Newbery Challenge: Hitty: Her First Hundred Years

Mr. Sharp and I kick off the 1930s with Hitty: Her First Hundred Years.

Head on over to Mr. Sharp's blog to hear his thoughts on Hitty. Also, watch his "The 20s in Review" video.

Newbery Medal, 1930

At least Hitty never encountered a shark.

You can buy your own Hitty Preble doll and booklet for $27.00. The seller guarantees that Hitty slept overnight in the Preble house.

Travis Jonker is attempting to re-cover every Newbery-winning book. He designed the cover on the right.

Borrow Hitty: Her First Hundred Years from your school or public library. Whenever possible, please support independent bookshops.


  1. Great video review. Have you ever read the adaptation by Rosemary Wells? Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Your video made me laugh out loud. I could absolutely picture you on Michigan Ave with the tourists trying to figure out what you were doing. :) Looking for that 60th anniversary edition now - awesome!


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