The Stars So Far (9.12.2013 Update)

Elizabeth Bluemle -- September 12th, 2013

Hello, children’s book folk and fans! It’s time for another round-up of the year’s starred reviews for juvenile literature from BooklistThe Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, The Horn Book MagazineKirkusPublishers Weekly, and School Library Journal.

So far this year, 731 books have received 1148 stars. That’s quite a constellation of standouts! It really has been a wonderful year for books.

I’ve added a feature to the round-up this time: you can now see which  publications have starred each book (noted after each citation).

A special shout-out to the wildly talented Steve Jenkins, who has illustrated no fewer than SIX books that have received starred reviews this year: Pug and Other Animal Poems by Valerie Worth; Eat Like a Bear by April Pulley Sayre; The Mystery of Darwin’s Frog by Marty Crump; Animals Upside Down: A Pull, Pop, Lift & Learn Book by Robin Page; and Animal Book, The: A Collection of the Fastest, Fiercest, Toughest, Cleverest, Shyest–And Most Surprising–Animals on Earth, written *and* illustrated by Steve Jenkins. Congratulations, Steve! I think that’s a record, though I’d have to check with Jane Yolen and Cynthia Rylant first….

Please note: starred reviews are counted only when they have been officially published by the review magazines, so if your book has an upcoming star, never fear; it will be included in the next update.

This is an insanely detail-laden process, and as careful as I try to be, there may be oversights here and there. If you want the cleanest version of this list, check back next week, when I’ll have been alerted to anything that needs fixing.

Publishers, please alert me to any oversights at ebluemle at publishersweekly.com, including the review sources and dates for the starred reviews. Thanks! Please do NOT send stars that have not yet been officially published yet, or VOYA stars. VOYA stars will be included in the next update.

Finally, if you are purchasing books, inspired by this list, please strongly consider using an independent bookstore. An indie bookseller compiled this list on behalf of all of us — booksellers, librarians, teachers, parents (and grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins) who live, love, and work hard in the service of books and children. Thank you!

FIVE STARS

Boxers & Saints. Gene Luen Yang; color by Lark Pien. First Second/Roaring Brook, Boxers $18.99, Saints $15.99, $34.99 for the boxed set. Booklist, HB, Kirkus, PW, SLJ

Dark, The. Lemony Snicket, illus. by Jon Klassen. Little, Brown, $16.99. BCCB, Booklist, HB, PW, SLJ

Doll Bones. Holly Black. S&S/McElderry, $16.99. BCCB, Booklist, Kirkus, PW, SLJ

Eleanor & Park. Rainbow Rowell. St. Martin’s Griffin, $17.99. Booklist, HB, Kirkus, PW, SLJ

Far Far Away. Tom McNeal. Knopf, $17.99. BCCB, Booklist, HB, PW, SLJ

Locomotive. Brian Floca. Atheneum/Jackson, $17.99. Booklist, HB, Kirkus, PW, SLJ

Midwinterblood. Marcus Sedgwick. Roaring Brook, $17.99. BCCB, Booklist, HB, Kirkus, PW

Mr. Wuffles! David Wiesner. Clarion, $17.99. Booklist, HB, Kirkus, PW, SLJ

On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein. Jennifer Berne, illus. by Vladimir Radunsky. Chronicle, $17.99. Booklist, HB, Kirkus, PW, SLJ

P.S. Be Eleven. Rita Williams-Garcia. Amistad, $16.99. Booklist, HB, Kirkus, PW, SLJ

Penny and Her Marble. Kevin Henkes. Greenwillow, $12.99. Booklist, HB, Kirkus, PW, SLJ

September Girls. Bennett Madison. HarperTeen, $17.99. BCCB, Booklist, Kirkus, PW, SLJ

Thing About Luck, The. Cynthia Kadohata, illus. by Julia Kuo. Atheneum, $16.99. Booklist, HB, Kirkus, PW, SLJ

FOUR STARS

Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909. Michelle Markel, illus. by Melissa Sweet. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, $17.99. Booklist, Kirkus, PW, SLJ

Brush of the Gods. Lenore Look, illus. by Meilo So. Random/Schwartz & Wade, $17.99. Booklist, Kirkus, PW, SLJ

Coldest Girl in Coldtown, The. Holly Black. Little, Brown, $19. Booklist, Kirkus, PW, SLJ

Corner of White, A (Colors of Madeleine, Book 1). Jaclyn Moriarty. Scholastic/Levine, $17.99. BCCB, HB, Kirkus, SLJ

Counting by 7s. Holly Goldberg Sloan. Dial, $16.99. BCCB, Booklist, HB, SLJ

Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickels, America’s First Black Paratroopers. Tanya Lee Stone. Candlewick, $24.99. Booklist, Kirkus, PW, SLJ

Dark Triumph. Robin LaFevers. Houghton Mifflin, $17.99. Booklist, Kirkus, PW, SLJ

Emancipation Proclamation: Lincoln and the Dawn of Liberty. Tonya Bolden. Abrams, $24.95. BCCB, Booklist, Kirkus, SLJ

Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School, Book 1). Gail Carriger. Little, Brown, $17.99. Booklist, Kirkus, PW, SLJ

Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle. Chris Raschka. Random/Schwartz and Wade, $16.99. Booklist, Kirkus, PW, SLJ

Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures. Kate DiCamillo, illus. by K.G. Campbell. Candlewick, $17.99. Booklist, Kirkus, PW, SLJ

Have You Seen My New Blue Socks? Eve Bunting, illus. by Sergio Ruzzier. Clarion, $16.99. HB, Kirkus, PW, SLJ

How to Train a Train. Jason Carter Eaton, illus. by John Rocco. Candlewick, $16.99 Booklist, Kirkus, PW, SLJ

If You Want to See a Whale. Julie Fogliano, illus. by Erin E. Stead. Roaring Brook/Porter, $16.99. Booklist, Kirkus, PW, SLJ

Jinx. Sage Blackwood. HarperCollins/Harper, $16.99. Booklist, Kirkus, PW, SLJ

Journey. Aaron Becker. Candlewick, $15.99. Booklist, Kirkus, PW, SLJ

Look Up! Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard. Annette LeBlanc Cate. Candlewick, $15.99. HB, Kirkus, PW, SLJ

Lucy Variations, The. Sara Zarr. Little, Brown, $18. Booklist, Kirkus, PW, SLJ

Matchbox Diary, The. Paul Fleischman, illus. by Bagram Ibatoulline. Candlewick, $16.99. Booklist, Kirkus, PW, SLJ

Mr. Tiger Goes Wild. Peter Brown. Little, Brown, $18. Booklist, Kirkus, PW, SLJ

Navigating Early. Clare Vanderpool. Delacorte, $16.99. Booklist, Kirkus, PW, SLJ

One Came Home. Amy Timberlake. Knopf, $16.99. BCCB, HB, Kirkus, SLJ

Sophie’s Squash. Pat Zietlow Miller, illus. by Anne Wilsdorf. Random/Schwartz & Wade, $16.99. Booklist, Kirkus, PW, SLJ

Splash of Red, A: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin. Jen Bryant. Illustrated by Melissa Sweet. Knopf, $17.99. Booklist, Kirkus, PW, SLJ

Take Me Out to the Yakyu. Aaron Meshon. S&S/Atheneum, $15.99. Booklist, Kirkus, PW, SLJ

Tapir Scientist, The: Saving South America’s Largest Mammal. Sy Montgomery, photos by Nic Bishop. Houghton Mifflin, $18.99. Booklist, Kirkus, PW, SLJ

Tortoise & the Hare, The. Jerry Pinkney. Little, Brown, $18. Booklist, Kirkus, PW, SLJ

Train. Elisha Cooper. Scholastic/Orchard, $17.99. Booklist, Kirkus, PW, SLJ

True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp, The. Kathi Appelt, illus. by Jennifer Bricking. Atheneum, $16.99. Booklist, Kirkus, PW, SLJ

When Stravinsky Met Nijinsky: Two Artists, Their Ballet, and One Extraordinary Riot. Lauren Stringer. Harcourt, $16.99. Booklist, Kirkus, PW, SLJ

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass. Meg Medina. Candlewick, $16.99. BCCB, HB, Kirkus, SLJ

You Never Heard of Willie Mays?! Jonah Winter, illus. by Terry Widener. Random/Schwartz & Wade, $17.99. BCCB, Booklist, Kirkus, PW

THREE STARS 

5th Wave, The. Rick Yancey. Putnam, $18.99. Booklist, Kirkus, PW

All the Truth That’s In Me. Julie Berry. Viking, $17.99. Kirkus, PW, SLJ

Beatrice Spells Some Lulus and Learns to Write a Letter. Cari Best, illus. by Giselle Potter. FSG/Ferguson, $16.99. Kirkus, PW, SLJ

Becoming Ben Franklin: How a Candle-Maker’s Son Helped Light the Flame of Liberty. Russell Freedman. Holiday House, $24.95. Booklist, Kirkus, SLJ

Beginning of Everything, The. Robyn Schneider. HarperCollins/Tegen, $17.99. Booklist, Kirkus, PW

Benjamin Bear in “Bright Ideas!” Philippe Coudray, trans. from French by Leigh Stein. Candlewick/Toon, $12.95. Booklist, HB, SLJ

Bluebird. Bob Staake. Random/Schwartz & Wade, $17.99. Booklist, Kirkus, PW

Bluffton: My Summers with Buster. Matt Phelan. Candlewick, $22.99. Kirkus, PW, SLJ

Bowling Alley Bandit (Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut 01). Laurie Keller. Holt, $13.99. Kirkus, PW, SLJ

Boy Who Loved Math, The: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos. Deborah Heiligman, illus. by Pham LeUyen. Roaring Brook, $17.99. Booklist, Kirkus, PW

Building Our House. Jonathan Bean. FSG, $17.99. HB, Kirkus, SLJ

Center of Everything, The. Linda Urban. Harcourt, $15.99. BCCB, Booklist, Kirkus

Darius & Twig. Walter Dean Myers. Amistad, $17.99. Booklist, Kirkus, PW

Day the Crayons Quit, The. Drew Daywalt, illus. by Oliver Jeffers. Philomel, $17.99. BCCB, PW, SLJ

Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant. Tony Cliff. First Second, $15.95. Booklist, Kirkus, PW

Dream Thieves, The. Maggie Stiefvater. Scholastic Press, $18.99. Booklist, Kirkus, PW

Exclamation Mark. Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illus. by Tom Lichtenheld. Scholastic, $17.99. Booklist, Kirkus, SLJ

