October 2, 2023 by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
At Heavy Medal, we try to follow the processes of the real Newbery Committee when we can, one of those is nominations. On the real Committee, each of the 15 members nominate 7 Newbery deserving titles with written justifications over the next three months. Nominated titles are the only ones on the final Newbery table. […]
December 12, 2022 by Steven Engelfried
It's the season for Best Books of the Year lists! How does our Heavy Medal nominations list compare to the children's books selected by journals, libraries, newspapers, and bloggers as their top titles of the year?
December 5, 2022 by Steven Engelfried
Check out the final list of nominations from Heavy Medal readers. Nearly 70 books were identified as possible contenders for the 2023 Newbery Medal. Will one of these wind up the winner?
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.
October 10, 2022 by Steven Engelfried
Our first round of nominations is over. 32 people submitted three titles for October. The early leaders are THE LAST MAPMAKER and I MUST BETRAY YOU...but we've got two more rounds to go in November and December.
October 3, 2022 by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
It's time to nominate! Select your top three children's books of the year and add them to our October nominations list. The nominations list will reveal which books Heavy Medal readers support most strongly as Newbery Medal contenders. We'll add to the list in November and December, but for now, submit your October three by October 8th.
December 6, 2021 by Steven Engelfried
Nearly 70 books were nominated by Heavy Medal readers as possible contenders for the 2022 Newbery Medal. We'll use this list to help determined the final titles on our Heavy Medal Book List.
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