We’re back! Welcome to another year of Heavy Medal, the blog of everything Mock Newbery. Through the next few months, Jonathan and I will discuss the Newbery medal and possible contenders for this year. We’ll also invite you to and report on our live Mock Newbery discussion held in Oakland CA, and on the final, real awards.
The actual Newbery deliberations happen at the ALA Midwinter conference…which is particularly early this coming January. This probably means an early-mid December date for our Mock Newbery, as it’s all holiday weekends after that up to the big one. Stay posted.
Meanwhile (and as Jonathan and I work out the new blogging software here at SLJ…thank goodness!), let us know what you’ve been reading and why you think it meets the Newbery Terms and Criteria. Be specific!
If you want to know what I’ve been reading, take a look at my shelves. There’s a “read it” pile, a “really liked it” pile, a “really disappointed” pile and a “to read” pile (which is still missing many titles that I’ve got on hold at my library. You can try to guess….