2012 Starred Reviews: The Complete Round-Up

Elizabeth Bluemle -- January 17th, 2013

Now that it’s January 2013, most of 2012′s starred reviews are finally in. With the ALA Youth Media Awards coming up next week (Monday, January 28, at 8:00 a.m.), it’s the perfect time to scan this list of last year’s standouts and ponder our own favorites (including, perhaps, some books that didn’t receive any starred reviews but still knocked our socks off).

So, I present to you the final, updated list of 2012′s starred reviews for children’s and YA books from the following sources: 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 – their “perfect tens,” or 5Q 5P titles, get the nod here).

Last year’s titles received 1,496 starred reviews. Receiving a starred review is a special, joyful honor for a book and its creators. While everyone will understandably focus much interest on the books receiving multiple stars, and may lose steam before getting toward the bottom of the list, I encourage you to take a long look at the single-star books; those often are given to rare discoveries and are well worth exploring.

Publishers and authors: starred reviews are counted only when they have been officially published by the review magazines. This round-up covers reviews published through January 16, 2013. Publishers may alert me to any oversights at ebluemle AT publishersweekly.com; please include all starred review sources and dates for any books you’re referencing.

We hope this list will be a handy resource for booksellers, librarians, teachers, readers, and folks in the children’s book industry. The list was compiled and formatted by one lone little ol’ indie bookseller. It’s a labor of love and takes hours of research and data inputting and triple-checking. Basically, it’s a giant morass of details! I love doing it, but it is a ton of work. Therefore, I ask you: if you are using this as a purchasing tool, please consider thanking me by doing your ordering with an independent bookstore, either local or online (you can find one via Indiebound.org).

And now, without further ado — CONGRATULATIONS to all of you creators and crew for a fabulous year of books!

SEVEN STARS
Code Name Verity. Elizabeth Wein. Hyperion, $16.99 (9781423152194)
Fault in Our Stars, The. John Green. Dutton, $17.99 (9780525478812)
Seraphina. Rachel Hartman. Random, $17.99 (9780375866562)

SIX STARS
Ask the Passengers. A.S. King. Little, Brown, $17.99 (9780316194686)
Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust
. Doreen Rappaport. Candlewick, $22.99 (9780763629762)
Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon. Steve Sheinkin. Roaring Brook/Flash Point, $19.99 (9781596434875)
Jimmy the Greatest! Jairo Buitrago, trans. from the Spanish by Elisa Amado, illus. by Rafael Yockteng. Groundwood (PGW, dist.), $18.95 (9781554981786)
Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95. Phillip Hoose. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $21.99 (9780374304683)
This Is Not My Hat. Jon Klassen. Candlewick, $15.99 (9780763655990)
Z is for Moose. Kelly Bingham, illus. by Paul O. Zelinsky. Greenwillow, $16.99 (9780060799847)

FIVE STARS
Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind an American Friendship. Russell Freedman. Clarion, $18.99 (9780547385624)
and then it’s spring. Julie Fogliano, illus. by Erin E. Stead. Roaring Brook/Porter, $16.99 (9781596436244)
Bitterblue. Kristin Cashore. Dial, $19.99 (9780803734739)
Brides of Rollrock Island, The. Margo Lanagan. Knopf, $17.99 (9780375869198)
Disenchantments, The. Nina LaCour. Dutton, $16.99 (9780525422198)
Dodger. Terry Pratchett. Harper, $17.99 (9780062009494)
Drowned Cities, The. Paolo Bacigalupi. Little, Brown, $17.99 (9780316056243)
Green. Laura Vaccaro Seeger. Roaring Brook/Porter, $16.99 (9781596433977)
Impossible Rescue, The: The True Story of an Amazing Arctic Adventure. Martin W. Sandler. Candlewick, $17.99 (9780763650803)
Island: A Story of the Galápagos. Jason Chin. Roaring Brook/Porter/Flash Point, $16.99 (9781596437166)
Liar & Spy. Rebecca Stead. Random/Lamb, $15.99 (9780385737432)
Lulu and the Duck in the Park. Hilary McKay, illus. by Priscilla Lamont. Albert Whitman, $13.99 (9780807548080)
My Book of Life by Angel. Martine Leavitt. FSG/Ferguson, $17.99 (9780374351236)
Never Fall Down. Patricia McCormick. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, $17.99 (9780061730931)
No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller. Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, illus. by R. Gregory Christie. Carolrhoda Lab, $17.95 (9780761361695)
Raven Boys, The. Maggie Stiefvater. Scholastic Press, $18.99 (9780545424929)
Spindlers, The. Lauren Oliver, illus. by Iacopo Bruno. Harper, $16.99 (9780061978081)
Splendors and Glooms. Laura Amy Schlitz. Candlewick, $17.99 (9780763653804)
Starry River of the Sky. Grace Lin. Little, Brown, $17.99 (9780316125956)

