The Stars So Far 2010 — Updated 8/12/10

Elizabeth Bluemle -- August 12th, 2010

It’s time for another update of the starred reviews from Booklist, The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, the Horn Book, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, and VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates).

Starred reviews are excellent guideposts, but they don’t tell the whole story, of course. There are amazing books out there that never receive a starred review but are popular and/or critical favorites nonetheless. This year, to name just a couple of examples, I have been really surprised not to come across any starred reviews yet for the rather extraordinary, beautifully written Zora and Me, by Victoria Bond and TR Simon (Candlewick), or The Red Umbrella, a fascinating novel about the 1961 Cuban children’s exodus by Christina Diaz Gonzalez (Knopf).

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 a future update.

Edited to add: So far, I’ve logged 749 starred reviews for 494 books. Publishers, please alert me to any oversights. This is a detail-laden process, and as careful as I try to be, there may be 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 one little indie bookseller; please consider ordering from any of your favorite indies instead of a chain or online megastore.

Happy reading!

SIX STARS

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

COSMIC. Frank Cottrell Boyce. (HarperCollins/Walden Pond, $16.99) ISBN 978-0061836831

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

WAR TO END ALL WARS, THE. Russell Freedman. (Clarion, $22) ISBN 978-00547026862

FIVE STARS

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

INCARCERON. Catherine Fisher. (Dial, $17.99) ISBN 978-0803733961

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

MIRROR, MIRROR: A BOOK OF REVERSIBLE VERSE. Marilyn Singer, illus. by Josée Masse. Dutton, $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0525479017

NOTHING. Janne Teller, trans. from the Danish by Martin Aitken. (Simon & Schuster/Atheneum, $16.99) ISBN 978-1416985792

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

UBIQUITOUS: CELEBRATING NATURE’S SURVIVORS. Joyce Sidman, illus. by Beckie Prange. (Harcourt, $17) ISBN 978-0618717194

FOUR STARS

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

BALLET FOR MARTHA: MAKING APPALACHIAN SPRING. Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan. Illustrated by Brian Floca. (Roaring Brook/FlashPoint/Porter, $17.99) ISBN 978-1596433380

BORROWED NAMES: POEMS ABOUT LAURA INGALLS WILDER, MADAM C. J. WALKER, MARIE CURIE, AND THEIR DAUGHTERS. Jeannine Atkins. (Holt, $16.99) ISBN 978-0805089349

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

CLEVER JACK TAKES THE CAKE. Candace Fleming. Illustrated by G. Brian Karas. (Random House/Schwartz & Wade, $17.99) ISBN 978-0375849794

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

DEATH-DEFYING PEPPER ROUX, THE. Geraldine McCaughrean. (Harper, $16.99) ISBN 978-0061836657

FINNIKIN OF THE ROCK. Melina Marchetta. (Candlewick, $18.99) ISBN: 978-0763643614

HERE COMES THE GARBAGE BARGE! Jonah Winter, illus. by Red Nose Studio. Random/Schwartz & Wade, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0375852183

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

MY GARDEN. Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow, $17.99) ISBN 978-0061715174

MYSTERIOUS HOWLING, THE (INCORRIGIBLE CHILDREN OF ASHTON PLACE, THE, BOOK 1). Wood, Maryrose. (HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, $15.99) ISBN: 978-0061791055

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

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

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

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 illus. by Sarah Stewart Taylor and Ben Towle. (Center for Cartoon Studies/Disney-Hyperion, $17.99) ISBN 978-1-4231-1337-9

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

BOSS BABY, THE. Marla Frazee. (Simon & Schuster/Beach Lane, $16.99) ISBN 978-1442401679

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

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

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

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

EXTRAORDINARY MARK TWAIN, THE (ACCORDING TO SUSY). Barbara Kerley, illus. by Edwin Fotheringham. Scholastic Press, $17.99 (48p) ISBN 978-0545125086

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

HAPPYFACE. Stephen Emond. Little, Brown, $16.99 (320p) ISBN 978-0316041003

HEART OF A SAMURAI. Margi Preus. (Abrams/Amulet, $15.95) ISBN 978-0810989818

KEEPER. Kathi Appelt, illus. by August Hall (Simon & Schuster/Atheneum, $16.99) ISBN 978-1416950608

