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Suggestions – Totals Through June

June Suggestions for Heavy Medal are now closed. The list below shows the total Suggestions for the year so far. Newly suggested titles are noted with an asterisk. We’ll call for more Suggestions in early July, so keep reading!

Book TitleBook AuthorReader Suggestions through June
New KidCraft18
Pay Attention Carter JonesSchmidt12
Genesis Begins AgainWilliams10
Remarkable Journey of Coyote SunriseGemeinhart10
This Promise of ChangeBoyce7
Line Tender Allen6
Lost GirlUrsu5
Right as RainStoddard5
Hunt for the Mad Wolf’s DaughterMagras4
Let ‘Er BuckNelson4
Sal and Gabi Break the UniverseHernandez4
Song for a WhaleKelly4
Voices Elliott4
Bridge HomeVenkatraman3
Far AwayGraff3
On the Come UpThomas3
Spy RunnerYelchin3
Sweeping Up the HeartHenkes3
To Night Owl from DogfishSloan & Wolitzer3
Barely Missing Everything Mendez2
Because of the RabbitLord2
Bell RangRansome2
Caterpillar SummerMcDunn2
Good Kind of TroubleRamee2
How High the MoonParsons2
Moon WithinSalazar2
Over the MoonLloyd2
Shouting at the RainHunt2
Simple Art of FlyingLeonardo2
True History of Lyndie B. HawkinsShepherd2
Dragon PearlLee1
Drop of HopeCalabrese1
Important Thing About Marg. Wise Brown *Barnett1
Last Last Day of SummerGiles1
Lion of the SkySalas1
Lizzie Flying SoloSteveson1
Mighty Heart of Sunny St. JamesBlake1
Mostly the Honest TruthLittle1
Next Great Paulie FinkBenjamin’1
Rising Above Sheperdsville *Schoenbohm1
Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles Lennon1
Roots of RapWeatherford1
Ruby in the Sky *Furruola1
Two Brothers, Four HandsGreenberg1
Unsung Hero of Birdsong USAWoods1
Watch HollowFunaro1
Steven Engelfried About Steven Engelfried

Steven Engelfried is the Library Services Manager at the Wilsonville Public Library in Oregon. He served on the 2010 Newbery committee, chaired the 2013 Newbery Committee, and also served on the 2002 Caldecott committee. You can reach him at

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