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The Latest Heavy Medal Mock Newbery List: Total suggestions through July

The official Newbery Medal announcement is still a half-year away and our list of possible contenders continues to grow. Here is the updated list of reader suggestions” for the Heavy Medal Mock Newbery.

Best Books Through July: Mock Newbery Suggestions Now Open

2021 is just barely halfway over and we’ve already seen a wealth of high quality children’s book hit the shelves. If you’ve read anything lately that might worthy of consideration for the 2022 Newbery Medal, now is your chance to add to our growing list of Mock Newbery candidates. July suggestions are open through the 11th.

Mid-Year Update: Our list of Mock Newbery suggestions through June

Heavy Medal readers have submitted over 100 suggestions in the past several months of possible Newbery Medal-worthy children’s books. Check out our current list of some of the best titles from the first half of 2021.

More Top Titles from 2021: It’s time for June suggestions

Books suggestions for the Heavy Medal Mock Newbery are open for the next week. Add your favorite eligible titles to our growing list of 2021’s best children’s books.

Twice as Many Titles: The Updated Mock Newbery List

Our newly updated Mock-Newbery list includes 15 new title suggestions from readers. Have you read any of these potential Newbery Medal contenders?

Growing the Mock Newbery Reading List: May suggestions are now open

Read any excellent new children’s books in the past month? Now’s the latest opportunity to add your recommended titles to our “suggestion list” on Heavy Medal. Share authors and titles in the comments section by May 9th and we will add them to our steadily growing Mock Newbery book list.

17 for Spring: Mock Newbery Suggestions So Far

Our list of suggested titles for the Heavy Medal Mock Newbery is now up to 17 titles. Check out the ranked list here, which includes a wide range of styles, themes, and subject matter.

April Suggestions: Adding to the Mock Newbery reading list

April suggestions are now open on Heavy Medal. This is your chance to add eligible titles to our growing list of books that could be contenders for the 2022 Newbery Medal.

First Contenders: The Heavy Medal Mock Newbery reading list…so far

Check out the early reading list for Heavy Medal’s 2022 Mock Newbery Award. Readers submitted possible candidates published in early 2021…see the results here.

Early Favorites? The search for 2022 Newbery Medal contenders begins

We’re 10 months away from the 2022 Newbery Medal announcement, but it’s never too soon to start reading. If you’ve read any early 2021 publications that might have a chance at the Medal, add your suggestions to our monthly list between now and March 7th.