Saturday, December 8, 2007

Printz Award Challenge

To participate in the Printz Award Challenge, choose 6 books that have won the Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature OR one of the Honor books. The challenge runs from January 2008 to December 2008.

Here is a list of all the award winners and honor books since 2000
. The award hasn't been around very long, but since each year has several honor books, you should find plenty to choose from.

You may overlap with other challenges. You may change your list at any time.

If you would like to be able to post your reviews of your challenge books in this blog, just take the following steps:

1. Leave your email address in the comments, in this format: dewpie at gmail dot com. You will be invited to be a member of this blog. If you want your email deleted from the comments even though it's in that spam-avoiding format, just let us know; either Athena or Dewey will delete it.

2. When you post, make the title of your posts the name of the book and your name. Example: "Fun Home review by Dewey."

3. Give the post labels: your name, the name of the book, the name of the author and whatever else you think is suitable.

4. Please link to your blog in your post. I know that a lot of people who post in shared challenge blogs are shy about doing this because they feel like they're being link whores or something, but for me at least, if I really enjoy your review or writing style, I want an easy way to get to your regular blog.

5. Oh, and if you'd like, you may also post your list of challenge books here. Just label the post with your name.


Becky said...

laney_po AT yahoo DOT com

I'd love to join the blog.

alisonwonderland said...

alisonwonderlandUT AT gmail DOT com

thanks, dewey and athena!

Abby said...

amjohnson AT gmail DOT com

Such fun! Thanks!

Edgy said...

booker13 AT gmail DOT com

Hmm. It's a lot harder to write out an e-mail address that way than you would think.


Christian a.k.a. Edgy

Heidi said...

would listening to one or some of the books count? I already have "The Book Thief" in my queue for the ipod.

Dewey said...

Heidi: Of course! Audiobooks certainly count.

Anyone reading this: I could use some help to get caught up with this blog. Would someone like administrative privileges to add participants in the sidebar and invite people to this blog with email? Someone who knows how blogspot blogs work?

Abby said...

Dewey, I'm happy to help out with the admin stuff on the blog! :D

Jessica said...

penrynsdreams AT gmail DOT com

Great idea! This will (hopefully) finally get me to read some of these books I've been neglecting.

Dewey said...

Abby! Great! As you can see, I'm really extremely behind on that. I'll make you an administrator.

Star, I'm sorry your comment stayed up for weeks when you asked to have it removed.

Dewey said...

Ok, I have everyone above this comment invited, but I don't have the participants in the sidebar updated.

Dewey said...

Another thing that either you could do, Abby, is go to the post on my blog about the challenge and invite anyone who signed up for the challenge to participate over here. I'm still behind on even getting their links in my own post. Next time I host a challenge, I'm definitely using Mr Linky! :)

Abby said...

Done! I think I got everybody else who signed up... as people respond to the invites I'll add them to the sidebar. :)

Heidi said...

Hi! I've already begun reading, but I didn't want to ask you to add me until I got my list together.

Could you still add me?

enji AT comcast DOT net


Abby said...

Okay, Heidi, you've been added! Thanks for joining us! :D