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Johannes the dog, also known as "The Eyes," is the hero of THE EYES AND THE IMPOSSIBLE. Is this unique work of animal fiction a leading contender for the Newbery Medal? Join our Heavy Medal Mock Newbery discussion of this book.
In EB & FLOW, Kelly J. Baptist shows how the two participants in a school fight react in the aftermath, using free verse from two distinct points of view. Here's a close look at the potential contender for the Newbery Medal.
Donna Barbra Higuera won the 2022 Newbery Medal for THE LAST CUENTISTA. This year she published ALEBRIJES, a stand-alone companion to that earlier book. Will this imaginative dystopian fiction work earn a second Newbery Medal. We discuss its chances as part of our Heavy Medal Mock Newbery.
Author/Illustrator Dan Santat has already won a Caldecott Medal. Will his graphic novel A FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING earn him Newbery recognition this year? It's now up for discussion as part of our Heavy Medal Mock Newbery.
Meet the 16 members of the 2024 Heavy Medal Award Committee. These book-loving volunteers will read and discuss all 16 titles on our Heavy Medal Book List, then choose our Mock Newbery winner in our live Zoom event on January 19th.
In a couple weeks we'll begin discussing the 16 books on our Heavy Medal Book List. Some great books were left off of that list, though...will one of them wind up winning the Newbery Medal?
How do the Best Books of the Year lists from children's book review journals compare to our list of top Newbery contenders?
Help us finalize our Heavy Medal Book List by taking our "Narrow-It-Down Poll." Your votes on this year's possible Newbery Medal contenders will help us develop our final Mock Newbery list of 12-15 titles.
The newly revised Newbery Manual came out a few months ago. We highlight some key changes and how they affect the work of the Newbery Committee (and Mock Newbery groups like Heavy Medal)
Last year's Newbery Medal book, FREEWATER, was written by a debut author. Could it happen again? Our Wednesday Round-Up looks at possible Newbery contenders by first-time authors.