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For the next five months, Heavy Medal will be taking an in-depth look at the best children's books of the year as part of our 2023 Mock Newbery process. Here's a preview of what's in store....
2022 is almost halfway through, and Heavy Medal's list of suggested contenders for the 2023 Newbery Medal continues to grow. Add your June recommendations this week!
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.
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.
Meet the members of this year’s Heavy Medal Award Committee! These 14 readers will discuss 15 of the year’s best children’s books, culminating in a live Zoom Discussion and a ballot to select our 2022 Mock Newbery Winner.
Volunteers Wanted: Join the Heavy Medal Award Committee
Its' time to form the Heavy Medal Award Committee (HMAC). If you would like to play a deeper role in the Heavy Medal discussions, please submit an interest form by Saturday December 11 at 5 p.m.
With nearly 70 titles on our Heavy Medal Book List, we need to narrow it down to 12-15. Please fill out our poll by Saturday December 11 at 5:00 to help us determine which titles we should discuss.
59 books have been suggested so far and it's no surprise that most titles are middle grade. Here we take a look at Heavy Medal suggestions by the numbers.
Hello Heavy Medal friends! My name is Emily Mroczek (Bayci) and I am Steven’s new partner in blogging this season of Heavy Medal. I am a freelance children’s librarian in the Chicago suburbs (still figuring out what that means) and a mother of two book loving (and eating) babies! In 2019, I served on the […]
The Mock Newbery season is here on Heavy Medal. The next few months will be filled with book discussions, nominations, a Mock election, and occasional conversations about the 100 years of the Medal's history.