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Tossing Around Starred Reviews: A 2017 Update

Miffy Stars

2017 is half over. So that means (approximately) half of the starred reviews have been handed out by the major review journals (Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, School Library Journal, Horn Book, Booklist, and the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books).

Can you guess the two books that have gone six-for-six so far? Click here to visit the Starred Titles Database and find out.

All credit to Jen J. for her work in creating the Starred Titles Database.

About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. Unless you’ve started a new database, don’t forget to give Jen J credit for all her hard work! https://booksheets.wordpress.com/starred-reviews/