Fangirl. Rainbow Rowell. St. Martin’s Griffin, $18.99. Kirkus, PW, SLJ

Flora and the Flamingo. Molly Idle. Chronicle, $16.99. HB, PW, SLJ

Golden Day, The. Ursula Dubosarsky. Candlewick, $15.99. BCCB, Booklist, PW

Hello, My Name Is Ruby. Philip C. Stead. Roaring Brook/Porter, $16.99. Booklist, Kirkus, PW

Hold Fast. Blue Balliett. Scholastic, $17.99. Booklist, Kirkus, SLJ

If You Find Me. Emily Murdoch. St. Martin’s Griffin, $17.99. Booklist, Kirkus, SLJ

In the Shadow of Blackbirds. Cat Winters. Abrams/Amulet, $16.95. Booklist, PW, SLJ

Inside Outside. Lizi Boyd. Chronicle, $15.99. Booklist, Kirkus, SLJ

Listening for Lucca. Suzanne LaFleur. Random/Lamb, $16.99. Kirkus, PW, SLJ

Little Red Writing. Joan Holub, illus. by Melissa Sweet. Chronicle, $16.99. Kirkus, PW, SLJ

Living with Jackie Chan. Jo Knowles. Candlewick, $16.99. Kirkus, PW, SLJ

Long Way Away, A. Frank Viva. Little, Brown, $16.99. Kirkus, PW, SLJ

Lucky Ducklings. Eva Moore, illus. by Nancy Carpenter. Scholastic/Orchard, $16.99. BCCB, PW, SLJ

Maggot Moon. Sally Gardner, illus. by Julian Crouch. Candlewick, $16.99. Booklist, HB, PW

March: Book One. John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illus. by Nate Powell. Top Shelf, $14.95. Booklist, Kirkus, SLJ

Mighty Lalouche, The. Matthew Olshan, illus. by Sophie Blackall. Random/Schwartz & Wade, $17.99. Booklist, PW, SLJ

Mouse with the Question Mark Tail, The. Richard Peck, illus. by Kelly Murphy. Dial, $16.99. Booklist, PW, SLJ

My Brother’s Book. Maurice Sendak. HarperCollins/di Capua, $18.95. Booklist, Kirkus, PW

My Happy Life. Rose Lagercrantz. trans. from Swedish by Julia Marshall, illus. by Eva Eriksson. Gecko (Lerner, dist.), $16.95. Booklist, PW, SLJ

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong. Prudence Shen, illus. by Faith Erin Hicks. First Second, $16.99. Booklist, PW, SLJ

OCD Love Story. Corey Ann Haydu. Simon Pulse, $17.99. BCCB, HB, PW

One Gorilla. Anthony Browne. Candlewick, $16.99. BCCB, HB, PW

Picture a Tree. Barbara Reid. Albert Whitman, $16.99. Booklist, HB, Kirkus

Picture Me Gone. Meg Rosoff. Putnam, $17.99. Booklist, Kirkus, PW

Poems to Learn by Heart. Caroline Kennedy, illus. by Jon J Muth. Disney-Hyperion, $19.99. Booklist, PW, SLJ

Pug and Other Animal Poems. Valerie Worth, illus. by Steve Jenkins. FSG/Ferguson, $16.99. BCCB, PW, SLJ

Quintana of Charyn. Melina Marchetta. Candlewick, $18.99. Booklist, Kirkus, PW

Rooftoppers. Katherine Rundell, illus by Terry Fan. Simon & Schuster, $16.99. Booklist, Kirkus, PW

Silver Button, The. Bob Graham. Candlewick, $16.99. Kirkus, PW, SLJ

Steam Train, Dream Train. Sherri Duskey Rinker, illus. by Tom Lichtenheld. Chronicle, $16.99. Booklist, PW, SLJ

Summer Prince, The. Alaya Dawn Johnson. Scholastic/Levine, $17.99. Booklist, Kirkus, PW

Sure Signs of Crazy. Karen Harrington. Little, Brown, $16.99. Booklist, Kirkus, SLJ

Teeth. Hannah Moskowitz. Simon Pulse, $17.99 hardcover; $9.99 paperback. BCCB, Booklist, Kirkus

That Is NOT a Good Idea! Mo Willems. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, $17.99. HB, PW, SLJ

Thrice Told Tales: Three Mice Full of Writing Advice. Catherine Lewis, illus. by Joost Swarte. Atheneum, $16.99. Kirkus, PW, SLJ

Uses for Boys. Erica Lorraine Scheidt. St. Martin’s Griffin, $9.99. Booklist, Kirkus, PW

Wait! Wait! Hatsue Nakawaki, trans. from Japanese by Yuki Kaneko, illus. by Komako Sakai. Enchanted Lion (Consortium, dist.), $14.95. Kirkus, PW, SLJ

Waking Dark, The. Robin Wasserman. Knopf, $17.99. Booklist, PW, SLJ

Water in the Park: A Book About Water & the Times of the Day. Emily Jenkins, illus. by Stephanie Graegin. Random/Schwartz & Wade, $16.99. BCCB, Booklist, Kirkus

When Charley Met Grampa. Amy Hest, illus. by Helen Oxenbury. Candlewick, $15.99 Kirkus, PW, SLJ

Winger. Andrew Smith, illus. by Sam Bosma. Simon & Schuster, $16.99. Booklist, Kirkus, PW

Xander’s Panda Party. Linda Sue Park, illus. by Matt Phelan. Clarion, $16.99. HB, PW, SLJ

Year of Billy Miller, The. Kevin Henkes. Greenwillow, $16.99. HB, Kirkus, SLJ

Year of the Jungle. Suzanne Collins, illus. by James Proimos. Scholastic, $17.99. Booklist, Kirkus, PW

TWO STARS

Abominables, The. Eva Ibbotson, illus. by Fiona Robinson. Abrams/Amulet, $16.95. Kirkus, PW

Adventures of a South Pole Pig, The: A Novel of Snow and Courage. Chris Kurtz, illus. by Jennifer Black Reinhardt. Harcourt, $16.99. HB, SLJ

Al Capone Does My Homework. Gennifer Choldenko. Dial, $17.99. Booklist, PW

All Our Pretty Songs. Sarah McCarry. St. Martin’s Griffin, $19.99 hc, $9.99 pb. Booklist, Kirkus

Battle Bunny. Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett, illus. by Matthew Myers. Simon & Schuster, $14.99. Kirkus, PW

Battling Boy. Paul Pope. First Second, $15.99. Kirkus, PW

Bear’s Song, The. Benjamin Chaud. Chronicle, $17.99. Kirkus, PW

Ben Loves Bear. David McPhail. Abrams Appleseed, $8.95. Kirkus, PW

Best Thing About Kindergarten, The. Jennifer Lloyd, illus. by Qin Leng. Simply Read, $16.95. Kirkus, PW

Big Snow. Jonathan Bean. FSG, $16.99. Kirkus, PW

Big Wet Balloon, The. Liniers. Candlewick/Toon, $12.95. HB, Kirkus

Bird King, The: An Artist’s Notebook. Shaun Tan. Scholastic/Levine, $19.99. Booklist, PW

Bitter Kingdom, The. Rae Carson. Greenwillow, $17.99. Kirkus, PW

Black Helicopters. Blythe Woolston. Candlewick, $15.99. Kirkus, PW

Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible… on Schindler’s List. Leon Leyson, with Marilyn J. Harran and Elisabeth B. Leyson. Atheneum, $16.99. Kirkus, PW

Breakfast on Mars and 37 Other Delectable Essays. Ed. by Rebecca Stern and Brad Wolfe. Roaring Brook, $16.99. Kirkus, PW

Bugs in My Hair! David Shannon. Scholastic/Blue Sky, $17.99. Kirkus, PW

Bully. Laura Vaccaro Seeger. Roaring Brook/Porter, $16.99. PW, SLJ

Chasing Shadows. Swati Avasthi, illus. by Craig Phillips. Knopf, $17.99. Kirkus, PW

Coda. Emma Trevayne. Running Press Teens, $9.95. PW, SLJ

Count the Monkeys. Mac Barnett, illus. by Kevin Cornell. Disney-Hyperion, $16.99. BCCB, PW

Crankee Doodle. Tom Angleberger, illus. by Cece Bell. Clarion, $16.99. HB, Kirkus

Daisy Gets Lost. Chris Raschka. Random/Schwartz & Wade, 17.99. PW, SLJ

Dare You To. Katie McGarry. Harlequin Teen, $17.99. Kirkus, PW

Daredevil: The Daring Life of Betty Skelton. Meghan McCarthy. S&S/Wiseman, $16.99. Kirkus, PW

Dee Dee and Me. Amy Schwartz. Holiday House, $16.95. Kirkus, PW

Deep in the Sahara. Kelly Cunnane, illus. by Hoda Hadadi. Random/Schwartz & Wade, $17.99. Kirkus, PW

Diego Rivera: An Artist for the People. Susan Goldman Rubin. Abrams, $21.95. Booklist, SLJ

Digger, Dozer, Dumper. Hope Vestergaard, illus. by David Slonim. Candlewick, $15.99. PW, SLJ

Dusk. Uri Shulevitz. FSG/Ferguson, $17.99. Kirkus, PW

Earth Girl. Janet Edwards. Pyr, $17.95. Booklist, Kirkus

Eat Like a Bear. April Pulley Sayre, illus. by Steve Jenkins. Holt, $16.99. Kirkus, PW

Elvis and the Underdogs. Jenny Lee, illus. by Kelly Light. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, $16.99. Booklist, SLJ

Enduring Ark, The. Gita Wolf, illus. by Joydeb Chitrakar. Tara Books, $21.95. Kirkus, PW

Eruption! Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives (Scientists in the Field). Elizabeth Rusch. Houghton Mifflin, $18.99. Kirkus, SLJ

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library. Chris Grabenstein. Random House, $16.99. Booklist, Kirkus

Etched in Clay: The Life of Dave, Enslaved Potter and Poet. Andrea Cheng. Lee & Low, $17.95. Kirkus, SLJ

Explorer: The Lost Islands. Edited by Kazu Kibuishi. Abrams/Amulet, $19.95. Kirkus, PW

Fairy Tale Comics: Classic Tales Told by Extraordinary Cartoonists. Ed. by Chris Duffy, illus. by various artists. First Second, $19.99. Booklist, PW

Fallout. Todd Strasser. Candlewick, $16.99. Kirkus, PW

Fat Angie. E.E. Charlton-Trujillo. Candlewick, $16.99. PW, SLJ

Firecracker. David Iserson. Razorbill, $17.99. BCCB, Kirkus

First Drawing, The. Mordecai Gerstein. Little, Brown, $17. PW, SLJ

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock. Matthew Quick. Little, Brown, $18. PW, SLJ

