Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Year in Review: Top Newbery and Newbery Honors Read in 2015

I read almost fifty books in this category of Newbery Winners and Newbery Honor books.

I am choosing to highlight six books that won the Newbery and six books that merited being an Honor Book.

Top Six Newbery Winners I Read in 2015

  1. Up A Road Slowly. Irene Hunt. 1966. 208 pages. [Source: Bought]  
  2. The Giver. Lois Lowry. 1993. Houghton Mifflin. 180 pages. [Source: Library]  
  3. The Whipping Boy. Sid Fleischman. Illustrated by Peter Sis. 1986. 96 pages. [Source: Bought]
  4. The Crossover. Kwame Alexander. 2014. HMH. 240 pages. [Source: Library]  
  5. Sarah, Plain and Tall. Patricia MacLachlan. 1985. Houghton Mifflin. 64 pages. [Source: Library] 
  6. Thimble Summer. Elizabeth Enright. 1938/2008. SquareFish. 144 pages. [Source: Review copy]
Top Six Newbery Honor Books I Read in 2015
  1. El Deafo. Cece Bell. 2014. Harry N. Abrams. 233 pages. [Source: Library]
  2. The Family Under the Bridge. Natalie Savage Carlson. Illustrated by Garth Williams. 1958/1989. HarperCollins. 123 pages.
  3. The Egypt Game. Zilpha Keatley Snyder. 1967/2009. Simon & Schuster. 215 pages. [Source: Review copy]
  4. The War That Saved My Life. Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. 2015. Penguin. 320 pages. [Source: Library]
  5. The Long Winter. Laura Ingalls Wilder. Illustrated by Garth Williams. 1940. 335 pages. [Source: Library] 
  6. Ramona Quimby, Age 8. Beverly Cleary. 1981. HarperCollins. 208 pages. [Source: Library]

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