Thursday, September 20, 2007

Lost in the Amazon.......

I haven't posted in a few days because I've been lost in the world of books at Amazon. During my posting absence, I discovered the many book challenges on other blogs. I love to read and I need to read many new things, so I decided to join a challenge. Well, one challenge turned into 3 challenges!! I'm going to have so much fun!!


The first challenge I joined is from Bonnie at Bonnie's Books. It's called Book Around the States and we are reading a book set in each state to learn a little more about our states and our country. This is why I was lost in the Amazon!! I was "researching" which books are set in which states. It took my entire 8 hour work shift and I wasn't even through the M states yet!! So I foresee a lot of "research" to do in my current work day! For this challenge, I will post the books underneath the challenge picture on the right as I read them.



The second challenge I joined is from Joy over at Thoughts of Joy. It's called 1st in a Series and in 2008 we are going to read 1 book a month and it has to be the first in a series of books. Now I have been interested in plenty of series works. I've also been reading, or trying to read, the ABC books by Sue Grafton for about 5 years. Just can't seem to read them back to back to back.....some other book always looks interesting at the time. So this motivates me to catch up with Ms. Grafton on that series before the end of the year. So then in January of 2008, mind you if my soon-to-be little boy will cooperate and let me read, I should be good to go to start some more series. Being able to read a new one every month will let me read what I'm interested in and to continue reading the series that I like! I'm excited for this one as well!! For this challenge I will post the books on the right as I read them.


The third and final challenge that I joined is called the Newbery Project. This challenge doesn't have a time limit just like Bonnie's....which is good because when I'm pressured...things get ugly! So, this challenge is just to read the Newbery Award Winning books. This is exciting because I read a few in school when I was younger, but I don't remember them so it's like starting fresh! I will also post these books on the right as I read them.
Here is a list of the Newbery Winners:
2008: Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village, by Laura Amy Schlitz
2007 The Higher Power of Lucky, by Susan Patron
2005 Kira-Kira, by Cynthia Kadohata
2004 The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread, by Kate DiCamillo
2003 Crispin: The Cross of Lead, by Avi
2002 A Single Shard, by Linda Sue Park
2001 A Year Down Yonder, by Richard Peck
2000 Bud, Not Buddy, by Christopher Paul Curtis
1999 Holes, by Louis Sachar
1998 Out of the Dust, by Karen Hesse
1997 The View from Saturday, by E. L. Konigsburg
1996 The Midwife’s Apprentice, by Karen Cushman
1995 Walk Two Moons, by Sharon Creech
1993 Missing May, by Cynthia Rylant
1992 Shiloh, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
1991 Maniac Magee, by Jerry Spinelli
1990 Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry
1989 Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices, by Paul Fleischman
1988 Lincoln: A Photobiography, by Russell Freedman
1987 The Whipping Boy, by Sid Fleischman
1986 Sarah, Plain and Tall, by Patricia MacLachlan
1985 The Hero and the Crown, by Robin McKinley
1984 Dear Mr. Henshaw, by Beverly Cleary
1983 Dicey’s Song, by Cynthia Voigt
1982 A Visit to William Blake’s Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers, by Nancy Willard
1981 Jacob Have I Loved, by Katherine Paterson
1980 A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-1832, by Joan Blos
1979 The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin
1977 Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred D. Taylor
1976 The Grey King, by Susan Cooper
1975 M. C. Higgins, the Great, by Virginia Hamilton
1974 The Slave Dancer, by Paula Fox
1973 Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George
1972 Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, by Robert C. O’Brien
1971 Summer of the Swans, by Betsy Byars
1970 Sounder, by William H. Armstrong
1969 The High King, by Lloyd Alexander
1968 From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by E. L. Konigsburg
1967 Up a Road Slowly, by Irene Hunt
1966 I, Juan de Pareja, by Elizabeth Borton de Treviño
1965 Shadow of a Bull, by Maia Wojciechowska
1962 The Bronze Bow, by Elizabeth George Speare
1961 Island of the Blue Dolphins, by Scott O’Dell
1960 Onion John, by Joseph Krumgold
1958 Rifles for Watie, by Harold Keith
1957 Miracles on Maple Hill, by Virginia Sorenson
1956 Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, by Jean Lee Latham
1955 The Wheel on the School, by Meindert DeJong
1954 …And Now Miguel, by Joseph Krumgold
1953 Secret of the Andes, by Ann Nolan Clark
1952 Ginger Pye, by Eleanor Estes
1951 Amos Fortune, Free Man, by Elizabeth Yates
1950 The Door in the Wall, by Marguerite de Angeli
1949 King of the Wind, by Marguerite Henry
1948 The Twenty-One Balloons, by William Pène du Bois
1947 Miss Hickory, by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
1946 Strawberry Girl, by Lois Lenski
1945 Rabbit Hill, by Robert Lawson
1944 Johnny Tremain, by Esther Forbes
1943 Adam of the Road, by Elizabeth Gray Vining
1942 The Matchlock Gun, by Walter Edmonds
1941 Call It Courage, by Armstrong Sperry
1940 Daniel Boone, by James Daugherty
1939 Thimble Summer, by Elizabeth Enright
1938 The White Stag, by Kate Seredy
1937 Roller Skates, by Ruth Sawyer
1936 Caddie Woodlawn, by Carol Ryrie Brink
1935 Dobry, by Monica Shannon
1934 Invincible Louisa: The Story of the Author of Little Women, by Cornelia Meigs
1933 Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze, by Elizabeth Foreman Lewis
1932 Waterless Mountain, by Laura Adams Armer
1930 Hitty, Her First Hundred Years, by Rachel Field
1929 The Trumpeter of Krakow, by Eric P. Kelly
1928 Gay Neck, the Story of a Pigeon, by Dhan Gopal Mukerji
1927 Smoky the Cowhorse, by Will James
1926 Shen of the Sea, by Arthur Bowie Chrisman
1925 Tales from Silver Lands, by Charles Finger
1924 The Dark Frigate, by Charles Hawes
1923 The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle, by Hugh Lofting
1922 The Story of Mankind, by Hendrik Willem van Loon



1 comment:

Linda Martin said...

Welcome to the Newbery Project! I do reviews there too. I'm seriously considering the state book project. Thanks for telling me about it.