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10 P.M. QUESTION, THE. Kate de Goldi. (Candlewick, $15.99) ISBN 978-0763649395AFTER 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, illus. by Jim Burke. Philomel, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-399-24661-6

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

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

BATS AT THE BALLGAME. Brian Lies, Houghton Mifflin, $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-547-24970-4

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

BEDTIME FOR BEAR, A. Bonny Becker. Illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton. (Candlewick, $16.99) ISBN 978-0763641016

BEFORE I FALL. Lauren Oliver. (HarperTeen, $17.99) ISBN 978-0-06-172680-4

BEST FRIENDS FOREVER: A WORLD WAR II SCRAPBOOK. Beverly Patt. Illustrated by Shula Klinger. (Marshall Cavendish, $17.99) ISBN 978-0-7614-5577-6

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

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

BORDERLINE. Allan Stratton. (HarperTeen, $16.99) ISBN 978-0061451119

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/Christy Ottaviano, $16.99) ISBN 978-0805087758

CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS, THE. Jack Prelutsky. Illustrated by Mary GrandPré.  Music by Camille Saint-Saëns. (Knopf, $19.99) ISBN 978-0-375-86458-2

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

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

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

CRAZY. Han Nolan. (Harcourt, $17) ISBN 978-0152051099

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

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

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

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

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

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

FLASH. Michael Cadnum. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $16.99) ISBN 978-0374399115

FLORA’S VERY WINDY DAY. Jeanne Birdsall. Illustrated by Matt Phelan. (Clarion, $16) ISBN 978-0618986767

GHOSTOPOLIS. Doug Tennapel. (Scholastic/Graphix, hc $24.99, ISBN 978-0545210270; pap. $14.99. ISBN 978-0545210287)

GHOSTS OF ASHBURY HIGH, THE. Jaclyn Moriarty. (Scholastic/Levine, $18.99) ISBN 978-0545069724

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

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

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

HALLOWILLOWEEN: NEFARIOUS SILLINESS FROM CALEF BROWN. Calef Brown. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $16.99) ISBN

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 978-0061142888

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 Mifflin Harcourt, $16) ISBN 978-0547245157

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

I CAN BE ANYTHING! Jerry Spinelli, illus. by Jimmy Liao. Little, Brown, $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0316162265

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

IN THE WILD. David Elliott. Illustrated by Holly Meade. (Candlewick, $16.99) ISBN 978-0763644970

IT’S A BOOK. Lane Smith. (Roaring Brook, $12.99) ISBN 978-1596436060

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

LAFAYETTE AND THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. Russell Freedman. (Holiday House, $24.95) ISBN 978-0823421824

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

LITTLE BLACK CROW. Chris Raschka. (Simon & Schuster/Atheneum/Jackson, $16.99) ISBN 978-0689846014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MONSTERS OF MEN. Patrick Ness. (Candlewick, $18.99) ISBN 978-0763647513

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

NINI LOST AND FOUND. Anita Lobel. (Knopf, $17.99) ISBN 978-0375858802

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

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. (Simon & Schuster/Atheneum/Jackson, $16.99) ISBN 978-1416950240

PIRATE’S GUIDE TO FIRST GRADE, A. James Preller. Illustrated by Greg Ruth. (Feiwel & Friends, $16.99) ISBN 978-0312369286

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

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

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

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. (Simon & Schuster/McElderry, $21.99) ISBN 978-1416902102

SICK DAY FOR AMOS MCGEE, A. Philip C. Stead. Illustrated by Erin Stead. (Roaring Brook, $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

SKIT-SCAT RAGGEDY CAT: ELLA FITZGERALD. Roxane Orgill. Illustrated by Sean Qualls. (Candlewick, $17.99) ISBN 978-0763617332

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

UNDER A RED SKY: MEMOIR OF A CHILDHOOD IN COMMUNIST ROMANIA. Haya Leah Molnar. FSG/Foster, $17.99 (288p) ISBN 978-0374318406

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

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

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

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

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

WINDS OF HEAVEN. Judith Clarke. Holt, $16.99) ISBN 978-(0805091649

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/Lanb, $15.99)  ISBN 978-0385738842

YUMMY: THE LAST DAYS OF A SOUTHSIDE SHORTY. Greg Neri. Illustrated by Randy DuBurke. (Lee & Low, $16.95) ISBN 978-1584302674

