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Suggestions – Totals Through June

Heavy Medal readers continue to suggest possible Newbery-worthy children’s books from the current year. Check out the updated list.

June Suggestions

With the 2020 Newbery Medal announcement still seven months away, readers of the Heavy Medal Mock Newbery blog continue to build a list of titles that might be possible contenders. The monthly call for Suggestions is open from June 5 – 12.

May Suggestions, May We?

Dear Heavy Medal Readers, we hope you have discovered many worthy titles thus far, please – Suggest books that might have a chance to contend for the Newbery.  A Suggestion means: “this could be a contender, maybe…”, but doesn’t have to mean: “This is definitely a top Newbery possibility.” – Please only suggest eligible books. […]

Monthly Reader Suggestions: March – April, 2019

Some titles have garnered strong Heavy Medal reader support and our list is growing! Thank you, readers of new children’s books and of the Heavy Medal blog. We’ll see you again in early May for another round of suggestions. Please comment and let us know if you see anything missing! New Kid Craft 13 Pay […]

April Suggestions – No Joke!

Thank you all for the suggestions in March.  We’re asking for your input of more titles to put on everyone’s radar. (A word on the selection of featured cover here: it does not mean an endorsement, only a title that has garnered some critical praises that is eligible for suggestion.) Please: – Suggest books that […]

March Suggestions

Heavy Medal readers are invited to contribute “Suggestions” of titles that might be worth considering for the 2020 Newbery Medal. This month’s Suggestions can be submitted through Friday, March 8th.

Final Call for Heavy Medal Readers Poll

287 Heavy Medal readers voted. 127 of you are new Heavy Medal Readers and 160 are returning readers. Here are the results: The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge: 22 (7.7%) The Book of Boy: 24 (8.4%) The Faithful Spy: 5 (1.7%) Front Desk: 37 (12.9%) The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: 4 (1.4%) Hey, Kiddo!: 26 (9.1%) The […]

2019 Heavy Medal Award Winner Announcement

After two more rounds (via email and ballot forms) of voting, the 2019 Heavy Medal Award Committee finally came to consensus and picked the winning title published for children in 2018.  We are excited and thrilled to announce that the 2019 Heavy Medal Award goes to Jonathan Auxier for his moving historical fantasy Sweep: The Story of a Girl […]

2019 Heavy Medal Award — Reader Poll

Readers, stay tuned.  We are still in the process of our Third (and might not be the Last) Round of Balloting. As evident from yesterday’s whirlwind of comments (more than two hundred before we closed the comments for the two posts,) our 17 Heavy Medal Award Committee members are taking this task of picking a […]

2019 Heavy Medal Award – Second Ballot Results

This are the results of our second round of voting. A few more books are OFF the table: Front Desk, Just Like Jackie, The Night Diary, Poet X (This one kills me!), and Small Spaces.  So, we are left with the following titles to further examine: [The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge] First x 3 Second x 1 […]