FOUR STARS
Bear in the Book, The. Kate Banks, illus. by Georg Hallensleben. FSG, $16.99 (9780374305918)
Beetle Book, The. Steve Jenkins. Houghton Mifflin, $16.99 (9780547680842)
Black Hole Is NOT a Hole, A. Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano, illus. by Michael Carroll. Charlesbridge, $18.95 (9781570917837)
Boot & Shoe. Marla Frazee. S&S/Beach Lane, $16.99 (9781442422476)
Boy on Cinnamon Street, The. Phoebe Stone. Scholastic/Levine, $16.99 (9780545215121)
Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team. Audrey Vernick, illus. by Steven Salerno. Clarion, $16.99 (9780547385570)
Certain October, A. Angela Johnson. Simon & Schuster, $15.99 (9780689865053)
Chloe. Peter McCarty. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, $16.99 (9780061142918)
Crow. Barbara Wright. Random, $16.99 (9780375869280)
Drama. Raina Telgemeier with colors by Gurihiru. Scholastic Graphix, $10.99 (9780545326995)
Dying to Know You. Aidan Chambers. Abrams/Amulet, $16.95 (9781419701658)
Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin. Robert Byrd. Dial, $17.99 (9780803737495)
Extra Yarn. Mac Barnett, illus. by Jon Klassen. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, $16.99 (9780061953385)
Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau, The. Michelle Markel, illus. by Amanda Hall. Eerdmans, $17 (9780802853646)
Final Four, The. Paul Volponi. Viking, $16.99 (9780670012640)
FitzOsbornes at War, The (Montmaray Journals, 3). Michelle Cooper. Knopf, $17.99 (9780375870507)
Froi of the Exiles. Melina Marchetta. Candlewick, $18.99 (9780763647599)
Giant and How He Humbugged America, The. Jim Murphy. Scholastic. $19.99 (9780439691840)
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs. Mo Willems. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, $17.99 (9780062104182)
Grave Mercy. Robin LaFevers. Houghton Mifflin, $16.99 (9780547628349)
Home for Bird, A. Philip C. Stead. Roaring Brook/Porter, $16.99 (9781596437111)
Just Ducks! Nicola Davies, illus. by Salvatore Rubbino. Candlewick, $15.99 (9780763659363)
Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle. Claire A. Nivola. FSG/Foster, $17.99 (9780374380687)
Mighty Mars Rovers, The: The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity. Elizabeth Rusch. Houghton, $18.99 (9780547478814)
Miles to Go for Freedom: Segregation and Civil Rights in the Jim Crow Years. Linda Barrett Osborne. Abrams, $24.95 (9781419700200)
Miseducation of Cameron Post, The. Emily M. Danforth. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, $17.99 (9780062020567)
My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece. Annabel Pitcher. Little, Brown, $17.99 (9780316176903)
Penny and Her Doll. Kevin Henkes. Greenwillow, $12.99 (9780062081995)
Santa from Cincinnati. Judi Barrett, illus. by Kevin Hawkes. S&S/Atheneum, $16.99 (9781442429932)
Second Life of Abigail Walker, The. Frances O’Roark Dowell. S&S/Atheneum, $16.99 (9781442405936)
Sleep Like a Tiger. Mary Logue, illus. by Pamela Zagarenski. Houghton Mifflin, $16.99 (9780547641027)
There Is No Dog. Meg Rosoff. Putnam, $17.99 (9780399257643)
Tiger Lily. Jodi Lynn Anderson. HarperTeen, $17.99 (9780062003256)
Titanic: Voices from the Disaster. Deborah Hopkinson. Scholastic Press, $17.99 (9780545116749)
Traction Man and the Beach Odyssey. Mini Grey. Knopf, $16.99 (9780375869525)
Twelve Kinds of Ice. Ellen Bryan Obed; illus. by Barbara McClintock. Houghton Mifflin, $16.99 (9780618891290)
Waiting. Carol Lynch Williams. S&S/Wiseman, $16.99 (9781442443532)
Water Sings Blue: Ocean Poems. Kate Coombs, illus. by Meilo So. Chronicle, $16.99 (9780811872843)
We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March. Cynthia Y. Levinson. Peachtree, $19.95 (9781561456277)
Who Could That Be at This Hour? Lemony Snicket, illus. by Seth. Little, Brown, $15.99 (9780316123082)

