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1926: Shen of the Sea

VERDICT: Trash (though entertaining, not a classic)

Sally’s Rating: 3

Arthur Bowie Chrisman’s Shen of the Sea: Chinese Stories for Children is a collection of short story retellings of Chinese folklore. 273 more words


1925: Tales from Silver Lands

VERDICT: Trash (sort of)

Laurinda’s Rating: 2.5

This compilation of short stories is written in a style reminiscent of the Aesop’s Fables book I had as a child. 404 more words


1923: The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle (stereotyping entire continents in one fell swoop)

VERDICT: Treasure (sort of….)

Rating: 3/5

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle, the 1923 Newbery Medal Winner, is a much quicker read than the previous year’s award winner. 514 more words



Welcome! I’m Laurinda. Along with Sally, a coworker and friend, I will be documenting my journey through all of the Newbery Medal Winners. The project was born from that often fateful phrase, “I wonder…”. 92 more words


Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo

Winner of the 2014 Newbery Medal, Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo is funny, adventurous, heart-tingling. It’s everything a children’s book should be with beautiful black and white illustrations by K.G. 518 more words