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

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

ADVENTURES OF NANNY PIGGINS, THE. R.A. Spratt. Illustrated by Dan Santat. (Little, Brown, $15.99) ISBN 978-0316068192

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

AGGIE THE BRAVE. Lori Ries. Illustrated by Frank W. Dormer. (Charlesbridge, $12.95) ISBN 978-1570916359

ALPHAOOPS! H IS FOR HALLOWEEN. Alethea Kontis. Illustrated by Bob Kolar. (Candlewick, $15.99) ISBN 978-0763639662

AMAZING FACES. Poems selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illus. by Chris Soentpiet. (Lee & Low, $18.95) ISBN 978-1-60060-334-1

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

ANNA HIBISCUS. Atinuke. Illustrated by Lauren Tobia. (Kane/Miller, $5.99)  978-1935279730

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

AZAD’S CAMEL. Erika Pal. (Frances Lincoln, $17.95) ISBN 978-1845079826

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

BAXTER, THE PIG WHO WANTED TO BE KOSHER. Laurel Snyder. Illustrated by David Goldin. (Random/Tricycle, $15.99) ISBN 978-1582463155

BEAR FLIES HIGH. Michael Rosen. Illustrated by Adrian Reynolds. (Bloomsbury, $16.99) ISBN 978-1-59990-386-6

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

BEAUTIFUL MALICE. Rebecca James. (Random House, $25) ISBN 978-0553808056 (NOTE: publisted as an adult book; lauded by VOYA as a crossover for older teens)

BEAUTIFUL YETTA: THE YIDDISH CHICKEN. Daniel Pinkwater. Illustrated by Jill Pinkwater. (Feiwel & Friends) ISBN 978-0312558246

BEAUTIFUL. Amy Reed. (Simon & Schuster, $16.99) ISBN 978-1416978305

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

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

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

BIG NATE: IN A CLASS BY HIMSELF. Lincoln Peirce. (HarperCollins, $12.99) ISBN 978-0061944345

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

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

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DARK WATER. Laura McNeal. (Random House/Knopf, $16.99) ISBN 978-0375849732

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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

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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

FINDING FAMILY. Tonya Bolden. (Bloomsbury, $15.99) ISBN 978-1599903187

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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. (Simon & Schuster, $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

FREE AS A BIRD. Gina Barber-McMurchy. (Dundurn, $10.99) ISBN 978-1554884476

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

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GENIUS WARS, THE. Catherine Jinks. (Harcourt, $17) ISBN 978-0152066192

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HEART IS NOT A SIZE, THE. Beth Kephart. (HarperTeen, $16.99) ISBN 978-0061470486

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

HEREVILLE: HOW MIRKA GOT HER SWORD. Barry Deutsch. (Abrams/Amulet, $15.95) ISBN 978-0810984226

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

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

HOME IS BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS. Celia Barker Lottridge. (Groundwood, $16.95) 978-0888999320

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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

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

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

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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

I’M BIG! Kate and Jim McMullan. (HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, $16.99) ISBN 978-0061229749

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

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

INTERRUPTING CHICKEN. David Ezra Stein. (Candlewick, $16.99) ISBN 978-0763641689

INTRIGUE AT HIGHBURY (OR, EMMA’S MATCH) Carrie Bebris. (Tor, $22.99) 978-0765318480

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

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JEKEL LOVES HYDE. Beth Fantaskey. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $17) ISBN 978-0152063900

JIM, WHO RAN AWAY FROM HIS NURSE AND WAS EATEN BY A LION. Hilaire Belloc. Illustrated by Mini Grey. (Knopf, $19.99) ISBN 978-0375859700

JUMP. Elisa Carbone, Viking, $16.99 (288p) ISBN 978-0-670011858

JUNKYARD WONDERS, THE. Patricia Polacco. (Philomel, $17.99) ISBN 978-0399250781

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

KNIGHTS: IN HISTORY AND LEGEND. Edited by Constance Brittain Bouchard. (Firefly, $29.95) ISBN 978-1554074808

KNUFFLE BUNNY FREE: AN UNEXPECTED DIVERSION. Mo Willems. (HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, $17.99) ISBN 978-0061929571