THREE STARS
Abe Lincoln’s Dream. Lane Smith. Roaring Brook, $16.99 (9781596436084)
After Eli. Rebecca Rupp. Candlewick, $15.99 (9780763658106)
After the Snow. S.D. Crockett. Feiwel and Friends, $16.99 (9780312641696)
All You Never Wanted. Adele Griffin. Knopf, $16.99 (9780375870828)
Archie. Domenica More Gordon. Bloomsbury, $17.99 (9781599909363)
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. Benjamin Alire Sáenz. Simon & Schuster, $16.99 (9781442408920)
Auntie Yang’s Great Soybean Picnic. Ginnie Lo, illus. by Beth Lo. Lee & Low, $18.95 (9781600604423)
Barnum’s Bones: How Barnum Brown Discovered the Most Famous Dinosaur in the World. Tracey Fern, illus. by Boris Kulikov. FSG/Ferguson, $17.99 (9780374305161)
Beneath a Meth Moon. Jacqueline Woodson. Penguin/Paulsen, $16.99 (9780399252501)
Black Dog. Levi Pinfold. Candlewick/Templar, $15.99 (9780763660970)
Boy + Bot. Ame Dyckman, illus. by Dan Yaccarino. Knopf, $16.99 (9780375867569)
Boy Called Dickens, A. Deborah Hopkinson, illus. by John Hendrix. Random/Schwartz & Wade, $17.99 (9780375867323)
Brontë Sisters, The: The Brief Lives of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne. Catherine Reef. Clarion. $18.99 (9780547579665)
Caddy’s World. Hilary McKay. S&S/McElderry, $16.99 (9781442441057)
Chaos, The. Nalo Hopkinson. S&S/McElderry, $16.99 (9781416954880)
Charley’s First Night. Amy Hest, illus. by Helen Oxenbury. Candlewick, $15.99 (9780763640552)
Chuck Close Face Book. Chuck Close. Abrams, $18.95 (9781419701634)
Colorful Dreamer: The Story of Artist Henri Matisse. Marjorie Blain Parker, illus. by Holly Berry. Dial, $16.99 (9780803737587)
Confusion of Princes, A. Garth Nix. HarperCollins, $17.99 (9780060096946)
Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip. Jordan Sonnenblick. Scholastic Press, $17.99 (9780545320696)
Days of Blood and Starlight. Laini Taylor. Little, Brown, $18.99 (9780316133975)
Difference Between You and Me, The.
Madeleine George. Viking, $16.99 (9780670011285)
Diviners, The. Libba Bray. Little, Brown, $19.99 (9780316126113)
Dogs of Winter, The. Bobbie Pyron. Scholastic/Levine, $16.99 (9780545399302)
Don’t Turn Around. Michelle Gagnon. Harper, $17.99 (9780062102904)
Duckling Gets a Cookie, The!? Mo Willems. Hyperion, $15.99 (9781423151289)
Each Kindness. Jacqueline Woodson, illus. by E.B. Lewis. Penguin/Paulsen, $16.99 (9780399246524)
Every Day. David Levithan. Knopf, $16.99 (9780307931887)
Faces from the Past: Forgotten People of North America. James M. Deem. Houghton Mifflin, $18.99 (9780547370248)
Fairy Ring, The: Or, Elsie and Frances Fool the World. Mary Losure. Candlewick, $16.99 (9780763656706)
Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington. Jabari Asim, illus. by Bryan Collier. Little, Brown, $16.99 (9780316086578)
Fire Chronicle, The (Books of Beginning #2). John Stephens. Knopf, $17.99 (9780375868719)
Forget-Me-Nots: Poems to Learn by Heart. Selected by Mary Ann Hoberman, illus. by Michael Emberley. Little, Brown/Tingley, $19.99 (9780316129473)
Fourmile. Watt Key. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $16.99 (9780374350956)
Girl with Borrowed Wings, The. Rinsai Rossetti. Dial, $16.99 (9780803735668)
Girls of No Return. Erin Saddin. Scholastic/Levine, $17.99 (9780545310260)
Great Cake Mystery, The: Precious Ramotswe’s Very First Case. Alexander McCall Smith, illus. by Iain McIntosh. Random/Anchor, $12.99 (9780307743893)
Greyhound of a Girl, A. Roddy Doyle. Abrams/Amulet, $16.95 (9781419701689)
Hades: Lord of the Dead (Olympians Series). George O’Connor. First Second/Porter, $16.99 (9781596437616); pb. $9.99 (9781596434349)
Hero of Little Street, The. Gregory Rogers. Roaring Brook/Porter, $17.99 (9781596437296)
Hide & Seek. Il Sung Na. Knopf, $15.99 (9780375870781)
Homer. Elisha Cooper. Greenwillow, $16.99 (9780062012487)
How Mirka Met a Meteorite (Hereville 2). Barry Deutsch. Abrams, $16.95 (9781419703980)
I Have a Dream. Martin Luther King, Jr., illus. by Kadir Nelson. Random/Schwartz & Wade, $18.99 (9780375858871)
I Know a Wee Piggy. Kimberly Norman, illus. by Henry Cole. Dial, $16.99 (9780803737358)
In a Glass Grimmly. Adam Gidwitz. Dutton, $16.99 (9780525425816)
In Darkness. Nick Lake. Bloomsbury, $17.99 (9781599907437)
Invincible Microbe: Tuberculosis and the Never-Ending Search for a Cure. Jim Murphy and Alison Blank. Clarion, $18.99 (9780618535743)
It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw. Don Tate, illus. by R. Gregory Christie. Lee & Low, $17.95 (9781600602603)
Jazz Age Josephine. Jonah Winter, illus. by Marjorie Priceman. Atheneum, $16.99 (9781416961239)
