Reading Challenges

2017 Reading Challenges
Goodreads Reading Challenge (250 Books)
(this challenge is not limited to Randomly Reading, but includes books read for The Children's War)

Old School Kidlit Reading Challenge 
Read-At-Home-Mom
  • January: Award winners Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey 
  • February: Books you loved in childhood 
  • March: Published prior to 1945 A pre-1945 Roundup 
  • April: Fantasy stories 
  • May: Animal stories 
  • June: Required reading (classics or other books typically assigned in school) 
  • July:  Family stories 
  • August: Nonfiction  
  • September: School stories 
  • October:  Mysteries 
  • November: Published in the year (or decade) of your birth 
  • December: Winter stories 
2017 Picture Book Reading Challenge
Becky's Book Reviews
1- Book published before 1966 -  Snow by Roy McKie and P.D. Eastman 1962
2- Caldecott Winner - Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey 1942
3- A book about new experienced - PoPo's Lucky Chinese New Year 2016

2017 Netgalley And Edelweiss Reading Challenge
Bookish Things & More

2012:
2- Nowolipie Street Jozef Hen, Krystiyna Boron
3- Your House is on Fire,Your Children are Gone Stefan Kiesbye
4- A Small Town Near Auschwitz Mary Fullbrook

2013:
1- Heart of War M. Zachary Sherman
2- The Abandoned Paul Gallico
3- The Sunbird Elizabeth Wein

2014:
1- Kat McGee Saves America Kristin Riddick

2015:
1- It’s Up to Charlie Hardin Dean Ing
2- After the Ashes Sara K. Joiner
3- The Hired Girl Laura Amy Schmitz
4- Symphony for the City of the Dead M.T. Anderson
5- Becoming Darkness Lindsay Francis Brambles

2016:
2- Everyone Brave is Forgiven Chris Cleave
3- April Raintree Beatrice Mosionier
4- The Only Road Alexandra Diaz
5- The Queen’s Accomplice Susan Elia MacNeal
6- My Own Dear Brother Holly Müller
7- Four-Four-Two Dean Hughes


2016 Reading Challenges
Nonfiction Picture Book Reading Challenge (25 Books)
Kid Lit Frenzy
1- The Impossible Voyage of Kon-Tiki by Deborah Kogan Ray
2- The White House: A Pop-Up Book of Our Nation's House by Robert Sabuda
3- We've Got A Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March by Cynthia Levinson
4- Black History Month: More Favorite Picture Books: Nonfiction
5- The Mummy Makers of Egypt by Tamara Bower
6- National Parks Guide USA by Sarah Wassner Flynn and Julie Beer
7- 125 Wacky Roadside Attractions by National Geographic Kids
8- Mastermind by Stephanie Warren Drimmer
9- Everything Sports by Eric Zweig
10- Weird but True (sports) by National Geographic Kids
11- Natumi Takes the Lead by Gerry Ellis
12- Ocean Animals by Johnna Rizzo
13- Fascinating: The Life of Leonard Nimoy by Richard Michelson

Newbery Reading Challenge (15-29 points)
Smiling Shelves
1- Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai 2 points
2- Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo 2 points
3- Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary 3 points

Goodreads Reading Challenge (150 books)
(this challenge is not limited to Randomly Reading, but includes books read for The Children's War)
A total of 222 of 150 books read

2015 Reading Challenges
Nonfiction Picture Book Reading Challenge
Kid Lit Frenzy
1- Twenty-two Cents by Paula Yoo
2- Seeds of Freedom by Hester Bass
3- The Cosmobiography of Sun Ra by Chris Raschka
4- Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thompson
5- How to Read a Story by Kate Messner
6- Counting Crows by Kathi Appelt
7- 101 Things to Do Before You Grow Up by Laura Dower
8- Bug Detective: Amazing facts, myths, and quirks of nature by Maggie L
9- A Chicken Followed Me Home! Questions and Answers about a Familiar Fowl by Robin Page
10- A Tower of Giraffes: Animals in Groups by Anna Wright