KUBLA KHAN: THE EMPEROR OF EVERYTHING. Kathleen Krull. Illustrated by Robert Byrd. (Viking, $17.99) ISBN 978-0670011148

LAST SONG. James Guthrie. Illustrated by Eric Rohmann. (Roaring Brook, $10.99) ISBN 978-1596435087

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

LEGEND OF THE KING, THE. Gerald Morris. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $16) ISBN 978-0547144207

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

LIES (A GONE NOVEL). Michael Grant. (HarperCollins, $17.99) ISBN 978-0061449093

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

LILLY AND THE PIRATES. Phyllis Root. Illustrated by Rob Shepperson. (Boyds Mills Press, $16.95) ISBN 978-1590785836

LINGER. Maggie Stiefvater. (Scholastic, $17.99) ISBN 978-0545123280

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

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

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

LOLA LOVES STORIES. Anna McQuinn. Illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw. (Charlesbridge, PLB $15.95. ISBN 978-1580892582; pap. $6.95. ISBN 978-1580892599)

LOST BOY: THE STORY OF THE MAN WHO CREATED PETER PAN. Jane Yolen. Illustrated by Steve Adams. (Dutton, $17.99) ISBN 978-0525478867

LOST FOR WORDS. Alice Kuipers. (HarperTeen, $16.99) ISBN 978-0061429224

LULU AND THE BRONTOSAURUS. Judith Viorst. Illustrated by Lane Smith. (Simon & Schuster/Atheneum, $15.99) ISBN 978-1416999614

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

MAX CASSIDY: ESCAPE FROM SHADOW ISLAND. Paul Adam. (HarperCollins/Walden Pond, $16.99) ISBN 978-0061863233

MED HEAD: MY KNOCK-DOWN, DRAG-OUT, DRUGGED-UP BATTLE WITH MY BRAIN. (Little, Brown, $8.99) ISBN 978-0316076173

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

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

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MY HAVANA: MEMORIES OF A CUBAN BOYHOOD. Rosemary Wells and Secundino Fernandez. Illustrated by Peter Ferguson. (Candlewick, $17.99) ISBN 978-0763643058

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

NABEEL’S NEW PANTS: An EID TALE. Fawzia Gilani-Williams. Illustrated by Proiti Roy. (Marshall Cavendish, $15.99) ISBN 978-0761456292

NECROMANCER, THE (SECRETS OF THE IMMORTAL NICHOLAS FLAMEL). Michael Scott. (Delacorte, $18.99) ISBN 978-0385735315

NINTH WARD. Jewell Parker Rhodes (Little, Brown, $15.99) ISBN 978-0316043076

NO SAFE PLACE. Deborah Ellis. (Groundwood, $16.99) ISBN 978-0888999733

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

NOT ALL PRINCESSES DRESS IN PINK. Jane Yolen. Illustrated by E.Y. Stemple and Anne-Sophie Lanquetin. (Simon & Schuster, $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

OLIVIA GOES TO VENICE. Ian Falconer. (Simon & Schuster/Atheneum, $17.99) ISBN 978-1416996743

ON THE BLUE COMET. Rosemary Wells. Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline. (Candlewick, $16.99) ISBN 978-0763637224

OSCAR AND THE VERY HUNGRY DRAGON. Ute Krause. (NorthSouth, $16.95) ISBN 9780735823068

OTHER HALF OF MY HEART, THE. Sundee T. Frazier. (Delacorte, $16.99) 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

PIG PARADE IS A TERRIBLE IDEA, A. Michael Ian Black. Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes. (Simon & Schuster, $16.99) ISBN 978-9781416979227)

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, $17.95) ISBN 978-1590785928

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

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

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

POSSESSING JESSIE. Nancy Springer. (Holiday House, $16.95) ISBN 978-0823422593

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

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PRINCESS SAYS GOODNIGHT. Naomi Howland, illus. by David Small. (Harper, $16.99) ISBN 978-0-06-145525-4

PROJECT SEAHORSE. Pamela S. Turner. Photographs by Scott Tuason. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $18) ISBN 978-0547207131

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

RECKLESS. Cornelia Funke. Translated by Oliver Latsch. (Little, Brown, $19.99) ISBN 978-0316056090

