DCF Reading – Personal Reading Challenge

Curling up with the DCF books!

One of my goals is to read all the nominated DCF books. What is the DCF Award?

First given in 1957, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award has honored quality literature for children for 50 years now.  Each spring, a committee of eight carefully selects 30 books to comprise the DCF Master List. After reading at least 5 books from the list, students then vote for their favorite titles the following spring.  The winning author is invited to visit Vermont to speak with children about the experience of writing such fine literature for such fine people. – from DCF

As a first grade teacher, I am up to date on reading the newest and latest in younger children’s lit, but I end up feeling out of the loop in young adult literature. I figured this is a good way to get to know some new books. I’m attempting to read all the books from the 2009-2010 nominated book list. I hope to have them all read by April 1, 2010.

AUTHOR TITLE Date Read
Abrahams, Peter Into the Dark
Aguilar, David 11 Planets July 28
Balliett, Blue The Calder Game
Bradbury, Jennifer Shift July 3
Broach, Elise Masterpiece
Collins, Suzanne The Hunger Games June 14
Daley, Michael Rat Trap
Dowell, Frances O’Roark Shooting the Moon
Farr, Richard Emperors of the Ice
Feldman, Jody The Gollywhopper Games
Frost, Helen Diamond Willow July 11
Gaiman, Neil The Graveyard Book June 6
George, Jessica Day Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow
Goodman, Allegra The Other Side of the Island
Greenberg, Jan & Sandra Jordan Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Haddix, Margaret Peterson Found Aug 18
Hale, Shannon & Dean Hale Rapunzel’s Revenge July 27
Herlong, M.H. The Great Wide Sea
Law, Ingrid Savvy Nov. 15
Napoli, Donna Jo Mogo, the Third Warthog
Nuzum, K.A. The Leanin’ Dog July 26
O’Connor, Barbara Greetings from Nowhere
Pearson, Ridley Steel Trapp: The Challenge
Qamar, Amjed Beneath My Mother’s Feet Aug. 16
Rutkoski, Marie The Cabinet of Wonders
Scieszka, Jon Knucklehead Aug. 14
Shusterman, Neal Antsy Does Time
Soo, Kean Jellaby
Spradlin, Michael P. Keeper of the Grail
Vande Velde, Vivian Stolen
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One Response

  1. This is a neat personal challenge! I haven’t even heard of most of those books. If I wasn’t about to start school again, and wasn’t already overloaded with challenges, I might follow your example. As it is, I’m going to have to resist the temptation!!

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