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This Week in Reviews: May 9, 2012

Banks, Anna. Of Poseidon. Feiwel & Friends, 2012. 336p. $17.99. 978-1-250-00332-4.

Deckert, Tempany, and Tristan Bancks.  Its Yr Life. Random House Australia, 2012. 282p. $11.99 Trade pb. 978-1-74166-397-6.

Delany, Shannon.Destiny and Deception: A 13 to Life Novel. St. Martin’s, 2012. 304p. $9.99 Trade pb. 978-0-312-62446-0.

Foley, Ryan. Perseus: Destiny’s Call. Illus. by Naresh Kumar. Campfire, 2012. 88p. $11.95 Trade pb. 978-93-80741-08-6.

Kessler, Jackie Morse. Loss: Riders of the Apocalypse. Graphia/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012. 272p. $8.99 Trade pb. 978-0-547-71215-4.

McArthur, Debra. A Voice for Kanzas. Kane Miller, 2012. 384p. $15.99. 978-1-616067-044-9.

McClintock, Norah. Last Chance: Robyn Hunter Mysteries. Lerner, 2012. 232p. PLB $27.93. 978-0-7613-8311-6. $8.95 Trade pb. 978-0-7613-8529-5.

Parkinson, Curtis. Man Overboard! Tundra Books, 2012. 160p. $9.95 Trade pb. 978-1-77049-298-1.

Sheldon, Dyan. The Crazy Things Girls Do for Love. Candlewick, 2011. 352p. $16.99. 978-0-7636-5018-6.

Tillit, L. B. Edge of Ready: Gravel Road. Saddleback, 2012. 192p. $8.95 Trade pb. 978-1-61651-778-6.

Warsh, Sylvia Maultash. Best Girl. 7th Generation, 2012. 128p. $9.95 Trade pb. 978-1-55469-897-4.

Woodson, Jacqueline. Beneath a Meth Moon. Nancy Paulsen/Penguin, 2012. 192p. $16.99. 978-0399252501.

This Week in Reviews: April 13, 2012

Ash, Maureen. A Deadly Penance: A Templar Knight Mystery. Berkley/Penguin, 2011. 288p. $14. Trade pb. 978-0425243367.

Little, Kimberley Griffiths. Circle of Secrets. Scholastic, 2011. 336p. $17.99. 978-0545165617.

London, Kelli. Uptown Dreams. Dafina/Kensington, 2011. 256p. $9.95 Trade pb. 978-0758261281.

Merey, Ilike. a + e 4ever: A Graphic Novel. Lethe, 2011. 214p. $18. Oversize pb. 978-1590213902.

Neill, Chloe. Charmfall: A Dark Elite Novel. NAL/Penguin, 2012. 288p. 9.99 Trade pb. 978-0451230805.

Peacock, Shane. The Dragon Turn: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His Fifth Case. Tundra, 2011. 240p. $19.95. 978-1770492318.

Rainfield, Cheryl.  Hunted. WestSide Books, 2011. 370p. $16.95. 978-1934813621.

Raschka, Chris. Seriously, Norman! Michael di Capua, 2011. 352p. $17.95. 978-0545298773.

Rutkoski, Marie. The Jewel of the Kalderash: The Kronos Chronicles, Book 3. Farrar, Strauss, Giroux/MacMillan, 2011. 336p. $16.99. 978-0374336783.

Woon, Yvonne. Life Eternal: A Dead Beautiful Novel. Hyperion, 2012. 400p. $16.99. 978-1423119579.

Yep, Laurence, with Kathleen S. Yep. The Dragon’s Child: A Story of Angel Island. HarperCollins, 2011. 160p. $5.99 Trade pb. 978-0062018151.

Zartman, Jennifer. Rory: King of Petla. CreateSpace, 2011. 426p. $16.99 Trade pb. 978-1463696559.

This Week in Reviews: APRIL 1, 2012 (no kidding!)

Bruchac, Joseph. Wolf Mark. Lee & Low, 2011. 392p.  $17.95.  978-1-60060-661-8.

Cast, P. C., and Kristin Cast. Destined: A House of Night Novel. St. Martin’s, 2011. 336p. $18.99. 978-0-312-65025-4.

