Monthly Archives: June 2018

2019 Newbery Possibilities through April Stars

As of April starred reviews, here’s my lists of books with three or more stars that are eligible for the Newbery. For a reminder of the criteria please visit the official Newbery page or you can get a brief overview at my previous Newbery post. This year my Newbery contender lists are broken down by format: Middle Grade Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, Graphic Novels/Comics, Non-Fiction, Picture Books (Fiction and Non-Fiction), and Easy Readers/Early Chapter Books. I have also included a list of books that I think are ineligible with a brief note of why, but here’s your regular reminder that I am not a member of the Newbery committee and have no information on official committee rulings.

As of the end of April there were 80 titles with three or more starred reviews which means there’s 36 new titles . See which lists they ended up on after the jump. Continue reading 2019 Newbery Possibilities through April Stars

2019 Printz Possibilities through April Stars

Even though I’m behind, before I add the May starred reviews, I wanted to revisit my Printz and Newbery lists. Today it’s the Printz; hopefully my Newbery update will be up by the end of this week. For a reminder of the official criteria of the Printz and what I consider traditional contenders vs. outliers, please see my previous 2019 Printz post. You can always find the full policies and procedures here.

14 titles have been added to the traditional contenders list for 31 titles total; 5 titles have been added to the outliers list for 14 titles total. Lists are after the break! Continue reading 2019 Printz Possibilities through April Stars

April 2018 Starred Reviews

Here’s the list of starred reviews up through April.

April 2018 stars tally:

  • 532 books published in 2018 have been awarded 836 starred reviews as of the end of April.  10 books have 5 starred reviews, 14 books have 4 starred reviews, 56 books have 3 starred reviews, 110 books have 2 starred reviews, 342 books have 1 starred review.
  •  19 new books have been added for April all with 3 stars and several others that had been previously listed jumped up to 4 or 5 stars

5 starred reviews:  10 books – Boots on the Ground: America’s War in Vietnam and Hello, Lighthouse move up from 4 stars; Picture Us in the Light moves up from 3 stars

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