Jepp, Who Defied the Stars. Katherine Marsh. Hyperion, $16.99 (9781432135005)
Just Behave, Pablo Picasso! Jonah Winter, illus. by Kevin Hawkes. Scholastic/Levine, $18.99 (9780545132916)
Katerina’s Wish. Jeannie Mobley. S&S/McElderry, $15.99 (9781442433434)
Keeping the Castle. Patrice Kindl. Viking, $16.99 (9780670014385)
Kindred Souls. Patricia MacLachlan. HarperCollins/Tegen, $15.99 (9780060522971)
Legends of Zita the Spacegirl. Ben Hatke. First Second, hc $18.99 (9781596438064) pb $12.99 (9781596434479)
Lions of Little Rock, The. Kristin Levine. Putnam, $16.99 (9780399256448)
Little White Duck: A Childhood in China. Andres Vera Martinez and Na Liu. Lerner/Graphic Universe, pap. $9.95 (9780761381150)
Machines Go to Work in the City. William Low. Holt, $16.99 (9780805090505)
Master of Deceit: J. Edgar Hoover and America in the Age of Lies. Marc Aronson. Candlewick, $25.99 (9780763650254)
Minette’s Feast: The Delicious Story of Julia Child and Her Cat. Susanna Reich, illus. by Amy Bates. Abrams. $16.95 (9781419701771)
Mom, It’s My First Day of Kindergarten! Hyewon Yum. FSG/Foster, $16.99 (9780374350048)
Monsieur Marceau: Actor Without Words. Leda Schubert, illus. by Gerard DuBois and Paul DuBois. Roaring Brook/Flash Point, $17.99 (9781596435292)
Monsters’ Monster, The. Patrick McDonnell. Little, Brown, $16.99 (9780316045476)
Mr. and Mrs. Bunny—Detectives Extraordinaire! Polly Horvath, illus. by Sophie Blackall. Random/Schwartz & Wade, $16.99 (9780375867552)
National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: 200 Poems with Photographs That Squeak, Soar, and Roar! J. Patrick Lewis. National Geographic, $24.95 (9781426310096)
Nic Bishop Snakes. Nic Bishop. Scholastic Nonfiction, $17.99 (9780545206389)
Obsidian Blade, The.
Pete Hautman. Candlewick, $16.99 (9780763654030)
Ocean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed the Seas. Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm. Scholastic/Blue Sky, $18.99 (9780545273220)
Oh, No! Candace Fleming, illus. by Eric Rohmann. Random/Schwartz & Wade, $17.99 (9780375842719)
One and Only Ivan, The. Katherine Applegate, illus. by Patricia Castelao. HarperCollins, $16.99 (9780061992254)
One Year in Coal Harbor. Polly Horvath. Random/Schwartz & Wade, $16.99 (9780375869709)
Out on the Prairie. Donna M. Bateman, illus. by Susan Swan. Charlesbridge, $15.95 (9781580893787)
Passenger. Andrew Smith. Feiwel and Friends, $17.99 (9781250004871)
Penny and Her Song. Kevin Henkes. Greenwillow, $12.99 (9780062081957)
Pink Smog: Becoming Weetzie Bat. Francesca Lia Block. HarperTeen, $17.99 (9780061565984)
Pinned. Sharon G. Flake. Scholastic, $17.99 (9780545057189)
Quiet Place, The. Sarah Stewart, illus. by David Small. FSG/Ferguson, $16.99 (9780374325657)
Rocket Writes a Story. Tad Hills. Random/Schwartz & Wade, $17.99 (9780375870866)
Sadie and Ratz. Sonya Hartnett, illus. by Ann James. Candlewick, $14.99 (9780763653156)
Second Chance Summer. Morgan Matson. Simon & Schuster, $16.99 (9781416990673)
Seven Tales of Trinket, The. Shelley Moore Thomas, illus. by Dan Craig. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $16.99 (9780374367459)
Son. Lois Lowry. Houghton, $17.99 (9780547887203)
Sophia’s War: A Tale of the Revolution. Avi. S&S/Beach Lane, $16.99 (9781442414419)
Spirit Seeker: John Coltrane’s Musical Journey. Gary Golio and Rudy Gutierrez. Clarion, $17.99 (9780547239941)
Squeak, Rumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp! Wynton Marsalis, illus. by Paul Rogers. Candlewick, $15.99 (9780763639914)
Step Gently Out. Helen Frost, photos. by Rick Lieder. Candlewick, $15.99 (9780763656010)
Summer of the Gypsy Moths. Sara Pennypacker. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, $15.99 (9780061964206)
Team Human. Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan. HarperTeen, $17.99 (9780062089649)
This Moose Belongs to Me. Oliver Jeffers. Philomel, $16.99 (9780399161032)
Three Times Lucky. Sheila Turnage. Dial, $16.99 (9780803736702)
To the Mountaintop: My Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement. Charlayne Hunter-Gault. Roaring Brook/Flash Point, $22.99 (9781596436053)
Unfortunate Son, The. Constance Leeds. Viking, $16.99 (9780670013982)
Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad. Henry Cole. Scholastic, $16.99 (9780545399975)
Vessel. Sarah Beth Durst. S&SMcElderry, $16.99 (9781442423763)
Wicked and the Just, The. Jillian Coats Anderson. Harcourt, $16.99 (9780547688374)
Wild Horse Scientists (Scientists in the Field). Kay Frydenborg. Houghton Mifflin, $18.99 (9780547518312)
Wonder. R.J. Palacio. Knopf, $15.99 (9780375869020)