Newbery Reading Challenge (15-29 points)
Smiling Shelves
1- Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin (2 points)
2- The View From Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg (3 points)
3- The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes (2 points)

Jewish Reading Challenge #Readukkah
Association of Jewish Libraries
1- Latkes, Latkes Good to Eat, a Chanukah Story by Naomi Howland
2- Dear Santa, Love Rachel Rosenstein by Amanda Peet and Andrea Troyer
3- Oscar and the Eight Blessings by Richard Simon and Tanya Simon
4- The Spotted Pony: A Collection of Hanukkah Stories edited by Eric A. Kimmel

2014 Reading Challenges
Nonfiction Picture Book Reading Challenge (undecided)
Kid Lit Frenzy
1- Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers Strike of 1909 by Michelle Markel
2- Josephine by Patricia Hruby Powell
3- Benny Goodman and Teddy Wilson by Lesa Cline-Ransome
4- A Mom for Umande by Maria Faulconer
5- Park Scientists by Mary Kay Carson
6- Every Day is Malala Day by Rosemary McCarney
7- Polar Animals by Susan Hayes
8- Mr. Ferris and His Wheel by Kathryn Gibbs Davis

#summerthrowdown Year 3 (18 books in 31 days)
@BrianWyzlic @HeiseReads @LibraryFanatic @thebrainlair
1- West of the Moon by Margi Preus
2- War Dog: Churchill and Rufus by Kathryn Selbert
3- The Secret Hum of a Daisy by Tracy Holczer
4- First Dog Fala by Elizabeth Van Steemwyk
5- Because They Marched: The People's Campaign for Voting Rights that Changed America by  
    Russell Freedman
6- The Comic Book War by Jacqueline Guest
7- The Wrenchies by Farel Dalrymple
8- Park Scientists by Mary Kay Carson
9- Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan
10- The Islands of Chaldea by Diana Wynn Jones and Ursula Jones
11- Every Day is Malala Day by Rosemary McCarney
12- Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle
13- A Library Book for Bear by Bonny Becker
14- I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor (I Survived #4) by Lauren Tarshis
15- Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier
16- A Time to be Brave by Joan Betty Stuchner
17- Brother Hugo and the Bear by Katy Beebe
18- Any Questions? by Marie-Louise Gay
19- And Two Boys Booed by Judith Viorst
20- The Hula-Hoopin' Queen by Thelma Lynne Godin
21- Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle
22- The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy
23- The Winter Horses by Philip Kerr

2013 Reading Challenges
YA/MG Fantasy Reading Challenge (10 books)
The Book Cellar
1- Long Lankin by Lindsey Barraclough
2- The Archived by Victoria Schwab
3- Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner
4- Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Dystopia Reading Challenge (1-6 books)
Book of Erisred
1- Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner
2- Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Pre-1960 Classic Children's Books (any amount of books)
Turning the Pages
1- The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

Nonfiction Picture Book Reading Challenge (25 books) 
Kid Lit Frenzy
1- I Have A Dream: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Kadir Nelson
2- Cowboy Up! Ride the Navajo Rodeo by Nancy Bo Flood
3- Fly High! The Story of Bessie Coleman by Lousie Borden and Mary Kay Kroeger
4- Tito Puente: Mambo King by Monica Brown
5- Puppies and Kittens by Peneloope Arion
6- What's in the Garden? by Marianne Berkes
7- Brick by Brick by Charles R. Smith, Jr.
8- Lifetime: the Amazing Number in Animal Lives by Lola M.\, Schaefer
9- The Price of Freedom: How one twon stood up to slavery by Judith Bloom Fradin and Dennin Brindell Fradin
10- Jasper's Story by Jill Robinson
11- See What a Seal Can Do by Chris Butterworth
12- Flight of the Honey Bee by Raymond Huber

Award Winning Reading Challenge (up to 10 books)
Gathering Books
1- Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by E B Lewis
2- The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman
3- Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
4- The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
5- The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis

2012 Reading Challenges
The 2012 Spooktacular Paranormal Reading Challenge
Marie @ Ramblings of a Daydreamer
1- The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges

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