This month I’ve done a lot of reading, and almost all of it has been Newbery reading! Here are the books I’ve read and reviewed that won Newbery recognition in the 1980s:
- Dogsong by Gary Paulsen
- Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman
- Graven Images by Paul Fleischman
- Doctor De Soto by William Steig
This is an interesting and diverse lot of books: a coming-of-age novel, a poetry collection, a trio of short stories, and a picture book. They’re all so very different that I can’t pick a favorite, though I can say that reading two selections by Paul Fleischman back-to-back makes me appreciate his versatility. Also, I have a warm place in my heart for William Steig and his mice. 🙂
What have you read this month? Link me up in the comments!