RED MOON. David McAdoo. (Cossack Comics, $19.99) ISBN 9780-615353241

REINVENTION OF MOXIE ROOSEVELT, THE. Elizabeth Cody Kimmel. (Dial, $16.99) ISBN 978-0803733039

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

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

RIDE, THE: THE LEGEND OF BETSY DOWDY. Kitty Griffin. Illustrated by Marjorie Priceman. (Simon & Schuster/Atheneum, $16.99) ISBN 978-1416928164

RIDING THE BLACK COCKATOO. John Danalis. Foreword by Boori Monty Pryor. (Allen & Unwin Australia, $9.99) ISBN 978-1741753776

RING WENT ZING! THE: A STORY THAT ENDS WITH A KISS. 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

ROSLYN RUTABAGA AND THE BIGGEST HOLE ON EARTH! Marie-Louise Gay. (Groundwood, $16.95) ISBN 978-0888999948

RUBY NOTEBOOK, THE. Laura Resau. (Delacorte, $16.99) ISBN 978-0385736534

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

SALEM BROWNSTONE: ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWERS. John Harris Dunning. Illustrated by Nikhil Singh. (Candlewick, $18.99) ISBN 978-0763647353

SALMON BEARS, THE: GIANTS OF THE GREAT BEAR RAINFOREST. Nicholas Read and Ian McAllister. Photos by Ian McAllister. (Orca, $18.95) ISBN 978-1-55469-205-7

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

SCARLETT FEVER. Maureen Johnson. (Scholastic/Point, $16.99) ISBN 978-0439899284

SCUMBLE. Ingrid Law. (Dial, $16.99) ISBN 978-0803733077

SEASONS. Blexbolex. Translated from French by Claudia Bedrick. (Enchanted Lion, $19.95) ISBN 978-1-59270-095-0

SECRET CAVE, THE: DISCOVERING LASCAUX. Emily Arnold McCully. (FSG, $16.99)

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

SECRET TO LYING. Todd Mitchell. (Candlewick, $17.99) ISBN 978-0763640842

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 978-1-4169-9406-0

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

SHAPESHIFTERS: TALES FROM OVID’S METAMORPHOSES. Retold by Adrian Mitchell. Illustrated by Alan Lee. (Frances Lincoln, $22.95) ISBN 978-1845075361

SIGNED, ABIAH ROSE. Diane Browning. (Random/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

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

SMILE! 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

SOLOMON’S THIEVES. Jordan Mechner. Illustrated by LeUyen Pham and Alex Puvilland; color by Hilary Sycamore. (First Second/Roaring Brook, $12.99) ISBN 978-1596433915

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 Mifflin, $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) ISBN 978-1416979517

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

SPORK. Kyo Maclean. Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault. (Kids Can, $16.95) ISBN 978-1553377368

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

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

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

THEODOSIA AND THE EYES OF HORUS. R.L. LaFevers. Illustrated by Yoko Tanaka. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $16) ISBN 978-0547225920

THERE’S A PRINCESS IN THE PALACE. Zoe B. Alley. Illustrated by R.W. Alley. (Roaring Brook/Porter, $19.99) ISBN 978-1596434714

THINGS A BROTHER KNOWS, THE. Dana Reinhardt. (Random House/Lamb, $16.99) ISBN 978-0375844553

THIS IS ROCKET SCIENCE: TRUE STORIES OF THE RISK-TAKING SCIENTISTS WHO FIGURE OUT WAYS TO EXPLORE BEYOND EARTH. Gloria Skurzynski. (National Geographic, $18.95) ISBN 978-1426305979

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

THOMAS AND THE DRAGON QUEEN. Shutta Crum. Illustrated by Lee Wildish. (Knopf/Borzoi, $15.99) ISBN 978-0375857034

TO DARKNESS FLED: BLOOD OF KINGS. Jill Williamson. (Marcher Lord, $17.99) ISBN 978-0982598702

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

TOO BUSY MARCO. Roz Chast. (Simon & Schuster/Atheneum, $16.99) ISBN 978-1416984740

TOYMAKER, THE. Jeremy de Quidt. (Random House/Fickling, $16.99) ISBN 978-0385751803

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

UNBOUND AND UNBROKEN. Amos Etsy. (Morgan Reynolds, $28.95) ISBN 978-1599351360

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

VILLAGE GARAGE, THE. G. Brian Karas. (Holt/Ottaviano, $16.99) ISBN 978-0805087161

