New Year…New Reads…Newbery

With a new year underway, it is time for a new reading list for me. I’m not sure how it happened, but 2015 seemed to sneak up on me and I didn’t have a reading plan already in line. As I was on my “lunch break” doing a bit of afternoon blog reading, I saw that Amy from Hope is the Word is hosting a Newbery Through the Decades Challenge.

I love children books and happen to have a few children who love to read, so why not? The plan is simple. Each month (January – October) focuses on a different decade of Newbery Winners. January will focus on the Newbery Winners in the 1920s.

You can read more about the Newbery Medal.

Imagine my delight to have a bit of a head start! The 1927 Newbery Medal winner was Smoky, the Cowhorse by Will James. I read this one a few years ago to my children. It is one of their favorite read alouds. Actually it was more than a few years ago. My nine year old daughter was just a baby when I read this one aloud by candlelight. If you have animal lovers in your home, this is a great one to share together.

The Trumpeter of Krakow was the Newbery Winner in 1929. I have not personally read this one but my oldest daughter read it a couple of years ago. She enjoyed it and it happens to be on the bookshelf beside my desk. I suppose I should dust it off and read it for myself.

What is my plan for January? I requested Gay Neck, the Story of a Pigeon; Newbery Medal winner in 1928.  I plan to start with this one and then move on to The Trumpeter of Krakow. I’m not going to set a goal for more than those two for January. With some other necessary reading for school, my reading time is going to be tight this year!

Do you have a reading plan for 2015? I’d love to hear about it!

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