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 6, 2023 by Steven Engelfried
Heavy Medal readers have nominated a total of 52 books (so far) as the most likely contenders for the 2024 Newbery Medal. Check out the full list of titles.
October 30, 2023 by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
It's time for the second round of nominations. Pick two titles you think are deserving of the 2024 Newbery. Medal.
October 2, 2023 by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
At Heavy Medal, we try to follow the processes of the real Newbery Committee when we can, one of those is nominations. On the real Committee, each of the 15 members nominate 7 Newbery deserving titles with written justifications over the next three months. Nominated titles are the only ones on the final Newbery table. […]
December 12, 2022 by Steven Engelfried
It's the season for Best Books of the Year lists! How does our Heavy Medal nominations list compare to the children's books selected by journals, libraries, newspapers, and bloggers as their top titles of the year?
December 5, 2022 by Steven Engelfried
Check out the final list of nominations from Heavy Medal readers. Nearly 70 books were identified as possible contenders for the 2023 Newbery Medal. Will one of these wind up the winner?
November 28, 2022 by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
It's your final opportunity to nominate titles for the Heavy Medal Mock Newbery Award. After selecting a total of five books previously, readers may now select two more, for a total of seven. Share your titles and the reason why you chose them, and we'll reveal the final totals soon.
November 25, 2022 by Steven Engelfried
As the year nears its end, Heavy Medal readers (and real Newbery Committee members) select two final books to add to the official list of nominated titles. Do you pick your personal favorite? The most likely winners? Take a chance with a long shot? We offer some possible strategies for this final choice and invite readers to share their own.
November 7, 2022 by Steven Engelfried
The results are in! Our Heavy Medal Mock Newbery list now includes 58 books, and at least one reader feels that each one of them could wind up winning the 2023 Newbery Medal as the most distinguished children's book of the year.
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