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How are we doing? What are we missing?

59 books have been suggested so far and it’s no surprise that most titles are middle grade. Here we take a look at Heavy Medal suggestions by the numbers.

Suggestions updated: Heavy Medal’s current list of possible Newbery contenders

Our list of possible Newbery Medal contenders has reached 59 titles through the end of August. In September we’ll begin discussing this year’s best books, ultimately leading to our annual Mock Newbery Election in January.

End of the Summer Suggestions? Add your favorites to our Mock Newbery list

September suggestions are now open for Heavy Medal’s Mock Newbery discussion. Add your top Newbery-worthy titles in the comments below to help create the Mock Newbery book list.

Award Worthy? : Heavy Medal’s Mock Newbery Suggestions through August

The Heavy Medal Mock Newbery season starts up again in just one month. Meanwhile, we’ve built a list of over 50 possible contenders for the 2022 Medal. Check out our latest list of suggestions.

August Suggestions: Add to Our List of 2022 Newbery Contenders

Our Heavy Medal Mock Newbery discussion starts in September. Meanwhile, we continue to build our list of possible contenders for the 2022 Newbery Medal. August suggestions are now open, so add your top titles during the first week of August.

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?