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October Nominations Total

Our first round of nominations on Heavy Medal is now closed. The results are below. No clear leaders at this point. With twenty-six readers submitting nominations, no book received more than eight. We also have several books with great potential that have just been published, so we’ll likely see more fall publications when we open up the second round of nominations on November 2nd.

Here’s the list so far:

When You Trap a TigerKeller8
Echo MountainWolk6
Prairie LotusPark6
Fighting WordsBradley5
List of Things That Will Not ChangeStead4
Show Me a SignLezotte4
When Stars are ScatteredJamieson4
Blackbird GirlsBlankman3
Game of Fox and SquirrelsReese3
Wish in the DarkSoontornvat3
From the Desk of Zoe WashingtonMarks2
King and the DragonfliesCallender2
Leaving LymonCline-Ransome2
Many Feathered ThingGerlits2
Rise and Fall of Charles LindberghFleming2
Summer We Found the BabyHest2
Almost American Girl: A MemoirHa1
Becoming Muhammed AliAlexander1
Before the Ever AfterWoodson1
Black Brother, Black BrotherRhodes1
Ceiling Made of EggshellsLevine1
Class ActCraft1
Dragon HoopsYang1
Everything Sad is UntrueNayeri1
Here in the Real WorldPennypacker1
On the HorizonLowry1
Place at the TableFaruqi1
Three KeysYang1
We Dream of SpaceKelly1
Who Gives a PoopMontgomery1
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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