The Stars So Far (Through March 2013)

Elizabeth Bluemle - March 28, 2013

Here’s to a new year of starred reviews, readers! The Stars So Far is a project that gathers all the year’s starred reviews for children’s and YA books from Booklist, The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Horn Book, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal (in the next update, I’ll add 5Q5P titles from VOYA — Voice of Youth Advocates).
This is a detail-laden process, and as careful as I try to be, there will be bobbles here and there. If you want the cleanest, most consistently formatted version of this list, check back here several days after the original post, when I’ll have been able to make any fixes. Publishers, please alert me to any oversights at ebluemle AT, including the review sources and dates for the starred reviews. Thanks! Please do NOT send VOYA stars. As I mentioned above, the VOYA stars will be included in the next update. 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.
Receiving a starred review is a rare and wonderful honor for a book and its creators. We hope this list will be a handy resource for readers and buyers of all stripes.
Midwinter Blood. Marcus Sedgwick. Roaring Brook, $17.99.
Penny and Her Marble. Kevin Henkes. Greenwillow, $12.99.
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909. Michelle Markel. Illustrated by Melissa Sweet. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, $17.99.
Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickels, America’s First Black Paratroopers. Tanya Lee Stone. Candlewick, $24.99.
Eleanor & Park. Rainbow Rowell. St. Martin’s Griffin, $17.99.
Emancipation Proclamation: Lincoln and the Dawn of Liberty. Tonya Bolden. Abrams, $24.95.
Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School, Book 1).  Gail Carriger. Little, Brown, $17.99.
Have You Seen My New Blue Socks? Eve Bunting. Illustrated by Sergio Ruzzier.  Clarion, $16.99.
Jinx. Sage Blackwood. HarperCollins/Harper, $16.99.
Matchbox Diary, The. Paul Fleischman. Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline. Candlewick, $16.99.
Navigating Early. Clare Vanderpool. Delacorte, $16.99.
One Came Home. Amy Timberlake. Knopf, $16.99.
Splash of Red, A: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin. Jen Bryant. Illustrated by Melissa Sweet. Knopf, $17.99.
Take Me Out to the Yakyu. Aaron Meshon. S&S/Atheneum, $15.99.
You Never Heard of Willie Mays?! Jonah Winter. Illustrated by Terry Widener. Random/Schwartz & Wade, $17.99.
Building Our House. Jonathan Bean. FSG, $17.99.
Dark Triumph. Robin LaFevers. Houghton Mifflin, $17.99.
Dark, The. Lemony Snicket. Illustrated by Jon Klassen. Little, Brown, $16.99.
Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle. Chris Raschka. Random/Schwartz and Wade, $16.99.
Exclamation Mark. Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld. Scholastic, $17.99.
If You Find Me. Emily Murdoch. St. Martin’s Griffin, $17.99.
Look Up! Annette LeBlanc Cate. Candlewick, $15.99.
Lucky Ducklings. Eva Moore. Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter. Scholastic/Orchard, $16.99.
Maggot Moon. Sally Gardner. Illustrated by Julian Crouch. Candlewick, $16.99.
My Brother’s Book. Maurice Sendak. HarperCollins/di Capua, $18.95.
One Gorilla. Anthony Browne. Candlewick, $16.99.
Pug and Other Animal Poems. Valerie Worth. Illustrated by Steve Jenkins. FSG/Margaret Ferguson, $16.99.
Quintana of Charyn. Melina Marchetta. Candlewick, $18.99.
Teeth. Hannah Moskowitz. S&S/Simon Pulse, $17.99 hardcover; $9.99 paperback.
Uses for Boys. Erica Lorraine Scheidt. St. Martin’s Griffin, $9.99.
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass. Meg Medina. Candlewick, $16.99.
Benjamin Bear in “Bright Ideas!” Philippe Coudray, trans. from French by Leigh Stein. Candlewick/Toon, $12.95.
Bird King, The: An Artist’s Notebook. Shaun Tan. Scholastic/Levine, $19.99.