TWO STARS
1-2-3 Peas. Keith Baker. S&S/Beach Lane, $16.99 (9781442445512)
Amazing Adventures of John Smith, Jr. aka Houdini, The. Peter Johnson. Harper, $15.99 (9780061988905)
Amazing Harry Kellar, The: Great American Magician. Gail G. Jarrow. Boyds Mills/Calkins Creek, $17.95 (9781590788653)
Amber Brown Is Tickled Pink. Bruce Coville and Elizabeth Levy, illus. by Tony Ross. Putnam, $14.99 (9780399256561)
Amber House. Kelly Moore, Tucker Reed, and Larkin Reed. Scholastic/Levine, $17.99 (9780545434164)
Amelia Anne Is Dead and Gone. Kat Rosenfield. Dutton, $17.99 (9780525423898)
Animal Masquerade. Marianne Dubuc, trans. from the French by Yvette Ghione. Kids Can, $16.95 (9781554537822)
Another Brother. Matthew Cordell. Feiwel and Friends, $16.99 (9780312643249)
Ant and the Grasshopper, The. Rebecca Emberley and Ed Emberley. Roaring Brook/Porter, $16.99 (9781596434936)
Apple. Nikki McClure. Abrams Appleseed, $12.95 (9781419703782)
Ballerina Swan. Allegra Kent, illus. by Emily Arnold McCully. Holiday House, $16.95 (9780823423736)
Beach Feet. Kiyomi Konagaya, trans. from the Japanese by Yuki Kaneko, illus. by Masamitsu Saito. Enchanted Lion (Consortium, dist.), $14.95 (9781592701216)
Bear Despair. Gaëtan Dorémus. Enchanted Lion (Consortium, dist.), $14.95 (9781592701254)
Bear Has a Story to Tell. Philip C. Stead, illus. by Erin E. Stead. Roaring Brook/Porter, $16.99 (9781596437456)
Best Shot in the West: The Adventures of Nat Love. Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick L. McKissack, illus. by Randy DuBurke. Chronicle, $19.99 (9780811857499)
Big Adventure of the Smalls, The. Helen Stephens. S&S/Aladdin, $15.99 (9781442450585)
Black Heart (Curse Workers 03). Holly Black. S&S/McElderry, $17.99 (9781442403468)
Bon Appétit!: The Delicious Life of Julia Child. Jessie Hartland. Random/Schwartz & Wade, $17.99 (9780375869440)
Boston Tea Party, The (Cornerstones of History). Russell Freedman, illus. by Peter Malone. Holiday House, $17.95 (9780823422661)
Brixen Witch, The. Stacy DeKeyser, illus. by John Nickle. S&S/McElderry, $15.99 (9781442433281)
Buffalo Bird Girl: A Hidatsa Story. S.D. Nelson. Abrams, $19.95 (9781419703553)
Burning Blue. Paul Griffin. Dial, $17.99 (9780803738157)
Bus Called Heaven, A. Bob Graham. Candlewick, $16.99 (9780763658939)
Butter. Erin Jade Lange. Bloomsbury, $16.99 (9781599907802)
Butterfly Clues, The. Kate Ellison. Egmont USA, $17.99 (9781606842638)
Cardboard. Doug TenNapel. Scholastic/Graphix, $24.99 (9780545418720); pb $12.99 (9780545418737)
Case of the Deadly Desperados, The. Caroline Lawrence. Putnam. $16.99 (9780399256332)
Castle: How It Works (My Readers). David Macaulay with Sheila Keenan. Macmillan/Macaulay Studio, $15.99 hc (9781596437449); $3.99 pb (9781596437661)
Cat Tale. Michael Hall. Greenwillow, $16.99 (9780061915161)
Chickadee. Louise Erdrich. Harper, $15.99 (9780060577902)
Children and the Wolves, The. Adam Rapp. Candlewick, $16.99 (9780763653378)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again. Frank Cottrell Boyce, illus. by Joe Berger. Candlewick, $15.99 (9780763659578)
Chomp. Carl Hiaasen. Knopf, $16.99 (9780375868429)
Chopsticks. Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral. Razorbill, $19.99 (9781595144355)
Christmastime. Alison Jay. Dial, $16.99 (9780803738041)
Cinder. Marissa Meyer. Feiwel and Friends, $17.99 (9780312641894)
Cold Cereal. Adam Rex. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, $16.99 (9780062060020)
Cold Snap. Eileen Spinelli, illus. by Marjorie Priceman. Knopf, $17.99 (9780375857003)
Creepy Carrots! Aaron Reynolds, illus. by Peter Brown. Simon & Schuster, $16.99 (9781442402973)
Demolition. Sally Sutton, illus. by Brian Lovelock. Candlewick, $15.99 (9780763658304)
Discovering Black Ameria: From the Age of Exploration to the Twenty-First Century. Linda Tarrant-Reid. Abrams, $29.95 (9780810970984)
Dog Called Homeless, A. Sarah Lean. HarperCollins/Tegen, $16.99 (978006212209)
Dog in Charge. K.L. Going, illus. by Dan Santat. Dial, $16.99 (9780803734791)
Double. Jenny Valentine. Hyperion, $16.99 (9781423147145)
Dragonswood. Janet Lee Carey. Dial, $17.99 (9780803735040)
Drawing from the City. Teju Behan. Tara Books, $35.95 (9789380340173)
Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building. Christy Hale. Lee & Low, $18.95 (9781600606519)
Dunderheads Behind Bars, The. Paul Fleischman, illus. by David Roberts. Candlewick, $16.99 (9780763645434)
Enchanted. Alethea Kontis. Harcourt, $16.99 (9780547645704)
Explorer: The Mystery Boxes. Edited by Kazu Kibuishi. Abrams/Amulet, $10.95 (9781419700101)
Few Bites, A. Cybèle Young. Groundwood (PGW, dist.), $18.95 (9781554982950)
Food: The New Gold. Kathlyn Gay. Twenty-First Century, $31.93 (9780761346074)
Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It: False Apology Poems. Gail Carson Levine, illus. by Matthew Cordell. Harper, $15.99 (9780061787256)
Freedom Song: The Story of Henry “Box” Brown. Sally M. Walker, illus. by Sean Qualls. HarperCollins, $17.99 (9780060583101)
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Olivia and the Fairy Princesses. Ian Falconer. S&S/Atheneum, $17.99 (9781442450271)
Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen. Donna Gephardt. Delacorte, $16.99. (9780385740524)
Ollie’s School Day: A Yes-And-No Book. Stephanie Calmenson. Holiday House, $15.95 (9780823423774)
On the Flip Side (Fab Life). Nikki Carter. Dafina/Kensington, $9.95 (9780758272690)
On the Road to Mr. Mineo’s. Barbara O’Connor. Farrar/Frances Foster, $16.99 (9780374380021)
One for the Murphys. Lynda Mullaly Hunt. Nancy Paulsen Books, $16.99 (9780399256158)
One Frozen Lake. Deborah Jo Larson, illus. by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher. Minnesota Historical Society, $16.95 (9780873518666)
One Special Day: A Story for Big Brothers and Sisters. Lola M. Schaefer, illus. by Jessica Meserve. Hyperion, $16.99 (9781423137603)
One Spotted Giraffe: A Counting Pop-Up Book. Petr Horacek. Candlewick, $15.99 (9780763661571)
