The Stars So Far – Updated 6/17/2010

Elizabeth Bluemle -- June 17th, 2010

Here is the latest round-up of books receiving starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, the Horn Book, School Library Journal, Kirkus, Booklist, The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, and VOYA (since VOYA doesn’t star reviews, only books that receive a 5Q 5P rating make the starred review list here). Starred reviews are counted only when they have been officially published by the review magazines, so if your book has, say, a July starred review, never fear; it will be included in a future update. Publishers, please alert me to any oversights or errors. This is a ridiculously painstaking process, and I’m sure there are bobbles here and there.

Receiving a starred review is a rare and wonderful honor for a book and its creators, so we hope this list will be a handy resource for buyers of all stripes. The list was compiled from all the review sources by an indie bookseller; please consider ordering from your favorite indie instead of a chain or online megastore.

Happy reading!

SIX STARS

COSMIC. Frank Cottrell Boyce. (HarperCollins/Walden Pond, $16.99) ISBN 978-0-06-183683-1

FIVE STARS

CONSPIRACY OF KINGS, A. Megan Whalen Turner. (Greenwillow, $16.99) ISBN 978-0061870934.

DREAMER, THE. Pam Munoz Ryan. Illustrated by Peter Sis. (Scholastic, $17.99) ISBN 978-0439269704

INCARCERON. Catherine Fisher. (Dial, $17.99) ISBN 978-0-8037-3396-1

MIRROR, MIRROR: A BOOK OF REVERSIBLE VERSE. Marilyn Singer. Illustrated by Josée Masse. (Dutton, $16.99) ISBN 978-0-525-47901-7

UBIQUITOUS: CELEBRATING NATURE’S SURVIVORS. Joyce Sidman. Illustrated by Beckie Prange. (Harcourt, $17) ISBN 978-0-618-71719-4

FOUR STARS

AS EASY AS FALLING OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH. Lynne Rae Perkins. (Greenwillow, $16.99) EAN 978-0061870903

BORROWED NAMES: POEMS ABOUT LAURA INGALLS WILDER, MADAM C. J. WALKER, MARIE CURIE, AND THEIR DAUGHTERS. Jeannine Atkins. (Holt, $16.99) ISBN 978-0-8050-8934-9

CITY DOG, COUNTRY FROG. Mo Willems. Illustrated by Jon J. Muth. (Hyperion, $17.99) ISBN 978-1423103004

DEATH-DEFYING PEPPER ROUX, THE. Geraldine McCaughrean. (Harper, $16.99) ISBN 978-0-06-183665-7

FEVER CRUMB. Philip Reeve. (Scholastic, $17.99) ISBN 978-0545207195

FINNIKIN OF THE ROCK. Melina Marchetta. (Candlewick, $18.99) ISBN: 978-0-7636-4361-4

HERE COMES THE GARBAGE BARGE! Jonah Winter, illus. by Red Nose Studio. Random/Schwartz & Wade, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-375-85218-3

KAKAPO RESCUE: SAVING THE WORLD’S STRANGEST PARROT. Sy Montgomery. Illustrated by Nic Bishop. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $18) ISBN 978-0618494170

MY GARDEN. Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow, $17.99) ISBN 978-0-06-171517-4

MYSTERIOUS HOWLING, THE (INCORRIGIBLE CHILDREN OF ASHTON PLACE, THE, BOOK 1). Wood, Maryrose. (HarperCollins/Balzer+Bray, $15.99) ISBN 978-0-06-179105-5

NOTHING. Janne Teller. Translated from the Danish by Martin Aitken. (S&S/Atheneum, $16.99) ISBN 978-1-416-98579-2

ONE CRAZY SUMMER. Rita Williams-Garcia. (HarperCollins/Amistad, $15.99. ISBN 978-0060760885

REVOLVER. Marcus Sedgwick (Roaring Brook, $16.99) ISBN 978-1596435926

SIR CHARLIE: THE FUNNIEST MAN IN THE WORLD. Sid Fleischman. (Greenwillow, $19.99) ISBN 978-0061896408

WAR TO END ALL WARS, THE. Russell Freedman. (Clarion, $22) ISBN 97800547026862

WHAT IF? Laura Vaccaro Seeger. (Roaring Brook/Porter, $15.99) ISBN 978-1596433984

THREE STARS

ALCHEMY AND MEGGY SWANN. Karen Cushman. (Clarion, $16) ISBN 978-0547231846

AMELIA EARHART: THIS BROAD OCEAN. Written and illustrated by Sarah Stewart Taylor and Ben Towle. Center for Cartoon Studies and Disney-Hyperion, $17.99) ISBN 978-1423113379

BUNNY DAYS. Tao Nyeu. (Dial, $16.99) ISBN 978-0-8037-3330-5

COUNTDOWN. Deborah Wiles. (Scholastic, $17.99) EAN 978-0545106054

EFRAIN’S SECRET. Sofia Quintero. (Knopf, $16.99) ISBN 978-0375847066

EXTRAORDINARY MARK TWAIN, THE (ACCORDING TO SUSY). Barbara Kerley. Illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham. (Scholastic, $17.99) ISBN 978-0-545-12508-6

FARM. Elisha Cooper. (Scholastic/Orchard, $17.99) ISBN 978-0545070751

LAST SUMMER OF THE DEATH WARRIORS, THE. Francisco X. Stork. (Scholastic/Levine, $17.99) ISBN 978-0545151337

LMNO PEAS. Keith Baker. (S&S/Beach Lane, $16.99) ISBN 978-1416991410

MERCURY. Hope Larson. (S&S/Atheneum, $17.99 hc; $9.99 pb) ISBN hc 978-1416935858; ISBN pb 978-1416935889

OUT OF MY MIND. Sharon M. Draper. (S&S/Atheneum, $16.99) ISBN 978-1416971702

RED PYRAMID, THE. Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion, $17.99) ISBN 978-1423113386

SHARK VS. TRAIN. Chris Barton. Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld. (Little, Brown, $16.99) ISBN 978-0316007627

SOME GIRLS ARE. Courtney Summers. (St. Martin’s Griffin, $9.99) ISBN 978-0312573805

TRICKSTER: NATIVE AMERICAN TALES. Edited by Matt Dembicki. (Fulcrum, pb, $22.95) ISBN 978-1555917241

TURTLE IN PARADISE. Jennifer L. Holm. (Random, $16.99) ISBN 978-0375836886

WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON. John Green and David Levithan. (Dutton, $17.99) ISBN 978-0525421580

