The Newbery Challenge: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

It's Newbery Day! Colby Sharp and I are celebrating Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH. I cannot wait to watch Colby's video. I predict it will feature some of my favorite #kidlit people. 

Head on over to Colby's blog

A Note from Travis Jonker 

While it was fun to redo the covers of some of the earliest Newbery winners, I like that we’re getting into more modern times.
Today we have a book that I still run into quite a bit – especially on the classroom read-aloud and literature circle circuit (if you want to start a literature circle blog, might I suggest naming it “Lit Circle Circuit”). Here it is...


  1. Love how you decorated everything for Tad Hill! It would feel special as an author visiting your library!

    Do all of the students get to meet with Tad? Do they sit on the floor? Did they all get to order one of his books?

  2. I like Travis' idea of doing a Lit Circle Circuit blog! We are big on those at school. I should start highlighting books that would work well for that purpose! Thanks Travis!

  3. I just commented on Mr. Colby's blog about this book - my memory of Mrs. Frisby is that my 7th grade English teacher read it aloud to us, and I was captivated by it! That teacher was pretty progressive to be reading aloud to 7th graders in 1979!

  4. I love Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH. And I love how you prepare for author visits. :-)


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