December 4, 2023 by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
Check out the final list of nominations from Heavy Medal readers. Nearly 60 books were identified as possible contenders for the 2023 Newbery Medal. Will one of these wind up the winner?
November 29, 2023 by Steven Engelfried
Last year's Newbery Medal book, FREEWATER, was written by a debut author. Could it happen again? Our Wednesday Round-Up looks at possible Newbery contenders by first-time authors.
November 26, 2023 by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
Now is the time to submit your final nominations for the 2024 Heavy Medal Mock Newbery Award.
November 24, 2023 by Steven Engelfried
From NUMBER THE STARS to HOLES, the 1990s was a decade of memorable children's books. Take our "Debating the Decades" poll and cast your vote on the best Newbery (and non-Newbery) books from that period. And check out the just-released results of our 2000-2009 poll.
November 20, 2023 by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
I know we already had a graphic novel round-up a in September, but I think in a year of so many strong titles- it deserves a revisit. We haven’t had a graphic novel win a medal or honor since 2019, so maybe now is the time. I’ll revisit my top three here along with their […]
November 15, 2023 by Steven Engelfried
Two books have been at the top of Heavy Medal's Mock Newbery lists for most of the year. Are they truly the most likely Medal winners so far?
November 13, 2023 by Steven Engelfried
30 titles on our list 52 titles receiving nominations so far in our Heavy Medal Mock Newbery process have received just one vote so far. Which ones have the best chance to be a surprise Medal winner?
November 3, 2023 by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
In this Friday exercise, we take a look at the best delineation of setting in 2024 contenders.
November 1, 2023 by Steven Engelfried
The age range for the Newbery Medal goes all the way up to age 14. In today's YA Round-Up we look at some of this year's best books that approach (or maybe pass) that upper end of the age-range.
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