September 29, 2023 by Steven Engelfried
Remember the great kids' books of the 2010s? Ivan, Merci, and so many more! In the first of our "Debating Decades" poll, we'll revisit the best books of 2010-2019 and give readers the chance to weigh in on their personal favorites, children's picks, and the books with the highest literary quality.
September 25, 2023 by Steven Engelfried
Will any of the titles on the National Book Award's Longlist for Young People's Literature turn out to be Newbery contenders as well? We look at the 10 titles, paying extra attention to SIMON SORT OF SAYS and THE LOST YEAR.
September 20, 2023 by Steven Engelfried
It's a Wednesday Roundup of some of the top nonfiction contenders for the 2024 Newbery Medal, with topics ranging from microbes and molecules to orcas and the Internet.
September 15, 2023 by Steven Engelfried
The Newbery Medal announcement is still four months away, but it's never too early to start speculating. In today's "Friday Feedback" exercise, we're asking readers to name your current top two Newbery contenders as of mid-September.
September 8, 2023 by Steven Engelfried
Meet the Heavy Medal bloggers, Emily and Steven. Learn about their favorite books and find out what they did last summer. And you're invited to share a bit about yourself too, as we get ready for our Mock Newbery discussions to kick off next week!
August 7, 2023 by Steven Engelfried
Our running list of potential Newbery contenders has jumped to 74 titles! Check out the full list of suggestions contributed by Heavy Medal readers as we get ready for Mock Newbery discussions that will kick off in early September.
August 1, 2023 by Steven Engelfried
Read any Newbery contenders lately? Maybe a great collection of funny poems? Or a sequel to an all-time favorite? Now's the time to add your suggestions to our running list of 2024 Mock Newbery candidates on Heavy Medal.
June 13, 2023 by Steven Engelfried
We're nearly halfway through 2023 and our updated list of Heavy Medal Mock Newbery Suggestions is now up to 55 titles. Will one of these wind being chosen for the 2024 Medal?
June 5, 2023 by Steven Engelfried
Our list of books to consider for our 2024 Heavy Medal Mock Newbery stands at 38. Now's the time to add to that number by sharing your June suggestions. Add up to five titles in the comments and we'll keep building a list of the best children's books of the year.
April 10, 2023 by Steven Engelfried
Check out our updated list of Mock Newbery possibilities through early April. These 26 titles have been suggested by Heavy Medal readers as potential contenders for the 2024 Newbery Medal.
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