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Suggestions: March – May

With one third of the year completed, Heavy Medal readers have identified 42 titles as “suggestions” for possible Newbery consideration. Here’s the updated ranked list.

May Suggestions, May We?

Dear Heavy Medal Readers, we hope you have discovered many worthy titles thus far, please – Suggest books that might have a chance to contend for the Newbery.  A Suggestion means: “this could be a contender, maybe…”, but doesn’t have to mean: “This is definitely a top Newbery possibility.” – Please only suggest eligible books. […]

Monthly Reader Suggestions: March – April, 2019

Some titles have garnered strong Heavy Medal reader support and our list is growing! Thank you, readers of new children’s books and of the Heavy Medal blog. We’ll see you again in early May for another round of suggestions. Please comment and let us know if you see anything missing! New Kid Craft 13 Pay […]

April Suggestions – No Joke!

Thank you all for the suggestions in March.  We’re asking for your input of more titles to put on everyone’s radar. (A word on the selection of featured cover here: it does not mean an endorsement, only a title that has garnered some critical praises that is eligible for suggestion.) Please: – Suggest books that […]

March Suggestions – Totals

Looking for early candidates for the 2020 Newbery Medal? Heavy Medal readers have suggested twelve 2019 books that might have Newbery Medal potential and we’ll add to this least each month.

March Suggestions

Heavy Medal readers are invited to contribute “Suggestions” of titles that might be worth considering for the 2020 Newbery Medal. This month’s Suggestions can be submitted through Friday, March 8th.

Newbery 2020: Looking Ahead

The announcement of the 2020 Newbery Medal is just 362 days away! Here’s a brief look ahead to some titles that might be early contenders.

Live from the YMAs: Merci Gets the Gold

MERCI SUAREZ CHANGES GEARS won the 2019 Newbery Medal! Heavy Medal readers share reactions to the Newbery results, as well as the announcements of other award winners.

Final Call for Heavy Medal Readers Poll

287 Heavy Medal readers voted. 127 of you are new Heavy Medal Readers and 160 are returning readers. Here are the results: The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge: 22 (7.7%) The Book of Boy: 24 (8.4%) The Faithful Spy: 5 (1.7%) Front Desk: 37 (12.9%) The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: 4 (1.4%) Hey, Kiddo!: 26 (9.1%) The […]

2019 Heavy Medal Award Winner Announcement

After two more rounds (via email and ballot forms) of voting, the 2019 Heavy Medal Award Committee finally came to consensus and picked the winning title published for children in 2018.  We are excited and thrilled to announce that the 2019 Heavy Medal Award goes to Jonathan Auxier for his moving historical fantasy Sweep: The Story of a Girl […]