YEAR OF GOODBYES, THE: A TRUE STORY OF FRIENDSHIP, FAMILY, AND FAREWELLS. Debbie Levy. (Disney-Hyperion, $16.99) ISBN 978-1423129011

TWO STARS

AFTER EVER AFTER. Jordan Sonnenblick. (Scholastic, $17.99) ISBN 978-0-439-83706-4

ALL STAR!: HONUS WAGNER AND THE MOST FAMOUS BASEBALL CARD EVER. Jane Yolen. Illustrated by Jim Burke. (Philomel, $17.99) ISBN 978-0-399-24661-6

ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL. Ashley Bryan. (S&S/Atheneum, $16.99) ISBN 978-1-4169-8939-4

BEACH TAIL, A. Karen Lynn Williams. Illustrated by Floyd Cooper. (Boyds Mills, $17.95) ISBN 978-1590787120

BIG RED LOLLIPOP. Rukhsana Khan. Illustrated by Sophie Blackall. (Viking, $16.99) ISBN 978-0670062874

BIRMINGHAM SUNDAY. Larry Dane Brimner. (Boyds Mills/Calkins Creek, $17.95) ISBN 978-1590786130

BLACK ELK’S VISION: A LAKOTA STORY. S.D. Nelson. (Abrams, $19.95) ISBN 978-0810983991

BORDERLINE. Allan Stratton. (HarperTeen, $16.99) ISBN 978-0-06-145111-9

BORN YESTERDAY: THE DIARY OF A YOUNG JOURNALIST. James Solheim. Illustrated by Simon James. (Philomel, $15.99) ISBN 978-0399251559

BRIDGET’S BERET. Tom Lichtenfeld. (Holt/Ottaviano, $16.99) ISBN 978-0805087758

CARDTURNER, THE: A NOVEL ABOUT IMPERFECT PARTNERS AND INFINITE POSSIBILITIES. Louis Sachar. (Delacorte, $17.99) ISBN 978-0385736626

CHESTER’S MASTERPIECE. Watt, Mélanie. (Kids Can Press, $18.95) ISBN 978-1554535668

CITY OF SPIES. Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan. Illustrated by Pascal Dizin. (Roaring Brook/First Second, $16.99) ISBN 978-1596432628

COUNTRY ROAD ABC: AN ILLUSTRATED JOURNEY THROUGH AMERICA’S FARMLAND. Arthur Geisert. (Houghton Mifflin, $17) ISBN 978-0547194691

DARK DAYS OF HAMBURGER HALPIN, THE. Josh Berk. (Knopf/Borzoi, $16.99) ISBN 978-0375856990

DRIVEN: A PHOTOBIOGRAPHY OF HENRY FORD. Don Mitchell. (National Geographic, $18.95) 978-1426301551

DRIZZLE. Kathleen Van Cleve. (Dial, $16.99) ISBN 978-0803733628

FALLING IN. Frances O’Roark Dowell. (S&S/Atheneum, $16.99) ISBN 978-1416950325

FLASH. Michael Cadnum. (FSG, $16.99) ISBN 978-0374399115

GREEN WITCH. Alice Hoffman. (Scholastic, $17.99) ISBN 978-0545141956

GRIFF CARVER, HALLWAY PATROL. Jim Krieg. Razorbill, $15.99 (272p) ISBN 978-1595142764

HAPPYFACE. Stephen Emond. (Little, Brown, $16.99) ISBN 978-0-316-04100-3

HATTIE THE BAD. Jane Devlin. Illustrated by Joe Berger. (Dial, $16.99) ISBN 978-0803734470

HEART AND THE BOTTLE, THE. Oliver Jeffers. (Philomel, $17.99) ISBN 978-0399254529

HENRY IN LOVE. Peter McCarty. (HarperCollins/Balzer+Bray, $16.99) ISBN 978-0-06-114288-8

HIVE DETECTIVES, THE: CHRONICLE OF A HONEY BEE CATASTROPHE. Loree Griffin Burns. Illustrated by Ellen Harasimowicz. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $18) ISBN 978-0547152318

HOW TO CLEAN A HIPPOPOTAMUS: A LOOK AT UNUSUAL ANIMAL PARTNERSHIPS. Steve Jenkins and Robin Page. (Houghton, $16) ISBN 978-0547245157

HOW TO SURVIVE MIDDLE SCHOOL. Donna Gephart. (Delacorte, $15.99) ISBN 978-0385737937

I CAN BE ANYTHING! Jerry Spinelli. Illustrated by Jimmy Liao. (Little, Brown, $16.99) ISBN 978-0-316-16226-5

IF STONES COULD SPEAK: UNLOCKING THE SECRETS OF STONEHENGE. Marc Aronson. (National Geographic, $17.95) ISBN 978-1426305993

ILLYRIA. Elizabeth Hand. (Viking, $15.99) ISBN 978-0670012121

I’M THE BEST. Lucy Cousins. (Candlewick, $14.99) ISBN 978-0763646844

KEEPER. Kathi Appelt. Illustrated by August Hall. (S&S/Atheneum, $16.99) ISBN 978-1416950608

KNIFE THAT KILLED ME, THE. Anthony McGowan. (Delacorte, $16.99) ISBN 978-0385738224

LAST BEST DAYS OF SUMMER. Valerie Hobbs. (FSG/Foster, $16.99) ISBN 978-0374346706

LINCOLN TELLS A JOKE: HOW LAUGHTER SAVED THE PRESIDENT (AND THE COUNTRY). Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer. Illustrated by Stacy Innerst. (Harcourt, $16) ISBN 978-0152066390

LING & TING: NOT EXACTLY THE SAME. Grace Lin. (Little, Brown, $14.99) ISBN 978-0316024525

LITTLE RED HEN AND THE PASSOVER MATZAH, THE. Leslie Kimmelman. Illustrated by Paul Meisel. (Holiday House, $16.95) ISBN 978-0823419524

MAMA MITI: WANGARI MAATHAI AND THE TREES OF KENYA. Donna Jo Napoli. Illustrated by Kadir Nelson. (S&S/Wiseman, $16.99) ISBN 978-1416935056

MEANWHILE: PICK ANY PATH. 3,856 STORY POSSIBILITIES. Jason Shiga. (Abrams/Amulet, $15.95) ISBN 978-0810984233

MIMI’S DADA CATIFESTO. Shelley Jackson. (Clarion, $17) ISBN 978-0547126814

MOCKINGBIRD. Kathryn Erskine. (Philomel, $15.99) ISBN 978-0399252648

NEST FOR CELESTE, A: A STORY ABOUT ART, INSPIRATION, AND THE MEANING OF HOME. Henry Cole. (HarperCollins/Tegen, $16.99) ISBN 978-0061704109

