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Original Thread (from Children's Fiction Group)

set. 30, 2007, 4:17am

This Group started with a post over in the Children's Fiction group... for those who are interested, here is a link to the original discussion...


oct. 1, 2007, 2:06pm

I can't wait until next week! I don't know how many of y'all are in Louisiana, but next week the Friends of the Jefferson Public Library are having their fall used booksale at the Ponchartrain Center (New Orleans)! I went for their spring sale, and it was huge, over 50,000 books *everywhere*. They had a pretty big selection of children/young adult books, so I'm bringing my list of Newbery winners/honorees, and I'm hoping I'll get to stock up. Anyone else excited about upcoming booksales?

oct. 1, 2007, 2:36pm

Sounds great!

I frequent the Goodwill and Value Village. Goodwill's award winning books are usually $1.99, but the real deal is at Value Village, where ALL kid's books are 69-cents, no matter what they are. You can get terrific illustrated hardbacks that were originally $25 for just 69-cents.

Powells (Portland) is a pretty well-known independent book store...they have a huge sale every year in "Portland's Living Room", also known as Pioneer Courthouse Square. It's a full city block and they cover it in books.

oct. 1, 2007, 11:05pm

pdxwoman, I was just in Powell's for the first time in my life a week ago. Practically a religious experience, especially when combined with the best vanilla latte I've ever had in my life and an almond croissant from their cafe.

I have lots of Newbery books, but have shied away from the newer ones as I find them to be too raw, too politically correct, too preachy in general...turns out that the ALA (which picks them I think) had a major change of command in the late 1960s. So I have a few (do I? I'm not really sure) of the newer ones, but probably every one I have, or have read and enjoyed are pre-1970.

There are some real oddities, esp. among the really old ones and the Honor choices - one about China, from about 1930 stands out in my memory, but I can't remember its name.

Thanks for starting this group - it's fun to talk about good children's books with people who are actually reading them!

5kittytm Primer missatge
oct. 8, 2007, 11:43am

Well Hi!

I am relatively new to LibraryThing, and have just begun to look at the groups.

I work in a library, a college library actually, and we collect all the Newbery Winners and Honor books, and I am the cataloger, so I see them all when they come in. (So I will have an easy time of it getting a hold of them. Not sure whether I will list them in my library or not.)

We were filling in some gaps from 2004 and 2005, and I realized I could remember more of the Honor books than the winners. Hmm...

Anyway I need this to balance out the so-called adult stuff I am reading- Anna Karenina!


oct. 14, 2007, 5:24am

Welcome to all!

SaintSunniva: I think the book you were thinking of is Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze by Elizabeth Foreman Lewis, which won in 1933. I haven't found that one yet (I get the majority of my books from estate/yard sales and thrift stores).

oct. 14, 2007, 3:50pm

Oh dear.

34 books followed me home from New Orleans on Thursday! I tried to take them back, but they looked so alone I just had to take them in and make them feel wanted!

2/3 of them are Newbery medal/honor, so I think I did pretty well for myself. I even found a couple of Terry Pratchett's books, who I've been wanting to start for a while.

jul. 7, 2020, 11:42pm

Hi! I’m humouress. I assume this is the equivalent of a ‘Welcome thread’.

I’ve just joined the group but I do read a fair amount of children’s and YA fiction. I haven’t started my own thread yet; if I do take on the Newbery challenge it’ll be on ongoing, haphazard , meandering affair.

Editat: jul. 11, 2020, 3:40pm

>8 humouress: hi! I started my own Newbery thread in February.

jul. 13, 2020, 10:41am

My goodness! A thirteen-year gap, and now we're talking again! Fun!
>6 pdxwoman: I don't think I ever did read Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze The book I was remembering was Mei Li by Thomas Handforth which won the 1939 Caldecott.

jul. 16, 2020, 2:13pm

>10 SaintSunniva: Caldecott?



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