Black Helicopters. Blythe Woolston. Candlewick, $15.99.
Bluebird. Bob Staake. Random/Schwartz & Wade, $17.99.
Center of Everything, The. Linda Urban. Harcourt, $15.99.
Doll Bones. Holly Black. S&S.McElderry, $16.99.
Etched in Clay: The Life of Dave, Enslaved Potter and Poet. Andrea Cheng. Lee & Low, $17.95.
Frog Song. Brenda Z. Guiberson. Illustrated by Gennady Spirin. Holt, $17.99.
Happy Birthday, Bunny! Elizabeth Garton Scanlon. Illustrated by Stephanie Graegin. S&S/Beach Lane, $16.99.
Henry and the Cannons: An Extraordinary True Story of the American Revolution. Don Brown. Roaring Brook, $16.99.
Hero on a Bicycle. Shirley Hughes. Candlewick, $15.99.
Hilda and the Bird Parade. Hilda Pearson. Nobrow/Flying Eye (Consortium, dist.), $24.
Hokey Pokey. Jerry Spinelli. Knopf, $15.99.
Hold Fast. Blue Balliett. Scholastic, $17.99.
Homeland. Cory Doctorow. Tor Teen, $17.99.
How to Bicycle to the Moon to Plant Sunflowers: A Simple but Brilliant Plan in 24 Easy Steps. Mordicai Gerstein. Roaring Brook, $16.99.
I Am Blop! Hervé Tullet. Phaidon, $19.95.
Just One Day. Gayle Forman. Dutton, $17.99.
Little Book of Sloth, A. Lucy Cooke. S&S/McElderry, $16.99.
Long Way Away, A. Frank Viva. Little, Brown, $16.99.
Mary Wrightly, So Politely. Shirin Yim Bridges. Illustrated by Maria Monescillo. Harcourt, $16.99.
Mind Games. Kiersten White. HarperTeen, $17.99.
My Father’s Arms Are a Boat. Stein Erik Lunde; trans. from the Norwegian by Kari Dickson; illus. by Øyvind Torseter. Enchanted Lion, $15.95.
My Happy Life. Rose Lagercrantz. tr. from Swedish by Julia Marshall. Illustrated by Eva Eriksson. Gecko (Lerner, dist.), $16.95.
Nelly May Has Her Say. Cynthia DeFelice. Illustrated by Henry Cole. FSG/Margaret Ferguson, $16.99.
Nelson Mandela. Kadir Nelson. HarperCollins/Tegen, $17.99.
Night Sky Wheel Ride. Sheree Fitch. Illustrated by Yayo. Tradewind (Orca, dist.), $16.95.
Nobody’s Secret. Michaela Maccoll. Chronicle, $16.99.
Out of Nowhere. Maria Padian. Knopf, $16.99.
Out of the Easy. Ruth Sepetys. Philomel, $17.99.
P.K. Pinkerton & the Petrified Man. Caroline Lawrence. Putnam, $16.99.
Peanut. Ayun Halliday. Illustrated by Paul Hoppe. Random/Schwartz and Wade, $17.99.
Picture a Tree. Barbara Reid. Albert Whitman, $16.99.
Polar Bear Morning. Lauren Thompson. Illustrated by Stephen Savage. Scholastic, $16.99.
Price of Freedom, The: How One Town Stood Up to Slavery. Dennis Brindell Fradin and Judith Bloom Fradin. Illustrated by Eric Velasquez. Walker, $16.99.
Scarlet. Marissa Meyer. Feiwel and Friends, $17.99.
Sin-Eater’s Confession, The. Ilsa J. Bick. Carolrhoda Lab, $17.95.
Summer Prince, The. Alaya Dawn Johnson. Scholastic/Levine, $17.99.
Tangle of Knots, A. Lisa Graff. Penguin, $16.99.
Tiger in My Soup. Kashmira Sheth. Illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler. Peachtree, $15.95.
