Call for April Mock Newbery Suggestions
It’s time to share April suggestions as part of the Heavy Medal Mock Newbery process. A month ago, our first round of suggestions got us started with a starting list of 13 titles. As the list of 2022 publications grows, we’ll build this list by soliciting suggestions from readers every month. Details about how suggestions work are in Steven’s March post; here are a couple of key reminders:
- Only books that have been published are eligible. If you’re read an Advanced Reader’s Copy, you will just need to wait until its publication date to suggest it for this blog. We open suggestions for one week on the first Monday of each month.
- It’s okay to suggest titles that others have already selected. That gives us a good sense of which books are connecting with the most readers. But you can only suggest and individual title once during the year.
- We limit suggestions to five titles per month. Less is fine too. The real Newbery Committee typically does not limit the number, but we’re doing it here just to keep things manageable.
Please add your suggestions for April in the comments below between now and Sunday, April 10th. We’ll publish the updated list on April 11th.
About Emily Mroczek-Bayci
Emily Mroczek (Bayci) is a freelance children’s librarian in the Chicago suburbs. She served on the 2019 Newbery committee. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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