Edwards, Eve. The Queen’s Lady: The Lacey Chronicles, Book 2. Delacorte/Random House, 2012. 336p. PLB $20.99. 978-0-375-98975-9. $17.99. 978-0-385-74091-3.

Fitzpatrick, Becca. Silence: Hush, Hush Saga, Book 3. Simon & Schuster, 2011. 448p. $18.99. 978-1-4424-2664-1.

Gray, Eva. Set Me Free: Tomorrow Girls, Book 4. Scholastic, 2011. 240p. $6.99 Trade pb. 978-0-545-31704-7.

Hay, Barbara. Lesson of the White Eagle. Illus. by Peter Hay and Steven Walker. Roadrunner, 2011. 144p. $16.95. 978-1-937054-00-7.

Kingsbury, Kate. Herald of DeathA Special Pennyfoot Hotel Mystery. Berkeley Trade, 2011. 304p. $15 Trade pb. 978-0-425-24335-0.

This Week in Reviews: March 17, 2012

Booth, Coe. Bronxwood. Push/Scholastic, 2011. 320p. $17.99. 978-0439925341.

Butler, Georgia Anne. Of the Wing: The Ivory-Billed Obsession. Pinchey House Press, 2011. 238p. $7.99 Trade pb. 978-0982034224.

Deaton, Leslie. A Marked Past: The Mercer Legacy. CreateSpace, 2011. 356p. $14.99. 978-1463551124.

Herding, Barb. Before I Disappear. Bookstand, 2011. 220p. $18.95 Trade pb. 978-1589099210.

Jobling, Curtis. Rise of the Wolf: Wereworld. Viking, 2011. 412p. $16.99. 978-0670013302.

Mass, Wendy. 13 Gifts. Scholastic, 2011. 304p. $16.99. 978-0545310031.

Relic Master. Dial/Penguin, 2011. $16.99. Fisher, Catherine. The Hidden Coronet, Book 3. 421p. 978-0803736757.  The Margrave, Book 4. 384p.  978-0803736764.

This Week in Reviews: December 8, 2011

Chane, Lee Arthur. Magebane. DAW, 2011. 496p. $7.99 Mass market. 978-0756406790.

Habel, Lia. Dearly, Departed. Del Rey/Random House, 2011. 480p. $16.99. 978-0345523310.

Higgins, F. E. The Lunatic’s Curse. Feiwel & Friends / Macmillan, 2011. 352p. $15.99. 978-0312566821.

Kessler, Liz. A Year Without Autumn. Candlewick, 2011. 304p. $15.99. 978-0763655952.

Kibuishi, Kazu. Amulet: The Last Council. Graphix/Scholastic, 2011. 224p. $10.99 Trade pb. 978-0545208871.

Link, Kelly and Gavin J. Grant, Eds. Steampunk!: An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories. Candlewick Press. 2011.432p. $22.99. 978-0763648435.

Mills, Rob. Charlie’s Key. Orca, 2011. 264p. $9.95 Trade pb. 978-1554698721.

Paratore, Coleen Murtagh. Dreamsleeves. Scholastic, 2012. 288p. $16.99. 978-0545392457.

Pierce, Tamora. The Mastiff: The Legend of Beka Cooper, Book 3. Random House, 2011. 609p. PLB $21.99. 978-0375914706. $18.99. 978-0375814709.

Roddy, Nikki. How to Fight, Lie, and Cry Your Way to Popularity (and a Prom Date): Lousy Life Lessons from 50 Teen Movies. Zest Books/Orange Avenue Publishing, 2011. 112p. $12.99 Trade pb. 978-0982732229.

This Week In Reviews: November 28, 2011

Bosch, Pseudonymous. You Have to Stop This: The Secret Series. Little, Brown, 2011. 352p. $16.99. 978-0316076265.

Coman, Carolyn.  Writing Stories: Ideas, Exercises, and Encouragement for Teachers and Writers of All Ages. Stenhouse Publishers, 2011. 186p. $17.50 Oversize pb. 978-1571108715. Illus. Source Notes.

Hamby, Zachary. Greek Mythology for Teens. Prufrock Press, 2011. 216p. $19.95. 978-1593637170.

