Wednesday, December 4, 2013

My #nerdlution: Newbery Challenge: getting back on track

So I've been inspired by the #nerdlution so renew the Newbery Challenge.  I plan to read some of a Newbery book each and everyday.

I watched this again today:

I had trouble watching it on the blog.  Here is the direct YouTube link:

Since my first children's literature class in library school back in 2001, I wanted to read every Newbery book (honors and medal).  Discovering Mr. Sharp and Mr. Schu's Newbery videos inspired me to begin this challenge in earnest.  I got a good start (on reading I should say; I've been horrible about blogging), but have kind of lagged off since Mr. Schu and Mr. Sharp completed their challenge.  It isn't that I haven't been reading, but I've been reading so many new books, particularly ones that are contenders for the 2014 Newbery Award.

I've decided to get back on the horse.  I started reading A Corner of the Universe by Ann M. Martin (2003 Honor) on Monday and have checked out many more to read.

I plan to use Mr. Sharp and Mr. Schu's videos to keep me going.  Mr. Sharp has made a Pinterest Board will all the videos up to 1939 and has assured me that he is going to add to them.  Here is the link: