January 13, 2022 by Steven Engelfried
Our discussion of the 15 books on our Heavy Medal Book List winds up this week. Now's your chance to add any final thoughts to our Mock Newbery discussion before our Final 5 is decided this weekend.
December 26, 2021 by Steven Engelfried
Over the next few weeks, members of the Heavy Medal Award Committee will introduce and discuss all 15 titles on our Mock Newbery Book List. Here's a rundown of how the discussions and the balloting will roll out.
December 20, 2021 by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
Meet the members of this year’s Heavy Medal Award Committee! These 14 readers will discuss 15 of the year’s best children’s books, culminating in a live Zoom Discussion and a ballot to select our 2022 Mock Newbery Winner.
December 8, 2021 by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
Its' time to form the Heavy Medal Award Committee (HMAC). If you would like to play a deeper role in the Heavy Medal discussions, please submit an interest form by Saturday December 11 at 5 p.m.
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.
May 10, 2021 by Steven Engelfried
Our newly updated Mock-Newbery list includes 15 new title suggestions from readers. Have you read any of these potential Newbery Medal contenders?
May 3, 2021 by Steven Engelfried
Read any excellent new children's books in the past month? Now's the latest opportunity to add your recommended titles to our "suggestion list" on Heavy Medal. Share authors and titles in the comments section by May 9th and we will add them to our steadily growing Mock Newbery book list.
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