January 27, 2020 by Annisha Jeffries
The winners have been announced. It was fun and wonderful to see how HMC were in sync with the Newbery Committee. Great job everyone!
January 25, 2020 by Steven Engelfried
Announcing the Heavy Medal 2020 Mock Newbery Award winner: NEW KID by Jerry Craft!
January 23, 2020 by Steven Engelfried
After weeks of rigorous book discussion, the Heavy Medal Committee has voted for the 2020 Mock Newbery book. And the winner is....not decided. No book emerged as a clear winner, so look for more intense book discussion today, followed by a second ballot.
January 17, 2020 by Annisha Jeffries
In her introduction to "This Promise of Change," Heavy Medal Committee member Molly Sloan dives deep into this important part of American History that is true, timely and unforgettable. Please join the discussion.
January 14, 2020 by Annisha Jeffries
Introduced by Heavy Medal Committee Member Earl Dizon “A queen does not abandon her people. If that pathetic shrew wants the crown, our father denied her; she’ll have to take it by force.” “What if she takes your head along with it?” “My people won’t allow that to happen!” “The people aren’t here, Your Majesty.” […]
January 9, 2020 by Annisha Jeffries
“We’re in a period of human history where empathy is needed more than ever. As the mother of two little girls, I’m constantly trying to teach them the idea that no one ever grows poor from giving. That sharing what you have does not make what you have worth any less. I guess that’s what […]
January 5, 2020 by Annisha Jeffries
Heavy Medal Award Committee members and readers will engage in a discussion about The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown: one of the top contenders of the Heavy Medal Mock Newbery Award.
December 23, 2019 by Steven Engelfried
The Heavy Medal Committee now includes 16 dedicated volunteers. Today we announce the book discussion schedule so Committee members and other Heavy Medal readers will be prepared to critically discuss each book using the criteria of the Newbery Medal.
December 11, 2019 by Steven Engelfried
Several of the children’s literature review journals have announced their “Best Books of the Year” lists. We’ve discussed many of the most frequently cited titles on Heavy Medal...but what about the ones we missed?
November 22, 2019 by Steven Engelfried
A half dozen possible Newbery contenders are announced today as the Heavy Medal Early 6. These titles will definitely be on our full discussion list which will be announced in December. We also take a look at Picture Book Biographies that could make that list.
by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
Teen Librarian Toolbox
by Amanda MacGregor
The Classroom Bookshelf
by Grace Enriquez
100 Scope Notes
by Travis Jonker
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