NIGHT FAIRY, THE. Laura Amy Schlitz. Illustrated by Angela Barrett. (Candlewick, $16.99) ISBN 978-0763636746

NUMBERS. Rachel Ward. (Scholastic/Chicken House, $17.99) ISBN 978-0545142991

OH, NO! (OR, HOW MY SCIENCE PROJECT DESTROYED THE WORLD) Mac Barnett. Illustrated by Dan Santat. (Disney-Hyperion, $16.99) ISBN 978-1423123125

ONCE. Morris Gleitzman. (Holt, $16.99) ISBN 978-0805090260

OSTRICH BOYS. Keith Gray. (Random, $17.99) ISBN 978-0375858437

PARIS IN THE SPRING WITH PICASSO. Joan Yolleck. Illustrated by Marjorie Priceman. (Random/Schwartz & Wade, $17.99) ISBN 978-0375837562

PIRATE OF KINDERGARTEN, THE. George Ella Lyon. Illustrated by Lynne Avril. (S&S/Atheneum/Jackson, $16.99) ISBN 978-1416950240

PRINCE OF MIST, THE. Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Translated from the Spanish by Lucia Graves. (Little, Brown, $17.99) ISBN 978-0316044776

SHADOW HUNT, THE. Katherine Langrish. (Harper, $16.99) ISBN 978-0061116766

SHARING THE SEASONS: A BOOK OF POEMS. Selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins. Illustrated by David Diaz. (S&S/McElderry, $21.99) ISBN 978-1416902102

SHIP BREAKER. Paolo Bacigalupi. (Little, Brown, $17.99) ISBN 978-0316056212

SICK DAY FOR AMOS MCGEE, A. Philip C. Stead. Illustrated by Erin Stead. (Roaring Brook/Porter, $16.99) EAN 978-1596434028

SIT-IN: HOW FOUR FRIENDS STOOD UP BY SITTING DOWN. Andrea Davis Pinkney. Illustrated by Brian Pinkney. (Little, Brown, $16.99) ISBN 978-0316070164

SKY IS EVERYWHERE, THE. Jandy Nelson. (Dial, $17.99) ISBN 978-0803734951

SLEEPOVER AT GRAMMA’S HOUSE. Barbara Joosse. Illustrated by Jan Jutte. (Philomel, $17.99) ISBN 978-0399252617

SPIES OF MISSISSIPPI: THE TRUE STORY OF THE SPY NETWORK THAT TRIED TO DESTROY THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. Rick Bowers. (National Geographic, $16.95) ISBN 978-1426305955

SUMMER BIRDS: THE BUTTERFLIES OF MARIA MERIAN. Margarita Engle. Illustrated by Julie Paschkis. (Holt, $16.99) ISBN 978-0805089370

SWEET HEREAFTER. Angela Johnson. (S&S, $16.99) ISBN 978-0689873850

THREE RIVERS RISING: A NOVEL OF THE JOHNSTOWN FLOOD. Jame Richards. (Knopf/Borzoi, $16.99) ISBN 978-0375858857

UNDER A RED SKY: MEMOIR OF A CHILDHOOD IN COMMUNIST ROMANIA. Haya Leah Molnar. (FSG/Foster, $17.99) ISBN 978-0374318406

UNSINKABLE WALKER BEAN, THE. Aaron Renier. (First Second, $13.99 paper) ISBN 978-1596434530

WATER SEEKER, THE. Kimberly Willis Holt. (Holt, $16.99) ISBN 978-0805080209

WHITE CAT. Holly Black. S&S/McElderry, $17.99) ISBN 978-1416963967

WICKED GIRLS. Stephanie Hemphill. (HarperCollins/Balzer+Bray, $16.99) ISBN 978-0061853296

WONDER HORSE: THE TRUE STORY OF THE WORLD’S SMARTEST HORSE. Emily Arnold McCully. (Holt, $16.99) ISBN 978-0805087932

WOODS RUNNER. Gary Paulsen. (Random/Lamb, $15.99) ISBN 978-0385738842

ONE STAR

13 TREASURES. Michelle Harrison. (Little, Brown, $15.99) EAN 978-0316041485

ADDICTED TO HER. Janet Nichols Lynch. (Holiday House, $17.95) EAN 9780823421862

ADVENTURES OF JACK LIME, THE. James Leck. (Kids Can, $16.95) EAN 978-1554533640

AFTER THE KISS. Terra Elan McVoy. (Simon Pulse, $16.99) ISBN 978-1442402119

AMAZING FACES. Poems selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illus. by Chris Soentpiet. (Lee & Low, $18.95) ISBN 978-1600603341

AMERICAN BABIES. (Charlesbridge, board book, $6.95) ISBN 978-1580892803

AMY & ROGER’S EPIC DETOUR. Morgan Matson. (Simon & Schuster, $16.99) ISBN 978-1416990659

ANIMAL CRACKERS FLY THE COOP. Kevin O’Malley. (Walker, $16.99) ISBN 978-0802798374

ASHES. Kathryn Lasky. (Viking, $16.99) ISBN 978-0670011575

ATHENA: GREY-EYED GODDESS. George O’Connor. (Roaring Brook/First Second/Porter, $16.99) ISBN 978-1596436497

BABY SHOWER. Jane Breskin Zalben. (Roaring Brook/Porter, $16.99) ISBN 978-1596434653

BACK OF THE BUS. Aaron Reynolds. Illustrated by Floyd Cooper. (Philomel, $16.99) ISBN 978-0399250910

BACK TO BED, ED! Sebastien Braun. (Peachtree, $15.95) ISBN: 978-1561455188

BAG IN THE WIND. Ted Kooser. Illustrated by Barry Root. (Candlewick, $17.99) ISBN 978-0763630010

BAMBOO PEOPLE. Mitali Perkins. (Charlesbridge, $16.95) ISBN 978-1580893282

BANDIT’S SURPRISE. Karen Rostoker-Gruber. Illustrated by Vincent Nguyen. (Marshall Cavendish, $16.99) ISBN 978-0761456230

BEAR FLIES HIGH. Michael Rosen. Illustrated by Adrian Reynolds. (Bloomsbury, $16.99) ISBN 978-1599903866

BEAR IN THE AIR. Susan Meyers. Illustrated by Amy Bates. (Abrams, $15.95) ISBN 978-0810983984

BEAUTIFUL YETTA: THE YIDDISH CHICKEN. Daniel Pinkwater. (Feiwel & Friends, $16.99) ISBN 978-0312558246

BEAVER IS LOST. Elisha Cooper. (Random House/Schwartz & Wade, $17.99) ISBN 978-0375857652