Frog Song. Brenda Z. Guiberson, illus. by Gennady Spirin. Holt, $17.99. PW, SLJ

Ghost Hawk. Susan Cooper. S&S/McElderry, $16.99. Booklist, PW

Golden Boy. Tara Sullivan. Putnam, $16.99. Kirkus, SLJ

Hank Finds an Egg. Rebecca Dudley. Peter Pauper, $16.99. Booklist, PW

Happy Birthday, Bunny! Elizabeth Garton Scanlon, illus. by Stephanie Graegin. S&S/Beach Lane, $16.99. Kirkus, PW

Henri’s Scissors. Jeanette Winter. S&S/Beach Lane, $15.99. Booklist, PW

Henry and the Cannons: An Extraordinary True Story of the American Revolution. Don Brown. Roaring Brook, $16.99. Booklist, SLJ

Henry’s Map. David Elliot. Philomel, $16.99. Kirkus, SLJ

Hero on a Bicycle. Shirley Hughes. Candlewick, $15.99. Kirkus, PW

Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace. Nan Marino. Roaring Brook, $16.99. Kirkus, SLJ

Hilda and the Bird Parade. Hilda Pearson. Nobrow/Flying Eye (Consortium, dist.), $24. Booklist, PW

Hokey Pokey. Jerry Spinelli. Knopf, $15.99. Kirkus, SLJ

Homeland. Cory Doctorow. Tor Teen, $17.99. Booklist, Kirkus

Hostage Three. Nick Lake. Bloomsbury, $17.99. Booklist, SLJ

How to Be a Cat. Nikki McClure. Kirkus, SLJ

How to Bicycle to the Moon to Plant Sunflowers: A Simple but Brilliant Plan in 24 Easy Steps. Mordicai Gerstein. Roaring Brook, $16.99. Booklist, Kirkus

How to Catch a Bogle. Catherine Jinks, illus. by Sarah Watts. Harcourt, $16.99. Kirkus, PW

How To. Julie Morstad. Simply Read, $16.95. Kirkus, SLJ

I Am Blop! Hervé Tullet. Phaidon, $19.95. Kirkus, PW

I See the Promised Land. Arthur Flowers, illus. by Manu Chitrakar. House of Anansi/Groundwood, $18.95. BCCB, SLJ

I Wish I Had… Giovanna Zoboli, illus. by Simona Mulazzani. Eerdmans, $16. Booklist, PW

Just One Day. Gayle Forman. Dutton, $17.99. PW, SLJ

Juvie. Steve Watkins. Candlewick, $17.99. Kirkus, PW

Lara’s Gift. Annemarie O’Brien. Knopf, $16.99. Kirkus, SLJ

Ling & Ting Share a Birthday. Grace Lin. Little, Brown, $15. Kirkus, PW

Little Book of Sloth, A. Lucy Cooke. S&S/McElderry, $16.99. BCCB, PW

Lord of Opium, The. Nancy Farmer. S&S/Atheneum, $17.99. Booklist, PW

Mary Wrightly, So Politely. Shirin Yim Bridges, illus. by Maria Monescillo. Harcourt, $16.99. Kirkus, PW

Meanest Birthday Girl, The. Josh Schneider. Clarion, $14.99. Kirkus, PW

Midnight Dress, The. Karen Foxlee. Knopf, $16.99. Kirkus, PW

Mind Games. Kiersten White. HarperTeen, $17.99. BCCB, PW

More Than This. Patrick Ness. Candlewick, $19.99. Kirkus, SLJ

Mouse Bird Snake Wolf. David Almond, illus. by Dave McKean. Candlewick, $17.99. Booklist, PW

My Father’s Arms Are a Boat. Stein Erik Lunde, trans. from Norwegian by Kari Dickson, illus. by Øyvind Torseter. Enchanted Lion, $15.95. HB, Kirkus

Nelly May Has Her Say. Cynthia DeFelice, illus. by Henry Cole. FSG/Ferguson, $16.99. Booklist, SLJ

Nelson Mandela. Kadir Nelson. HarperCollins/Tegen, $17.99. Kirkus, PW

Night Light. Nicholas Blechman. Scholastic/Orchard, $16.99. Booklist, PW

Night Sky Wheel Ride. Sheree Fitch, illus. by Yayo. Tradewind (Orca, dist.), $16.95. Kirkus, PW

Niño Wrestles the World. Yuyi Morales. Roaring Brook/Porter, $16.99. HB, PW

Nobody’s Secret. Michaela Maccoll. Chronicle, $16.99. PW, SLJ

OCD, the Dude, and Me. Lauren Roedy Vaughn. Dial, $16.99. Kirkus, SLJ

Odd Duck. Cecil Castellucci, illus. by Sara Varon. First Second, $15.99. Kirkus, SLJ

Ol’ Clip-Clop: A Ghost Story. Patricia C. McKissack, illus. by Eric Velasquez. Holiday House, $16.95 Kirkus, PW

Once Upon a Northern Night. Jean E. Pendziwol, illus. by Isabelle Arsenault. Groundwood, $17.95. Kirkus, PW

Open This Little Book. Jesse Klausmeier, illus. by Suzy Lee. Chronicle, $16.99. Kirkus, SLJ

Openly Straight. Bill Konigsberg. Scholastic/Levine, $17.99. BCCB, Booklist

Out of Nowhere. Maria Padian. Knopf, $16.99. BCCB, SLJ

Out of the Easy. Ruth Sepetys. Philomel, $17.99. PW, SLJ

P.K. Pinkerton & the Petrified Man. Caroline Lawrence. Putnam, $16.99. Booklist, Kirkus

Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale. Duncan Tonatiuh. Abrams, $16.95. Kirkus, PW

Paperboy. Vince Vawter. Delacorte, $16.99. Booklist, PW

Parrots Over Puerto Rico. Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore, illus. by Susan L. Roth. Lee & Low, $19.95. Kirkus, PW

Peanut. Ayun Halliday, illus. by Paul Hoppe. Random/Schwartz and Wade, $17.99. PW, SLJ

Peck, Peck, Peck. Lucy Cousins. Candlewick, $15.99. Booklist, SLJ

Pieces. Chris Lynch. Simon & Schuster, $16.99. Kirkus, SLJ

Planes Fly! George Ella Lyon, illus. by Mick Wiggins. Atheneum, $16.99. Kirkus, PW

Polar Bear Morning. Lauren Thompson, illus. by Stephen Savage. Scholastic, $16.99. Kirkus, PW

Pomelo’s Opposites. Ramona Badescu, trans. from French by Claudia Zoe Bedrick, illus. by Benjamin Chaud. Enchanted Lion, $15.95. Kirkus, SLJ

Price of Freedom, The: How One Town Stood Up to Slavery. Dennis Brindell Fradin and Judith Bloom Fradin, illus. by Eric Velasquez. Walker, $16.99. Kirkus, SLJ

Program, The. Suzanne Young. Simon Pulse, $16.99. BCCB, Booklist

Reality Boy. A.S. King. Little, Brown, $18. Kirkus, PW

Reluctant Assassin, The. Eoin Colfer. Hyperion, $17.99. BCCB, PW

Rithmatist, The. Brandon Sanderson, illus. by Ben McSweeney. Tor Teen, $17.99. Kirkus, PW

Romeo Blue. Phoebe Stone. Scholastic, $16.99. Booklist, HB

Rose Under Fire. Elizabeth Wein. Hyperion, $17.99 Kirkus, PW

Salt: A Story of Friendship in a Time of War. Helen Frost. FSG/Foster, $17.99. Booklist, Kirkus

Scarlet. Marissa Meyer. Feiwel and Friends, $17.99. Booklist, PW

School Spirits (Hex Hall). Rachel Hawkins. Hyperion, $17.99. Kirkus, PW

Sex & Violence. Carrie Mesrobian. Carolrhoda Lab, $17.95. Kirkus, PW

Shimmer & Splash: The Sparkling World of Sea Life. Jim Arnosky. Sterling, $14.95. PW, SLJ

Sin-Eater’s Confession. Ilsa J. Bick. Carolrhoda Lab, $17.95. Kirkus, PW

Snowflakes Fall. Patricia Maclachlan, illus. by Steven Kellogg. Random, $17.99. Booklist, SLJ

Somebody Up There Hates You. Hollis Seamon. Algonquin, $16.95. Kirkus, PW

Spirit and Dust. Rosemary Clement-Moore. Delacorte, $17.99. BCCB, SLJ

Tangle of Knots, A. Lisa Graff. Philomel, $16.99. Booklist, Kirkus

Tea Party Rules. Ame Dyckman, illus. by K.G. Campbell. Viking, $16.99. Kirkus, PW

That’s a Possibility! A Book About What Might Happen. Bruce Goldstone. Holt, $16.99. PW, SLJ

Things That Float and Things That Don’t. David A. Adler, illus. by Anna Raff. Holiday House, $16.95. Booklist, PW

This Is the Rope: A Story from the Great Migration. Jacqueline Woodson, illus. by James Ransome. Penguin/Paulsen, $16.99. PW, SLJ

This Song Will Save Your Life. Leila Sales. FSG, $17.99. Booklist, Kirkus

Tiger in My Soup. Kashmira Sheth, illus. by Jeffrey Ebbeler. Peachtree, $15.95. Kirkus, PW

Time-Out for Sophie. Rosemary Wells. Viking, $15.99. Kirkus, SLJ

Toys in Space. Mini Grey. Knopf, $16.99. PW, SLJ

Two Boys Kissing. David Levithan. Knopf, $16.99. BCCB, PW

Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great. Bob Shea. Disney-Hyperion, $15.99. Booklist, Kirkus

War Brothers. Sharon E. McKay, illus. by Daniel Lafrance. Annick (Firefly, dist.), $18.95. PW, SLJ

Watcher in the Shadows, The. Chris Moriarty, illus. by Mark E. Geyer. Harcourt, $16.99. Booklist, Kirkus

Watermelon Seed, The. Greg Pizzoli. Disney-Hyperion, $16.99. PW, SLJ

What the Heart Knows: Chants, Charms, and Blessings. Joyce Sidman, illus. by Pamela Zagarenski. Houghton Mifflin, $16.99. Kirkus, PW

When Lions Roar. Robie H. Harris, illus. by Chris Raschka. Scholastic/Orchard, $16.99. Booklist, PW

When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders. J. Patrick Lewis, illus. by Jim Burke, R. Gregory Christie, et al. Chronicle, $16.99. Booklist, PW

Whole Stupid Way We Are, The. N. Griffin. Atheneum, $16.99. HB, PW

World is Waiting for You, The. Barbara Kerley. National Geographic, $17.95. Kirkus, PW

