I want to start making some quick top five lists and thought I’d start with Newbery winners since they are on my mind!
We started Nerdbery this week at school, which is where the school tries to work together and read all of the Newbery winners going back 50 years. I am excited because the kids are exited! Half of the books are already checked out. Here are my favorites:
One of the many reasons why I love doing this challenge is that it forces me to go outside of my reading bubble and try something new. I have been on the record many times saying that I have a heart of stone when it comes to books about animals. I have never really been into them, but Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH and The One and Only Ivan are two books that made me change my tune and I would have never read them without this challenge!
From the Mixed up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and The Westing Game are both classics that I have loved since childhood. Probably because of the smart and young heroines!
The Crossover is my newest fave. Kwame Alexander is an artist and his debut novel is perfection. It has gotten so many kids through the library doors excited about books and reading because of this book and for that, I give him all of the awards!