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The Early Six: The half-dozen books that will definitely be part of our Heavy Medal Book List
The final list of 15 (or so) titles for our Heavy Medal Book List isn't ready yet, but today we reveal the "Early Six." Find out what we chose and get an early start on your Mock Newbery reading...
The Results Are In! Here’s our updated list of Heavy Medal Mock Newbery nominations
The results are in! Our Heavy Medal Mock Newbery list now includes 58 books, and at least one reader feels that each one of them could wind up winning the 2023 Newbery Medal as the most distinguished children's book of the year.
Graphic novels have earned Newbery recognition three times in the past eight years. Will they break through again in 2023? We take a look at five possible Newbery contenders in the graphic novel format, all of which take place during the middle school years.
A Look Ahead: The Heavy Medal Award Committee, the Final Book List, and the Selection of the Mock Newbery Winner
The Newbery Medal announcement is just three months away. Here's a preview of Heavy Medal activities between now and then, which will include more reader nominations, a mock award committee, a final booklist, high-level book discussion, and two separate Mock Newbery elections.
What does excellence in the area of "Presentation of Information" look like in a children's book? Today we take a deep dive at how "accuracy, clarity, and organization" can play a role in the selection of the Newbery Medal.
In what looks like a strong year for children's fantasy fiction, we look at three excellent titles, each written by an author that has had Newbery recognition in prior years.
A graphic novel and a historical picture book were among the surprise leaders from our first round of Mock Newbery nominations. Here's a closer look at SWIM TEAM by Johnnie Christmas and LOVE IN THE LIBRARY by Maggie Tokuda-Hall, illustrated by Yas Imamura.
October Nomination Results: a mapmaker’s apprentice, the Romanian revolution, and human evolution lead the way
Our first round of nominations is over. 32 people submitted three titles for October. The early leaders are THE LAST MAPMAKER and I MUST BETRAY YOU...but we've got two more rounds to go in November and December.
From a solo canoe journey to the 1989 Romanian Revolution, this year's best children's historical fiction titles represent a wide range of styles, settings, and time periods. Will one or more wind up with a Newbery Medal?
Newbery Committee Inside Insights: How members organize, store, track, and evaluate hundreds of books in a year
Newbery Committee members receive several hundred books every year. How do they keep track of them all as they try to find the single most distinguished title of the year?