2024 Heavy Medal Mock Newbery Book List
It was a less dramatic (and faster) phone call than usual, but we have a 2024 Heavy Medal Mock Newbery book list. From the 58 nominated titles, we narrowed it down to 16 (I tried for 20 but Steven wasn’t having it).
These are the titles we will discuss in-depth on Heavy Medal Dec. 27- Jan. 12.
Are you disappointed about any titles we left off our list? Us too. But have no fear, there is a blog post Friday discussing them. And they still have a chance of winning the actual Newbery medal.
Also, a friendly reminder- you have until tomorrow Thursday Dec. 14th at 6 p.m. EST to volunteer for the Heavy Medal Award Committee and until Friday to cast your votes in our latest Debating Decades poll.
And with that, here in alphabetical order, are the 16 books on the 2024 Heavy Medal Mock Newbery Book List (HMBL).
AN AMERICAN STORY- Kwame Alexander
A FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING- Dan Santat
ALEBRIJES- Donna Barba Higuera
CHINESE MENU- Grace Lin
EB & FLOW- Kelly J. Baptist
THE EYES AND THE IMPOSSIBLE- Dave Eggers
GONE WOLF- Amber McBride
THE LABORS OF HERCULES BEAL- Gary D. Schmidt
THE LOST YEAR-Katherine Marsh
THE MANY ASSASSINATIONS OF SAMIR, THE SELLER OF DREAMS- Daniel Nayeri
MEXIKID- Pedro Martin
MY HEAD HAS A BELLYACHE- Chris Harris
THE MONA LISA VANISHES- Nicholas Day
THE SKULL- Jon Klassen
SIMON SORT OF SAYS- Erin Bow
A WALK IN THE WOODS- Nikki Grimes
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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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