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Mr. Reed reads the Newberys

In 2022, the Newbery Medal – one of the best-known awards for children's literature – will turn 100 years old. To celebrate, I've read every Newbery winner from 1922 to now. I started fresh, so even the ones I've read in the past I read again. I read in no particular order, reviewing each one as I went.

I've laughed, I've cried. (Well, almost.) I've been astonished at how good many of the books are, and even more astonished at how bad a few of them are. Most of all, I've learned a lot. Scroll down to read more and check out the reviews.

Steve Reed
Library Circulation Assistant

January 2022


About Steve Reed

Steve Reed, who spent more than 20 years as a journalist with the New York Times Regional Newspaper Group, has worked in the Mellon Library since 2013. He loves reading and counts several Newbery winners among his favorite children's books.