. Haven't read Dear Mr. Henshaw yet, so I'll be looking forward to your review.

  5. I love Newberry winners. Here's the list of all the ones I have read to date:

    2005: Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata
    2004: The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamillo
    2003: Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi
    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
    1992: Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
    1991: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
    1990: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
    1984: Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary
    1981: Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson
    1978: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
    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
    1963: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
    1961: Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
    1959: The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
    1954: ...And Now Miguel by Joseph Krumgold

    I tried to rate them, but they are all so amazing in their own ways.

    What a great idea to read these again, and to discover the new ones!