September 9, 2022 by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
Learn a little about Emily and Steven, this year's Heavy Medal Bloggers, and tell them about yourself!
January 30, 2020 by Roxanne Hsu Feldman
The 2020 Newbery season is behind us and the 2021 Heavy Medal Mock Newbery Award process is about to start!
January 22, 2020 by Roxanne Hsu Feldman
Nonfiction titles seldom win the Newbery. Here at Heavy Medal, we always include a few nonfiction on our top contenders list. Will Torpedoed, a finely crafted and suspenseful historical account, win over 15 Heavy Medal Award Committee members' hearts and take home the gold medal? Read Sam Leopold's introduction and join the conversation.
January 20, 2020 by Roxanne Hsu Feldman
Could a light-hearted tale in emails and other communication methods be the strongest contender of the 2020 Heavy Medal Award? Read the introduction and tell us what you think about the odds.
January 15, 2020 by Roxanne Hsu Feldman
One of the early front runners in this year's Heavy Medal Mock Newbery selection, will The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise retain the enthusiastic support and continue to gain momentum? Join the conversation here.
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 7, 2020 by Roxanne Hsu Feldman
Recent Newbery winner Erin Entrada Kelly's magical tale of Lalani and her quest receives high praise from Heavy Medal Award Committee Member Melisa Bailey. Join the conversation to discuss this book.
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.
January 2, 2020 by Roxanne Hsu Feldman
Kicking off the Heavy Medal Award discussion process, Committee Member Rachel Wadham discusses the merits of Beverly, Right Here, affirming this title's many distinguishing qualities.
December 19, 2019 by Steven Engelfried
Discussion of 15 of the best children's books of 2019 begins on Heavy Medal in January. We're inviting volunteers to serve on the HM Mock Newbery Committee. Participants will read the 15 books on our list, discuss them online in January, and vote for the Heavy Medal Mock Newbery Winner.
by Travis Jonker
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Good Comics for Kids
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by Betsy Bird
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