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Heavy Medal: A Mock Newbery Blog
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Current Mock Newbery Nomination Result and a Brief Discussion of DiCamillo, Henkes, and Reynolds

Top 17 Heavy Medal nominated titles are revealed and some of the big names in Children’s Literature: Kelly, Kadohata, DiCamillo, Reynolds, Henkes, are featured on this list, but none are front runners!

The Newbery is Not For….

The official Newbery Terms and Criteria describe the elements that must be considered when selecting the “most distinguished book” of the year. Here’s a look at some key element that are in the Criteria…and some that are not.

Heavy Medal Is Back!

Heavy Medal returns for a 12th year of book discussion and Newbery predictions. Here’s a quick look at what the next several months of our Mock Newbery blog will look like…