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Guest Blogger Schedule

13 Guest Bloggers will be introducing some of the best children’s books of the year on Heavy Medal. Here’s the schedule with titles and dates for all Guest Blogger posts.

Guest Bloggers: All Spots Filled

We’re looking for “guest bloggers” to contribute book introductions on the Heavy Medal Mock Newbery blog this fall. Check out the details and fill out a volunteer form if you’re interested. UPDATE: ALL GUEST BLOGGER SPOTS HAVE BEEN FILLED.

Welcome to Heavy Medal, 2021 Edition

The Heavy Medal Mock-Newbery blog returns for a 13th year of discussion about the best children’s books of the year. Here’s a look ahead at our plans for this year’s Newbery discussion process.

81 Suggestions So Far

Our 7th call for Mock Newbery Suggestions just finished. Check out this widely varied list of this year’s children’s books that could be part of the conversation for the 2021 Newbery Medal.

Newbery Suggestions Updated

Our running list of possible Newbery-contending titles has now reached 70. Many of these books will be featured as we examine titles on Heavy Medal over the next few months. Our Mock-Newbery discussions begin in September.

August Suggestions

Our list of suggestions for 2021 Newbery Award contenders continues on Heavy Medal. Add your favorite authors and titles from 2020 to our growing list by August 9th.

Newbery Suggestions: 61 Books to Consider

Over 200 “Suggestions” have been contributed by Heavy Medal readers as we try to identify the most likely contenders for the 2021 Newbery Medal. Check out the titles and totals through July.

Call for Newbery Suggestions from the First Half of 2020

We’re halfway through 2020, and the number of excellent children’s books from the year continues to grow. Heavy Medal invites readers to add “Suggestions” to our running list of potential contenders for the 2021 Newbery Award.

Newbery Suggestions: Leaders through June

The growing list of Suggested Titles on Heavy Medal’s 2021 Mock Newbery is up to 51. Check out the updated list of possible contenders for the award that will be given to the best children’s book of the year.

It’s Time for June Suggestions

In 2020’s children’s books we’ve met a wide variety of memorable characters, including kids (like Zoe, Efrén, and King), animals (such as Bob the dog and a mysterious tiger) and historical figures (including Charles Lindbergh and the “scoundrels” of a 1940’s French village). Now it’s time for June Suggestions on Heavy Medal: your chance to add your own recommendations of potential contenders for the 2021 Newbery Award.