A Fuse #8 Production
December 2, 2022 by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
In the fifth of a six part series where we look at Newbery 2023 potentials and the Newbery criteria, today we focus on delineation of setting. This includes time period, location, any world building and beyond.
November 30, 2022 by Steven Engelfried
"What will the Newbery winner be?" is the subject of conversation all year in the children's book world: in articles, blogs, and countless conversations. How much does this award book "buzz" impact the members of the actual Newbery Committee? Our bloggers share thoughts from their own committee experiences.
November 28, 2022 by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
It's your final opportunity to nominate titles for the Heavy Medal Mock Newbery Award. After selecting a total of five books previously, readers may now select two more, for a total of seven. Share your titles and the reason why you chose them, and we'll reveal the final totals soon.
November 25, 2022 by Steven Engelfried
As the year nears its end, Heavy Medal readers (and real Newbery Committee members) select two final books to add to the official list of nominated titles. Do you pick your personal favorite? The most likely winners? Take a chance with a long shot? We offer some possible strategies for this final choice and invite readers to share their own.
November 16, 2022 by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
Easy Readers are a tough sell for the Newbery Medal, but you never know maybe one can break through.
November 14, 2022 by Steven Engelfried
It's been 33 years since a collection of poems for children has won the Newbery Medal. Could 2023 be the year that poetry breaks through again?
November 11, 2022 by Steven Engelfried
The final list of 15 (or so) titles for our Heavy Medal Book List isn't ready yet, but today we reveal the "Early Six." Find out what we chose and get an early start on your Mock Newbery reading...
November 2, 2022 by Steven Engelfried
Graphic novels have earned Newbery recognition three times in the past eight years. Will they break through again in 2023? We take a look at five possible Newbery contenders in the graphic novel format, all of which take place during the middle school years.
A Fuse #8 Production
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The Classroom Bookshelf
by Denise Davila
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100 Scope Notes
by Travis Jonker
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