Do you enjoy prognosticating the winner of the annual Newbery medal? Do you love engaging in some good ol’ thought provoking argumentation? Could you care less about children’s lit, but have an unhealthy obsession with the word “distinguished”? You need to read Heavy Medal, A Mock Newbery Blog at the School Library Journal website. Children’s lit luminaries Nina Lindsay and Jonathan Hunt debate the Newbery potential of some of this year’s best books. It scores very high on the interesting scale. If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to it.

A sample of the books being discussed:


To witness 2009’s best and brightest held under the microscope, click the image below.