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Heavy Medal Mock Newbery Finalist: SKUNK AND BADGER by Amy Timberlake

“Amy Timberlake’s SKUNK AND BADGER is a hilarious and poignant tale about compromise,” according to Heavy Medal Award Committee Member Meredith Burton. Read her introduction and join our Mock Newbery discussion.

Moving Up to a Medal?: The Newbery possibilities for short chapter books

Though both are just over 100 pages, OUR FRIEND HEDGEHOG and SKUNK AND BADGER are just right for their intended readerships. Does either (or both?) display enough literary excellence to warrant consideration for the Newbery Medal?