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64 Children’s Books: Will 1 Win the Newbery?

The announcement of the 2020 Newbery Medal is 6 months away. Readers of the Heavy Medal Mock Newbery blog have identified 64 titles from the first half of the year that just might be contenders!

Mock Newbery: July Suggestion

Add to the growing list of excellent children’s books worthy of the 2020 Newbery!

Suggestions – Totals Through June

Heavy Medal readers continue to suggest possible Newbery-worthy children’s books from the current year. Check out the updated list.

June Suggestions

With the 2020 Newbery Medal announcement still seven months away, readers of the Heavy Medal Mock Newbery blog continue to build a list of titles that might be possible contenders. The monthly call for Suggestions is open from June 5 – 12.

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.