November 11, 2022 by Steven Engelfried
The final list of 15 (or so) titles for our Heavy Medal Book List isn't ready yet, but today we reveal the "Early Six." Find out what we chose and get an early start on your Mock Newbery reading...
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.
October 26, 2022 by Steven Engelfried
The Newbery Medal announcement is just three months away. Here's a preview of Heavy Medal activities between now and then, which will include more reader nominations, a mock award committee, a final booklist, high-level book discussion, and two separate Mock Newbery elections.
October 10, 2022 by Steven Engelfried
Our first round of nominations is over. 32 people submitted three titles for October. The early leaders are THE LAST MAPMAKER and I MUST BETRAY YOU...but we've got two more rounds to go in November and December.
September 30, 2022 by Steven Engelfried
Newbery Committee members receive several hundred books every year. How do they keep track of them all as they try to find the single most distinguished title of the year?
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 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.
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