Sunday, June 13, 2010

My Newbery Ranking

Readers have asked me which Newbery Winners I like best.  Last year I found the ranking done by the Allen County Library, and they even let me give input on where When You Reach Me fit.  I liked their list, but definitely have my own point of view.  So, I have finally ranked all the Newbery winners in MY order of preference.  Below are my top 20; I will post the rest separately.  The books that made my top 20 are all books I LOVE.  They are books that I think about even long after I read them and books that I like to read over and over.  When I look at the list it is a mix of types of books and of when they were written.  I think my list is a little girly, but I AM a 10 year old girl.  I think that almost anyone could find several books to LOVE in this top 20. 
1. 1936: Caddie Woodlawn

2. 1967: Up A Road Slowly
3. 1934: Invincible Louisa
4. 2010: When You Reach Me
5. 1983: Dicey's Song
6. 1994: The Giver
7. 1930: Hitty, Her First Hundred Years
8. 1990: Number the Stars
9. 1980: A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's
10. 1986: Sarah, Plain and Tall
11. 1968: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
12. 1923: The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle
13. 2004: The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread
14. 1972: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
15. 2002: A Single Shard
16. 2001: A Year Down Yonder
17. 1997: The View from Saturday
18. 1957: Miracles on Maple Hill
19. 1963: A Wrinkle in Time
20. 1979: The Westing Game

Stay tuned for the rest of the list.


  1. We love the new picture. You are our special granddaughter ( our only one) and we are very proud of you. See you soon. Grandma and Granddaddy Hardin

  2. Oh, the new blog look is super! Love the photo.

    Congrats on coming up with a top 20 list. I find it so hard to rank books or to choose an absolute favorite.

  3. Love the new format! See you soon... PatPat

  4. Recently I have been working on a blog design, and I think that I will keep this one for a while.

    It IS hard to come up with rankings!!! I knew that Caddie Woodlawn would be #1, but the rest were HARD!

    PatPat and Granddad,
    I am looking forward to seeing you! Just 8 more days!

  5. found your blog on google. Thanks for the rankings and reviews!