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Read any excellent new children's books in the past month? Now's the latest opportunity to add your recommended titles to our "suggestion list" on Heavy Medal. Share authors and titles in the comments section by May 9th and we will add them to our steadily growing Mock Newbery book list.
We're 10 months away from the 2022 Newbery Medal announcement, but it's never too soon to start reading. If you've read any early 2021 publications that might have a chance at the Medal, add your suggestions to our monthly list between now and March 7th.
With the announcement of the 2021 Newbery Medal, this season of Heavy Medal comes to a close. We’ll return in September to look at the most likely (and maybe some unlikely) contenders for the 2022 Newbery Medal. Between now and then, we’ll build a reading list of the top 2021 title by asking readers to […]
Discussion of the 15 titles on the Heavy Medal Book List begins Monday! Here's a quick look at how the book discussion will work.
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 2021 Mock Newbery Winner.
Discussion of the 15 books on our Heavy Medal Mock Newbery Book List begins on December 28th. Check out the schedule of titles, and mark your calendar for the final Live Zoom Discussion on January 22nd.
The Heavy Medal Award Committee Still Needs Volunteers! The original list of volunteer committee members was lost, so this is a second chance for any volunteers willing to read, write about, and discuss 15 of the best children's books of the year.
If you signed-up for the Heavy Medal Award Committee last week, please re-submit your volunteer form this weekend, due to a technology error.
Due to an unfortunate error, the names of all 18 Heavy Medal Award Committee members who just volunteered have been lost. If you were one of these 18 volunteers, please resubmit the form as soon as possible.
The volunteer request for the Heavy Medal Award Committee went out today...and all spots have already been filled. The HMAC will begin discussing the Mock Newbery Finalists in late December.