Time-Out for Sophie. Rosemary Wells. Viking, $15.99
When Stravinsky Met Nijinsky: Two Artists, Their Ballet, and One Extraordinary Riot. Lauren Stringer. Harcourt, $16.99.
When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders. J. Patrick Lewis. Illustrated by Jim Burke, R. Gregory Christie, et al. Chronicle, $16.99.
World is Waiting for You, The. Barbara Kerley. National Geographic, $17.95.
10 Plants That Shook the World. Gillian Richardson. Illustrated by Kim Rosen. Annick (Firefly, dist.), $24.95.
100 Animals on Parade. Masayuki Sebe. Kids Can, $16.95.
13-Story Treehouse, The. Andy Griffiths. Illustrated by Terry Denton. Feiwel and Friends, $13.99.
17 and Gone. Nova Ren Suma. Dutton, $17.99.
39 Deaths of Adam Strand, The. Gregory Galloway. Dutton, $17.99
5th Wave, The. Rick Yancey. Putnam, $18.99.
All My Noble Dreams and Then What Happens. Gloria Whelan. S&S/Wiseman, $15.99.
Bad Girls: Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, Thieves, and Other Female Villains. Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple. Illustrated by Rebecca Guay. Charlesbridge, $18.95.
Ball. Mary Sullivan. Houghton Mifflin, $12.99.
Becoming Babe Ruth. Matt Tavares. Candlewick, $16.99.
Being Henry David. Cal Armistead. Albert Whitman, $16.99.
Below. Meg McKinley. Candlewick, $15.99.
Ben Loves Bear. David McPhail. Abrams Appleseed, $8.95.
Better Nate Than Ever. Tim Federle. Simon & Schuster, $16.99.
Betty Bunny Didn’t Do It. Michael B. Kaplan. Illustrated by Stéphane Jorisch. Dial, $16.99.
Big Bad Wolf Goes on Vacation, The. Delphine Perret. Sterling, $12.95.
Bones Never Lie: How Forensics Helps Solve History’s Mysteries. Elizabeth MacLeod. Annick, $24.95 hc, $14.95 pb.
Brief Thief. Michaël Escoffier. Illustrated by Kris Di Giacomo. Enchanted Lion (Consortium, dist.), $16.95.
Bruised. Sarah Skilton. Abrams/Amulet, $16.95.
Bunnies on Ice. Joanna Wright. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter, $16.99.
Bye-Bye Baby Brother! Sheena Dempsey. Candlewick, $15.99.
Case of the Team Spirit, The. John Allison. Oni (Diamond, dist.), $19.99 paper.
Cats of Tanglewood Forest, The. Charles de Lint. Illustrated by Charles Vess. Little, Brown, $17.99.
Cheetah Can’t Lose. Bob Shea. HarperTeen, $17.99.
Chickens Build a Wall, The. Jean-François Dumont. Eerdmans, $16.
Chu’s Day. Neil Gaiman. Illustrated by Adam Rex. Harper, $17.99.
City of a Thousand Dolls. Miriam Forster. HarperTeen, $17.99.
Corner of White, A (Colors of Madeleine, Book 1). Jaclyn Moriarty. Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine, $17.99.
Crash and Burn. Michael Hassan. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, $18.99.
Darius & Twig. Walter Dean Myers. Amistad, $17.99.
Dash of Magic, A. Kathryn Littlewood. Harper/Katherine Tegen, $16.99.
Deer Watch, The. Pat Lowery Collins. Illustrated by David Slonim. Candlewick, $15.99.
Diego Rivera: An Artist for the People. Susan Goldman Rubin. Abrams, $21.95.
Dirty Gert. Tedd Arnold. Holiday House, $16.95.
Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets. Evan Roskos. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $16.99.
Dream Friends. You Byun. Penguin/Paulsen, $16.99.
Earth Girl. Janet Edwards. Pyr, $17.95.
East of the Sun, West of the Moon. Jackie Morris. Frances Lincoln, $14.99.