BEFORE I FALL. Lauren Oliver. (HarperTeen, $17.99) ISBN 978-0061726804

BENNO AND THE NIGHT OF BROKEN GLASS. Meg Wiviott. Illustrated by Josée Bisaillon. (Lerner/Kar-Ben, hc $17.95; pb $7.95) ISBN hc 978-0822599296; ISBN pb 978-0822599753

BEST FRIENDS FOREVER: A WORLD WAR II SCRAPBOOK. Beverly Patt. Illustrated by Shula Klinger. (Marshall Cavendish, $17.99) ISBN 978-0761455776

BIBLIOBURRO: A TRUE STORY FROM COLOMBIA. Jeanette Winter. (S&S/Beach Lane, $16.99) ISBN 978-1416997788)

BIRTHDAY BALL, THE. Lois Lowry. Illustrated by Jules Feiffer. (Houghton, $16) ISBN 978-0547238692

BLACK HOLE SUN, by David Macinnis Gill (Greenwillow, $16.99) ISBN 978-0061673047

BLACK JACK: THE BALLAD OF JACK JOHNSON. Charles R. Smith. Illustrated by Shane W. Evans. (Roaring Brook/Porter, $16.99) ISBN 978-1596434738

BLACK MAGIC. Dinah Johnson. Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie. (Holt/Ottaviano, $15.99) ISBN 978-0805078336

BLEEDING VIOLET. Dia Reeves. (Simon Pulse, $16.99) ISBN 978-1416986188

BLOCKHEAD: THE LIFE OF FIBONACCI. Joseph D’Agnese. (Holt, $16.99) ISBN 978-0805063059

BLUE SO DARK, A. Holly Schindler. (Flux, pb, $9.95) ISBN 978-0738719269

BONESHAKER, THE. Kate Milford. Illustrated by Andrea Offermann. (Clarion, $16) ISBN 978-0547241876

BOY WHO CLIMBED INTO THE MOON, THE. David Almond. Illustrated by Polly Dunbar. (Candlewick, $15.99) ISBN 978-0763642174

BOYS, THE. Jeff Newman. (S&S, $15.99) ISBN 978-1416950127

BRAND-NEW BABY BLUES. Kathi Appelt. Illustrated by Kelly Murphy. (HarperCollins, $16.99) ISBN 978-0060532338

BRONTORINA. Howe, James. Illustrated by Randy Cecil. (Candlewick, $15.99) ISBN 978-0763644376

BULLET POINT. Peter Abrahams (HarperTeen, $16.99) ISBN 978-0061227691

CAN I PLAY TOO? Mo Willems. (Hyperion, $8.99) ISBN 978-1423119913

CANDY BOMBER: THE STORY OF THE BERLIN AIRLIFT’S “CHOCOLATE PILOT.” Michael O. Tunnell. (Charlesbridge, hc $18.95; pb $9.95) ISBN hc 978-1580893367; pb 978-1580893374

CAPTAIN SMALL PIG. Martin Waddell. Illustrated by Susan Varley. (Peachtree, $15.95) ISBN 978-1561455195

CARBON DIARIES 2017, THE. Saci Lloyd. (Holiday House, $17.95) ISBN 978-0823422609

CASE OF THE GYPSY GOOD-BYE, THE. Nancy Springer. (Philomel, $14.99) ISBN 978-0399252365

CAT THE CAT, WHO IS THAT? Mo Willems. (HarperCollins/Balzer+Bray, $12.99) ISBN 978-0061728402

CELESTIAL GLOBE, THE. Marie Rutkoski. (FSG, $16.99) ISBN 978-0374310271

CHALK. Bill Thomson. (Marshall Cavendish, $15.99) ISBN 978-0761455264

CHAMPION OF CHILDREN, THE: THE STORY OF JANUSZ KORCZAK. Tomek Bogacki. (FSG, $17.99) ISBN 978-0374341367

CHASING ORION. Kathryn Lasky. (Candlewick, $17.99) ISBN 978-0763639822

CHICKEN THIEF, THE. Batrice Rodriguez. (Enchanted Lion, $14.95) ISBN 978-1592700929

CINCO DE MOUSE-O! Judy Cox. Illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler. (Holiday House, $16.95) ISBN 978-0823421947

CLOCK WITHOUT A FACE, THE. Gus Twintig. (McSweeney’s, $19.95) ISBN 978-1934781715

CLOUD TEA MONKEYS. Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham. Illustrated by Juan Wijngaard. (Candlewick, $15.99) ISBN 978-0763644536

CONSTELLATIONS. F. S. Kim (Children’s Press, hc $26; pb $6.95) hc EAN: 978-0531168950; pb EAN: 978-0531228029

COW LOVES COOKIES, THE. Karma Wilson. Illustrated by Marcellus Hall. (S&S/McElderry, $16.99) ISBN 978-1416942061

CRISPIN: THE END OF TIME. Avi. (HarperTeen/Balzer+Bray, $16.99) ISBN 978-0061740800

CROSSING THE TRACKS. Barbara Stuber. (S&S/McElderry, $16.99) ISBN 9781416997030

CRUNCH. Leslie Connor. (HarperCollins/Tegen, $16.99) ISBN 978-0061692291

DANCING FEET! Lindsey Craig. Illustrated by Marc Brown. (Knopf, $16.99) ISBN 978-0375861819

DANCING PANCAKE, THE. Eileen Spinelli. Illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff. (Knopf, $12.99) ISBN 978-0375858703

DARK EMPEROR AND OTHER POEMS OF THE NIGHT, by Joyce Sidman. Illustrated by Rick Allen. (Houghton, $16.99) ISBN 978-0547152288

DINOSAUR MOUNTAIN: DIGGING INTO THE JURASSIC AGE. Deborah Kogan Ray. (FSG/Foster, $16.99) ISBN 978-04374317898

DJANGO, THE. Levi Pinfold. (Candlewick/Templar, $16.99) ISBN 978-0763627889

DOG LOVES BOOKS. Louise Yates. (Knopf, $16.99) ISBN 978-0375864490

DOGS. Emily Gravett. (S&S, $15.99) ISBN 978-1416987031

DOLLHOUSE FAIRY, THE. Jane Ray. (Candlewick, $16.99) ISBN 978-0763644116

DON’T SPILL THE BEANS! Ian Schoenherr. (Greenwillow, $16.99) ISBN 978-0061724572

DOODLEBUG: A NOVEL IN DOODLES. Karen Romano Young. (Feiwel & Friends, $14.99) ISBN 978-0312561567

