I need your advice.
I’m currently enrolled in ALSC’s on-line course on the Newbery Medal. Each week we’re asked to read at least one winning book from each decade. I’m having a hard time choosing my selections so I open the floor to you, dear readers.
Which Newbery awarded books do you recommend? Please share your suggestions in the comments.
If you need a reminder, check the (nearly) complete list of winners. I’d especially love advice for the period of 1922 – 1970, as I’m not as familiar with those titles. Advice regarding honor books is also welcome, since we’re choosing from those the last week.
Being an over-achiever I’m going to try to read as many new titles as possible. We’ll see how far I get. Is this when I finally read Julie of the Wolves (for obvious reasons)?
I’ll go first. Some of favorite Newberys are: When You Reach Me, One Crazy Summer, Caddie Woodlawn, Indian Captive, Sarah, Plain & Tall, Missing May, Ramona & Her Father, A Gathering of Days, Homesick: My Own Story, Number The Stars, An American Plague, True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, Maniac Magee, Walk Two Moons, Ella Enchanted, and, in the interest of not rambling on, we’ll just say “all the Katherine Patterson titles.”
Random fact: Completely by accident (I just liked the spooky cover) the first chapter book I read was a Newbery honoree: The Headless Cupid.
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