Monthly Archives: August 2019

July 2019 Starred Reviews

July 2019 stars tally:

  • 786 books published in 2019 have been awarded 1245 starred reviews as of the end of July. 2 books have 6 starred reviews, 8 books have 5 starred reviews, 32 books have 4 starred reviews, 74 books have 3 starred reviews, 173 books have 2 starred reviews, 497 books have 1 starred review.
  • No new books with 6 starred reviews; 2 books move up to 5 starred reviews from  4 starred reviews; 2 books move up to 4 starred reviews from 3 starred reviews; 17 books have been added with 3 starred reviews

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June 2019 Starred Reviews

June 2019 stars tally:

  • 666 books published in 2019 have been awarded 1062 starred reviews as of the end of June. 2 books have 6 starred reviews, 6 books have 5 starred reviews, 32 books have 4 starred reviews, 59 books have 3 starred reviews, 148 books have 2 starred reviews, 419 books have 1 starred review.
  • No new books with 6 starred reviews; 1 book moves up to 5 starred reviews from  4 starred reviews; 2 books with 4 starred reviews are new and 1 book moves up to 4 starred reviews from 3 starred reviews; 7 books have been added with 3 starred reviews

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2020 Newbery Possibilities through May Stars

Just like with the Printz, there’s no April Newbery roundup – instead please enjoy this roundup that covers April and May.

For this blog’s purposes, contenders have three or more starred reviews and are broken down into these lists: Middle Grade Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, Comics, Non-Fiction, Picture Books (Fiction and Non-Fiction), Easy Readers/Early Chapter Books, and Ineligibles.

Standard disclaimer: I am not affiliated with the Newbery committee and I have no knowledge of their official rulings on eligibility – I’m making my best guesses based on the terms and criteria and internet searches regarding citizenship/residency. For a more thorough breakdown of the criteria you can see my first Newbery post of the year or just go read the official word from ALSC.

As of the end of May there were 90 titles with three or more starred reviews which means there are 38 new books listed here. Lists are after the jump. Continue reading 2020 Newbery Possibilities through May Stars