Mini-Challenge #1 was announced in February. You earn one bonus point for each book you read from the 2014 winners. You can check out more about Mini-Challenge #1 by clicking here.
Mini-Challenge #2 is a little bit different. If you read all of the medal winners and honor books from one year, you get 2 bonus points. For example, in 2004, the Newbery Medal winner was The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo. The Honor Books were Olive's Ocean by Kevin Henkes and An American Plague by Jim Murphy. If you read all three of these books, you would normally get 7 points (3 + 2 + 2). But because they are all from the same year, you would also get 2 bonus points - which means reading three books would earn you a total of 9 points!
Enjoy your reading! And enjoy boosting your points!
As always, check out the Newbery Reading Challenge headquarters for all details on this challenge. This is also where you can post your reviews.
And stay tuned for Mini-Challenge #3, coming on July 24!