Yellowcake. Margo Lanagan. Knopf, $16.99. Kirkus, PW

Zebra Forest. Adina Rishe Gewirtz. Candlewick, $15.99. PW, SLJ

ONE STAR

“The President Has Been Shot!”: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy. James L. Swanson. Scholastic Press, $18.99. PW

10 Plants That Shook the World. Gillian Richardson, illus. by Kim Rosen. Annick (Firefly, dist.), $24.95. PW

100 Animals on Parade. Masayuki Sebe. Kids Can, $16.95. PW

123 Versus ABC. Mike Boldt. Harper, $17.99. Kirkus

13-Story Treehouse, The. Andy Griffiths, illus. by Terry Denton. Feiwel and Friends, $13.99. PW

17 and Gone. Nova Ren Suma. Dutton, $17.99. BCCB

20 Big Trucks in the Middle of the Street. Mark Lee, illus. by Kurt Cyrus. Candlewick, $15.99. Kirkus

39 Deaths of Adam Strand, The. Gregory Galloway. Dutton, $17.99 Booklist

Africa Is My Home: A Child of the Amistad. Monica Edinger, illus. by Robert Byrd. Candlewick, $17.99. SLJ

After Iris. Natasha Farrant. Dial, $16.99. Kirkus

Ah Ha! Jeff Mack. Chronicle, $16.99. PW

Akissi: Cat Invasion. Marguerite Abouet, illus. by Mathieu Sapin. Nobrow Press, $14.95. Kirkus

All My Noble Dreams and Then What Happens. Gloria Whelan. S&S/Wiseman, $15.99. PW

All Our Yesterdays. Cristin Terrill. Disney, $17.99. Kirkus

Alone in the Forest. Gita Wolf and Andrea Anastasio, illus. by Bhajju Shyam. Tara Books, $16.95. Kirkus

Also Known As. Robin Benway. Walker, $16.99. Booklist

America’s National Parks: A Pop-Up Book. Don Compton, illus. by Dave Ember; paper engineering by Bruce Foster. W.W. West (Farcountry Press, dist.), $34.95. PW

An Eye for Art: Focusing on Great Artists and Their Work. National Gallery of Art. Chicago Review Press, $19.95. Kirkus

Angel Island. Russell Freedman. Clarion, $17.99. SLJ

Animal Book, The: A Collection of the Fastest, Fiercest, Toughest, Cleverest, Shyest–And Most Surprising–Animals on Earth. Steve Jenkins. HMH, $21.99. Kirkus

Animal Opposites. Petr Horacek. Candlewick, $15.99. PW

Animals Upside Down: A Pull, Pop, Lift & Learn Book! Steve Jenkins and Robin Page. Houghton, $24.99. PW

Anna Was Here. Jane Kurtz. Greenwillow, $16.99. Kirkus

Annie and Simon: The Sneeze and Other Stories. Catharine O’Neill. Candlewick, $15.99. Kirkus

Antigoddess. Kendare Blake. Tor Teen, $17.99. PW

Apprentices, The. Maile Meloy, illus. by Ian Schoenherr. Putnam, $16.99. PW

Baby Bear Counts One. Ashley Wolff. S&S/Beach Lane, $16.99. Kirkus

Backward Glass. David Lomax. Flux, $9.99. Kirkus

Bad Girls: Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, Thieves, and Other Female Villains. Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple, illus. by Rebecca Guay. Charlesbridge, $18.95. Booklist

Bag of Marbles, A: The Graphic Novel. Joseph Joffo, adapted by Kris, trans. from French by Edward Gauvin, illus. by Vincent Bailly. Lerner/Graphic Universe, $9.95. PW

Ball. Mary Sullivan. Houghton Mifflin, $12.99. PW

Bang. Leo Timmers. Gecko Press USA (Lerner, dist.), $17.95. PW

Becoming Babe Ruth. Matt Tavares. Candlewick, $16.99. Booklist

Bedtime Math: A Fun Excuse to Stay Up Late. Laura Overdeck, illus. by Jim Paillot. Feiwel and Friends, $14.99. PW

Bedtime Monsters. Josh Schneider. Clarion, $16.99. PW

Being Henry David. Cal Armistead. Albert Whitman, $16.99. Kirkus

Below. Meg McKinley. Candlewick, $15.99. PW

Ben Rides On. Matt Davies. Roaring Brook, $16.99. Kirkus

Better Nate Than Ever. Tim Federle. Simon & Schuster, $16.99. PW

Better to Wish. Ann M. Martin. Scholastic, $16.99. PW

Betty Bunny Didn’t Do It. Michael B. Kaplan, illus. by Stéphane Jorisch. Dial, $16.99. PW

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. April Genevieve Tucholke. Dial, $17.99. SLJ

Beyond the Solar System: Exploring Galaxies, Black Holes, Alien Planets, and More: A History with 21 Activities. Mary Kay Carson. Chicago Review, $18.95. Booklist

Big Bad Wolf Goes on Vacation, The. Delphine Perret. Sterling, $12.95. Kirkus

Big Bear’s Big Boat. Eve Bunting, illus. by Nancy Carpenter. Clarion, $12.99. Kirkus

Bink & Gollie: Best Friends Forever. Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee, illus. by Tony Fucile. Candlewick, $15.99. PW

Binny for Short. Hilary McKay, illus. by Micah Player. S&S/McElderry, $16.99. PW

Black and Bittern Was Night. Robert Heidbreder, illus. by John Martz. Kids Can, $16.95. PW

Blackout. Robison Wells. HarperTeen, $17.99. PW

Blessing Cup, The. Patricia Polacco. S&S/Wiseman, $17.99. Kirkus

Bo at Ballard Creek. Kirkpatrick Hill, illus. by LeUyen Pham. Holt, $15.99. HB

Bobo the Sailor Man! Eileen Rosenthal, illus. by Marc Rosenthal. S&S/Atheneum, $15.99 PW

Bogart and Vinnie: A Completely Made-Up Story of True Friendship. Audrey Vernick, illus. by Henry Cole. Walker, $16.99. PW

Bones Never Lie: How Forensics Helps Solve History’s Mysteries. Elizabeth MacLeod. Annick, $24.95 hc, $14.95 pb. Kirkus

Book of Lost Things, The (Mister Max 1). Cynthia Voigt. Knopf, $16.99. Kirkus

Boris on the Move. Andrew Joyner. Branches, $4.99. Kirkus

Box of Gargoyles, A. Anne Nesbet. HarperCollins, $16.99. Kirkus

Boy Nobody. Allen Zadoff. Little, Brown, $18. PW

Boy on the Bridge, The. Natalie Standiford. Scholastic, $17.99. PW

Boy on the Porch, The. Sharon Creech. HarperCollins, $16.99. Kirkus

Boy Who Swam With Piranhas, The. David Almond, illus. by Oliver Jeffers. Candlewick, $15.99. Kirkus

Brief Thief. Michaël Escoffier. Illustrated by Kris Di Giacomo. Enchanted Lion (Consortium, dist.), $16.95. PW

Brown v. Board of Education. David Aretha. Morgan Reynolds, $28.95. Booklist

Bruised. Sarah Skilton. Abrams/Amulet, $16.95. PW

Bunnies on Ice. Joanna Wright. Roaring Brook/Porter, $16.99. SLJ

Burning Sky, The. Sherry Thomas. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, $17.99. PW

Butterfly Colors and Counting. Jerry Pallotta, illus. by Shennen Bersani. Charlesbridge, $5.95. Kirkus

Bye-Bye Baby Brother! Sheena Dempsey. Candlewick, $15.99. Kirkus

Caged Graves, The. Dianne K. Salerni. Clarion, $16.99. SLJ

Call of the Klondike: A True Gold Rush Adventure. David Meissner and Kim Richardson. Boyds Mills/Calkins Creek, $16.95. Kirkus

Captain Cat. Inga Moore. Candlewick, $15.99. PW

Carnivores. Aaron Reynolds, illus. by Dan Santat. Chronicle, $16.99. PW

Case of the Team Spirit, The. John Allison. Oni (Diamond, dist.), $19.99 paper. PW

Case of the Vanishing Honeybees, The: A Scientific Mystery. Sandra Markle. Millbrook, $29.27. SLJ

Catch Rider. Jennifer H. Lyne. Clarion, $16.99. Kirkus

Cats of Tanglewood Forest, The. Charles de Lint, illus. by Charles Vess. Little, Brown, $17.99. PW

Cheetah Can’t Lose. Bob Shea. HarperTeen, $17.99. Kirkus

Cherry Money Baby. John M. Cusick. Candlewick, $16.99. PW

Chickens Build a Wall, The. Jean-François Dumont. Eerdmans, $16. PW

Chop Chop: The Kids’ Guide to Cooking Real Food with Your Family. Sally Sampson, photos by Carl Tremblay. Simon & Schuster, $19.99. SLJ

Christmas Cat, The. Maryann Macdonald, illus. by Amy Bates. Dial, $16.99. Kirkus

Christmas Wish, The. Lori Evert, photos by Per Breiehagen. Random House, $17.99. Kirkus

Chu’s Day. Neil Gaiman, illus. by Adam Rex. Harper, $17.99. PW

City of a Thousand Dolls. Miriam Forster. HarperTeen, $17.99. PW

Click, Clack, Boo! A Tricky Treat. Doreen Cronin, illus. by Betsy Lewin. S&S/Atheneum, $16.99. PW

Come Back, Ben. Ann Hassett and John Hassett. Holiday House, $14.95. Kirkus

Corr Syl the Warrior. Garry Rogers. Createspace, $14.95 pb. Kirkus

Counterfeit Family Tree of Vee Crawford-Wong, The. L. Tam Holland. Simon & Schuster, $17.99. Kirkus

Cowboy Boyd and Mighty Calliope. Lisa Moser, illus. by Sebastiaan Van Doninck. Random House, $17.99. Kirkus

Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg. Lori Mortensen, illus. by Michael Allen Austin. Clarion, $16.99. Kirkus

Crash and Burn. Michael Hassan. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, $18.99. Booklist

Criminal. Terra Elan McVoy. Simon Pulse, $16.99. PW

Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass). Sarah J. Maas. Bloomsbury, $17.99. Kirkus

Curtsies & Conspiracies. Gail Carriger. Little, Brown, $17.99. Booklist

Cydonian Pyramid, The (Klaatu Diskos 02). Pete Hautman. Candlewick, $16.99. Kirkus

Dancer, Daughter, Traitor, Spy. Elizabeth Kiem. Soho, $17.99. Booklist

Dash of Magic, A. Kathryn Littlewood. HarperCollins/Tegen, $16.99. Kirkus

Dear Life, You Suck. Scott Blagden. Harcourt, $17.99. SLJ

Death, Dickinson, and the Demented Life of Frenchie Garcia. Jenny Torres Sanchez. Running Press, $9.95. Kirkus

