December 22, 2023 by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
The results are in from our final “Debating the Decades” poll! In our two polls, we asked Heavy Medal readers to cast votes on Newbery books from the 2010s and the 2000’s. Readers viewed three categories: Newbery Medal Books, Honor Books, and selected Non-Newbery titles.. With each group, readers picked the top book in three […]
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.
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.
January 28, 2022 by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
The Heavy Medal bloggers received many thoughtful questions during their live Mock Newbery discussions and answered some of them in on Heavy Medal.
November 26, 2021 by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
On this Flashback Friday of the holiday weekend, let's take inspiration from the Newbery symposium and come up with some fun Newbery themed desserts. What's your favorite? Crown: an Ode to the Rice Krispy? or Last Call for Whipped Cream?
November 2, 2021 by Steven Engelfried
Heavy Medal readers are invited to take part in the Newbery 100th Anniversary Mini-Poll on School Library Journal's website. Click the link to SLJ.com and share your opinions about the award's history, its most popular books, and how the medal impacts readers.
October 22, 2021 by Steven Engelfried
As part of our monthly look at the Newbery's 100th Anniversary, we're asking readers to weigh in on the books and authors that have never been awarded the Newbery Medal. Cast your vote in three polls, then let us know why you believe your choices might have deserved Newbery recognition.
September 24, 2021 by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
On the fourth Friday of each month during the 100th anniversary year of the Newbery Medal, we will take break from 2021 books and look at past Newbery authors and titles. Today we focus on influential authors of Newbery past.
Politics in Practice
by John Chrastka
Good Comics for Kids
by Lori Henderson
100 Scope Notes
by Travis Jonker
by Travis Jonker
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