Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Award Winning Reads Challenge

Ashley from Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing  is hosting an "Award Winning Reads Challenge" from May 30th to September 5th 2011.  If you have expressed a desire to read or re-read any of the Newbery or Printz award winning books, here's an opportunity to do so.

Click on the button in the side bar or go here to read about the challenge as well as to find links to the book lists.  There are 4 levels to the challenge so it's something that anyone can accomplish.  I am going for Teacher's Pet - 12 books. Summer reading! Yippee! 

The 18 books that are highlighted, in all those purdy colors, are the ones that I am most interested in reading.  If I get through them all, I will be a SUPER Teacher's Pet. Haha!

Newbery Medal Winners

1.  Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpol
2.  The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
3.  Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura
     Amy Schlitz, Robert Byrd
4.  The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some 
     Soup, and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamillo
5.  The Giver by Lois Lowry
6.  Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
7.  Dicey's Song (Tillerman Family, #2) by Cynthia Voigt
8.  A Visit to William Blake's Inn: A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for 
     Innocent and Experienced Travelers by Nancy Willard
9.  Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
10. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien
11. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
12. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
13. The White Stag by Kate Seredy
14. Shen of The Sea: Chinese Stories for Children by Arthur Bowie Chrisman
15. The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting

Newbery Honors

16. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
17. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
18. Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
19. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
20. The Thief (The Queen's Thief, #1) by Megan Whalen Turner
21. The Blue Sword (Damar, #1) by Robin McKinley
22. The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope, Richard Cuffari

(Stopped looking at the list at 1975 since it was becoming too unwieldy)

Printz Winners

23. American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
24. How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff

Printz Honors

25. The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
26 Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan
27. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
28. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
29. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson


  1. +JMJ+

    I decided I wanted to read all the Newbery Winners when I was twelve . . . but I've taken so many reading detours since then, I haven't really made much headway since then. =P

    I've read #s 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, and 12 on your lists, and a whole bunch of others.

  2. As I was looking through the Newbery lists, I became sad that I didn't read so many of them as a kid. Better late than never :)