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2019 Heavy Medal: August Suggestions

newberymedalAlthough members of the Newbery Committee would continue to make monthly suggestions throughout the year, at Heavy Medal, this is our last monthly official suggestion post.  In September, we will start our book discussions and readers can suggest titles in comments during the last few months of 2018.

For now, the rules are the same as the past few months:

Please post in comments your August Mock Newbery suggestions:  only titles that have already been published in 2018, that are original works by American authors (citizens or residents,) that you have not suggested before (but it’s ok if someone else already suggested).  Please list between 1 to 5 titles with their authors — no justification or explanation needed.

If you wish, please check the Terms and Criteria for details of eligibility and criteria.

The suggestions are due on August 7th.  On the 8th (or shortly after) we’ll post a cumulated list.


Roxanne Hsu Feldman About Roxanne Hsu Feldman

Roxanne Hsu Feldman is the Middle School (4th to 8th grade) Librarian at the Dalton School in New York City. She served on the 2002 and 2013 Newbery Committees. Roxanne was also a member of 2008-2009 Notable Books for Children, 2015 Best Fiction for Young Adults, and the 2017 Odyssey Award Committees. In 2016 Roxanne was one of the three judges for the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards. You can reach her at at


  1. Leonard Kim says:

    Mabel and Sam at Home, by Linda Urban

  2. Genevieve says:

    Out of Left Field, by Ellen Klages

  3. Steven Engelfried Steven Engelfried says:

    The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor
    Front Desk by Kelly Yang

  4. Jessica Dils says:

    A Stitch in Time by Daphne Kalmar

  5. I’ve got a ton of nominations this month, but I know I can only pick 5. Here goes!

    Martin Rising – Andrea Davis Pinkney
    The Truth As Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor
    The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis
    The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
    Echo’s Sister by Paul Mosier

  6. You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly
    The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
    Hope in the Holler by Lisa Lewis Tyre
    Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes
    Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake

  7. The Book of Boy

  8. Granted by John David Anderson
    The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty
    Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

  9. Julie Corsaro says:

    Another vote for The Book of Boy.

  10. Emmie Stuart says:

    Rosetown by Cynthia Rylant

  11. Hope in the Holler by Lisa Lewis Tyre
    Breakout by Kate Messner

  12. Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson
    Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina
    Where the Watermelons Grow by Cindy Baldwin

  13. Front Desk, by Kelly Yang

  14. Sally Engelfried says:

    Front Desk by Kelly Yang
    Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake
    Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead
    All Summer Long by Hope Larson
    Rebound by Kwame Alexander

  15. Mima Tipper says:

    A STITCH IN TIME by Daphne Kalmar

  16. Angie Moore says:

    The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
    The Truth as told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor
    Front Desk By Kelly Yang
    Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
    The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani

  17. Eric Carpenter says:

    I waited until today so that I could include SPOOKED by Gail Jarrow.