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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.

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.

Looking Ahead to the 2022 Newbery Medal

With the announcement of the 2021 Newbery Medal, this season of Heavy Medal comes to a close. We’ll return in September to look at the most likely (and maybe some unlikely) contenders for the 2022 Newbery Medal. Between now and then, we’ll build a reading list of the top 2021 title by asking readers to […]