Deer Watch, The. Pat Lowery Collins, illus. by David Slonim. Candlewick, $15.99. Booklist

Desmond Pucket Makes Monster Magic. Mark Tatulli. Andrews McMeel, $13.99. Kirkus

Diggers Are Coming, The! Susan Steggall. Frances Lincoln, $17.99. Kirkus

Diggers Go. Steve Light. Chronicle, $9.99. PW

Dinosaur Kisses. David Ezra Stein. Candlewick, $15.99. PW

Dirty Gert. Tedd Arnold. Holiday House, $16.95. Kirkus

Don’t Say a Word, Mami / No Digas Nada, Mami. Joe Hayes, illus. by Esau Andrade Valencia. Cinco Puntos, $17.95 hc, $8.95 pb. Kirkus

Don’t Spill the Milk! Stephen Davies. illus. by Christopher Corr. Andersen Press USA (Lerner, dist.), $16.95. Kirkus

Dorko the Magnificent. Andrea Beaty, illus. by Nathan Hale. Abrams/Amulet, $16.95. SLJ

Dozens of Cousins. Shutta Crum, illus. by David Catrow. Clarion, $16.99. PW

Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets. Evan Roskos. Houghton Mifflin, $16.99. Kirkus

Dr. Radway’s Sarsaparilla Resolvent. Beth Kephart, illus. by William Sulit. Temple University, $15.95. Kirkus

Dream Friends. You Byun. Penguin/Paulsen, $16.99. PW

Duke. Kirby Larson. Scholastic, $16.99. Kirkus

East of the Sun, West of the Moon. Jackie Morris. Frances Lincoln, $14.99. Kirkus

Eat Up, Little Donkey. Rindert Kromhout, illus. by Annemarie Haeringen. Gecko Press, $14.95. Kirkus

Elite Infantry (Shadow Squadron). Carl Bowen, illus. by Wilson Tortosa. Capstone, $8.95. Kirkus

Empty Fridge. Gaëtan Dorémus. Wilkins Farago (IPG/Trafalgar Sq., dist.), $19.99. PW

Enchanter Heir, The (Heir Chronicles 4). Cinda Williams Chima. Disney-Hyperion, $18.99. Kirkus

End Games, The. Michael T. Martin. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, $17.99. Booklist

Enrique’s Journey: The True Story of a Boy Determined to Reunite with His Mother: Adapted for Young People. Sonia Nazario. Delacorte, $16.99. Kirkus

Escape from Eden. Elisa Nader. Merit Press, $17.95. Kirkus

Escape Theory. Margaux Froley. Soho Teen, $17.99. PW

Fearless. Cornelia Funke. Little, Brown, $19.99. Kirkus

Fifteenth Summer. Michelle Dalton. Simon Pulse, hc $17.99, pb $9.99. Kirkus

Final Descent, The. Rick Yancey. Simon & Schuster, $18.99. Booklist

Fire Horse Girl, The. Kay Honeyman. Scholastic/Levine, $17.99. Booklist

First Big Book of the Ocean. Catherine D. Hughes. National Geographic, $14.95. Kirkus

Flight 1-2-3. Maria van Lieshout. Chronicle, $14.99. PW

Flo & Wendell. William Wegman. Dial, $16.99. PW

Fog Island. Tomi Ungerer. Phaidon, $16.95. PW

Follow Follow: A Book of Reverso Poems. Marilyn Singer, illus. by Josée Masse. Dial, $16.99. PW

Follow Your Money: Who Gets It, Who Spends It, Where Does It Go? Kevin Sylvester and Michael Hlinka. Annick, $14.95. Kirkus

Formerly Shark Girl. Kelly Bingham. Candlewick, $16.99. Kirkus

Foul Trouble. John Feinstein. Knopf, $16.99. Booklist

Fourth Down and Inches: Concussions and Football’s Make-Or-Break Moment. Carla Killough McClafferty. Carolrhoda, $20.95. PW

Fox Forever. Mary E. Pearson. Holt, $17.99. PW

Fox Forgets. Suzanne Bloom. Boyds Mills, $16.95. Kirkus

Foxy! Jessica Souhami. Frances Lincoln, $17.99. Kirkus

Fraidyzoo. Thyra Heder. Abrams, $16.95. Kirkus

Freakboy. Kristin Elizabeth Clark. FSG, $18.99. Kirkus

Frequently Asked Questions About Growing Up as an Undocumented Immigrant. Lisa McCormich. Rosen. $31.95. Booklist

Frequently Asked Questions About Skin Cancer. John M. Shea. Rosen. $31.95. Booklist

Frequently Asked Questions About Slander and Libel in the Digital Age. Molly Jones. Rosen. $31.95. Booklist

Frequently Asked Questions About Texting, Sexting, and Flaming. Rebecca T. Klein. Rosen. $31.95. Booklist

Friday Never Leaving. Vikki Wakefield. Simon & Schuster, $16.99. Kirkus

Friends. Mies van Hout. Lemniscaat USA, $17.95. PW

Frog Trouble… And Eleven Other Pretty Serious Songs. Sandra Boynton. Workman, $16.95. PW

From Mud Huts to Skyscrapers. Christine Paxmann, trans. from German by Cynthia Hall, illus. by Anne Ibelings. Prestel, $19.95. SLJ

From Norvelt to Nowhere. Jack Gantos. FSG, $16.99. PW

Funny Little Bird, A. Jennifer Yerkes. Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, $15.99. Kirkus

Furious. Jill Wolfson. Holt, $17.99. Booklist

Game On! (Squish #5). Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm. Random, $6.99. Kirkus

Game. Barry Lyga. Little, Brown, $17.99. Booklist

Gandhi: The March to the Sea. Alice B. McGinty, illus. by Thomas Gonzalez. Amazon, $17.95. SLJ

Garden of My Imaan, The. Farhana Zia. Peachtree, $15.95. PW

Gated. Amy Christine Parker. Random House, $17.99. Kirkus

Get Into Art! Animals: Enjoy Great Art—Then Create Your Own! Susie Brooks. Kingfisher, $12.99. Booklist

Giant Dance Party. Betsy Bird, illus. by Brandon Dorman. Greenwillow, $17.99. Kirkus

Gingersnap. Patricia Reilly Giff. Random House/Lamb, $15.99. Kirkus

Girl Called Problem, A. Katie Quirk. Eerdmans, $8 paperback Kirkus

Girl of the Wish Garden, The: A Thumbelina Story. Uma Krishnaswami, illus. by Nasrin Khosravi. Groundwood, $17.95. Kirkus

Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two, The. Catherynne M. Valente, illus. by Ana Juan. Feiwel and Friends, $16.99. Kirkus

Giving Thanks: Poems, Prayers, and Praise Songs of Thanksgiving. Katherine Paterson, illus. by Pamela Dalton. Chronicle/Handprint, $18.99. PW

Global Baby Girls. Global Fund for Children. Charlesbridge, $6.95 board book. Kirkus

God Got a Dog. Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Marla Frazee. S&S/Beach Lane, $17.99. Kirkus

Golden. Jessi Kirby. Simon & Schuster, $16.99. Booklist

Golden Girl (American Fairy 2). Sarah Zettel. Random House, $20.99. Kirkus

Gone Fishing. Tamera Will Wissinger, illus. by Matthew Cordell. HMH, $15.99. SLJ

Good Night, Sleep Tight. Mem Fox, illus. by Judy Horacek. Orchard, $16.99. Kirkus

Good Night! Benoit Marchon, illus. by Soledad Bravi. HMH, $7.99. PW

Good Trade, A. Alma Fullerton, illus. by Karen Patkau. Pajama Press (dist. by Orca), $19.95. Kirkus

Gorgeous. Paul Rudnick. Scholastic, $18.99. PW

Great American Dust Bowl, The. Don Brown. HMH, $18.99. Kirkus

Great Lollipop Caper, The. Dan Krall. Simon & Schuster, $16.99. PW

Great Trouble, The: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel. Deborah Hopkinson. Knopf, $16.99. PW

Greatest Dinosaur Ever, The. Brenda Z. Guiberson, illus. by Gennady Spirin. Holt, $17.99. SLJ

Gris Grimly’s Frankenstein. Mary Shelley, illus. by Gris Grimly. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, $24.99. PW

Grumpy Goat. Brett Helquist. HarperCollins, $17.99. SLJ

Happy Cat (I Like to Read series). Steve Henry. Holiday House, $14.95. Kirkus

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. David A. Adler. Holiday House, $18.95. Booklist

Hattie Ever After. Kirby Larson. Delacorte, $16.99. Kirkus

Heartbreak Messenger, The. Alexander Vance. Feiwel and Friends, $16.99. SLJ

Hello in There! A Big Sister’s Book of Waiting. Jo Witek, illus. by Christine Roussey. Abrams Appleseed, $16.95. PW

Hello, Mr. Hulot. David Merveille. North-South, $17.95. Kirkus

Henry’s Hand. Ross MacDonald. Abrams, $16.95. Kirkus

Here I Am. Patti Kim, illus. by Sonia Sanchez. Capstone/Picture Window, $27.32. Kirkus

Herman and Rosie. Gus Gordon. Roaring Brook/Porter, $17.99. PW

Hero’s Guide to Storming the Castle, The. Christopher Healy. HarperCollins/Walden Pond, $16.99. PW

Hidden Enemy, A (Survivors 02). Erin Hunter. HarperCollins, $16.99. Kirkus

Highway Rat, The. Julia Donaldson, illus. by Axel Scheffler. Scholastic/Levine, $16.99. SLJ

Hippomobile! Jeff Tapia. Clarion, $16.99. Kirkus

Hooked. Liz Fichera. Harlequin Teen, $9.99 pb. Kirkus

Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball. John Coy, illus. by Joe Morse. Carolrhoda, $16.95. HB

How I Became a Ghost: A Choctaw Trail of Tears Story. Tim Tingle. Roadrunner Press, $18.95. Kirkus

How the Meteorite Got to the Museum. Jessie Hartland. Blue Apple, $17.99. Kirkus

How to Hide a Lion. Helen Stephens. Holt, $16.99. Kirkus

I Love You, Nose! I Love You, Toes! Linda Davick. S&S/Beach Lane, $17.99. PW

I Represent Sean Rosen. Jeff Baron. Greenwillow, $16.99. SLJ

I See… Patrick George. IPG (Trafalgar Sq., dist.), $12.99. PW

If I Ever Get Out of Here. Eric Gansworth. Scholastic/Levine, $17.99. Booklist

If You Could Be Mine. Sara Farizan. Algonquin, $16.99. Booklist

Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans During World War II. Martin W. Sandler. Walker, $22.99. SLJ

