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Vintage Children’s Literature Reading Challenge 2013

on March 5, 2013

Vintage Children’s Literature Reading Challenge 2013

Vintage Childrens lit

1. Only titles published before the year 2000 count.  So that means only the first three Harry Potter novels would qualify for this challenge.
2.  The challenge focuses mainly on novels but you can choose picture books or collections of short stories or non-fiction,  if you desire.
3.  Challenge runs from 31st of January to the 31st of December 2013 and you can sign up at any time.
4. You don’t need a blog to participate, you can just sign up and for each book read just leave a comment on the monthly post for the challenge or you could link to your goodreads page, facebook, twitter, whatever you can think of.
5. Choose a level.
6. Write an introduction post with the badge and a link back here.  Maybe outline some of the titles you plan to read.
7. Any format counts, including e-books and audio books, re-reads count as do double ups with other challenges.


Gumnut baby – four books.  (the gumnut babies are the most famous characters by Australian children’s author illustrator May Gibbs.)

Alice – six books – you are entering into the wonderland of childhood.

Mary Poppins – ten books – you have a serious interest in the world of the young.

Peter Pan – twelve books or more – you clearly are still in touch with your inner child.

This is my favourite type of children’s literature! As a child the books I loved most were The Secret Garden, Anne of Green Gables, Little Women and What Katy Did. I’m moving house soon, so all my old classics will soon be rescued from the loft, and I can’t wait to re-read them all! As I’ve already reviewed 4 at the time of writing this, I’m going to aim for Peter Pan level – here goes!

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1. The Cat in the Hat, by Dr Seuss (1957)

2. I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!, by Dr Seuss (1978)

3. George’s Marvellous Medicineby Roald Dahl (1981)

4. To Kill a Mockingbirdby Harper Lee (1960)

5. What Katy Did, by Susan Coolidge (1872)


7 responses to “Vintage Children’s Literature Reading Challenge 2013

  1. Arabella says:

    Hi Kayleigh, I am so sorry it has taken me so long to visit and thank you for participating.
    Love your blog by the way. Great choices To kill a Mockingbird is really a great title, well they all are, my favourite Dr Seuss is Places you’ll go so great choice for adding Dr Suess. and Roald Dahl you can’t go wrong there.
    Happy reading!

  2. Jill London says:

    I’m seriously thinking of doing this too. I love children’s books!
    Thanks for visiting my blog and following, Kayleigh. It’s much appreciated 🙂

    • Kayleigh says:

      Do it, children’s books are the best! You’re welcome, thanks for viewing mine :-).

      • Jill London says:

        Ok, I’m gonna do it! I have a few on my to-read list anyway so it’s a good excuse.
        Hopefully I’m showing up as following you btw. Let me know if not cause I’m having my doubts about whether my reader is actually following the blogs I’m clicking on :-/

      • Kayleigh says:

        Good choice! I’m still unpacking at the moment, so I’m on my phone and not sure how to check if you are! Thank you though, it’s appreciated :-).

  3. […] What Katy Did qualifies under the Vintage Children’s Literature Challenge I’m currently completing – check it out! […]

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