Monthly Archives: July 2018

2019 Newbery Possibilities through May Stars

As of May 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.

With May stars entered, there were 92 titles with three or more starred reviews which means there’s 12 new titles . Lots of new picture books this month, but not a ton of other stuff. See where everything ends up after the jump! Continue reading 2019 Newbery Possibilities through May Stars

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2019 Printz Possibilities through May Stars

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.

Not too much movement here this month – most of the new titles with 3 or more starred reviews are picture books or middle grade. There were no new traditional contenders leaving that list at 31 titles; 2 titles have been added to the outliers list for 16 titles total. Lists are after the break! Continue reading 2019 Printz Possibilities through May Stars

May 2018 Starred Reviews

Books with 6 starred reviews; books with 6 starred reviews! We have our first two! Here’s the list of starred reviews up through May.

May 2018 stars tally:

  • 630 books published in 2018 have been awarded 982 starred reviews as of the end of May.  2 books have 6 starred reviews; 11 books have 5 starred reviews, 18 books have 4 starred reviews, 61 books have 3 starred reviews, 122 books have 2 starred reviews, 416 books have 1 starred review.
  •  1 book has been added with 4 stars and 11 new books have been added with 3 stars

Drum roll, please!

6 starred reviews:  2 books – Baby Monkey, Private Eye moves up from 5 stars and Dread Nation moves up from 4 stars

baby monkey private eye book coverdread nation book cover

Continue reading May 2018 Starred Reviews