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Welcome to The Newbery Project

Welcome to The Newbery Project


The Newbery Project is a tiny online book club for grownups (and kids) who appreciate great children’s literature.

Each month, we aim to read one medal winner or honour book from America’s prestigious Newbery Medal Award, leaping backwards through the decades five years at a time. This year so far, we’ve enjoyed books from 2017, 2012, 2007, 2002, 1997, 1992, 1987, 1982, and 1977. Next year we’ll start with a 2018 winner and work our way backwards again.

You can join the fun by reading along at home, following the discussion on Instagram and Facebook. To share your own reading progress, tag us at @thenewberyproject or use #thenewberyproject.

Previously, our discussion posts have been limited to Instagram, but look out for them here, too, with bonus extension activities for homeschool or classroom learning.

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