DRAGONBREATH: ATTACK OF THE NINJA FROGS. Ursula Vernon. (Dial, $12.99) ISBN 978-0803733657

DRAGONS OF DARKNESS. Antonia Michaelis. Translated by Anthea Bell. (Abrams, $18.95) ISBN 978-0810940741

EASTER EGG, THE. Jan Brett. Putnam, $17.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0399252389

ECOMAZES: TWELVE EARTH ADVENTURES. Roxie Munro. (Sterling, $14.95) ISBN 978-1402763939

EGRET’S DAY, AN. Jane Yolen. Photography by Jason Stemple. (Boyds Mills/Wordsong, $17.95) ISBN 978-1590786505

EIGHTH-GRADE SUPERZERO. Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich. Scholastic/Levine, $16.99 (336p) ISBN 978-0545096768

EMILY’S FORTUNE. Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. Illustrated by Ross Collins. (Delacorte, $14.99) ISBN 978-0385736169

EMMA’S POEM: THE VOICE OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY. Linda Glaser. Illustrated by Claire A. Nivola. (Houghton, $17) ISBN 978-0547171845

ENCHANTED GLASS. Diana Wynne Jones. (Greenwillow, $16.99) ISBN 978-0061866845

ENCYCLOPEDIA MYTHOLOGICA: GODS AND HEROES. Matthew Reinhart and Robert Sabuda. (Candlewick, $29.99) ISBN 978-0763631710

EVERY LITTLE THING IN THE WORLD. Nina de Gramont. (Atheneum, $16.95) ISBN 978-1426305955

EVERYDAY LIFE IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE. Kathryn Hinds. (Marshall Cavendish/Benchmark, $42.79 ISBN 978-0761444848

EYE FOR COLOR, AN: THE STORY OF JOSEF ALBERS. Natasha Wing, illus. by Julia Breckenreid (Holt, $16.99) ISBN 978-0805080728

FARAWAY ISLAND, A. Annika Thor. Translated by Linda Schenck. (Delacorte, $16.99) ISBN 978-0385736176

FDR’S ALPHABET SOUP: NEW DEAL AMERICA, 1932-1939. Tonya Bolden. (Knopf, $19.99) ISBN 978-0375852145

FIRE WILL FALL. Carol Plum-Ucci. (Harcourt, $18) ISBN 978-0152165628

FIREFLY LETTERS, THE: A Suffragette’s Journey to Cuba. Margarita Engle. (Holt, $16.99) ISBN 978-0-8050-9082-6

FLEABAG. Helen Stephens. (Holt, $16.99) ISBN 978-0805089752

FOLLY. Marthe Jocelyn. (Random House/Lamb, $15.99) ISBN 978-0385738460

FOR THE WIN. Cory Doctorow. (Tor, $17.99) ISBN 978-0765322166

FOREVER FRIENDS. Carin Berger. (Greenwillow, $16.99) ISBN 978-0061915289

FOX AND THE HEN, THE. Eric Battut. (Boxer Books, $16.95) ISBN 978-1907152023

FRANKIE PICKLE AND THE PINE RUN 3000. Eric Wight. (S&S, $9.99) ISBN 978-1416964858

FRANKLIN’S BIG DREAMS, by David Teague. Illustrated by Boris Kulikov. (Hyperion, $16.99) ISBN 978-1423119197

FREDERICK DOUGLASS: A NOBLE LIFE. David A. Adler. (Holiday House, $18.95) ISBN 978-0823420568

FREEFALL. Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams. (Scholastic/Chicken House, $18.99) ISBN 978-0545138772

GARMANN’S STREET. Stian Hole. (Eerdman’s, $16.99) ISBN 978-0802853578

GIRL WITH THE MERMAID HAIR, THE. Delia Ephron. (HarperTeen, $16.99) ISBN 978-0061542602

GLIMPSE. Carol Lynch Williams. (S&S/Wiseman, $16.99) ISBN 978-1416997306

GRIMM LEGACY, THE. Polly Shulman. (Putnam, $16.99) ISBN 978-0399250965

GUARDIAN OF THE DEAD. Karen Healey. (Little, Brown, $17.99) ISBN 978-0316044301

HALF-LIFE OF PLANETS, THE. Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin. (Hyperion, $16.99) ISBN 978-1423121114

HALF-MINUTE HORRORS. Edited by Susan Rich (HarperCollins, $12.99) ISBN 978-0061833793

HALLELUJAH FLIGHT, THE. Phil Bildner. Illustrated by John Holyfield. (Putnam, $16.99) ISBN 978-0399247897

HENRIETTA HORNBUCKLE’S CIRCUS OF LIFE. Michael de Guzman. (FSG, $16.99) ISBN 978-0374335137

HENRY AARON’S DREAM. Matt Tavares. (Candlewick, $16.99) ISBN 978-0763632243

HEY, RABBIT! Sergio Ruzzier. (Roaring Brook/Porter, $16.99) ISBN 978-1596435025

HIP HOP DOG. Raschka, Chris. (HarperCollins, $16.99) ISBN 978-0061239632

HOUSE OF DOLLS. Francesca Lia Block. Illustrated by Barbara McClintock. (Harper, $15.99) ISBN 978-0061130946

HOW TO CLEAN YOUR ROOM IN 10 EASY STEPS. Jennifer LaRue Huget. Illustrated by Edward Koren. (Random/Schwartz & Wade, $16.99) ISBN 978-0375844102

HOW TO MAKE A BIRD. Martine Murray. (Scholastic/Levine, $17.99) ISBN 978-0439669511

HUDSON, by Janice Weaver. Illustrated by David Craig. (Tundra, $22.95) ISBN 978-0887768149

I AM A BACKHOE. Hines, Anna Grossnickle. (Tricycle, $12.99) ISBN 978-1582463063.

