Children’s Readathon – Award-Winning Books (Week 2)

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Our second week focuses on children’s award-winning books… from Caldecott to Newbery. A few dozen people are participating this month by reading and sharing reviews on many childhood favorites that were selected in a previous poll. For award-winning books, we read them from 8/11 to 8/16 and posted our reviews by 8/17. Below are all the links I collected; they’ll take you to the original blogger’s review.

Please email or message me if you’re participating or posting a review so I can add you to the list below of blogs to watch. You can add in anything into your post besides a review, e.g. giveaways, author profiles, background material, educational ideas, etc. Have fun with it!

Where to find the reviews and links to posts: AWARD WINNERS

Children's Books Readathon - August 2018

Participating Books / Blogs

 

  • Winnie the Pooh #1 by A. A. Milne

 

  • Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

 

  • Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems

 

Background / Guidelines

Welcome to the Children’s Books Readathon held in August 2018. Join in the fun to read between 8 and 12 books in August 2018 and share your reviews with the group. Don’t worry about the count of books, as (1) you can read only the ones you want and (2) some are less than 25 pages! See below for the 4 categories across the month as well as all the guidelines for how to participate.

Children's Books Readathon - August 2018

  • Overview
  • VOTE in the POLL (July 6th thru 13th, 2018)
  • Winning Books & Date to Read By
    • Picture Books – Read 8/4 to 8/9, Post Review on 8/10
      • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
      • Oh the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss
      • Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
    • Award Winners – Read 8/11 to 8/16, Post Review on 8/17
      • Winnie the Pooh #1 by A. A. Milne
      • Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
      • Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems
    • Young Adult – Read 8/18 to 8/23, Post Review on 8/24
      • Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
      • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
    • Authors Who Blog – Read 8/25 to 8/30, Post Review on 8/31
      • Maxine Sylvester (Ronaldo Series)
      • Robbie Cheadle (Sir Chocolate Series)
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22 thoughts on “Children’s Readathon – Award-Winning Books (Week 2)

    scr4pl80 said:
    August 13, 2018 at 10:09 PM

    Looking forward to this week. I’ve only read Winnie the Pooh and that was YEARS ago!

    Liked by 1 person

    robbiesinspiration said:
    August 14, 2018 at 1:11 AM

    I got hold of a copy of Number the stars yesterday and I speed reading it for the 17th. Such fun.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      August 14, 2018 at 7:09 AM

      Nice! I wish I had my copy. I’m still waiting for the library to release the hold for me. Oh my.

      Liked by 1 person

    Heidi M. Simone said:
    August 14, 2018 at 2:45 AM

    Cool! I’m re-reading Number the Stars now and still waiting on Winnie the Pooh. Unfortunately, I could only get the audiobook of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus. I’ve read it before, but it’s been a long time. Not sure if I can do a proper book review if I can’t see the illustrations…

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      August 14, 2018 at 7:09 AM

      I understand. I haven’t gotten any this week. I hope the library has them tomorrow when I go again.

      Good luck. Looking forward to your reviews!

      Liked by 1 person

        Heidi M. Simone said:
        August 14, 2018 at 7:40 AM

        Thanks for understanding. Good luck with getting backs tomorrow! I look forward to your reviews, too!

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    Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life. said:
    August 14, 2018 at 8:11 AM

    Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    James J. Cudney is focusing on promoting children’s books during the readathon with reviews and features. Head over and share… children are the writers of the future and the more books they read the more creative they will become… excellent series of posts.

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    carhicks said:
    August 15, 2018 at 8:14 AM

    I picked them all up at the library yesterday. I got two copies of Winnie the Pooh, one with illustrations and one without. I want to compare them. I hope I will be ready to post on the 17th.

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    Jennie said:
    August 16, 2018 at 9:07 PM

    Apparently I have missed the boat, or the opportunity, for this. I am so sorry. But let me add that every one of these books is a treasure in my classroom. From reading aloud Goodnight Moon every day for 35 years to my preschoolers, just before chapter reading (yes, I chapter read to preschoolers) with Charlotte’s Web being the favorite. Thank you!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      August 16, 2018 at 9:23 PM

      Hi. Well… tomorrow ends week 2, but we have 2 more weeks you could join. I’m also happy to link your reviews for the first two weeks if you want to post them. No pressure, but I did want to offer it.

      Charlotte’s Web is coming up soon! I can’t wait to start it next week.

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