Opposite of Hallelujah, The. Anna Jarzab. Delacorte, $16.99 (9780385738361)
Origin. Jessica Khoury. Razorbill/Penguin, $17.99 (9781595145956)
Otto the Book Bear. Katie Cleminson. Hyperion, $16.99 (9781423145622)
Out of Reach. Carrie Arcos. Simon Pulse, $16.99 (9781442440531)
Out of Sight, Out of Time (Gallagher Girls). Ally Carter. Hyperion, $16.99 (9781423147947)
Outside Your Window: A First Book of Nature. Nicola Davies, illus. by Mark Hearld. Candlewick, $19.99 (9780763655495)
Owly & Wormy: Bright Lights and Starry Nights! Andy Runton. Atheneum, $15.99 (9781416957751)
Palace of Stone (Princess Academy). Shannon Hale. Bloomsbury, $16.99 (9781599908731)
Pandemonium. Chris Wooding, illus. by Cassandra Diaz. Scholastic/Graphix, $22.99 (9780545252218); pb $12.99 (9780439877596)
Pandemonium. Lauren Oliver. HarperCollins, $17.99 (9780061978067)
Papa’s New Home. Jessica Lynn Curtis, illus. by Steve Harmon. Tristan (www. tristanpublishing.com), $16.95 (9780931674648)
Passion Blue. Victoria Strauss. Amazong Children’s Publishing, $17.99 (9780761462309)
Passion for Victory, A: The Story of the Olympics in Ancient and Early Modern Times. Benson Bobrick. Knopf. $19.99 (9780375868696)
Peculiar, The. Stefan Bachmann. Greenwillow, $16.99 (9780062195180)
Peculiars, The. Maureen Doyle McQuerry. Abrams/Amulet, $16.95 (9781419701788)
Perfect Day, A. Carin Berger. Greenwillow, $16.99 (9780062015808)
Perfect Escape. Jennifer Brown. Little, Brown, $17.99 (9780316185578)
Perry’s Killer Playlist. Joe Schreiber. Houghton Mifflin, $16.99 (9780547601175)
Personal Effect. E.M. Kokie. Candlewick, $16.99 (9780763655273)
Pig Pig Meets the Lion. David McPhail. Charlesbridge, $15.95 (9781580893589)
Pig War, The. Mark Holtzen. Createspace, $7.99 (9781475051360)
Piggy Bunny. Rachel Vail, illus. by Jeremy Tankard. Feiwel & Friends, $14.99 (9780312649883)
Pip’s Trip (Loopy Coop Hens Series). Janet Morgan Stoeke. Dial, $16.99 (9780803737082)
Playbook Farm. Corina Fletcher; illus. by Britta Teckentrup. Nosy Crow, $24.00 (9780763661656)
Poem Runs: Baseball Poems and Paintings. Douglas Florian. Harcourt, $16.99 (9780547688381)
Pomelo Explores Color. Ramona Bădescu, trans. from the French by Claudia Zoe Bedrick, illus. by Benjamin Chaud. Enchanted Lion (Consortium, dist.), $15.95 (9781592701261)
Potatoes On Rooftops: Farming in the City. Hadley Dyer. Annick Press, hc $24 (9781554514250), pb $14.95 (9781554514243)
President’s Stuck in the Bathtub, The: Poems about the Presidents. Susan Katz; illus. by Robert Neubecker. Clarion, $17.99 (9780547182216)
Prince Albert and the Doomsday Device. Clive London. Zova, $14.99 (9780615510569)
Promise the Night. Michaela Maccoll. Chronicle, $16.99 (9780811876254)
Quarantine: The Loners. Lex Thomas. Egmont, $17.99 (9781606843291)
Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover. Cece Bell. Candlewick, $14.99 (9780763654757)
Raja: Story of a Racehorse. Anne Hambleton. Old Bow Publishing, $12.95 (9780615540290)
Ralph Tells a Story. Abby Hanlon. Amazon Childrens Publishing, $16.99 (9780761461807)
Ready for Pumpkins. Kate Duke. Knopf, $16.99 (9780375870682)
Rebel Heart. Moira Young. S&S/McElderry, $17.99 (9781442430006)
Rebel McKenzie. Candice Ransom. Disney/Hyperion, $16.99 (9781423145394)
Red Knit Cap Girl. Naoko Stoop. Little, Brown, $16.99 (9780316129466)
Red, White, and Boom! Lee Wardlaw, illus. by Huy Voun Lee. Henry Holt, $16.99 (9780805090659)
Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen, The. Susin Nielsen. Tundra, $17.95 (9781770493728)
Rescuing the Children: The Story of the Kindertransport. Deborah Hodge. Tundra, $17.95 (9781770492561)
Revenge of the Dinotrux. Chris Gall. Little, Brown, $16.99 (9780316132886)
Revived. Cat Patrick. Little, Brown, $17.99 (9780316094627)
Riding in My Car. Woody Guthrie; illus. by Scott Menchin. LB Kids, $17.99 (9780316052160)
Robin Hood. David Calcutt, illus. by Grahame Baker-Smith. Barefoot Books, $24.99 hc (9781846863578); $12.99 pb (9781846867996)
Rock God: The Legend of BJ Levine. Barnabas Miller. Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky, $7.99 (9781402259623)
Rock is Lively, A. Dianna Hutts Aston; illus. by Sylvia Long. Chronicle, $16.99 (9781452106458)
Role of Religion in the Early Islamic World. Jim Whiting. Crabtree, $9.95 (9780778721765)
Rookie Yearbook One. Edited by Tavi Gevinson. Drawn & Quarterly, $29.95 (9781770461123)
Rootless. Chris Howard. Scholastic, $17.99 (9780545387897)
Ruby Redfort: Look into My Eyes. Lauren Child. Candlewick, $16.99 (9780763651206)
Ruins. Orson Scott Card. Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse, $18.99 (9781416991779)
Safari: A Photicular Book. Dan Kainen and Carol Kaufmann. Workman, $24.95 (9780761163800)
Safekeeping. Karen Hesse. Feiwel & Friends, $17.99 (9781250011343)
Sally Go Round the Stars: Favourite Rhymes from an Irish Childhood. Sarah Webb and Claire Ranson, illus. by Steve McCarthy. O’Brien (Dufour Editions, dist.), $23.95 (9781847172112)
Sapphire Blue (Ruby Red). Kerstin Gier. Henry Holt/Macmillan, $16.99 (9780805092660)
Sarah Gives Thanks. Mike Allegra, illus. by David Gardner. Albert Whitman, $16.99 (9780807572399)
Savage Fortress, The. Sarwat Chadda. Scholastic/Levine, $16.99 (9780545385169)
Saving Mars. Cidney Swanson. Williams Press, $12.99 (9780983562160)
Scarlet. A.C. Gaughen. Walker. $17.99 (9780802723468)
Science, Medicine, and Math in the Early Islamic World. Trudee Romanek. Crabtree, $9.95 (9780778721772)
Sea Wolves, The (The Secret Journeys of Jack London, Book 2). Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon; illus. by Greg Ruth. HarperCollins, $16.99 (9780061863202)
Secret Letters. Leah Scheier. Hyperion, $16.99 (9781423124054)
Secret of the Fortune Wookiee (Origami Yoda). Tom Angleberger, illus. by Cece Bell. Amulet, $12.95 (9781419703928)
Secret of the Manhattan Project, The. Doreen Gonzales. Enslow, library edition, $31.93 (9780766039544)
Secret Prophecy, The. Herbie Brennan. Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins, $16.99 (9780062071804)