Ishikawa, Kenji and Kiyoshi Kawabata. The Manga Guide to the Universe. Illus. by Yutaka Hiiragi. No Starch Press, 2011. 256p. $19.95. 978-1-593272678.   Illus. Photos. Index. <Graphic Format>

Peet, Mal. Life: An Exploded Diagram. Candlewick Press, 2011. 416p. $17.99. 978-0763652272.

Salvatore, R.A. NeverwinterNeverwinter Saga, Book 2.  Wizards of the Coast, 2011. 352p. $27.95. 978-0786958429.

Sidestreets. Lorimer, 2011. 

Firmston, Kim. Schizo.152p. $9.95 Trade pb.  978-1552778715.

Harnest, Faye. Girl Fight. 112p. 978-1552778654.

Tsintziras, Aya. Pretty Bones. 142p. 978-1552777121.

Smith, Roland. Storm Runners: The Surge. Scholastic, 2011. 144p. $16.99. 978-0545081795.

A Taste of Culture. Kidhaven/Gale, 2011. 64p. PLB $28.75. Index. Glossary. Maps.

 

Sheen, Barbara. Foods of England. 978-0737758818.

__________.  Foods of Morocco.978-0737758658.

__________.  Foods of Afghanistan. 978-0737754209.

Webb, Philip. Six Days. Chicken House/Scholastic, 2011. 352p. $17.99. 978-0545317672.

This Week in Reviews: November 17, 2011

Castellucci, Cecil. First Day on Earth. Scholastic, 2011. 160p. $17.99. 978-0545060820.

Cowell, Cressida. How to Break a Dragon’s Heart: How to Train Your Dragon, Book 8. Little, Brown, 2011. $12.99. 320p. 978-0316176187.

de la Cruz, Melissa. Lost in Time: A Blue Bloods Novel. Hyperion, 2011. 352p. $16.99. 978-1423121299.

Elkeles, Simone. Chain Reaction: A Perfect Chemistry Novel. Walker Books, 2011. 320p. $17.99. 978-0802720870.

Friedman, C. S. Legacy of Kings: Magister Trilogy, Book 3. DAW, 2011. 448p. $25.95. 978-0756406936.

Haines, Kathryn Miller. The Girl Is Murder. Roaring Brook/Macmillan, 2011. 352p. $16.99. 978-1596436091.

Malan, Violette. Path of the Sun: A Novel of Dhulyn and Parno. DAW, 2011. 432p. $7.99. Mass Market pb. 978-0756406806.

Nijyo, Rin and Hana Saitou. Tales of the Abyss: Asch the Bloody,Volume 1. Bandai Entertainment, 2011. 180p. $10.99 Trade pb. 978-1-60496-298-7. <Graphic format>

Shakespeare’s Graphics. Stone Arch Books/Capstone, 2011. 88p. PLB $26.65.

 

Powell, Martin and F. Daniel Perez, eds. Macbeth. Illus. by Daniel Ferran. 978-1434225061.

Yomtov, Nel, Berenice Muniz and Fares Maese, eds. A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Illus. by Aburtov. 978-1434226051.

Slade, Arthur. Empire of Ruins: The Hunchback Assignments 3. Wendy Lamb/Random House, 2011. 304p. $15.99. 978-0385737869.

This Week in Reviews: October 14, 2011

Bailey, Elizabeth. The Gilded Shroud: A Lady Fan Mystery. Berkley Publishing Group/Penguin, 2011. 368p. $15. Trade pb. 978-0-425-24289-6.

Barnes, Jennifer Lynn. Every Other Day. Egmont, 2011. 336p. $17.99. 978-1-60684-169-3.

Bridges, Robin. The Gathering Storm: The Katerina Trilogy. Delacorte/Random House, 2012. 400p. $17.99. 978-0-385-74022-7.

Delaney, Joseph. The Spook’s Bestiary: The Guide to Creatures of the Dark (The Last Apprentice). Illus. by Julek  Heller.  Greenwillow/HarperCollins, 2011. 240p. $16.99. 978-0-06-208114-8.

