August 27th, 2009 by Nancy
My mom doesn’t read or speak a lot of English, so when I was young, she would sometimes pick random books for me to read based only on seeing a little blue ribbon sticker on the spine.
Well, I thought this system worked pretty well, because I thought I was reading a lot of award-winning books. BUT I was recently doing some research on the Newbery Awards — and according to the math…
|Number of Newbery…
|Winner Books: 88||15|
|Honor Books: 287||12|
|Total: 375||27, a paltry 7.2%|
Well, I’m not too pleased with this grade. This is really not acceptable. (To me. Who else is judging? You? You? YOU? Why, I oughta…) To make myself feel even worse, I drew a little graph:
So, those were 27 really good books, but now I’m obsessed. I’m going to try to read all 88 Newbery Winner Books — and I invite you, Kidsmomo Kids, to do the same! Sound daunting? Let’s pick up the first one together — I’ll be starting with The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (2009 Winner).