2010 Starred Review Update

Elizabeth Bluemle -- April 19th, 2010

Here’s another installment of the 2010 children’s books that have received starred reviews from (in alphabetical order) Booklist, The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, The Horn Book, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal.

The list below covers Booklist through 4/15/2010, the Bulletin through 4/2010, Horn Book through March-April 2010, Kirkus through 4/15/10, PW through 4/12/10, and SLJ through April 2010.

It’s helpful to us busy booksellers, librarians, and teachers, to be able to scan a list of books that have received stars. However, it would be a mistake to seek out only starred books. As usual, I want to add that hundreds, if not thousands, of wonderful books are published every year that don’t receive starred reviews but are wonderful, child-appealing, beautifully written books. Reading as many books as possible yourself, as well as a wide variety of review sources, will always uncover hidden gems that inform and delight.

Okay, since you asked for it — I created a LibraryThing collection of these books, with book covers, genre and general age range. The 2010 Starred Review Library is divided into collections (1 Star, 2 Stars, etc.) and can be sorted in a variety of ways including by “tags” (e.g., MG, YA, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, etc.). Note: This collection will be updated less frequently than the ShelfTalker blog, so please check it quarterly, not monthly.

I’m happy to see books from small presses recognized here as well as those from larger houses. In June and December, I’ll add a publisher tally to the update, as well as a count by genre if I get really ambitious.

This list was happily (and painstakingly) collected by an independent bookseller. If you are using it as a purchasing guide, please consider supporting your local independent bookstore, or an online indie (find a store on IndieBound.org). Thanks!

Any books you’re loving on these lists? Or not on these lists? (No author promo here, please, either direct or “disguised.” It is always obvious, and usually backfires on the book and author it’s intended to help.)

5 STARS

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

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

DREAMER, THE. Pam Muñoz Ryan. Illustrated by Peter Sís. (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

4 STARS

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

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

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

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

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

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

3 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 978-1-4231-1337-9

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

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

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

LAST SUMMER OF THE DEATH WARRIORS, THE. Francisco X. Stork. (Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine, $17.99) ISBN 978-0-545-15133-7

LMNO PEAS. Keith Baker. (S&S/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

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

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

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 978-0-312-57380-5

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

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

2 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

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

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

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

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

CHESTER’S MASTERPIECE. Watt, Mélanie. (Kids Can, $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 978-0-375-85699-0

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 RED HEN AND THE PASSOVER MATZAH, THE. Leslie Kimmelman. Illustrated by Paul Meisel. (Holiday House, $16.95) ISBN 978-0-8234-1952-4

MAMA MITI: WANGARI MAATHAI AND THE TREES OF KENYA. Donna Jo Napoli. Illustrated by Kadir Nelson. (S&S/Paula Wiseman, $16.99) ISBN 978-1-4169-3505-6

MEANWHILE: PICK ANY PATH. 3,856 STORY POSSIBILITIES. Jason Shiga. (Abrams/Amulet, $15.95) ISBN 978-0-81098-423-3

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/Katherine Tegen, $16.99) ISBN 978-0-06-170410-9

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 978-0-545-14299-1

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

OSTRICH BOYS. Keith Gray. (Random, $17.99) ISBN 978-0-375-85843-7

PARIS IN THE SPRING WITH PICASSO. Joan Yolleck. Illustrated by Marjorie Priceman. (Random/Schwartz & Wade, $17.99) ISBN 978-0-375-83756-2

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

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

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.

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

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

UNDER A RED SKY: MEMOIR OF A CHILDHOOD IN COMMUNIST ROMANIA. Haya Leah Molnar. FSG/Foster, $17.99 (288p) ISBN 978-0-374-31840-6

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

WOODS RUNNER. Gary Paulsen. (Random/Wendy Lamb, $15.99) ISBN 978-0-385-73884-2

YEAR OF GOODBYES, THE: A TRUE STORY OF FRIENDSHIP, FAMILY, AND FAREWELLS. Debbie Levy. (Disney-Hyperion, $16.99) ISBN 978-1-4231-2901-1

1 STAR

13 TREASURES. Michelle Harrison. (Little, Brown, $15.99) ISBN 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) ISBN 978-1554533640