Secret Tree, The. Natalie Standiford. Scholastic Press, $16.99 (9780545334792)
Seed by Seed: The Legend and Legacy of John Appleseed Chapman. Esmé Raji Codell, illus. by Lynne Rae Perkins. Greenwillow, $16.99 (9780061455155)
Shadow and Bone (The Grisha Trilogy, 1). Leigh Bardugo. Henry Holt, $17.99 (9780805094596)
Shadow Society, The. Marie Rutkoski. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $17.99 (9780374349059)
Shadow. Michael Morpurgo. Feiwel & Friends, $16.99 (9780312606596)
Shadowfell. Juliet Marillier. Knopf, $16.99 (9780375869549)
Shadows, The (Faerieground). Bracken, Beth, and Kay Fraiser. Stone Arch Books, $22.65 (9781434233066)
Sharpshooter (Vietnam 2). Chris Lynch. Scholastic, $16.99 (9780545270267)
Ship of Souls. Zetta Elliott. AmazonEncore, $9.95 (9781612182681).
Silence of Our Friends, The. Mark Long and Jim Demonakos; illus. by Nate Powell. First Second/Roaring Brook, $16.99 (9781596436183)
Sisters of Glass. Stephanie Hemphill. Knopf. $16.99 (9780375861093)
Sky Color. Peter Reynolds. Candlewick, $14 (9780763623456)
Slide. Jill Hathaway. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, $17.99 (9780062077905)
Small and Tall Tales of Extinct Animals. Damien Laverdunt, illus. by Hélène Rajcak. Gecko Press USA (Lerner, dist.), $22.95 (9781877579066)
Smudge and the Book of Mistakes: A Christmas Story. Gloria Whelan, illus. by Stephen Costanza. Sleeping Bear, $17.95 (9781585364831)
Soldiers (World War II Sourcebook ). Charlie Samuels. Brown Bear Books, $35.65 (9781936333240)
Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am. Harry Mazer and Peter Lerangis. Simon & Schuster, $15.99 (9781416938958)
Someday Dancer. Sarah Rubin. Scholastic/Chicken House, $16.99 (9780545393782)
Sophie’s Fish. A.E. Cannon, illus. by Lee White. Viking, $15.99 (9780670012916)
Soul Searching: A Girl’s Guide to Finding Herself. Sarah Stillman, illus. by Susan Gross. Simon Pulse, $9.99 (9781582703039)
Spot the Animals: A Lift-the-Flap Book of Colors. Steve Jenkins. Sterling/American Museum of Natural History, $6.95 (9781402777233)
Spying and Security (World War II Sourcebook). Charlie Samuels. Brown Bear Books, $35.65 (9781936333257)
Squid and Octopus: Friends for Always. Tao Nyeu. Dial. $16.99 (9780803735651)
Star Wars: A Galactic Pop-up Adventure. Matthew Reinhart. Scholastic/Orchard, $36.99 (9780545176163)
Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, The. Jennifer E. Smith. Poppy/Little, Brown, $17.99 (9780316122382)
Stephen and the Beetle. Jorge Lujan; illus. by Chiara Carrer; trans. Elisa Amado. Groundwood, $18.99 (9781554981922)
Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different. Karen Blumenthal. Feiwel and Friends, hc $16.99 (9781250015570); pb $8.99 (9781250014450)
Stick is an Excellent Thing, A: Poems Celebrating Outdoor Play. Marilyn Singer, illus. by LeUyen Pham. Clarion, $16.99 (9780547124933)
Stories 1, 2, 3, 4. Eugene Ionesco, illus. and translated by Etienne Delessert. McSweeney’s/McMullens, $19.95 (9781936365517)
Storm (Elemental, 1). Brigid Kemmerer. Kensington, $9.95 (9780758272812)
Story of the Blue Planet, The. Andri Snaer Magnason, trans. from the Icelandic by Julian Meldon D’Arcy, illus. by Áslaug Jónsdóttir. Seven Stories/Triangle Square, $12.99 (9781609804282)
Story of Things, The: From the Stone Age to the Modern Age in 10 Pop-Up Spreads. Neal Layton, paper engineering by Corina Fletcher. Hodder (IPG/Trafalgar Sq., dist.), $19.99 (9780340945322)
Story of Us, The. Deb Caletti. Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse, hardcover, $16.99 (9781442423466)
Storyteller, The. Michaelis, Antonia (author). Translated by Miriam Debbage. Abrams/Amulet, hardcover, $18.95 (9781419700477).
Stronger: A Super Human Clash (Super Human #03). Michael Carroll. Philomel, $16.99 (9780399257612)
Summer of the Mariposas. Guadalupe Garcia McCall. Tu/Lee & Low, $19.95 (9781600609008)
Summer of the Wolves. Polly Carlson-Voiles. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $15.99 (9780547745916)
Summer on the Moon. Fogelin, Adrian (author). Peachtree, $15.95 (9781561456260)
Superman Versus the Ku Klux Klan: The True Story of How the Iconic Superhero Battled the Men of Hate. Rick Bowers. National Geographic, $16.95 (9781426309151)
Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (and Their Parents), The. Elizabeth Verdick and Elizabeth Reeve. Free Spirit Publishing, $16.99 (9781575423852)
Survive. Alex Morel. Razorbill/Penguin, $17.99 (9781595145109)
Survivors, The. Will Weaver. HarperTeen, $17.99 (9780060094768)
Sweet Evil. Wendy Higgins. HarperTeen, $8.99 (9780062085610)
Sweetest Spell, The. Suzanne Selfors. Walker, $16.99 (9780802723765)
Tell Me About Your Day Today. Mem Fox, illus. by Lauren Stringer. S&S/Beach Lane, $17.99 (9781416990062)
Tempest, The. Julie Cross. Dunne/ St. Martin’s Griffin, $17.99 (9780312568894)
Temptation of Angels, A. Michelle Zink. Dial/Penguin, $17.99 (9780803737266)
Ten Things I Love About You. Daniel Kirk. Nancy Paulsen Books, $16.99 (9780399252884)
That’s Not a Daffodil! Elizabeth Honey. Allen & Unwin, dist. by IPG, $16.99 (9781742372488)
Their Skeletons Speak: Kennewick Man and the Paleoamerican World. Sally M. Walker & Douglas W. Owsley. Carolrhoda, $22.95 (9780761374572)
Theocracy. Sean Connolly. Black Rabbit/Smart Apple Media, $35.65 (9781599208060)
Theory of Everything, The. J.J. Johnson. Peachtree, $16.95 (9781561456239)
This is Not Forgiveness. Celia Rees. Bloomsbury, $17.99 (9781599907765)
This is So Not Happening (He’s So/She’s So, 3). Scott Kieran. Simon & Schuster, $16.99 (9781416999553)
Those Darn Squirrels Fly South. Adam Rubin, illus. by Daniel Salmieri. Clarion, $16.99 (9780547678238)
Through to You. Emily Hainsworth. Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins, $17.99 (9780062094193)
Tickle Time! Sandra Boynton. Workman, $6.95 (9780761168836)
Time Snatchers. Richard Ungar. Putnam. hardcover, $16.99 (9780399254857)
Timeless Thomas: How Thomas Edison Changed Our Lives. Gene Barretta. Henry Holt, $16.99 (9780805091083)
