MORE 'NEWBERY-AWARD' POSTS
Today for our Wednesday round up we focus on the best books in verse of 2023.
Heavy Medal readers have nominated a total of 52 books (so far) as the most likely contenders for the 2024 Newbery Medal. Check out the full list of titles.
The age range for the Newbery Medal goes all the way up to age 14. In today's YA Round-Up we look at some of this year's best books that approach (or maybe pass) that upper end of the age-range.
From BUD, NOT BUDDY to THE GRAVEYARD BOOK, the first decade of the 21st century was filled with excellent award-winning books. Cast your vote for your favorites in our newest "Debating Decades" poll!
Can you tell a Newbery book from its first lines? Probably not, but that won't stop us from looking at how several 2024 Medal contenders manage to intrigue and hook young readers on the very first page.
It's been almost seven years since the Newbery Medal was awarded to a picture book. Our Picture Book Round-Up looks at possible contenders for the 2024 Medal.
Who is your favorite children's book character of the year? Is it the pioneer girl trying to earn her own home? The robot battling ocean pollution? Or maybe the coyote-dog in the big park? Share your top choices in today's First Friday Mock-Newbery Exercise.
Today’s round-up is a tough category with not many suggestions, which makes me sad to be honest. Easy readers and early chapter books are a tough sell for Newbery glory, though they reach such an important demographic: people learning to read! In an earlier post someone mentioned if Frog and Toad set the bar too […]
Our first round of Heavy Medal Mock Newbery nominations is complete. The results show two clear leaders tied at the top, with another 33 excellent titles put forward by readers. View the complete list here.
It's Poetry Time on Heavy Medal! For our Wednesday Round-up, we look at several excellent collections and wonder...will this be the year for a poetry Newbery Medal?