VIRGINIA HAMILTON: SPEECHES, ESSAYS & CONVERSATIONS. Arnold Adoff and Kacy Cook. (Scholastic, $29.99) ISBN 978-0439271936

VORDAK THE INCOMPREHENSIBLE: HOW TO GROW UP AND RULE THE WORLD. Scott Seegert. Illustrated by John Martin. (Egmont USA, $13.99) ISBN 978-1606840139

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

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, $15.99) ISBN 978-1580892537

WANTED: THE PERFECT PET. Fiona Roberton. (Putnam, $16.99) EAN 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. (Simon & Schuster/Atheneum, $14.99) ISBN 978-1416938866

WELCOME HOME, MOUSE. Elisa Kleven. (Random House/Tricycle, $15.99) ISBN 978-1582462776

WELCOME TO MY NEIGHBORHOOD: A BARRIO ABC. Quiara Alegría Hudes. Illustrated by Shino Arihara. (Scholastic/Levine, $16.99) ISBN 978-0545094245

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

WHAT HAPPENED ON FOX STREET. Trisha Springstubb. Illustrated by Heather Ross. (HarperTeen /Balzer & Bray, $15.99) ISBN 978-0061986352

WHAT MOMMA LEFT ME. Renée Watson. (Bloomsbury, $15.99) ISBN 978-1599904467

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

WHITE HORSE TRICK, THE. Kate Thompson. (Greenwillow, $17.99) ISBN 978-0062004161

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

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

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

WONDER OF CHARLIE ANNE, THE. Kimberly Newton Fusco. (Knopf, $16.99) ISBN 978-0375861048

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

YOUNG ZEUS. G. Brian Karas. (Scholastic, $17.99) ISBN 978-0-439-72806-5

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

ZEUS: KING OF THE GODS. Adapted and illustrated by George O’Connor. (First Second/Porter, $16.99 hc, $9.99 pb.) ISBN 978-1-59643-431-8 hc; ISBN 978-1-59643-625-1 pb.

19 thoughts on “The Stars So Far 2010 — Updated 8/12/10

    1. shelftalker elizabeth

      Hi, Julie. We only cite stars if they’ve already been officially published (not upcoming stars), so if there’s one coming up soon, it will make the next round of updates.

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    1. shelftalker elizabeth

      Nope, Valerie, it’s on the list under two stars. It’s under L for Last, not T for The. It’s always been on the list. I’m not sure why you aren’t seeing it.

  2. Peter Lourie

    Hi Elizabeth,

    Whaling Season: A Year in the Life of an Arctic Whale Scientist got two stars, School Library Journal and Booklist. Thanks.

    1. shelftalker elizabeth

      Hi, Peter. One of Whaling Season’s stars was given in 2009 — and since the book came out in Nov. 2009, it actually should be on the 2009 list instead of this one, even though it got another star in 2010. Congrats on two stars! I’ll update 2009’s list.

  3. Courtney Colton

    Hi Elizabeth.
    Thanks so much for compiling this wonderful list. Could you tell me which publications A BLUE SO DARK and EXIT STRATEGY received starred reviews? Also, can you please adjust the publisher for EXIT STRATEGY to Flux, not Llewellyn (yes, Flux is a division of Llewellyn but the book is published under the Flux name).

    Thanks again! This is a great list!

    1. Elizabeth Bluemle Post author

      A Blue So Dark = Booklist and VOYA. Exit Strategy = VOYA. Made the fix. (I included the Llewellyn name because when I do a count of starred reviews by publisher, it will be easier if imprints and publishers are together.)

    1. shelftalker elizabeth

      I’m happy to know about Quill & Quire’s stars; I’m not using it for this starred review round-up but have been sticking with the main national resources used for purchasing here in the U.S. (And frankly, the seven I use are about as many as I can keep up with!) We’ll cheer for the book’s additional star, though! I love Quill & Quire, and do hope other booksellers, librarians, teachers, and readers discover it as another great source for recommendations.

  4. Stephanie Elliott

    Hi Elizabeth, STAR IN THE FOREST (Laura Resau) actually got two stars–one from Booklist and one from SLJ. Thank you for doing this and drawing attention to these great books!

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