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The highly anticipated final installment of the Arc of a Scythe series, The Toll, hit the street just two weeks ago and delivers a strong finish of a stellar series. Will Heavy Medal readers support it for our own Mock Newbery selection? Read the analysis and the comments!
Top 17 Heavy Medal nominated titles are revealed and some of the big names in Children's Literature: Kelly, Kadohata, DiCamillo, Reynolds, Henkes, are featured on this list, but none are front runners!
Heavy Medal readers are invited to nominate their first three titles that they consider strong contenders for the 2020 Newbery.
How High the Moon, The Moon Within, Over the Moon - three highly regarded books from 2019: what are their chances at a Newbery win?
Author of Real Friends and Best Friends, two graphic novel memoirs, Shannon Hale talks about her writing and collaboration process and her wishes for Newbery committee members when evaluating graphic narratives.
Kwame Alexander's powerful picture book The Undefeated, Jo Ann Allen Boyce's This Promise of Change, and Jasmine Warga's Other Words for Home are all verse narratives. Given the increasing popularity of verse presentations, all three might have a shot at the 2020 Newbery!
One of the most suggested titles from Heavy Medal readers to-date, Eventown deals with grief, emotions, and love with an alter-reality setting and a suspenseful plot line.
Thank you for all who have been talking to us via the Comments in the past week. Please continue engaging on book discussion posts in the coming weeks/months. At this time, Steven, Annisha, and I would love to see more reader suggestions. Since we will start the official “nomination” process in a month or so, […]
We are so excited to be able to offer even more perspectives this year here at Heavy Medal! Annisha, welcome welcome welcome! Roxanne: Now that we’ve had been reading the many reader suggestions (more than 60 titles!), perhaps we could each pick 2 or 3 that we would love to see advance far in the […]
This latest round of reader suggestions saw two new titles (marked with *) and additional support for those already on the list. (The list is now 66 titles long.) . The fall publication season will come fast and furious – keep your reading eyes peeled for worthy titles. I’m personally excited about a few August […]