Elvis and the Underdogs. Jenny Lee. Illustrated by Kelly Light. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, $16.99.
Escape Theory. Margaux Froley. Soho Teen, $17.99.
Fat Angie. e.E. Charlton-Trujillo. Candlewick, $16.99.
Fearless. Cornelia Funke. Little, Brown, $19.99.
Fire Horse Girl, The. Kay Honeyman. Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine, $17.99.
Flight 1-2-3. Maria van Lieshout. Chronicle, $14.99.
Flora and the Flamingo. Molly Idle. Chronicle, $16.99.
Fog Island. Tomi Ungerer. Phaidon, $16.95.
Follow Follow: A Book of Reverso Poems. Marilyn Singer. Illustrated by Josée Masse. Dial, $16.99.
Friends. Mies van Hout. Lemniscaat USA, $17.95.
Game. Barry Lyga. Little, Brown, $17.99.
Game On! (Squish #5). Jennifer L. Holm. Matthew Holm. Random, $6.99.
Garden of My Imaan, The. Farhana Zia. Peachtree, $15.95.
Giant Dance Party. Betsy Bird. Greenwillow, $17.99.
Gingersnap. Patricia Reilly Giff. Random/Wendy Lamb, $15.99.
Girl Called Problem, A. Katie Quirk. Eerdmans, $8.99.
Girl of the Wish Garden, The: A Thumbelina Story. Uma Krishnaswami. Illustrated by Nasrin Khosravi. Groundwood, $17.95.
Good Night! Benoit Marchon. Illustrated by Soledad Bravi. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $7.99.
Good Trade, A. Alma Fullerton. Pajama Press, $19.95.
Gorgeous. Paul Rudnick. Scholastic, $18.99.
Great Lollipop Caper, The. Dan Krall. Simon & Schuster, $16.99.
Grumpy Goat. Brett Helquist. HarperCollins/Harper. HarperCollins, $17.99.
Hank Finds an Egg. Rebecca Dudley. Peter Pauper, $16.99.
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. David A. Adler. Holiday House, $18.95.
Hattie Ever After. Kirby Larson. Delacorte, $16.99.
Hello in There! A Big Sister’s Book of Waiting. Jo Witek. Illustrated by Christine Roussey. Abrams Appleseed, $16.95.
Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace. Nan Marino. Roaring Brook, $16.99.
Highway Rat, The. Julia Donaldson. Illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine, $16.99.
Hooked. Liz Fichera. Harlequin Teen, $9.99.
Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball. John Coy; illus. by Joe Morse. Carolrhoda, $16.95.
How to Be a Cat. Nikki McClure. Abrams, $16.95.
I Love You, Nose! I Love You, Toes! Linda Davick. S&S/Beach Lane, $17.99.
I See the Promised Land: The Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Revised). Arthur Flowers. Illustrated by Manu Chitrakar. Groundwood/House of Anansi, $16.95.
I Wish I Had… Giovanna Zoboli. Illustrated by Simona Mulazzani. Eerdmans, $16.
If You Want to See a Whale. Julie Fogliano. Illustrated by Erin E. Stead. Roaring Brook/Porter, $16.99.
Impulse (Juniper, Book 3). Steven Gould. Tor, $25.99.
In the Shadow of Blackbirds. Cat Winters. Abrams/Amulet, $16.95.
Inside Outside. Lizi Boyd. Chronicle, $15.99.
Invisibility. Andrea Cremer and David Levithan. Philomel, $18.99.
Janie Face to Face. Caroline B. Cooney. Delacorte, $17.99.
Kindhearted Crocodile, The. Lucia Panzieri. tr. from Italian by Grace Maccarone. Illustrated by AntonGionata Ferrari. Holiday House, $16.95.
Knit Your Bit: A World War I Story. Deborah Hopkinson. Illustrated by Steven Guarnaccia. Putnam, $16.99.
Left Behind (Jasper John Dooley). Caroline Adderson. Illustrated by Ben Clanton. Kids Can, $15.95.
