Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Newbery 2016 Reading Challenge Sign Up

Smiling Shelves

A long time ago, I had a goal to read all of the Newbery Award books.  I believe there are 366 or so on the list, going back into the 20s.  To date, I've read 111 of them.  I've renewed by interest in reading through them, so I was excited to stumble across this challenge hosted by Smiling Shelves!

Here are the details:

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!
  • 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

I'm going to shoot for Konigsburg, because why not?  LOL


  1. This is wonderful. There are more Newberry books than I thought there were, but not too many more. I am impressed that you have already read 111 of them. I might challenge myself to start reading them.

    1. The nice thing is they are usually pretty quick to read!



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