Sunday, April 22, 2007

Newberry Challenge

Every year for the library's summer reading program I read a Newbery Award book. I've mentioned before that I probably wouldn't have read many of these without the encouragement offered by that program. And now, a new source of encouragement: Nattie at Nattie Writes! is hosting a Newbery Challenge.

Here is the challenge...
1. Pick 6 books from the Newbery list.
2. Comment at Nattie Writes! that you are in the challenge and list to your blog.
3. Post your picks on your blog.
4. You have from May 15, 2007 to Dec 31, 2007 to read and review the 6 books you choose.

My selections for this challenge:
1. The Higher Power of Lucky (2006)
2. The Westing Game (1979)
3. Bridge to Terabithia (1978)
4. Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry (1977)
5. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (1968)
6. A Wrinkle in Time (1963)
I am looking forward to reading these. I read Bridge to Terabithia years ago and do not remember it well. I would like to reread it before seeing the movie. The only other on my list that I've read before was Roll of Thunder - actually, I listened to it on tape. It's no surprise that I don't remember much for it either.


chrisa511 said...

I signed up for this one as well. I'm looking forward to it!

Dewey said...

I am definetly going to participate! Thanks for posting about this!

Bookfool said...

I've read three of those and they're all phenomenal. I think the Newbery is one of the best awards in out there. You've got some fun reading ahead!

jenclair said...

I loved The Westing Game! Don't remember much about Roll of Thunder Hear My Name or A Wrinkle in Time...but read them both years ago. Sounds like a fun challenge.

Anonymous said...

I'm signed up for this one too, and I'm also reading The Higher Power of Lucky and Bridge to Terabithia.

I remember reading Roll of Thunder as a child and liking it a great deal.

Cardine said...

It's actually "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry." :)

This is a great idea!

Nattie said...

Thank you for joining the challenge. There are so many good books to choose from it is hard to pick just 6.

Anonymous said...

This sounds really good! I will need to look at the list and see if I can work it in somehow.

Debi said...

From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler was one of my all-time favorite books as a kid. I read it many of those books where you just pretend you're there with the characters. I read it again a couple years ago with my daughter, and still enjoyed it.

Anonymous said...

Hello, I just wandered in from a Google search for "Newberry challenge"...I was looking for the main page but came across your journal and just wanted to say you're in for some treats! I especially remember The Westing Game and From the Mixed-Up Files fondly, but the others are good too. I haven't read the first but Newberry knows how to pick 'em. ;)

I think I'm going to sign up for the challenge too.