Saturday, December 5, 2015

Introducing the Newbery Reading Challenge 2016

The signups for the 2016 Newbery Reading challenge are up now at Smiling Shelves.  I will try to get at least the first level. 


Welcome to the third year of the Newbery Reading Challenge! 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 Medal Winner (Gotta give the picture books some love, too.)

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

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, 2016, and December 31, 2016. 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. There will be a headquarters page for you to link up your reviews if you want to share your thoughts.
  • Choose your point level. You can always aim for a higher point level, but you can't move to a lower one.

To join the Newbery Reading Challenge:
  • Write a post (or a comment) stating your intention to join. Choose your point level. You can find the challenge button below to use in your post.
  • Add your link to the Linky at the bottom of this post. Make sure you include the link to your sign-up post, not just your homepage.
  1. Brown Girl Dreaming--Jacqueline Woodson (2 points)
  2. Fables--Arnold Lobel (1 point)
  3. Somewhere in the Darkness--Walter Dean Myers (2 points)
  4. May I Bring a Friend?--Beatrice Schenk de Regniers (1 point)
  5. Walk Two Moons--Sharon Creech (3 points)
  6. Flotsam--David Wiesner (1 point)
  7. The Summer of the Swans--Betsy Byars (3 points)
  8. The Higher Power of Lucky--Susan Patron (3 points)
  9. King of the Wind--Marguerite Henry (3 points)
  10. Calico Bush--Rachel Field (2 points)
  11. The Graveyard Book--Neil Gaiman (3 points)
  12. The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary  Friend--Dan Santat (1 point)

Challenge completed on November 9 

1 comment:

Julie @ Smiling Shelves said...

What did you think of The Graveyard Book? I read that last year for the challenge, and I really liked it.