Wednesday, November 19, 2014

You Choose the Next Newbery Award - a reading challenge for 4th and 5th grade

You Choose the Next Newbury is an optional reading challenge for any and all interested 4th and 5th graders.

Ms. J. put together a list of new books that are being discussed as potential Newbery winners.

Students who accept the challenge need to read at least 5 of the books on Ms. J.'s list by February 2nd in order to be entered in the raffle.

On February 2nd we will meet in the library for:

  • lunch
  • vote on the best book
  • raffle off a gift certificate to Wellesley Books

The actual, official winner of the Newbery Award will be announced the morning of February 2nd and so we will have a chance to discuss if we think that was "the most distinguished contribution to children's literature" for 2014.

Flora & Ulysses by Cate DiCamillo won the Newbery Award last year.

Want to see which books have won in the past?  Here is a link to the ALA website with the official list: Newbery Medal and Honor Winners from 1922 to present

Some of my favorite books of all time have been Newbery Honor winners... those Honor books are worth checking out!

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