Gates, J. Gabriel and Charlene Keel. Dark Territory: The Tracks, Book 1. Health Communications, 2011. 504p. $9.95 Trade pb. 978-0-7573-1574-9.

Hieber, Leanne Renee. Darker Still: A Novel of Magic Most Foul. Sourcebooks, 2011. 336p. $8.99 Trade pb. 978-1-4022-6052-0.

Kirkpatrick, Katherine.  Mysterious Bones: The Story of the Kennewick Man. Illus. by Emma Stevenson. Holiday House, 2011. 60p. $17.95. 978-0-8234-2187-9.

Mead, Richelle.  Bloodlines. Razorbill/Penguin, 2011. 432p. $18.99. 978-1-59514-317-4.

Nijyo, Rin and Hana Saitou. Tales of the Abyss: Asch the Bloody,Volume 1. Bandai Entertainment, 2011. 180p. $10.99 Trade pb. 978-1-60496-298-7. <Graphic format>

Rowland, Diana. My Life As a White Trash Zombie. DAW, 2011. 320p. $7.99 Mass market pb. 978-0-7564-0675-2.

This Week in Reviews: October 4, 2011

Alessio, Amy J. and Kimberly A. Patton.  A Year of Programs For Teens 2. American Library Association, 2011. 160p. $45. Oversize pb. 978-0-8389-1051-1.

Askew, Claire. Generation V: The Complete Guide to Going, Being, and Staying Vegan as a Teenager. PM Press, 2011. 160p. $14.95 Oversize pb. 978-1-60486-338-3.

Demuren, Dolapo. Dreaming Forever: Lifemare Edition. A Better Tomorrow, 2011. 206p. $9.95. Trade pb. 978-0-9795768-3-6.

Godbersen, Anna.  Bright Young Things. HarperCollins, 2011. 416p. $9.99. Trade pb. 978-0-06-196267-7.

Harrison, Mette Ivie. Tris and Izzie. Egmont, 2011. 262 p. $16.99.  978-1-60684-173-0.

Larkin, Jillian. Ingenue: The Flappers. Delacorte/Random House. 2011, 368p. $17.99. 978-0-385-74036-4.

TenNapel, Doug. Bad Island. Graphix/Scholastic, 2011. 224 p. $10.99 Trade pb. 978-0-545-31480-0.

Townsend, Kari Lee. Tempest in the Tea Leaves. Berkley Publishing Group/Penguin, 2011. 304p. $7.99 Mass Market pb. 978-0-425-24275-9.

Vander Ven, Thomas.  Getting Wasted: Why College Students Drink Too Much and Party So Hard. New York University Press, 2011. 232p. $19.95 Oversize pb. 978-0-8147-8831-8.

Watson, Sterling.Fighting in the Shade. Akashic Books, 2011. 330p. $15.95 Trade pb.  978-1-936070-98-5.

This Week in Reviews: September 20, 2011

Bunce, Elizabeth C. Liar’s Moon. Scholastic Press, 2011. 368 p. $17.99. 978-0-545-13608-2.

Essential Health: A Guy’s Guide. ABDO Publishing, 2011. 112p. $34.22. Glossary. Index. Further reading.

Heiden, Pete. I Love U 2: Understanding Relationships and Dating. 978-1-61613-541-6.

Greenwald, Lisa. Sweet Treats & Secret Crushes. Amulet, 2011. 320p. $7.95 Trade pb. 978-1-4197-0029-3.

Hunter, Zach. Be the Change: Your Guide to Freeing Slaves and Changing the World. Zondervan, 2011. 176p. $9.99 Trade pb. 978-0-310-72611-1.

Littman, Sarah Darer. Want To Go Private? Scholastic, 2011. 336p. $17.99. 978-0-545-15146-7.

McMann, Lisa. The Unwanteds. Alladin/Simon &Schuster, 2011. 400p. $16.99. 978-1-4424-0768-8.

Price, Kalayna. Grave Dance. Roc, 2011. 371p. $7.99 Trade pb. 978-0-451-46409-5.

Schroder, Monika. My Brother’s Shadow. Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 2011. 224p. $17.99. 978-0-374-35122-9.