Impulse (Jumper, Book 3). Steven Gould. Tor, $25.99. SLJ

In-Between, The. Barbara Stewart. St. Martin’s Griffin, $9.99 pb. Kirkus

Infinite Moment of Us, The. Lauren Myracle. Abrams, $17.95. Kirkus

Inhuman. Kat Falls. Scholastic, $17.99. Kirkus

Into That Forest. Louis Nowra. Amazon/Skyscape, $16.99. PW

Invisibility. Andrea Cremer and David Levithan. Philomel, $18.99. PW

Invisible Boy, The. Trudy Ludwig, illus. by Patrice Barton. Knopf, $16.99. SLJ

Itsy Bitsy Spider (Urgency Emergency!). Dosh Archer. Albert Whitman, $12.99. Kirkus

Janie Face to Face. Caroline B. Cooney. Delacorte, $17.99. PW

Joe and Sparky Go to School. Jamie Michalak, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz. Candlewick, $15.99. HB

Just So Stories, vol. 1. Rudyard Kipling, illus. by Ian Wallace. Groundwood, $19.95. Kirkus

Kenta and the Big Wave. Ruth Ohi. Annick, $19.95 hc, $9.95 pb. Kirkus

Kindhearted Crocodile, The. Lucia Panzieri. trans. from Italian by Grace Maccarone, illus. by AntonGionata Ferrari. Holiday House, $16.95. SLJ

Kindness for Weakness. Shawn Goodman. Delacorte, $16.99. SLJ

King for a Day. Rukhsana Khan, illus. by Christiane Kr Mer. Lee & Low, $17.95. Kirkus

King of Little Things, The. Bil Lepp, illus. by David T. Wenzel. Peachtree, $16.95. Kirkus

Kingdom of Little Wounds. Susann Cokal. Candlewick, $22.99. Kirkus

Knit Your Bit: A World War I Story. Deborah Hopkinson, illus. by Steven Guarnaccia. Putnam, $16.99. Booklist

Language Inside, The. Holly Thompson. Delacorte, $17.99. SLJ

Leap of Faith. Jamie Blair. Simon & Schuster, $16.99. Kirkus

Left Behind (Jasper John Dooley). Caroline Adderson, illus. by Ben Clanton. Kids Can, $15.95. Kirkus

Leo Geo and the Cosmic Crisis. Jon Chad. Roaring Brook, $16.99. Kirkus

Lightning Dreamer, The. Margarita Engle. Harcourt, $16.99. Booklist

Lily and Taylor. Elise Moser. Groundwood, $16.95. Kirkus

Lincoln’s Grave Robbers. Steve Sheinkin. Scholastic Press, $16.99. PW

Linked. Imogen Howson. Simon & Schuster, $16.99. Booklist

Little Acorn Grows Up. Edward Gibbs. Little, Brown, $8.99. PW

Little Bit of Oomph, A! Barney Saltzberg. Workman, $13.95. PW

Little Mermaid, The. Robert Sabuda. Little Simon, $29.99. PW

Little Mouse. Alison Murray. Disney-Hyperion, $16.99. Booklist

Little Naomi, Little Chick. Avirama Golan, illus. by Raaya Karas. Eerdmans, $17. Kirkus

Little Red Lies. Julie Johnston. Tundra, $19.95 Kirkus

Little You. Richard Van Camp, illus. by Julie Flett. Orca, $9.95. PW

Long, Long Journey, The: The Godwit’s Amazing Migration. Sandra Markle, illus. by Mia Posada. Millbrook, $26.60. SLJ

Long, Long Line, The. Tomoko Ohmura. Owlkids, $16.95. Kirkus

Longest Night, The: A Passover Story. Laurel Snyder, illus. by Catia Chien. Random/Schwartz & Wade, $17.99. PW

Look! Ted Lewin. Holiday House, $14.95. Kirkus

Lost in Petra. Melissa Mahle and Kathryn Dennis. SpyGirls Press, $8.99. PW

Loula is Leaving for Africa. Anne Villeneuve. Kids Can, $16.95. Kirkus

Love in the Time of Global Warming. Francesca Lia Block. Holt/Ottaviano, $16.99. PW

Lulu and the Dog from the Sea (Lulu, Book 2). Hilary McKay, illus. by Priscilla Lamont. Albert Whitman, $13.99. SLJ

Mad Potter, The: George E. Ohr, Eccentric Genius. Jan Greenberg, illus. by Sandra Jordan. Roaring Brook/Porter, $17.99. SLJ

Madman’s Daughter, The. Megan Shepherd. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, $17.99. SLJ

Magic Marks the Spot. Caroline Carlson, illus. by Dave Phillips. Harper, $16.99. PW

Man with the Violin, The. Kathy Stinson, illus. by Dusan Petricic. Annick, $19.95. Kirkus

Marc Brown’s Playtime Rhymes: A Treasury for Families to Learn and Play Together. Marc Brown. Little, Brown, $18. PW

Martin & Mahalia. Andrea Davis Pinkney, illus. by Brian Pinkney. Little, Brown, $17.99. SLJ

Martin Luther King, Jr., and the 1963 March on Washington. David Aretha. Morgan Reynolds, $28.95. Booklist

Masha and the Bear: A Story from Russia (Animal Stories 4). Lari Don, illus. by Melanie Williamson. Barefoot, $7.99 pb. Kirkus

Master George’s People: George Washington, His Slaves, and His Revolutionary Transformation. Marfe Ferguson Delano. National Geographic, $18.95. Booklist

Maude: The Not-So-Noticeable Shrimpton. Lauren Child, illus. by Trisha Krauss. Candlewick, $16.99. PW

Me Too! Valeri Gorbachev. Holiday House, $14.95. Kirkus

Meet Me at the River. Nina de Gramont. Atheneum, $17.99. Kirkus

Missing Mommy: A Book About Bereavement. Rebecca Cobb. Holt, $16.99. Kirkus

Mister Orange. Truus Matti, trans. by Laura Watkinson, illus. by Jenni Desmond. Enchanted Lion, $16.95. Booklist

Mister Whistler. Margaret Mahy, illus. by Gavin Bishop. Gecko, $18.95. PW

Mitchell Goes Bowling. Hallie Durand, illus. by Tony Fucile. Candlewick, $15.99. Kirkus

Mo’s Mustache. Ben Clanton. Tundra, $17.95. Kirkus

Mojo. Tim Tharp. Knopf, $16.99. Kirkus

Moment Comes, A. Jennifer Bradbury. Atheneum, $16.99. Kirkus

Mommy! Mommy! Taro Gomi. Chronicle, $6.99. PW

Monster on the Hill. Rob Harrell. Top Shelf, $19.95. Kirkus

Moo! David Larochelle, illus. by Mike Wohnoutka. Walker, $16.99. SLJ

Moon and More, The. Sarah Dessen. Viking, $19.99. PW

Moonday. Adam Rex. Disney-Hyperion, $16.99. Kirkus

Moose That Says Moo, A. Jennifer Hamburg, illus. by Sue Truesdell. FSG, $16.99. Kirkus

Mountain Dog. Margarita Engle, illus. by Aleksey and Olga Ivanov. Holt, $16.99. Kirkus

Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World. Tracy Kidder, adapted by Michael French. Delacorte, $16.99. Kirkus

Mrs. Noodlekugel and Four Blind Mice. Daniel Pinkwater, illus. by Adam Stower. Candlewick, $14.99. PW

Murilla Gorilla: Jungle Detective. Jennifer Lloyd, illus. by Jacqui Lee. Simply Read, $9.95. PW

Musk Ox Counts. Erin Cabatingan, illus. by Matthew Myers. Roaring Brook/Porter, $16.99 PW

My Basmati Bat Mitzvah. Paula J. Freedman. Abrams/Amulet, $16.95. Kirkus

My Beautiful Hippie. Janet Nichols Lynch. Holiday House, $16.95. Kirkus

My First Day. Steve Jenkins and Robin Page. HMH. SLJ

My Grandpa. Marta Altes. Abrams, $15.95. Kirkus

My Name is Blessing. Eric Walters, illus. by Eugenie Fernandes. Tundra, $17.95. Kirkus

My Neighbor is a Dog. Isabel Minhus Martins, illus. by Madalena Matoso. Owlkids, $16.95. Kirkus

Mysterious Traveler. Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham, illus. by PJ Lynch. Candlewick, $15.99. Kirkus

Mystery of Darwin’s Frog, The. Marty Crump, illus. by Steve Jenkins. Boyds Mills, $16.95. SLJ

Nantucket Blue. Leila Howland. Hyperion, $16.99. PW

Natural World, The: The World in Infographics. Jon Richards and Ed Simkins. Owlkids, $16.95. PW

Never Ever. Jo Empson. Child’s Play, $16.99. Kirkus

Night Before Christmas, The. Clement C. Moore, illus. by Holly Hobbie. Little, Brown, $18. Kirkus

No Bath, No Cake! Polly’s Pirate Party. Matthias Weinert, trans. from German by David Henry Wilson. North-South, $16.95. PW

No Fits, Nilson! Zachariah OHora. Dial, $16.99. Kirkus

No Monkeys, No Chocolate. Melissa Stewart and Allen Young, illus. by Nicole Wong. Charlesbridge, $16.95. Kirkus

Noisy Book, The. Soledad Bravi. Gecko (Lerner, dist), $15.95. PW

Northwest Passage. Stan Rogers, illus. by Matt James. Groundwood, $24.95. Kirkus

Not a Chance. Michelle Mulder. Orca, $9.95 pb. Kirkus

Nowhere to Run. Claire J. Griffin. Namelos, $18.95. Kirkus

Obsidian Mirror. Catherine Fisher. Dial, $17.99. BCCB

Odette’s Secrets. Maryan Macdonald. Bloomsbury, $16.99. Kirkus

Off We Go! (Bear and Mole). Will Hillenbrand. Holiday House, $16.95. Kirkus

Oh So Tiny Bunny. David Kirk. Feiwel and Friends, $16.99. Kirkus

Ol’ Mama Squirrel. David Ezra Stein. Penguin/Paulsen, $16.99. PW

Oliver and His Alligator. Paul Schmid. Disney, $15.99. Kirkus

Opposites. Xavier Deneux. Chronicle/Handprint, $14.99. PW

Originals, The. Cat Patrick. Little, Brown, $17.99. PW

Orleans. Sherri L. Smith. Putnam, $17.99. Booklist

Outcast Oracle, The. Laury A. Egan. Humanist Press, $10.99 pb. Kirkus

Outfoxed. Mike Twohy. Simon & Schuster/Wiseman, $15.99. SLJ

Outside, The. Laura Bickle. HMH, $16.99. Kirkus

Palace of Spies. Sarah Zettel. HMH, $16.99. Kirkus

Papa’s Mechanical Fish. Candace Fleming, illus. by Boris Kulikov. FSG/Ferguson, $16.99. SLJ

