Teen Librarian Toolbox
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 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 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 16, 2019 by Roxanne Hsu Feldman
What are the front runners of this year's Heavy Medal (Mock Newbery) Award titles? You have a chance to decide on the final two titles!
December 2, 2019 by Roxanne Hsu Feldman
Reviewers have called Planet Earth Is Blue poignant, intricate, masterful, authentic, and exceptional -- does it have a shot at the 2020 Newbery?
November 25, 2019 by Roxanne Hsu Feldman
Have we found the most distinguished book for children this year? Presenting "Infinite Hope" by Ashley Bryan.
November 21, 2019 by Roxanne Hsu Feldman
Read and find out which titles are front runners for the Heavy Medal, Mock Newbery, Award?
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