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🤩 Among The Stars: June Update!


It's the end of the month, so that means (for the moment!) the starred review spreadsheet that Donalyn Miller and I curate is up to date!


As a reminder, Donalyn and I curate and collate the starred reviews from six journals: 



We realize, of course, that other sites/blogs award stars, too... but these are the journals we've chosen to focus on.


That said, because it's also the middle of the year, I decided to do some math. I'm fascinated by how the stars are distributed. Maybe, at the end of the year, I'll tally up the stars to figure out how they are distributed among different formats, age groups or even publishers... maybe. In the meantime, we hope you find this work helpful.


And speaking of helpful...


As an experiment, I've decided to offer those who use this spreadsheet an avenue for letting us know if we've missed a starred review. To be clear, we're not taking notes on misspellings, etc., but If, after at least a month, you notice that we've missed a starred review from one of the journals we curate, please use this form to let us know.


Finally, as I've written about before, this work has proven to be very meaningful for me. In addition to making me aware of books I might never have heard of otherwise, it's also helped me recognize publishing trends more broadly. I feel better able to speak about children's literature, with another layer of authority, as a result of this work. It's a lot, but I'm super grateful for it.


Happy reading, y'all!


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