Paper Son: Lee’s Journey to America. Helen Foster James and Virginia Shin-Mui Loh, illus. by Wilson Ong. Sleeping Bear, $16.99. Booklist

Paper Valentine. Brenna Yovanoff. Razorbill, $17.99. PW

Parched. Melanie Crowder. HMH, $15.99. BCCB

Path of Names, The. Ari Goelman. Scholastic, $16.99. Booklist

Paul Thurlby’s Wildlife. Paul Thurlby. Templar, $24.25. Kirkus

Peace. Wendy Anderson Halperin. Atheneum, $17.99. SLJ

Peanut and Fifi Have a Ball. Randall de Sève, illus. by Paul Schmid. Dial, $15.99. SLJ

Peekaboo! Taro Gomi. Chronicle, $6.99 board book. Kirkus

Penguin Problems. Lauren Myracle, illus. by Jed Henry. Dutton, $12.99. PW

Perfectly Percy. Paul Schmid. HarperCollins, $17.99. SLJ

Permanent Record. Leslie Stella. Amazon, $17.99. PW

Pet Named Sneaker, A. Joan Heilbroner, illus. by Pascal Lemaitre. Random, $8.99. PW

Pete Won’t Eat. Emily Arnold McCully. Holiday House, $14.95. Kirkus

Petey and Pru and the Hullabaloo. Ammi-Joan Paquette, illus. by Joy Ang. Clarion, $16.99. Kirkus

Pi in the Sky. Wendy Mass. Little, Brown, $17. PW

Pinwheel. Salina Yoon. LB Kids, $12.99. PW

Pirate’s Guide to Recess. James Preller, illus. by Greg Ruth. Feiwel and Friends, $16.99. PW

Pirates on the Farm. Denette Fretz, illus. by Gene Barretta. Zonderkidz, $12.99. PW

Pivot Point. Kasie West. HarperTeen, $17.99. PW

Planet Ark: Preserving Earth’s Biodiversity. Adrienne Mason, illus. by Margot Thompson. Kids Can, $18.95. PW

Poseidon: Earth Shaker (Olympians, Book 5). George O’Connor. First Second, $16.99. SLJ

Princess of Cortova, The. Diane Stanley. Harper, $16.99. Booklist

Princess Posey and the Christmas Magic. Stephanie Greene, illus. by Stephanie Roth Sisson. Putnam, $13.99. Kirkus

Princess Tales: Once Upon a Time in Rhyme with Seek-and-Find Pictures. Grace Maccarone, illus. by Gail de Marcken. Feiwel and Friends, $16.99. PW

Prodigy. Marie Lu. Putnam, $17.99. PW

Promise Me Something. Sara Kocek. Albert Whitman, $16.99. Kirkus

Quarantine: The Saints. Thomas Lex. Egmont, $17.99. Booklist

Radium Baby. St. John Karp. Remora House, $9.99 pb. Kirkus

Rain! Linda Ashman, illus. by Christian Robinson. HMH, $16.99. Kirkus

Rainbow Shoes. Tiffany Stone, illus. by Stefan Czernecki. Tradewind, $14.95. Kirkus

Randolph Caldecott: The Man Who Could Not Stop Drawing. Leonard S. Marcus. FSG/Foster, $24.99. PW

Rapture Practice. Aaron Hartzler. Little, Brown, $17.99. Kirkus

Red Hat. Lita Judge. Atheneum, $16.99. Kirkus

Red River Stallion. Troon Harrison. Bloomsbury, $16.99. Kirkus

Relish: My Life in the Kitchen. Lucy Knisley. First Second, $17.99. PW

Requiem (Delirium 3). Lauren Oliver. HarperCollins, $18.99. Kirkus

Revenge of a Not-So-Pretty Girl. Carolita Blythe. Delacorte, $16.99. Kirkus

Revolutionary Friends: General George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette. Selene Castroville, illus. by Drazen Kozjan. Boyds Mills/Calkins Creek, $16.95. Booklist

Rifka Takes a Bow. Betty Rosenberg Perlov, illus. by Cosei Kawa. Kar-Ben, $7.95 pb. Kirkus

Rise of a Legend (Guardians of Ga’Hoole). Kathryn Lasky. Scholastic, $16.99. Kirkus

Road Trip. Gary Paulsen and Jim Paulsen. Random/Lamb, $12.99. PW

Robot, Go Bot! Dana Meachen Rau, illus. by Wook Jin Jung. Random House, $3.99. Kirkus

Romeo and Juliet. Gareth Hinds. Candlewick, $21.99 hc, $12.99 pb. Kirkus

Rosie’s Magic Horse. Russell Hoban, illus. by Quentin Blake. Candlewick, $15.99. PW

Rotten Pumpkin: A Rotten Tale in 15 Voices. David M. Schwartz, photos by Dwight Kuhn. Creston, $16.99. Kirkus

Round is a Tortilla. Roseanne Greenfield Thong, illus. by John Parra. Chronicle, $16.99. SLJ

Ruining, The. Anna Collomore. Razorbill, $17.99. Kirkus

Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin. Liesl Shurtliff. Knopf, $16.99. Kirkus

Santa Claus and the Three Bears. Maria Modugno, illus. by Jane Dyer and Brooke Dyer. HarperCollins, $17.99. Kirkus

Sasquatch in the Paint. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld. Disney-Hyperion, $16.99 Kirkus

Saturday Boy, The. David Fleming. Viking, $16.99. BCCB

Scaly Spotted Feathered Frilled: How Do We Know What Dinosaurs Really Looked Like? Catherine Thimmesh. HMH, $17.99. HB

Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Halloween: A Safety Guide for Scaredies. Mélanie Watt. Kids Can, $17.95. PW

Season of the Witch. Mariah Fredericks. Random/Schwartz & Wade, $16.99. PW

Secret Pizza Party. Adam Rubin, illus. by Daniel Salmieri. Dial, $16.99. SLJ

Secret Pool. Kimberley Ridley, illus. by Rebekah Raye. Tilbury House, $16.95. Kirkus

See Me Dig. Paul Meisel. Holiday House, $14.95. Kirkus

See What a Seal Can Do. Chris Butterworth, illus. by Kate Nelms. Candlewick, $14.99. SLJ

Serafina’s Promise. Ann E. Burg. Scholastic, $16.99. Kirkus

Shadowlark. Meagan Spooner. Carolrhoda/Lab, $17.95. Booklist

Sidekicked. John David Anderson. HarperCollins/Walden Pond, $16.99. PW

Silver Moon, The: Lullabies and Cradle Songs. Jack Prelutsky, illus. by Jui Ishida. Greenwillow, $17.99. PW

Sing. Joe Raposo, illus. by Tom Lichtenheld. Holt/Ottaviano, $16.99. SLJ

Sketchy. Olivia Samms. Amazon, $16.99. PW

Skull in the Rock, The: How a Scientist, a Boy, and Google Earth Opened a New Window on Human Origins. Lee R. Berger and Marc Aronson. National Geographic, $18.95. Kirkus

Sleepwalkers, The. Viviane Schwarz. Candlewick, $9.99. Booklist

Sneaky Art: Crafty Surprises to Hide in Plain Sight. Marthe Jocelyn. Candlewick, $12.99. Booklist

Snow Queen, The. Hans Christian Andersen, illus. by Bagram Ibatoulline. HarperCollins, $17.99. Kirkus

Soldier Dog. Sam Angus. Feiwel and Friends, $16.99. SLJ

Some Quiet Place. Kelsey Sutton. Flux, $9.99 pb. Kirkus

Something Big. Sylvie Neeman, trans. from French by Claudia Zoe Bedrick, illus. by Ingrid Godon. Enchanted Lion (Consortium, dist.), $16.95. PW

Something to Prove: The Great Satchel Paige vs. Rookie Joe Dimaggio. Robert Skead, illus. by Floyd Cooper. Carolrhoda, $16.95. Kirkus

Son of Fortune. Victoria McKernan. Knopf, $16.99. Kirkus

Song of the Quarkbeast. Jasper Fforde. Harcourt, $16.99. PW

Sound of Your Voice, Only Really Far Away, The. Frances O’Roark Dowell. Atheneum, $16.99. Kirkus

Spelling Trouble (Misadventures of Salem Hyde 1). Frank Cammuso. Abrams/Amulet, $6.95 pb. Kirkus

Spike: Ugliest Dog in the Universe. Debra Frasier. S&S/Beach Lane, $16.99. Kirkus

Splintered. A.G. Howard. Abrams/Amulet, $17.95. BCCB

Spooky Box, The. Mark Gonyea. Holt, $14.99. PW

Spooky Friends. Jane Feder, illus. by Julie Downing. Scholastic, $16.99 hc, $3.99 pb. Kirkus

Stardines Swim High Across the Sky and Other Poems. Jack Prelutsky, illus. by Carin Berger. Greenwillow, $17.99. PW

Starglass. Phoebe North. Simon & Schuster, $17.99. PW

Starring Jules (as Herself). Beth Ain, illus. by Anne Keenan Higgins. Scholastic, $14.99. PW

Steadfast Tin Soldier, The. Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Jen Corace. Abrams, $17.95. PW

Steelheart. Brandon Sanderson. Delacorte, $18.99. Booklist

Stellarella! It’s Saturday! Deborah W. Dykes, illus. by Christina Mattison Ebert-Klaven. Maine Authors Publishing, $15.95. PW

Still Star-Crossed. Melinda Taub. Delacorte, $16.99. Kirkus

Story of Fish & Snail, The. Deborah Freedman. Viking, $16.99. Kirkus

Strega Nona Does It Again. Tomie dePaola. Penguin/Paulsen, $17.99. PW

Stronger Than Steel: Spider Silk DNA and the Quest for Better Bulletproof Vests, Sutures, and Parachute Rope. Bridget Heos, photos by Andy Comins. HMH, $18.99 PW

Stung. Bethany Wiggins. Walker, $17.99. Kirkus

Sugar. Jewell Parker Rhodes. Little, Brown, $16.99. Kirkus

Super Schnoz and the Gates of Smell. Gary Urey, illus. by Ethan Long. Albert Whitman, $14.99. Kirkus

Superhero Joe and the Creature Next Door. Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman. S&S/Wiseman, $16.99. Kirkus