Lightning Dreamer, The. Margarita Engle. Harcourt, $16.99.
Lincoln’s Grave Robbers. Steve Sheinkin. Scholastic Press, $16.99.
Little Acorn Grows Up. Edward Gibbs. Little, Brown, $8.99.
Little You. Richard Van Camp. Illustrated by Julie Flett. Orca, $9.95.
Long, Long Journey, The: The Godwit’s Amazing Migration. Sandra Markle. Illustrated by Mia Posada. Millbrook, $26.60.
Longest Night, The: A Passover Story. Laurel Snyder. Illustrated by Catia Chien. Random/Schwartz & Wade, $17.99.
Look! Ted Lewin. Holiday House, $14.95.
Lucy Variations, The. Sara Zarr. Little, Brown, $18.
Lulu and the Dog from the Sea (Lulu, Book 2). Hilary McKay. Illustrated by Priscilla Lamont. Albert Whitman, $13.99.
Madman’s Daughter, The. Megan Shepherd. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, $17.99.
Master George’s People: George Washington, His Slaves, and His Revolutionary Transformation. Marfe Ferguson Delano. National Geographic, $18.95.
Meanest Birthday Girl, The. Josh Schneider. Clarion, $14.99.
Mighty Lalouche, The. Matthew Olshan. Illustrated by Sophie Blackall. Random/Schwartz & Wade, $17.99.
Missing Mommy: A Book About Bereavement. Rebecca Cobb. Holt, $16.99.
Mister Orange. Truus Matti, tr. by Laura Watkinson. Illustrated by Jenni Desmond. Enchanted Lion, $16.95.
Mister Whistler. Margaret Mahy. Illustrated by Gavin Bishop. Gecko, $18.95.
Mojo. Tim Tharp. Knopf, $16.99.
Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World. Tracy Kidder. Delacorte, $16.99.
Mouse Bird Snake Wolf. David Almond. Illustrated by Dave McKean. Candlewick, $17.99.
Murilla Gorilla: Jungle Detective. Jennifer Lloyd. Illustrated by Jacqui Lee. Simply Read (Ingram, dist.), $9.95.
My Beautiful Hippie. Janet Nichols Lynch. Holiday House, $16.95.
My First Day. Steve Jenkins and Robin Page. Houghton, $16.99.
My Neighbor is a Dog. Isabel Minhus Martins. Owlkids, $16.95.
Nantucket Blue. Leila Howland. Hyperion, $16.99.
Natural World, The: The World in Infographics. Jon Richards and Ed Simkins. Owlkids, $16.95.
No Bath, No Cake! Polly’s Pirate Party. Matthias Weinert, tr. from German by David Henry Wilson. North-South (Ingram, dist.), $16.95.
Noisy Book, The. Soledad Bravi. Gecko (Lerner, dist), $15.95.
Not a Chance. Michelle Mulder. Orca, $9.95.
Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong. Prudence Shen. Illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks. First Second, $16.99.
Nowhere to Run. Claire J. Griffin. Namelos, $18.95.
OCD, the Dude, and Me. Lauren Roedy Vaughn. Dial, $16.99.
Odette’s Secrets. Maryan Macdonald. Bloomsbury, $16.95.
Oh So Tiny Bunny. David Kirk. Feiwel and Friends, $16.99.
Ol’ Mama Squirrel. David Ezra Stein. Penguin/Nancy Paulsen, $16.99.
Open This Little Book. Jesse Klausmeier. Chronicle, $16.99.
Orleans. Sherri L. Smith. Putnam, $17.99.
P.S. Be Eleven. Rita Williams-Garcia. HarperCollins/Amistad, $16.99.
Paper Valentine. Brenna Yovanoff. Razorbill, $17.99.
Paperboy. Vince Vawter. Delacorte, $16.99.
Paul Thurlby’s Wildlife. Paul Thurlby. Templar, $17.99.
Peace. Wendy Anderson Halperin. S&S/Atheneum, $16.99.
