The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox

Stars: ***** I read this book for the Newbery Project, From the Stacks, Winter Reading Challenge and Back to History challenges. When I found out it was Historical fiction I was nervous as this isn’t a genre I usually read. However I needn’t have worried. One of the few histories I do read about is… Read More »

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle and Other Tales by Hugh Lofting

Stars: ****1/2 This book was read for the Newbery Project and the Decades 08 Challenge. NOTE: The picture isn’t of the version I read but I can’t find it right now. When I go home I’ll write down the ISBN and next time come and find the right graphic. I had never heard of Doctor… Read More »

Island of the Blue Dolphins

Stars: ***** This was read for the Book Awards Challenge, Read it Again Challenge and Newbery Project. I first read this in grade school and loved it. When I saw I needed to read it for the Newbery Project I decided to reread it and I’m glad I did. I remembered it almost exactly and… Read More »

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Stars: ***** This book was read during the Readathon for the Read It Again Challenge, Newbery Project and Book Awards Challenge. This has long been one of my favourite books, if not my absolute favourite book. I read it in grade school the first time and although I loved the book, I hated studying it.… Read More »

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Stars: ****1/2 I read this book for the Newbery Project, Book Awards Challenge and Fall Into Reading. It’s the story of a little girl named AnneMarie in Denmark during the war with the Nazis. Her best friend is Jewish and the Nazis are cracking down. It’s a very moving story, it does a good job… Read More »

Sounder by William H. Armstrong

Stars: **** This book was read for the Newbery Project, the Book to Movie Challenge and the Book Awards Challenge. I could have also read it for the Four-Legged Friends Challenge but I didn’t. Here’s a little synopsis: “A landmark in children’s literature, winner of the 1970 Newbery Medal, and the basis of an acclaimed… Read More »

Newbery Project

Since I love children’s and young adult fiction so much and since I’m already going to be reading some of these books for other challenges, I figured I should read all the Newbery winners. So I’ve joined the Newbery Project, which is a group of people reading all the winners. There is no time period.… Read More »