Sylo. D.J. MacHale. Razorbill, $17.99. Kirkus

Table Sets Itself, The. Ben Clanton. Walker, $16.99. Kirkus

Ten Orange Pumpkins: A Counting Book. Stephen Savage. Dial, $16.99. PW

Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket, The. John Boyne, illus. by Oliver Jeffers. Knopf, $16.99. PW

Testing, The. Joelle Charbonneau. Houghton Mifflin, $17.99. PW

Texting the Underworld. Ellen Booraem. Dial, $16.99. Kirkus

There, There. Sam McBratney, illus. by Ivan Bates. Candlewick/Templar, $15.99. PW

Thin Space. Jody Casella. Simon Pulse/Beyond Words, $16.99 hc, $9.99 pb. Kirkus

This Is Our House. Hyewon Yum. FSG, $16.99. Kirkus

This Journal Belongs to Ratchet. Nancy J. Cavanaugh. Sourcebooks, $12.99. Kirkus

Thor: The Viking God of Thunder (Myths and Legends). Graeme Davis. Miguel Coimbra. Osprey, $17.95 pb. Kirkus

Thumpy Feet. Betsy Lewin. Holiday House, $16.95. Kirkus

Thunderstorm. Arthur Geisert. Enchanted Lion, $17.95. Kirkus

Tides. Betsy Cornwell. Clarion, $16.99. PW

Time Fetch, The. Amy Herrick. Algonquin, $16.95. SLJ

Tiny Mouse, The. Janis Ian, illus. by Ingrid and Dieter Schubert. Lemniscaat USA, $19.95. Kirkus

Toilet: How It Works (My Readers 3). David Macaulay with Sheila Keenan. David Macaulay Studio, $3.99. Kirkus

Too Hot? Too Cold? Keeping Body Temperature Just Right. Caroline Arnold, illus. by Annie Patterson. Charlesbridge, $7.95 pb. Kirkus

Tragedy Paper, The. Elizabeth LaBan. Knopf, $17.99. Booklist

Transformers: The Ultimate Pop-Up Universe. Matthew Reinhart, illus. by Emiliano Santalucia. Little, Brown, $37. PW

Treasure on Superstition Mountain. Elise Broach, illus. by Antonio Javier Caparo. Holt/Ottaviano, $15.99. PW

Treasury of Egyptian Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Monsters & Mortals. Donna Jo Napoli, illus. by Christina Balit. National Geographic, $24.95. Kirkus

Tree Lady, The: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever. H. Joseph Hopkins, illus. by Jill McElmurry. S&S/Beach Lane, $16.99. Booklist

Trick of the Light, A. Lois Metzger. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, $17.99. PW

Trinkets. Kirsten Smith. Little, Brown, $17.99. PW

Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse, A. Frank Viva. Toon, $12.95. SLJ

Truth of Me, The. Patricia MacLachlan. HarperCollins/Tegen, $16.99. PW

Twelve Days of Christmas, The. Susan Jeffers. HarperCollins, $17.99. Kirkus

Twelve-Fingered Boy, The. John Hornor Jacobs. Carolrhoda/Lab, $17.95. Booklist

Twenty-Six Pirates: An Alphabet Book. David Horowitz. Penguin/Paulsen, $16.99. Kirkus

Twistrose Key, The. Tone Almhjell, illus. by Ian Schoenherr. Dial, $16.99. Kirkus

Typewriter Girl, The. Alison Atlee. S&S/Gallery, $15. PW

Unhooking the Moon. Gregory Hughes. Quercus, $16.95. Kirkus

Unnatural Creatures. Ed. by Neil Gaiman with Maria Dahvana Headley. Harper, $17.99. PW

Unthinkable. Nancy Werlin. Dial, $17.99. Booklist

Up Close. Gay Wegerif. Abrams Appleseed, $12.95. PW

Vacation for Pooch, A. Maryann Cocca-Leffler. Holt, $16.99. Kirkus

Very Fairy Princess Sparkles in the Snow, The. Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton, illus. by Christine Davenier. Little, Brown, $18. Kirkus

Very Inappropriate Word, The. Jim Tobin, illus. by Dave Coverly. Holt/Ottaviano, $16.99. PW

VIII. H.M. Castor. Simon & Schuster, $17.99. BCCB

Vine Basket, The. Josanne La Valley. Clarion, $16.99. SLJ

Vortex. S.J. Kincaid. HarperCollins/Tegen, $17.99. Kirkus

Want to Be in a Band? Suzzy Roche, illus. by Giselle Potter. Random/Schwartz & Wade, $17.99. PW

War Dogs: Churchill and Rufus. Kathryn Selbert. Charlesbridge, $17.95. Kirkus

War Within These Walls, The. Aline Sax, illus. by Caryl Strzelecki. Eerdmans, $17. Kirkus

Water Castle, The. Megan Frazer Blakemore. Walker and Co,. $16.99. Kirkus

We Go Together! A Curious Selection of Affectionate Verse. Calef Brown. Houghton Mifflin, $9.99. PW

Wee Rhymes: Baby’s First Poetry Book. Jane Yolen. Illustrated by Jane Dyer. S&S/Wiseman, $19.99. PW

Weight of Water, The. Sarah Crossan. Bloomsbury, $16.99. PW

Weird Sea Creatures. Erich Hoyt. Firefly, $19.95 hc., $9,95 pb. SLJ

Welcome to Mamoko. Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski. Big Picture Press, $17.99. Kirkus

Wells Bequest, The: A Companion to the Grimm Legacy. Polly Shulman. Penguin/Paulsen, $16.99. Kirkus

What a Party! Ana Maria Machado, illus. by Helene Moreau, trans. by Elisa Arnado. Groundwood, $18.95. Kirkus

What Floats in a Moat? Lynne Berry, illus. by Matthew Cordell. Simon & Schuster, $17.99. PW

What I Came to Tell You. Tommy Hays. Egmont USA, $15.99. PW

What Makes a Baby. Cory Silverberg, illus. by Fiona Smyth. Triangle Square, $16.95. Kirkus

Whatnot, The. Stefan Bachmann. Greenwillow, $16.99. PW

When I Was Eight. Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, illus. by Gabrielle Grimard. Annick, $21.95 hc, $9.95 pb. Kirkus

When No One Is Watching. Eileen Spinelli, illus. by David A. Johnson. Eerdmans, $16. SLJ

When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop. Laban Carrick Hill, illus. by Theodore Taylor. Roaring Brook, $17.99. Kirkus

When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears (Goblin Wars 3). Kersten Hamilton. Clarion, $16.99. Kirkus

When We Wake. Karen Healey. Little, Brown, $17.99. Kirkus

Where Do We Go When We Disappear? Isabel Minhos Martins, illus. by Madalena Matoso. Tate Publishing, $14.95. Kirkus

Where My Wellies Take Me. Michael Morpurgo and Clare Morpurgo, illus. by Olivia Lomenech Gill. Templar, $29.99. Kirkus

Which is Round? Which is Bigger? Mineko Mamada. Kids Can, $16.95. Booklist

Whiskers, Tails, & Wings: Animal Folk Tales from Mexico. Judy Goldman, illus. by Fabricio VandenBroeck. Charlesbridge, $16.95. Kirkus

White Fur Flying. Patricia MacLachlan. S&S/McElderry, $15.99. Kirkus

Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors? The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell. Tanya Lee Stone, illus. by Marjorie Priceman. Holt/Ottaviano, $16.99. Booklist

Who’s Hiding? Sebastien Braun. Candlewick, $6.99 board book. Kirkus

Why Do We Fight? Conflict, War, and Peace. Niki Walker. Owlkids, $16.95 PW

Wicked Cruel. Rich Wallace. Knopf, $16.99. Kirkus

Wig in the Window, The. Kristen Kittscher. HarperCollins/Harper, $16.99. SLJ

Will & Whit. Laura Lee Gulledge. Abrams/Amulet, $12.95. Kirkus

Windblown. Édouard Manceau, trans. from French by Sarah Quinn. Owlkids, $16.95. PW

Winter Is for Snow. Robert Neubecker. Disney-Hyperion, $16.99. PW

Wise Young Fool. Sean Beaudoin. Little, Brown, $18. Booklist

With a Mighty Hand: The Story in the Torah. Amy Ehrlich, illus. by Daniel Nevins. Candlewick, $29.99. Kirkus

Words with Wings. Nikki Grimes. Boyds Mills/Wordsong, $15.95. Kirkus

Wrap-Up List. Steven Arntson. HMH, $15.99. Kirkus

Year of the Baby, The. Andrea Cheng, illus. by Patrice Barton. HMH, $15.99. SLJ

Yes, Let’s. Galen Goodwin Longstreth, illus. by Maris Wicks. Tanglewood, $15.95. PW

Yoko Ono: Collector of Skies. Nell Beram and Carolyn Boriss-Krimsky. Abrams/Amulet, $24.95. BCCB

You Are My Baby: Safari. Lorena Siminovich. Chronicle, $8.99 board book. Kirkus

You Are Stardust. Elin Kelsey, illus. by Kim Soyeon. Owlkids, $18.95. Kirkus

You’re Wearing That to School? Lynn Plourde, illus. by Sue Cornelison. Disney-Hyperion, $16.99. Kirkus

Zero Fade. Chris L. Terry. Curbside Splendor, $12. Kirkus

 

 

 

 

13 thoughts on “The Stars So Far (9.12.2013 Update)

  1. Ellen Myrick

    Thanks so much for this list! One addition–March Book One by John Lewis is now up to five starred reviews, six if you add in Library Journal.

  2. Meg Allison

    What an incredible list and resource. Thank you so much Elizabeth! I will share this with the Dorothy Canfield Fisher committee …. we are meeting in a few weeks to discuss must reads for next years nominations.

    And a shout out from one Vermonter to another. Something must be in our water – so many readers, so many writers, so many indie bookstores.

    Cheers~

    1. Eve Feldman

      Terrific list and must be so difficult to compile! One quick correction- Laura Vaccaro Seeger’s book, BULLY, is on the two star list but has received four: PW, SLJ, BOOKLIST and BCCB.

      Again, thanks for this amazingly informative list and also for plugging the independents!

      1. Elizabeth Bluemle Post author

        Hi, Eve. I can find the Booklist citation (the oversight is odd because I just did a spot-check of other May 15 stars and they are all here, so I don’t know how I missed BULLY). Which BCCB issue starred BULLY?

          1. Elizabeth Bluemle Post author

            I’m always running to catch up on my reading, Carol…. At the end of the year, maybe I will attempt to answer this. I will say that so far, I think Kate DiCamillo’s FLORA AND ULYSSES: THE ILLUMINATED ADVENTURES is my favorite book of the year. How about you?

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