January 30, 2020 by Roxanne Hsu Feldman
The 2020 Newbery season is behind us and the 2021 Heavy Medal Mock Newbery Award process is about to start!
January 27, 2020 by Annisha Jeffries
The winners have been announced. It was fun and wonderful to see how HMC were in sync with the Newbery Committee. Great job everyone!
January 26, 2020 by Steven Engelfried
"Lalani of the Distant Sea" by Erin Entrada Kelly won the Heavy Medal Readers poll by a single vote over Jerry Craft's "New Kid." 125 Heavy Medal readers took part in the poll.
January 23, 2020 by Steven Engelfried
After weeks of rigorous book discussion, the Heavy Medal Committee has voted for the 2020 Mock Newbery book. And the winner is....not decided. No book emerged as a clear winner, so look for more intense book discussion today, followed by a second ballot.
January 22, 2020 by Roxanne Hsu Feldman
Nonfiction titles seldom win the Newbery. Here at Heavy Medal, we always include a few nonfiction on our top contenders list. Will Torpedoed, a finely crafted and suspenseful historical account, win over 15 Heavy Medal Award Committee members' hearts and take home the gold medal? Read Sam Leopold's introduction and join the conversation.
by Travis Jonker
Good Comics for Kids
by Lori Henderson
The Classroom Bookshelf
by Erika Thulin Dawes
Teen Librarian Toolbox
by Amanda MacGregor
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