September 11, 2023 by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
To start off our Heavy Medal Mock Newbery season, Steven and I wrote back and forth about the books we’ve read and the books we’re looking forward to reading. Please join us with your own thoughts in the comment section below, and also be sure to take our Beginning of the Year Check-In survey as well, where you can vote for your own early favorites by genre.
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!
September 6, 2023 by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
After compiling suggestions for the past six months, now is the time to finally start year 16 of Mock Newbery Discussions. Here’s a rough summary of what’s in store on this blog for the next five months.
February 2, 2022 by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
With the announcement of the 2022 Newbery Medal, this season of Heavy Medal comes to a close. We’ll return in September to look at contenders for the 2023 Newbery Medal. Between now and then, we’ll build a reading list of the top 20212 titles by asking readers to submit monthly discussions.
September 9, 2021 by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
Hello Heavy Medal friends! My name is Emily Mroczek (Bayci) and I am Steven’s new partner in blogging this season of Heavy Medal. I am a freelance children’s librarian in the Chicago suburbs (still figuring out what that means) and a mother of two book loving (and eating) babies! In 2019, I served on the […]
September 7, 2021 by Steven Engelfried
The Mock Newbery season is here on Heavy Medal. The next few months will be filled with book discussions, nominations, a Mock election, and occasional conversations about the 100 years of the Medal's history.
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!
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