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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 […]
It's time to suggest up to five titles of 2022 Newbery eligible books, for our April suggestion list.
With the announcement of the 2022 Newbery Medal, this season of Heavy Medal comes to a close. We’ll return in September to look at contenders for the 2023 Newbery Medal. Between now and then, we’ll build a reading list of the top 20212 titles by asking readers to submit monthly discussions.
The Heavy Medal bloggers received many thoughtful questions during their live Mock Newbery discussions and answered some of them in on Heavy Medal.
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.
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. […]
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.
Don't forget to sign up for our live discussion and voting for the 2022 Heavy Medal Mock Newbery on Friday January 21st at 1:00 p.m. ET.
One of the most loved books on Heavy Medal this season was Red, White, and Whole by Rajani LaRocca. Heavy Medal committee member Andrea Tyler introduces its' strengths.