ANIMAL CRACKERS FLY THE COOP. Kevin O’Malley. (Walker, $16.99) ISBN 978-0-8027-9837-4

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

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

BACK OF THE BUS. Aaron Reynolds. Illustrated by Floyd Cooper. (Philomel, $16.99) ISBN 978-0-399-25091-0

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BLEEDING VIOLET. Dia Reeves. (Simon Pulse, $16.99) ISBN 978-1-4169-8618-8

BLOCKHEAD: THE LIFE OF FIBONACCI. Joseph D’Agnese. Illustrated by John O’Brien, Jr. (Holt, $16.99) ISBN 9780805063059

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

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

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

BRAND-NEW BABY BLUES. Kathi Appelt. Illustrated by Kelly Murphy. (HarperCollins, $16.99) ISBN 978-0-06-053233-8

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

CARDTURNER, THE. Louis Sachar. (Delacorte, $17.99) ISBN 978-0385736626

CAT THE CAT, WHO IS THAT? Mo Willems. (HarperCollins/Balzer+Bray, $12.99) ISBN 978-0-06-172840-2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DON’T SPILL THE BEANS! Ian Schoenherr. (Greenwillow, $16.99) ISBN 978-0-06-172457-2

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

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

DRIZZLE. Kathleen Van Cleve. (Dial, $16.99) ISBN 978-0803733626

EASTER EGG, THE. Jan Brett. Putnam, $17.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-399-25238-9

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/Arthur A. Levine, $16.99 (336p) ISBN 978-0-545-09676-8

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. Illustrated by Julia Breckenreid (Holt, $16.99) ISBN 978-0805080728

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

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

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

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

FOREVER FRIENDS. Carin Berger. (Greenwillow, $16.99) ISBN 978-0061915284

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

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

GIRL WITH THE MERMAID HAIR, THE. Delia Ephron. (HarperTeen, $16.99) ISBN 978-0-06-154260-2

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

GRIFF CARVER, HALLWAY PATROL. Jim Krieg. Razorbill, $15.99 (272p) ISBN 978-1-59514-276-4

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 978-0-399-24789-7

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 978-0-7636-3224-3

HEY, RABBIT! Sergio Ruzzier. (Roaring Brook/Neal Porter, $16.99.) ISBN 978-1-59643-502-5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCKDOWN. Walter Dean Myers. (HarperTeen, $16.99) ISBN 978-0-06-121480-6

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

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

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 978-1-4169-1883-7

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

MISS BROOKS LOVES BOOKS! (AND I DON’T). Barbara Bottner. Illustrated by Michael Emberley. (Knopf/Borzoi, $17.99) ISBN 978-0-375-84682-3

MISTWOOD. Leah Cypress. (Greenwillow/Harper, $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

NABEEL’S NEW PANTS. 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 978-0-375-86110-9

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. Karen C. Fox. (Charlesbridge, $15.95) ISBN: 978-1-57091-787-5

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

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, $18.95 hc; $9.95 pb) ISBN hc 9781608980109; pb 9781608980116

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

PRIME BABY. Gene Luen Yang. (First Second, $6.99) ISBN 978-1596436121

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

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. (NorthSouth, $14.95) ISBN 978-0735823006

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

RIVER, THE. Mary Jane Beaufrand. (Little, Brown, $16.99) ISBN 978-0316041683

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 978-0-06-189637-8

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

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

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

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

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

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

WAR TO END ALL WARS, THE. Russell Freedman. (Clarion, $22) ISBN 9780547026862

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

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

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

WHEN JACK GOES OUT. Pat Schories. (Boyds Mills, $13.95) ISBN 978-1-59078-652-9

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 Mifflin, $16) ISBN 978-0547194875

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

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

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

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/Neal Porter/First Second, $16.99 hc, $9.99 pb) ISBN 978-1-59643-431-8 hc; ISBN 978-1-59643-625-1 pb.

2 thoughts on “2010 Starred Review Update

  1. Michelle

    I love Mirror, Mirror. I bought a copy for my library and had to get a copy for myself too. I also plan to show it to my book club tonight. It is just so uniquely clever! (P.S And thank you for the list.)

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