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One of my life goals is to read all the Newbery medal books. I keep a running list of them on my blog. Of course, this reading goal gets little further out every year as a new book is awarded the medal. But I keep telling myself that I could easily catch up in any one year, at the rate I read. I just have to make the effort to choose Newbery books.
This is my physical TBR of Newbery titles.
Maybe once I’m done with my big Kindle Unlimited read I should dig back into this stack.
Below are 5 word reviews for the Newbery winners I’ve read up to 1960. I’ll do more in the next post.
1926: Shen of the Sea by Arthur Bowie Chrisman – Tea, fireworks and moral stories
1930: Hitty, Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field – Inexplicable biography of a doll
1933: Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze by Elizabeth Lewis – Revolutionary China coming of age
1938: The White Stag by Kate Seredy – A really boring adventure story
1950: The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli – Moral is don’t be bratty
1953: Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark – Coming of age in Andes
1959: The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare – Difficult to make Puritan friends