I AM GOING (ELEPHANT & PIGGIE). Mo Willems. (Hyperion, $8.99) ISBN 978-1423119906

I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER (JOHN CLEAVER). Dan Wells. (Tor, $9.99) ISBN 978-0765327826

I DON’T WANT A COOL CAT! Emma Dodd. (Little, Brown, $15.99) ISBN 978-0316036740

I KNOW HERE. Laurel Croza. Illustrated by Matt James. (Groundwood, $18.95) ISBN 978-0888999238

INCREDIBLE VOYAGE OF ULYSSES. Bimba Landmann. (Getty, $19.95) ISBN 978-1606060124

INSECT DETECTIVE. Steve Voake. Illustrated by Charlotte Voake. (Candlewick, $16.99) ISBN 978-0763644475

IS IT NIGHT OR DAY? Fern Schumer Chapman. (FSG, $16.99) ISBN 978-0374177447

JUMP. Elisa Carbone, Viking, $16.99 (288p) ISBN 978-0670011858

JUSTIN CASE: SCHOOL, DROOL, AND OTHER DAILY DISASTERS. Rachel Vail. Illustrated by Matthew Cordell. (Feiwel & Friends, $16.99) EAN 978-0312532901

LAWN TO LAWN. Dan Yaccarino. (Knopf, $17.99) ISBN 978-0375855740

LIBERTY OR DEATH: THE SURPRISING STORY OF RUNAWAY SLAVES WHO SIDED WITH THE BRITISH DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. Margaret Whitman Blair. (National Geographic, $18.95) ISBN 978-1426305900

LIFE AND TIMES OF SCROOGE MCDUCK, THE. VOL. 1. Don Rosa. (Boom! Kids, $24.99) ISBN 978-1608865383

LIGHTER SIDE OF LIFE AND DEATH, THE. C.K. Kelly Marton. (Random, $16.99) ISBN 978-0375845888

LITTLE DIVA. LaChanze. Illustrated by Brian Pinkney. (Feiwel & Friends, $16.99) ISBN 978-0312370107

LITTLE WANTING SONG, A. Cath Crowley. (Knopf, $16.99) ISBN 978-0375960963

LOCKDOWN. Walter Dean Myers. (HarperTeen, $16.99) ISBN 978-0061214806

LOVE STORY STARRING MY DEAD BEST FRIEND, A. Emily Horner. (Dial, $16.99) ISBN 978-0803734203

LYLE WALKS THE DOGS: A COUNTING BOOK. Bernard Waber. Illustrated by Paulis Waber. (Houghton Mifflin, $12.99) ISBN 978-0547223230

MAGGIE’S BALL. Lindsay Barrett George. (Greenwillow, $16.99) ISBN 978-0061721663

MAGIC UNDER GLASS. Jaclyn Dolamore. (Bloomsbury, $16.99) ISBN 978-1599904306

MAMA, IS IT SUMMER YET? Nikki McClure. (Abrams, $17.95) ISBN 978-0810984684

MAMBA POINT. Kurtis Scaletta. (Knopf, $16.99) ISBN 978-0375861802

MARY MAE AND THE GOSPEL TRUTH. Sandra Dutton. (Houghton Mifflin, $15) ISBN 978-0547249667

MARY’S PENNY. Tanya Landman. Illustrated by Richard Holland. (Candlewick, $15.99) ISBN 978-0763647681

MEETING, THE. Brigitte Luciani. Illustrated by Eve Tharlet. Translated by Carol Klio Burrell. (Lerner/Graphic Universe, $6.95) ISBN 978-0761356318

MILLION SHADES OF GRAY, A. Cynthia Kadohata. (S&S/Atheneum, $16.99) ISBN 978-1416918837

MISS BROOKS LOVES BOOKS! (AND I DON’T). Barbara Bottner. Illusytsyrf by Michael Emberley. (Knopf/Borzoi, $17.99) ISBN 978-0375846823

MISTWOOD. Leah Cypress. (Greenwillow, $16.99) ISBN 978-0061956997

MOON BEAR. Brenda Z. Guiberson. Illustrated by Ed Young. (Holt, $16.99) ISBN 978-0805089776

MR. MENDOZA’S PAINTBRUSH: A GRAPHIC NOVEL. Luis Alberto Urrea. Illustrated Christopher Cardinale. (Cinco Puntos Press, $16.95) EAN 978-1933693231

MY LIFE AS A BOOK. Janet Tashjian. (Holt, $16.99) ISBN 978-0805089035

NABEEL’S NEW PANTS: An EID TALE. Fawzia Gilani-Williams. Illustrated by Proiti Roy. (Marshall Cavendish, $15.99) ISBN 9780761456292

NO MOON. Irene N. Watts. (Tundra, $12.95) ISBN 978-0887769719

NORTHWARD TO THE MOON. Polly Horvath. (Random/Schwartz & Wade, $17.99) ISBN 978-0375861109

NOT ALL PRINCESSES DRESS IN PINK. Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple. Illustrated by Anne-Sophie Lanquetin. (S&S, $15.99) ISBN 978-1416980186

ODYSSEY, THE. Homer and Tim Mucci. Illustrated by Ben Caldwell. (Sterling, $7.95) ISBN 978-1402731556

OH, DADDY! Bob Shea. (HarperCollins/Balzer+Bray, $16.99) ISBN 978-0061730801

OLDER THAN THE STARS. Fox, Karen C. (Charlesbridge, $15.95) ISBN: 978-1570917875

OTHER HALF OF MY HEART, THE. Sundee T. Frazier. (Delacorte, $15.99) ISBN 978-0385734400

PADDLING OF DUCKS, A: ANIMALS IN GROUPS FROM A TO Z. Marjorie Blain Parker. Illustrated by Joseph Kelly. (Kids Can, $16.95) ISBN 978-1553376828

PALACE BEAUTIFUL. Sarah DeFord Williams. (Putnam, $16.99) ISBN 978-0399252983

PICTURE THE DEAD. Adele Griffin. Illustrated by Lisa Brown. (Sourcebooks Fire, $14.99) ISBN 978-1402237126

PIGS TO THE RESCUE. John Himmelman. (Holt, $16.99) ISBN 978-0805086836

PINGPONG PERRY EXPERIENCES HOW A BOOK IS MADE. Sandy Donovan. Illustrated by James Christoph. (Capstone, $25.32) ISBN 978-1404857599

PLANET HUNTER: GEOFF MARCY AND THE SEARCH FOR OTHER EARTHS. Vicki O. Wittenstein. (Boyds Mills Press, $17.95) ISBN 978-1590785928

POD. Stephen Wallenfels. (namelos, pb $9.95) ISBN 978-1608980109

POETRY SPEAKS WHO I AM: POEMS OF DISCOVERY, INSPIRATION, INDEPENDENCE, AND EVERYTHING ELSE. Edited by Elise Paschen. (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, $19.99) ISBN 978-1402210747

POISON EATERS AND OTHER STORIES. Holly Black. Illustrated by Theo Black. (Big Mouth House, $17.99) ISBN 978-1931520631

POISONED HONEY: A STORY OF MARY MAGDALENE. Beatrice Gormley. (Knopf, $16.99) ISBN 978-0375852077

POP! THE INVENTION OF BUBBLE GUM. Meghan McCarthy. (S&S/Wiseman, $15.99) ISBN 978-1416979708

PRESENT TENSE OF PRINNY MURPHY, THE. Jill MacLean. (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, $11.95) ISBN 978-1554551453

