This month we are focusing on Newbery Medal winners in children’s literature. Each year, one book is recognized for the “most distinguished contribution to children’s literature.” Whether it was published in 1950 or 2002, the distinction of winning the Medal makes it a future classic. You can find the list of winners HERE. Next month we will look at Caldecott winners, which is awarded to an illustrator of the most distinguished picture book for children.
Here’s where you link up. Write you own post and share the direct link right here. Feel free to recommend (or question!) one or several, or save some of your recommendations for future Children’s Classics carnivals. You can use these questions as a general guide, or simply write up a review.
Would you recommend the book? To whom?
If you wouldn’t recommend it, do you think it worthy of this distinguished award?
Has your child recently discovered classics? What is his or her perspective on the differences in classic and contemporary children’s writing?
Have you recently shared a childhood favorite with your own child? How did you each respond to it?