June 27, 2015

The Challenge Continues . . . Buckeye Book Award Reading Challenge 1985

And the reading challenge continues!  As stated in a previous post, my librarian friend Ashley Lambacher of the Book Talker and I are hosting the Buckeye Book Award Reading Challenge.  Our goal is to read all the past winners from the children’s book category in chronological order from 1982 to the present.  I will read the K-2 picture book winners and Ashley will read the 4-8/3-5 chapter book winners.  Today I continue my challenge by reading the winner of the K-2 Buckeye Book Award in 1985, The Berenstain Bears Get in a Fight by Stan and Jan Berenstain.

 Get in a Fight teaches forgiveness through the beloved Berentain Bear family.  True to the series, this volume uses simple text and colorful illustrations.  The cartoon features of the Berenstain Bears are popular with children, and they were certainly a favorite of mine while growing up.  This book models an important life lesson.  Brother and Sister Bear begin bickering.  Before long, one little incident snowballs into a big fight.  It takes guidance from Mama and Papa Bear to teach the siblings how to forgive and forget.  I love this book’s moral life lesson about fighting and making up.  I read this book to my daughter, who recognizes and loves the Berenstain Bears.  She enjoyed the illustrations and the story, while I loved that she learned the importance of treating others with kindness and ultimately forgiveness.  It’s easy to see why Get in a Fight was chosen as the Buckeye Book Award winner in 1985.  

Ashley, what Buckeye Book Award winner are your currently reading?  Can’t wait to hear your take on the 1985 chapter book winner.

Would you like to join Ashley and I as we read through Ohio’s award winning books?  We welcome any and all who are interested in participating in this fun reading challenge.  For more information, click here.

1 comment:

  1. The Berenstain Bear books are such classics for teaching important behaviors and manners. I love that this was voted as a winner by kids in 1985, and that your daughter also enjoyed the book.

    Right now, I'm reading Ramona Quimby, Age 8. :)