PRIME BABY. Gene Luen Yang. (First Second, hc $19.99; pb $6.99) ISBN 978-1596436503; pb 978-1596436121

PRINCESS SAYS GOODNIGHT. Naomi Howland, illus. by David Small. (Harper, $16.99) ISBN 978-0061455254

PRIVATE THOUGHTS OF AMELIA E. RYE. Bonnie Shimko. (FSG, $16.99) ISBN 978-0374361310

PUSH BUTTON. Aliki. (Greenwillow, $16.99) ISBN 978-0061673085

QUIET BOOK, THE. Deborah Underwood. Illustrated by Renata Liwska. (Houghton, $12.95) ISBN 978-0547215679

RATFINK. Marcia Thornton Jones. Illustrated by C.B. Decker. (Dutton, $16.99) ISBN 978-0525420668

REMEMBERING CRYSTAL. Sebastian Loth. (North South, $14.95) ISBN 978-0735823006

RESISTANCE. Carla Jablonski. Illustrated by Leland Purvis. (Roaring Brook/First Second, $16.99) ISBN 978-1596432918

RING WENT ZING, THE. Sean Taylor. Illustrated by Jill Barton. (Dial, $16.99) ISBN 978-0803733114

RIVER, THE. Mary Jane Beaufrand. (Little, Brown, $16.99) ISBN 978-0316041688

ROBIN MAKES A LAUGHING SOUND, THE: A BIRDER’S JOURNAL. Sallie Wolf. (Charlesbridge, $11.95) ISBN 978-1580893183

SABLE QUEEN: A TALE OF REDWALL. Brian Jacques. (Philomel, $23.99) ISBN 978-0399251641

SALT. Maurice Gee. (Orca, $18) ISBN 978-1554692095

SAVING SKY. Diane Stanley. (Harper, $15.99) ISBN 978-0061239052

SAY HELLO! Rachel Isadora. (Putnam, $16.99) ISBN 978-0399252303

SCARS. Cheryl Rainfield. (WestSide, $16.95) ISBN 978-1934813324

SECRET SPEAKERS AND THE SEARCH FOR SELADOR’S GATE. K.S.R. Kingworth. (Rawle & Windsor, pb $15.99) ISBN 978-0980130355

SEEDS OF CHANGE: WANGARI’S GIFT TO THE WORLD. Jen Cullerton Johnson. Illustrated by Sonia Lynn Sadler. (Lee & Low, $18.95) ISBN 978-1600603679

SHADE. Jeri Smith-Ready. Simon Pulse, $17.99 (320p) ISBN 978-1416994060

SHADOWS, THE. Jacqueline West. Illustrated by Poly Bernatene. (Dial, $16.99) ISBN 978-0803734401

SHAKESPEARE MAKES THE PLAY-OFFS. Ron Koertge (Candlewick, $15.99) ISBN 978-0763644352

SIGNED, ABIAH ROSE. Diane Browning. (Tricycle, $15.99) ISBN 978-1582463117

SISTERS RED. Jackson Pearce. (Little, Brown, $16.99) ISBN 978-0316068680

SIX RULES OF MAYBE, THE. Deb Caletti. (Simon Pulse, $16.99) ISBN 978-1416979692

SLEEPY, OH SO SLEEPY. Denise Fleming. (Holt, $16.99) ISBN 978-0805081268

SMALL FREE KISS IN THE DARK, A. Glenda Millard. (Holiday House, $16.95) ISBN 978-0823422647

SMELLS LIKE DOG. Suzanne Selfors. (Little, Brown, $15.99) ISBN 978-0316043984

BSMILE! Leigh Hodgkinson. (HarperTeen/Balzer+Bray, $16.99) ISBN 978-0061852695

SNOOK ALONE, by Marilyn Nelson. Illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering. (Candlewick, $16.99) ISBN 978-0763626679)

SNOWBALL EFFECT, THE. Holly Nicole Hoxter. (HarperTeen, $16.99) ISBN 978-0061755712

SOLAR SYSTEM, THE. Howard K. Trammel. (Children’s Press, $6.95) ISBN 978-0531228029

SOMEBODY EVERYBODY LISTENS TO. Suzanne Supplee. (Dutton, $16.99) ISBN 978-0525422426

SONG OF THE WHALES, THE. Uri Orlev. Translated by Hillel Halkin. (Houghton, $16) ISBN 978-0547257525

SONS OF LIBERTY, THE: VOLUME 1. Alexander Lagos and Joseph Lagos. Illustrated by Steve Walker. (Random, hc $18.99; pb $12.99) ISBN hc 978-0375856709; pb 978-0375856679

SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR. Matthew Quick. (Little, Brown, $16.99) ISBN 978-0316043526

SOURCES OF LIGHT. Margaret McMullan. (Houghton, $15) ISBN 978-0547076591

SPACE BETWEEN TREES, THE. Katie Williams, Chronicle, $16.99 (256p) ISBN 978-0811871754

SPACEHEADZ. Jon Scieszka and Francesco Sedita. Illustrated by Shane Prigmore. (Simon & Schuster, $14.99 hc; $? pb) ISBN hc 978-1416979517; pb 978-1416987055

SPELLS. Aprilynne Pike. (Harper, $16.99) ISBN 978-0061668067

STAND STRAIGHT, ELLA KATE: THE TRUE STORY OF A REAL GIANT. Kate Klise. Illustrated by M. Sarah Klise. (Dial, $16.99) ISBN 978-0803734043

STAR CRUSHER, THE: MISSILE MOUSE. Jake Parker. (Graphix, $10.99) ISBN 978-0545117159

STAR IN THE FOREST. Laura Resau. (Delacorte, $14.99) ISBN 978-0385737920

STARS. Ker Than. (Children’s Press, $6.95) ISBN 978-0531228067

STOLEN. Lucy Christopher. (Scholastic/Chicken House, $17.99) ISBN 978-0545170932

STUCK ON EARTH. David Klass. (FSG/Foster, $16.99) ISBN 978-0-374-39951-1

SUBURB BEYOND THE STARS, THE. M.T. Anderson. (Scholastic, $17.99) ISBN 978-0545138826

SUBWAY. Christoph Niemann. (Greenwillow, $16.99) ISBN 978-0061577796

SUNDAY IS FOR GOD. Michael McGowan. Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher. (Random House/Schwartz & Wade, $17.99) ISBN 978-0375841880

TAKE ME WITH YOU. Carolyn Marsden. (Candlewick, $14.99) ISBN 978-0763637392

TELL US WE’RE HOME. Maria Budhos. (S&S/Atheneum, $16.99) ISBN 978-1416903529

THEY CALLED THEMSELVES THE KKK: THE BIRTH OF AN AMERICAN TERRORIST GROUP. Susan Campbell Bartoletti. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $19) ISBN 978-0618440337

