Thursday, November 30, 2017

2018 Newbery Reading Challenge

I'll be doing this one again, trying for the first level, more if time permits.

Welcome to the fifth year of the Newbery Reading Challenge! (Wow, five years already!) Newbery and Caldecott books are fun to read - whether it's our first time experiencing them, or we're revisiting them from our childhood. If you want to challenge yourself to read more Newbery and Caldecott books this year, then you have found the right place!

Here are the rules:
Each book you read is worth points. You get:
  • 3 points for a Newbery Medal Winner
  • 2 points for a Newbery Honor Book
  • 1 point for a Caldecott Book (Both Medal winners and Honor books are worth a point.)

In addition to that, you pick a level to aim for:
  • L'Engle: 15 - 29 points
  • Spinelli: 30 - 44 points
  • Avi: 45 - 59 points
  • Lowry: 60 - 74 points
  • Konigsburg: 75+ points

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.

Also, anywhere in the point range for your level counts as completing that level. So for example, if you signed up for the Avi level and read 46 points' worth of books, then you have completed that level!

List of Newbery Medal Winners & Honor Books
List of Caldecott Medal Winners & Honor Books

Challenge Guidelines:
  • Rereads count (because you were probably a kid when you read it last, and your perspective on the story just might have changed since then).
  • Audiobooks and ebooks count.
  • And paper books count, too. :)
  • All books must be read between January 1, 2018, and December 31, 2018. Books begun before January 1 don’t count.
  • Books can be used for other challenges as well.
  • You don’t have to have a blog to participate. You can link up reviews from Amazon, Goodreads, etc., or just hang out with us in the comments!
  • Reviews are encouraged, but not necessary.
  • Choose your point level. You can always aim for a higher point level, but you can't move to a lower one.

Here is what I am reading:

  1. They All Saw a Cat--Brendan Wenzel (1 point)
  2. One Cool Friend--Toni Buzzeo (1 point)
  3. Catherine, Called Birdy--Karen Cushman (2 points)
  4. If I Ran the Zoo--Dr. Seuss (1 point)
  5. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH--Robert C. O'Brien (3 points)
  6. The Egg Tree--Katherine Milhous (1 point)
  7. Millions of Cats--Wanda Gag (2 points)
  8. The Door in the Wall--Marguerite de Angeli (3 points)
  9. Roller Girl--Victoria Jamieson (2 points)
  10. Amos Fortune Free Man--Elizabeth Yates (3 points)
  11. Lily's Crossing--Patricia Reilly Giff (2 points)
  12. Island of the Blue Dolphins--Scott O'Dell (3 points)
  13. Sarah, Plain and Tall--Patricia MacLachlan (3 points)
  14. Smoky Night--Eve Bunting (1 point)
  15. The Cat Who Went to Heaven--Elizabeth Coatsworth (3 points)
  16. Drummer Hoff--Barbara Eberly (1 point)
Total 32 points

Challenge completed on December 1