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January 13, 2022 by Steven Engelfried
Our discussion of the 15 books on our Heavy Medal Book List winds up this week. Now's your chance to add any final thoughts to our Mock Newbery discussion before our Final 5 is decided this weekend.
January 10, 2022 by Steven Engelfried
Lisa Fipp's STARFISH is an "incredible novel in verse," says Heavy Medal Award Committee member Aryssa Damon in her introduction. Join our Mock Newbery discussion of this debut novel.
January 9, 2022 by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
Don't forget to sign up for our live discussion and voting for the 2022 Heavy Medal Mock Newbery on Friday January 21st at 1:00 p.m. ET.
January 6, 2022 by Steven Engelfried
Heavy Medal Award Committee member Emily Joan Smith Introduces OPHIE'S GHOSTS by Justina Ireland, noting the "vivid settings" and "universal themes" that help to make it a contender in our Heavy Medal Mock Newbery discussions.
January 5, 2022 by Steven Engelfried
In MILO IMAGINES THE WORLD, Matt de la Peña's writing "excels with beautiful imagery, metaphors, and alliteration," says Heavy Medal Award Committee member Megan Howes. Could this be one of the rare picture books to earn Newbery recognition?
January 4, 2022 by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
Let’s talk about the one graphic novel on our Heavy Medal Mock Newbery list this year. THE LEGEND OF AUNTIE PO by Shing Yin Khor is a historical graphic novel with a bit of a reimagining of the Paul Bunyan tall tale thrown in.
January 3, 2022 by Steven Engelfried
THE LAST CUENTISTA is "an incredible novel that underscores the power of storytelling," says Heavy Medal Award Committee Christy Brennen. Join our discussion of the latest title in our Mock Newbery.
January 2, 2022 by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
Our second week of Heavy Medal Mock Newbery discussion opens up with Just Like That by Gary Schmidt, introduced by Heavy Medal Award Committee member Louie Lauer.
December 31, 2021 by Steven Engelfried
Now up for discussion in our Heavy Medal Mock Newbery: HARRY VERSUS THE FIRST 100 DAYS OF SCHOOL by Emilyl Jenkins, who brings readers into "a classroom with first graders each day, using children's daily conversations."
December 30, 2021 by Steven Engelfried
In THE GENIUS UNDER THE TABLE, Eugene Yelchin's "carefully crafted descriptions, along with his illustrations, paint a vivid picture of a mundane yet harrowing life," according to Heavy Medal Award Committee member Dawn Dvorak. This unique memoir is now up for discussion as part of the Heavy Medal Mock Newbery.
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