In a month of 47 titles suggested for the Heavy Medal Mock Newbery- Anybody Here Seen Frenchie? and The Last Mapmaker have made their way up the list.
We’re already in the month of MAY (don’t ask me how that happens!) And it is time for a new month of Heavy Medal suggestions. Details about how suggestions work are in Steven’s March post; but remember: No more than five suggestions, please save the rest for next month! (Less is fine too) Stick to […]
Eighteen new titles were suggested this month, bringing us to a list of 32 total suggestions for the 2023 Heavy Medal Mock Newbery. I’m excited to have quite the expansive reading list. Imagine where the committee is now, with 15 members having no limit of suggested titles. (I may have gone overboard on suggestions some […]
Nearly 150 readers participated in the Heavy Medal Mock Newbery Reader's Poll. Check out the full results here.
There were more than 400 attendees at Heavy Medal's live Zoom Mock Newbery webcast where STARFISH won the Heavy Medal Mock Award and AMBER and CLAY claimed an honor.
The 2022 Heavy Medal Reader's Poll is now open. Choose your top three titles from our list of 15 finalists. You can also write-in your top choice. Cast your ballot by Saturday, June 22nd.
There are so many strong titles and possibilities for the 2022 Newbery. Here are some predictions in many different categories.
The votes were tight and the discussion was strong, but we finally have a final five Heavy Medal Book List. They are, in alphabetical order: AMBER AND CLAY JUST LIKE THAT OPHIE’S GHOSTS STARFISH WATERCRESS These are the five we will discuss in our live Zoom conversation on Friday, January 21 at 1 p.m. EST. […]
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.
Andrea Wang's WATERCRESS is a gorgeous picture book with exemplary prose and juxtaposition says Heavy Medal Award Committee member Stephanie Saggione in her introduction. Join our Mock Newbery discussion of this picture book.
Next up in our Mock Newbery discussion: TOO BRIGHT TO SEE by Kyle Lukoff, described by Heavy Medal Award Committee member Amanda Bishop as "a tender and beautiful book about identity, grief, and growing up."
Lisa Fipp's STARFISH is an "incredible novel in verse," says Heavy Medal Award Committee member Aryssa Damon in her introduction. Join our Mock Newbery discussion of this debut novel.