Peanut and Fifi Have a Ball. Randall De Séve. Illustrated by Paul Schmid. Dial, $15.99.
Perfectly Percy. Paul Schmid. HarperCollins/Harper, $17.99.
Permanent Record. Leslie Stella. Amazon Children’s Publishing, $17.99.
Pet Named Sneaker, A. Joan Heilbroner, illus. by Pascal Lemaitre. Random, $8.99.
Pieces. Chris Lynch. Simon & Schuster, $16.99.
Pinwheel. Salina Yoon. Little, Brown/LB Kids, $12.99.
Pivot Point. Kasie West. HarperTeen, $17.99.
Planet Ark: Preserving Earth’s Biodiversity. Adrienne Mason. Illustrated by Margot Thompson. Kids Can, $18.95.
Poems to Learn by Heart. Caroline Kennedy. Illustrated by Jon J. Muth. Disney-Hyperion, $19.99.
Poseidon: Earth Shaker (Olympians, Book 5). George O’Connor. First Second, $16.99 hc, $9.99 pb.
Prodigy. Marie Lu. Putnam, $17.99.
Rain! Linda Ashman. Houghton, $16.99.
Rainbow Shoes. Tiffany Stone. Tradewind, $14.95.
Rapture Practice. Aaron Hartzler. Little, Brown, $17.99.
Red Hat. Lita Judge. Atheneum, $16.99.
Red River Stallion. Troon Harrison. Bloomsbury, $16.99.
Relish: My Life in the Kitchen. Lucy Knisley. First Second, $17.99.
Reluctant Assassin, The. Eoin Colfer. Disney-Hyperion, $17.99.
Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen, The. Susin Nielsen. Tundra, $17.95.
Requiem. Lauren Oliver. HarperCollins, $18.99.
Revenge of a Not-So-Pretty Girl. Carolita Blythe. Delacorte, $16.99.
Revolutionary Friends: General George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette. Selene Castroville. Illustrated by Drazen Kozjan. Boyds Mills/Calkins Creek, $16.95.
Rithmatist, The. Brandon Sanderson. Illustrated by Ben McSweeney. Tor Teen, $17.99.
Road Trip. Gary Paulsen and Jim Paulsen. Random/Wendy Lamb, $12.99.
Rosie’s Magic Horse. Russell Hoban. Illustrated by Quentin Blake. Candlewick, $15.99.
Ruining, The. Anna Collomore. Razorbill, $17.99.
Rump. Liesl Shurtliff. Knopf, $16.99.
Savage Fortress, The. Sarwat Chadda. Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine, $16.99.
See Me Dig. Paul Meisel. Holiday House, $14.95.
Sketchy. Olivia Samms. Amazon Children’s Publishing, $16.99.
Sneaky Art: Crafty Surprises to Hide in Plain Sight. Marthe Jocelyn. Candlewick, $12.99.
Something to Prove: The Great Satchel Paige vs. Rookie Joe Dimaggio. Robert Skead. Illustrated by Floyd Cooper. Carolrhoda, $16.95.
Splintered. A.G. Howard. Amulet/Abrams, $17.95.
Stardines Swim High Across the Sky and Other Poems. Jack Prelutsky. Illustrated by Carin Berger. Greenwillow, $17.99.
Starring Jules (as Herself). Beth Ain. Illustrated by Anne Keenan Higgins. Scholastic, $14.99.
Steadfast Tin Soldier, The. Cynthia Rylant. Illustrated by Jen Corace. Abrams, $17.95.
Steam Train, Dream Train. Sherri Duskey Rinker. Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld. Chronicle, $16.99.
Stronger Than Steel: Spider Silk DNA and the Quest for Better Bulletproof Vests, Sutures, and Parachute Rope. Bridget Heos. Photos by Andy Comins. Houghton , $18.99.
Stung. Bethany Wiggins. Walker, $17.99.
Sugar. Jewell Parker Rhodes. Little, Brown, $16.99.
Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket, The. John Boyne. Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. Knopf, $16.99.
That is Not a Good Idea! Mo Willems. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, $17.99.
This Journal Belongs to Ratchet. Nancy J. Cavanaugh. Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, $12.99.
Too Hot? Too Cold? Keeping Body Temperature Just Right. Caroline Arnold. Charlesbridge, $17.95 hc, $7.95 pb.
Toys in Space. Mini Grey. Knopf, $16.99.
Tragedy Paper, The. Elizabeth LaBan. Knopf, $17.99.
Treasure on Superstition Mountain. Elise Broach. Illustrated by Antonio Javier Caparo. Holt/Christy Ottaviano, $15.99.
Trinkets. Kirsten Smith. Little, Brown, $17.99.
Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse, A. Frank Viva. Toon Books, $12.95
Twelve-Fingered Boy, The. John Hornor Jacobs. Carolrhoda/Lab, $17.95.
Typewriter Girl, The. Alison Atlee. S&S/Gallery, $15.
Up Close. Gay Wegerif. Abrams Appleseed, $12.95.
Vacation for Pooch, A. Maryann Cocca-Leffler. Holt, $16.99.
Want to Be in a Band? Suzzy Roche. Ilustrated by Giselle Potter. Random/Schwartz & Wade, $17.99.
War Brothers. Sharon E. McKay. Illustrated by Daniel Lafrance. Annick, $27.95 hc, $18.95 pb.
War Dogs: Churchill and Rufus. Kathryn Selbert. Charlesbridge, $17.95.
Watcher in the Shadows, The (Inquisitor’s Apprentice). Chris Moriarty. Harcourt, $16.99.
Water Castle, The. Megan Frazer Blakemore. Walker, $16.99.
Watermelon Seed, The. Greg Pizzoli. Disney-Hyperion, $16.99.
We Go Together! A Curious Selection of Affectionate Verse. Calef Brown. Houghton, $9.99.
Wee Rhymes: Baby’s First Poetry Book. Jane Yolen. Illustrated by Jane Dyer. S&S/Wiseman, $19.99.
When I Was Eight. Christy Jordan-Fenton. Margaret Pokiak-Fenton. Annick, $21.95 hc, $9.95 pb.
When No One Is Watching. Eileen Spinelli. Illustrated by David A. Johnson. Eerdmans, $16.
When We Wake. Karen Healey. Little, Brown, $17.99.
White Fur Flying. Patricia MacLachlan. S&S/McElderry, $15.99.
Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors? The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell. Tanya Lee Stone. Illustrated by Marjorie Priceman. Holt/Christy Ottaviano, $16.99.
Whole Stupid Way We Are, The. N. Griffin. S&S/Atheneum, $16.99.
Windblown. Edouard Manceau, tr. from French by Sarah Quinn. Owlkids (PGW, dist.), $16.95.
Winger. Andrew Smith. Illustrated by Sam Bosma. Simon & Schuster, $16.99.
Wrap-Up List. Steven Arntson. Houghton, $15.99.
Yellowcake. Margo Lanagan. Knopf, $16.99.
You Are Stardust. Elin Kelsey. Owlkids, $18.95.
Zebra Forest. Adina Rishe Gewirtz. Candlewick, $15.99.

7 thoughts on “The Stars So Far (Through March 2013)

  1. Kate

    What a list! There are some great titles here at every level. I hope some of these worthy books aren’t overlooked as the year goes on!

  2. Melissa Manlove

    Yay! I love this list!
    Would you add On a Beam of Light, please? It has three stars so far (Kirkus, SLJ, Horn Book).

    1. Elizabeth Bluemle

      Hi, Melissa. Glad you love the list!
      I have a note above that says starred reviews are not counted until the official review publication. The Horn Book star for On a Beam of Light will come out in the May/June issue; the Kirkus star is April 1, and I’m not sure when the SLJ star will be published, but it wasn’t in the 2012-March 2013 issues. Don’t worry, though; it will definitely be added!


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