Book Awards Wrap-Up

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I finished this challenge in time, which was June 30/08. Considering I started a few months late, I think I did well! Following are the books I read, a link to their review and the award(s) they won. After that is my thoughts on the challenge.

1. Emil and Karl by Jacob Glatstein (Sydney Taylor)
2. The Sky is Falling by Kit Pearson (CLA Book of the Year Award for Children, Mr. Christie’s Book Award, Geoffrey Bilson Award, Silver Pencil Award)
3. Looking at the Moon by Kit Pearson (Manitoba Young Reader’s Choice Award)
4. Summer of Changes by Ann Alma (Silver Birch Regional Award) (Review coming)
5. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell (Newbery, re-read)
6. The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields (Pulitzer) (888 challenge)
7. Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson (Newbery)
8. The Color Purple by Alice Walker (Pulitzer) (888 challenge)
9. The Giver by Lois Lowry (Newbery) (A to Z challenge) (re-read)
10. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (Newbery) (personal banned books challenge)
11. Sounder by William H. Armstrong (Newbery)
12.The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare (Newbery)
13.Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (Newbery)
14.The Borrowers by Mary Norton (Carnegie Award)

I finished 14 books, most of which were Newbery award winners and a few only won lesser known awards. For Book Awards II I’ll try to stick to more well known awards. My favourite NEW reads were Emil and Karl and The Color Purple. Thanks for a great challenge.

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I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.