Tina’s Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary. Keshni Kashyap, illus. by Mari Araki. Houghton, $18.95 (9780618945191)
Tooth Mouse, The. Susan Hood, illus. by Janice Nadeau. Kids Can, $16.95 (9781554535651)
Trade and Commerce in the Early Islamic World. Allison Lassieur. Crabtree, $9.95 (9780778721796)
Trafficked. Kim Purcell. Viking/Penguin, $16.99 (9780670012800)
Trains Go. Steve Light. Chronicle, $8.99 (9780811879422)
Traveling Restaurant, The: Jasper’s Voyage in Three Parts. Barbara Else. Gecko Press, $17.95 (9781877579035)
Treachery of Beautiful Things, The. Ruth Frances Long. Dial, $17.99 (9780803735804)
Treason. Berlie Doherty. Andersen, dist. by IPG, $9.99 (9781849391214)
Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse, A. Frank Viva. Candlewick/Toon Books, $12.95 (9781935179191)
True Legend. Mike Lupica. Philomel/Penguin, $17.99 (9780399252273)
Tua and the Elephant. R.P. Harris, illus. by Taeeun Yoo. Chronicle, $16.99 (9780811877817)
Two Little Monkeys. Mem Fox, illus. by Jill Barton. Beach Lane, $16.99 (9781416986874)
Tyler Makes Pancakes! Tyler Florence, illus. by Craig Frazier. Harper, $16.99 (9780062047526)
Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls, The. Julie Schumacher. Delacorte, $16.99 (9780385737739)
Under the Baobab Tree. Julie Stiegemeyer, illus. by E.B. Lewis. Zonderkidz, $16.99 (9780310725619)
Unusual Creatures: A Mostly Accurate Account of Some of Earth’s Strangest Animals. Michael Hearst, illus. by Jelmer Noordeman. Chronicle, $16.99 (9781452104676)
UnWholly (Unwind, 2). Neal Shusterman. Simon & Schuster, $17.99 (9781442423664)
Valentine and His Violin. Philip Hopman. Lemniscaat USA, $17.95 (9781935954170)
Vampirina Ballerina. Anne Marie Pace, illus. by LeUyen Pham. Disney-Hyperion, $14.99 (9781423157533)
Vengekeep Prophecies, The. Brian Farrey, illus. by Brett Helquist. Harper, $16.99 (9780062049285)
Vindico, The. Wesley King. Putnam/Penguin, $16.99 (9780399256547)
Walking on Earth and Touching the Sky: Poetry and Prose By Lakota Youth at Red Cloud Indian School. Timothy P. McLaughlin, illus. by S. D. Nelson. Abrams, $19.95 (9781419701795)
Warrior’s Heart, The: Becoming a Man of Compassion and Courage. Eric Greitens. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $16.99 (9780547868523)
Waterloo & Trafalgar. Olivier Tallec. Enchanted Lion, $17.95 (9781592701278)
Wazzyjump. Michael Moniz. Simply Read Books, $16.95 (9781897476581)
What Boys Really Want. Pete Hautman. Scholastic, $17.99 (9780545113151)
What Can a Crane Pick Up? Rebecca Kai Dotlich, illus. by Mike Lowery. Knopf, $16.99 (9780375867262)
What Happens Next. Colleen Clayton. Poppy Books, $17.99 (9780316198684)
What Little Boys Are Made of. Robert Neubecker. Balzer & Bray/Harperteen, $14.99 (9780062023551)
What the Dog Said. Randi Reisfeld and H.B. Gilmore. Bloomsbury, $16.99 (9781599907024)
What to Do if an Elephant Stands on Your Foot. Michelle Robinson, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds. Dial, $16.99 (9780803733985)
What’s Left of Me. Kat Zhang. Harper, $17.99 (9780062114877)
When Dinos Dawned, Mammals Got Munched, and Pterosaurs Took Flight: A Cartoon Prehistory of Life in the Triassic. Hannah Bonner. National Geographic, $17.95 (9781426308628)
When the Sea Is Rising Red. Cat Hellison. Farrar, $16.99 (9780374364755)
Where Do Presidents Come From? and Other Presidential Stuff of Super Great Importance. Michael Townsend. Dial, $14.99 (9780803737488)
Whole Lot of Lucky, A. Danette Haworth. Walker Children’s, $16.99 (9780802723932)
Wild About You! Judy Sierra, illus. by Marc Brown. Knopf, $17.99 (9780307931788)
Will Puberty Last My Whole Life? Real Answers to Real Questions from Preteens about Body Changes, Sex, and Other Growing-Up Stuff. Julie Metzger & Robert Lehman. Sasquatch Books, $16.95 (9781570617393)
Will Sparrow’s Road. Karen Cushman. Clarion, $16.99 (9780547739625)
Willow Queen’s Gate, The (Faerieground). Bracken, Beth, and Kay Fraiser. Stone Arch Books, $22.65 (9781434233042)
Wing Wing Brothers Math Spectacular, The! Ethan Long. Holiday House, $15.95 (9780823423200)
Wings of the Wicked (Angelfire 2). Allison Courtney Moulton. Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins, $17.99 (9780062002365)
Wish in the Woods, A (Faerieground). Bracken, Beth, and Kay Fraiser. Stone Arch Books, $22.65 (9781434233035)
World Away, A. Nancy Grossman. Hyperion, $16.99 (9781423151531)
Wrinkle in Time, A (graphic novel). Madeleine L’Engle; illus. by Hope Larson. Farrar, $19.99 (9780374386153)
Yawning Rabbit River Chronicle, The. J.L. Kimmel and David Ceccarelli; illus. by David Ceccarelli. Spring Tree, $17.99 (9780978500719)
Yesterday. C.K. Kelly Martin. Random House, $16.99 (9780375866500)
You are a Star! Michael Parker, Marilyn Ed Parker, and Caroline Wiedmer, illus. by Judith Rossell. Walker, $16.99 (9780802728418)
Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best Valentine Ever, The. Brenda A. Ferber; illus. by Tedd Arnold. Dial, $16.99 (9780803735057)
Zeke Bartholomew: Superspy! (Zeke Bartholomew, 1). Jason Pinter. Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky, $7.99 (9781402257551)
Zelda the Varigoose. Sebastian Loth. North-South, $15.95 (9780735840768)
Zoe Letting Go. Nora Price. Razorbill, $17.99 (9781595144669)
Zombie Kid (Case File 13). Scott J. Savage. HarperCollins, $14.99 (9780062133250)
Zoo Girl. Rebecca Elliott. Lion Children’s Books, $14.99 (9780745963235)

7 thoughts on “2012 Starred Reviews: The Complete Round-Up

  1. Elizabeth Bluemle

    Thank you for your kind comments. It warms the cockles of my heart (and my carpal tunnel syndrome) when people let me know they’re using this resource!

  2. Ellen Mager

    Thanks Elizabeth! It’s always fun to go through this list and agree, or disagree with the reviewers. Also you can pick up titles you skipped or just missed.
    Oh the ALA awards are 8 am in Seattle so 11am on the east coast.

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