THIS WORLD WE LIVE IN. Susan Beth Pfeffer. (Harcourt, $17) ISBN 978-0547248042

TIME YOU LET ME IN: 25 POETS UNDER 25. Selected by Naomi Shihab Nye. (Greenwillow, $16.99) ISBN 978-0061896378

TOADS AND DIAMONDS. Heather Tomlinson. (Holt, $16.99) ISBN 978-0805089684

TODD’S TV. James Proimos. (HarperCollins/Tegen, $15.99) ISBN 978-0061709852

TREASURE OF DEAD MAN’S LANE AND OTHER CASE FILES. Simon Cheshire. Illustrated by R. W. Alley. (Roaring Brook, $16.99) ISBN 978-1596434752

TREE HOUSE, THE. Marjorie Tolman and Ronald Tilman. (Boyds Mills/Lemniscaat, $17.95) ISBN 978-1590788066

TRUCKER, THE. Barbara Samuels. (FSG, $16.99) ISBN 978-0374378042

TUMBLEWEES SKIES. Sherrard, Valerie. (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, $11.95) ISBN 978-1554551132

TYRANNY. Lesley Fairfield. (Tundra, $10.95) ISBN 978-0887769030

UGLY DUCKLING, THE. Adapted by Sebastien Braun. (Boxer Books, $16.95) ISBN 978-1907152047

VAMPIRE RISING (Alex Van Helsing series, Book 1. Jason Henderson. (HarperTeen, $16.99) ISBN 978-0061950995

VIEW FROM THE TOP, THE. Hilary Frank. (Dutton, $16.99) ISBN 978-0525422419

W IS FOR WOMBAT. Bronwyn Bancroft. (Little Hare, $8.99) ISBN 978-1921541179

WAGER, THE. Donna Jo Napoli. (Holt, $16.99) ISBN 978-0805087819

WAITING OUT THE STORM. JoAnn Early Macken. Illustrated by Susan Gaber. (Candlewick, $15.99) ISBN 978-0763633783

WALDEN THEN AND NOW: AN ALPHABETICAL TOUR OF HENRY THOREAU’S POND. Michael McCurdy. (Charlesbridge, $16.95) ISBN 978-1580892537

WANTED: THE PERFECT PET. Fiona Roberton. (Putnam, $16.99) ISBN 978-0399254611

WARRIORS IN THE CROSSFIRE. Nancy Bo Flood. (Front Street, $17.95) ISBN 978-1590786611

WE THE CHILDREN (BENJAMIN PRATT AND THE KEEPERS OF THE SCHOOL 01). Andrew Clements. Illustrated by Adam Stower. (S&S/Atheneum, $14.99) ISBN 978-1416938866

WHAT ABOUT BEAR? Suzanne Bloom. (Boyds Mills, $16.95) ISBN 978-1590785287

WHAT THE LADYBUG HEARD. Julia Donaldson. Illustrated by Lydia Monks. (Holt, $16.99) ISBN 978-0805090284

WHEN JACK GOES OUT. Pat Schories. (Boyds Mills, $13.95) ISBN 978-1590786529

WISHING FOR TOMORROW: THE SEQUEL TO A LITTLE PRINCESS. Hilary McKay. Illustrated by Nick Maland. (S&S/McElderry, $16.99) ISBN 978-1442401693

WIZARD FROM THE START, A: THE INCREDIBLE BOYHOOD & AMAZING INVENTIONS OF THOMAS EDISON. Don Brown. (Houghton Harcourt, $16) ISBN 978-0547194875

WOLVEN. Di Toft. (Scholastic/Chicken House, $16.99) ISBN 978-0545171090

WORD AFTER WORD AFTER WORD. Patricia MacLachlan. (HarperCollins/Tegen, $14.99.) ISBN 978-0060279714

YOUNG ZEUS. G. Brian Karas. (Scholastic, $17.99) ISBN 978-0439728065

YUCKY WORMS. Vivian French. Illustrated by Jessica Ahlberg. (Candlewick, $16.99) ISBN 978-0763644468

ZEN & XANDER UNDONE. Amy Kathleen Ryan. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $16) EAN 978-0547062488

ZEUS: KING OF THE GODS. Adapted and illustrated by George O’Connor. (Roaring Brook/First Second/Porter, $16.99 hc, $9.99 pb.) ISBN 978-1596434318 hc; ISBN 978-1596436251 pb.

15 thoughts on “The Stars So Far – Updated 6/17/2010

  1. Meg Hawkins

    A useful site if one only looks at popularity. I was hoping that there would be a slight synopsis, or age qualification. I don’t care about the publisher but I’m interested in grade level.

  2. DaNae

    I actually have 6 stars for Freedman’s War to End all Wars. I haven’t plugged into that VOYA source yet, which must be where the 6th star is for Cosmic?

  3. Maggie

    Thank you for doing this Elizabeth. We love putting these books on display at the library because of course, parents and kids want to be checking out the best books. With a sea of books from which to choose, putting these stars front and center is much appreciated by those dashing in to look for good books.

  4. Pingback: Fusenews: Baby you can fix my car. Yes I’m gonna be a star. « A Fuse #8 Production

  5. Margaret

    JJ, more stars mean that the book had a higher number of stellar (pun intended) reviews.

    Since each star represents a review from a different source, more stars mean that more reviewers/sources, possibly with quite different perspectives, thought the book was unusually special. Thus, possibly (though not certainly) more stars equate to wider acclaim, a stronger possibility that the book might win a major award. More stars might also mean higher sales and library circulations, though that’s by no means the case.

    A book with one or two stars may have been reviewed by fewer sources, or may not have been considered extraordinary by some of the sources that did review it. The picture book I love best so far this year, A BEACH TAIL, has “only” two stars, at least right now, but it’s still a wonderful book which I’m handing to folks whenever I have the chance.

    To me, the list is a useful reference for things I’d like to at least try to track down, to see whether I agree with the reviewers or not.

    Thanks for all the work you put into this, Elizabeth. YOU ROCK!!!!

  6. JJ

    I don’t understand what this list means. Are the books with 6 or 5 stars better than the books with 1 star? Or are they just books with more reviews? I’m confused by what the stars represent here.

  7. Shelftalker Elizabeth

    You’re right, Nancy. Thanks for the catch. When I get home to my Excel spreadsheet, I’ll have to figure out why I missed one of the stars and make sure I didn’t miss others from that magazine issue and date.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>