The Classroom Bookshelf
September 20, 2023 by Steven Engelfried
It's a Wednesday Roundup of some of the top nonfiction contenders for the 2024 Newbery Medal, with topics ranging from microbes and molecules to orcas and the Internet.
September 19, 2023 by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
Starting Wednesday Sept. 20th, we will focus on certain types of books on Wednesdays. View the schedule in this post.
September 18, 2023 by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
Thank you to the 34 people who answered our Beginning of the Year Survey! It was very interesting to see people’s thoughts as we entered the year. These survey results will also guide Steven and I’s postings as we discuss throughout the year. You can view the pie chart results below (I love my pie […]
September 15, 2023 by Steven Engelfried
The Newbery Medal announcement is still four months away, but it's never too early to start speculating. In today's "Friday Feedback" exercise, we're asking readers to name your current top two Newbery contenders as of mid-September.
September 11, 2023 by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
To start off our Heavy Medal Mock Newbery season, Steven and I wrote back and forth about the books we’ve read and the books we’re looking forward to reading. Please join us with your own thoughts in the comment section below, and also be sure to take our Beginning of the Year Check-In survey as well, where you can vote for your own early favorites by genre.
September 8, 2023 by Steven Engelfried
Meet the Heavy Medal bloggers, Emily and Steven. Learn about their favorite books and find out what they did last summer. And you're invited to share a bit about yourself too, as we get ready for our Mock Newbery discussions to kick off next week!
September 4, 2023 by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
We officially concluded our suggestion period on Heavy Medal. Over the past seven months readers suggested 86 2024 Newbery eligible titles. This suggestion list will guide our blog posts and discussions through the rest of the year. Starting in October, readers can nominate books that they strongly believe are Newbery contenders (more on that Wednesday). […]
August 28, 2023 by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
And here goes another summer and our final suggestion piece for Heavy Medal! It’s your last time to suggest books to consider for our 2024 Mock Newbery, but don’t worry we will still be able to nominate books later in the year! Our official Heavy Medal season starts after Labor Day and Steven and I […]
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