Good Comics for Kids
July 6, 2020 by Steven Engelfried
We're halfway through 2020, and the number of excellent children's books from the year continues to grow. Heavy Medal invites readers to add "Suggestions" to our running list of potential contenders for the 2021 Newbery Award.
June 1, 2020 by Steven Engelfried
In 2020’s children’s books we've met a wide variety of memorable characters, including kids (like Zoe, Efrén, and King), animals (such as Bob the dog and a mysterious tiger) and historical figures (including Charles Lindbergh and the "scoundrels" of a 1940’s French village). Now it’s time for June Suggestions on Heavy Medal: your chance to add your own recommendations of potential contenders for the 2021 Newbery Award.
May 11, 2020 by Steven Engelfried
Linda Sue Park's PRAIRIE LOTUS is the leading early Newbery Medal contender according to Heavy Medal readers. Several other titles are also getting strong support. 44 titles have received suggestions so far. Check out the current totals through May 10th in this post.
January 26, 2020 by Steven Engelfried
"Lalani of the Distant Sea" by Erin Entrada Kelly won the Heavy Medal Readers poll by a single vote over Jerry Craft's "New Kid." 125 Heavy Medal readers took part in the poll.
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 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 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.
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