The National Book Foundation announced the longlist for the 2022 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature (YPL) last week. The Award works a bit differently than the Newbery. Publishers pay to submit titles, and a longlist, shortlist and winner is announced. There are separate panel committees for the different age groups. In 2021, 1,892 […]
Take a look at the results of our Heavy Medal beginning of the year check-in to see readers top titles for the 2023 Newbery so far this year.
It looks like a strong year for fiction, but Steven's top 2 children's books of the year so far are a picture book and a science book. Heavy Medal readers are invited to share their own top 2 and let us know why they might fare well in a Newbery Medal discussion.
Bloggers Emily and Steven share their early Mock Newbery favorites and look ahead to intriguing titles that will be released soon. Readers are invited to join the discussion and vote for their own current front runners in our online survey.
Learn a little about Emily and Steven, this year's Heavy Medal Bloggers, and tell them about yourself!
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....
Here's our updated list of possible contenders for the 2023 Newbery Medal, compiled from monthly suggestions from Heavy Medal readers. In the coming weeks and months we'll look closer at many of these titles, along with the best fall releases, during out Heavy Medal Mock Newbery process.
It's the final round of Heavy Medal suggestions. Submit up to five titles already published in 2022 to add to our list.
Seven new titles were suggested in August. The top three titles are very different genres (dual voices/verse, fantasy, historical) which doesn't happen very often.
Read any great children's book lately? If so, and if they're eligible for the 2023 Newbery Medal, now is the time to add them to our Heavy Medal Mock Newbery list. August suggestions are open through Saturday, Augusts 6th, and we'll share the updated list right after that.