MORE 'BOOK-DISCUSSION' POSTS
In MILO IMAGINES THE WORLD, Matt de la Peña's writing "excels with beautiful imagery, metaphors, and alliteration," says Heavy Medal Award Committee member Megan Howes. Could this be one of the rare picture books to earn Newbery recognition?
Let’s talk about the one graphic novel on our Heavy Medal Mock Newbery list this year. THE LEGEND OF AUNTIE PO by Shing Yin Khor is a historical graphic novel with a bit of a reimagining of the Paul Bunyan tall tale thrown in.
THE LAST CUENTISTA is "an incredible novel that underscores the power of storytelling," says Heavy Medal Award Committee Christy Brennen. Join our discussion of the latest title in our Mock Newbery.
Now up for discussion in our Heavy Medal Mock Newbery: HARRY VERSUS THE FIRST 100 DAYS OF SCHOOL by Emilyl Jenkins, who brings readers into "a classroom with first graders each day, using children's daily conversations."
In THE GENIUS UNDER THE TABLE, Eugene Yelchin's "carefully crafted descriptions, along with his illustrations, paint a vivid picture of a mundane yet harrowing life," according to Heavy Medal Award Committee member Dawn Dvorak. This unique memoir is now up for discussion as part of the Heavy Medal Mock Newbery.
On our third day of discussion we feature a long form non fiction title, Fallout by Steve Sheinkin, a look at the Cold War.
Our Mock Newbery discussion turns to THE BEATRYCE PROPHECY, in which two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo "weaves a strong moment in history with almost magical moments and stories within stories." Heavy Medal Award Committee member Aryssa Damron introduces this engaging novel and we invite readers to join in.
Laura Amy Schlitz uses many styles and forms of writing to tell the story of Melisto and Rhaskos in the complex work of Amber & Clay.
Over the next few weeks, members of the Heavy Medal Award Committee will introduce and discuss all 15 titles on our Mock Newbery Book List. Here's a rundown of how the discussions and the balloting will roll out.
Heavy Medal will take a short break before diving into our in-depth book discussions on Monday. December 27th. Now it's the time for re-reading (or reading any titles you missed so we can be ready to discuss.)