Monthly Archives: August 2020

April 2020 Starred Reviews

I’m back with the April stars list! If you click through to the spreadsheet, you’ll see that due to the pandemic messing with publication dates, we have some 2021 titles already.

We’ve also got another title with six starred reviews joining the Fleming books –¬†The List of Things That Will Not Change¬†by Rebecca Stead.

April 2020 stars tally:

  • 567 books published in 2020 have been awarded 892 starred reviews and 3 books published in 2021 have been awarded 4 starred reviews as of the end of April.
  • 3 books with 6 starred reviews; 5 books with 5 starred reviews; 26 books with 4 starred reviews; 50 books with 3 starred reviews; 112 books with 2 starred reviews; 371 books with 1 starred review.
  • 18 books are entirely new to the list: 2 with four starred reviews and 16 with three starred reviews.

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March 2020 Starred Reviews

So. Obviously it’s been awhile, but it’s time to start catching up. Many thanks to those who have reached out to check and make sure I’m ok. I’m very lucky to be fine. But I struggle to focus when I’m not working and when almost my entire job has moved online it is difficult to convince myself to spend more time on my computer when I get home. What this means for this blog is that Newbery and Printz posts are going to have to wait until I can get caught up on the starred reviews spreadsheet.

Honeybee joins The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh with six starred reviews – it’s a good year to be Candace Fleming!

March 2020 stars tally:

  • 455 books published in 2020 have been awarded 714 starred reviews as of the end of March.
  • 2 books with 6 starred reviews; 6 books with 5 starred reviews; 14 books with 4 starred reviews; 44 books with 3 starred reviews; 95 books with 2 starred reviews; 294 books with 1 starred review.
  • 25 books are entirely new to the list: 2 with five starred reviews, 3 with four starred reviews and 20 with three starred reviews.

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