Shaw, Susan. Tunnel Vision. Margaret K. McElderry/Simon & Schuster, 2011. $16.99. 272p. 978-1-4424-0839-5.

Walters, Eric. The Money Pit Mystery. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2011. 224p. $9.95. Trade pb. 978-1-55455-123-1.

This Week in Reviews: September 14, 2011

Brian, Kate. Vengeance: The Final Private Novel. Simon & Schuster, 2011. 240p. $9.99 Trade pb. 978-1-4169-8473-3.

Burns, Laura J. and Melinda Metz. Sacrifice. Simon & Schuster, 2011. 264p. $9.99 Trade pb. 978-1-4424-0818-0.

Cast, P.C. and Kristin Cast. Dragon’s Oath: A House of Night Novel. St. Martin’s Press. 2011. 160p. $12.99. 978-1-250-00023-1.

Elliott, Patricia. The Traitor’s Smile: The Pale Assassin. Holiday House, 2011. 432p. $17.95. 978-0-8234-2361-3.

Gantos, Jack. Dead End in Norvelt. Farrar Straus & Giroux/Macmillan, 2011. 352p. $15.99. 978-0-374-37993-3.

Lemon, Melissa. Cinder and Ella. Cedar Fort, 2011. 280p. $9.99. 978-1-59955-906-3.

Pixley, Marcella.  Without Tess. Farrar Straus & Giroux/Macmillan, 2011. 288p. $16.99. 978-0-374-36174-7.

Richmond, Blair. Out of Breath. Ashland Creek Press, 2011. 274p. $12.50. 978-0-9796475-7-4.

Stevenson, Robin. Escape Velocity. Orca, 2011. 240p. $12.95. 978-1-55469-8660.

Yep, Laurence. Dragons of Silk: Golden Mountain Chronicles. HarperCollins,2011. 352p. $16.99. 978-0-06-027518-1.

This Week in Reviews: September 2, 2011

Abbott, Ellen Jensen. The Centaur’s Daughter. Marshall Cavendish, 2011. 352p. PLB $17.99. 978-0-7614-5978-1.

Delany, Shannon. Bargains and Betrayals: A 13 to Life Novel. St. Martin’s, 2011. 320p. $9.99 Trade pb. 978-1-4169-7897-8.

Flavin, Teresa. The Blackhope Enigma. Templar/Candlewick, 2011. 304p. $15.99. 978-0-7636-5694-2.

Mayer, Julia. Eyes in the Mirror. Sourcebooks, 2011. 224p. $9.99 Trade pb. 978-1-4022-4040-9.

O’Connor, George. Hera: The Goddess and Her Glory. First Second/Macmillian, 2011. 80p. $9.99 Trade pb. 978-1-59643-433-2.

Parrish, Anya. Damage. Flux/Llewellyn Publications, 2011. 264p. $9.95. 978-0-7387-2700-4.

Pearson, Ridley, and Dave Barry. The Bridge to Never Land: Starcatchers. Hyperion, 2011. 448p. $18.99. 978-1-4231-3865-5.

Richardson, Kat. Downpour: A Greywalker Novel. ROC, 2011. 368p. $24.95. 978-0-451-46398-2.

Sommer, Sue. The Bugaboo Review: A Lighthearted Guide to Exterminating Confusion About Words, Spelling and Grammar. New World Library, 2011. 288p. $14. Oversize pb. 978-1-60868-026-9.

Ziegler, Jennifer. Sass & Serendipity. Delacorte/Random House, 2011. 384p. $15.99. 978-0-385-73898-9. PLB $18.99. 978-0-385-90762-0.

This Week in Reviews: August 24, 2011

Divine, L. Drama High: So, So Hood. Dafina/Kensington, 2011. 256p. $9.95 Trade pb. 978-0-7582-3119-2.

Dunagan, Ted, M. Trouble on the Tombigbee. NewSouth Books, 2011. 208p. $21.95. 978-1-58838-270-2.

Harrison, Kim. Something Deadly This Way Comes. HarperCollins, 2011. 256p. $16.99. 978-0-06-171819-9.

Howell, Dorothy. Clutches and Curses. Kensington, 2011. 304p. $22. 978-0-7582-5330-9.

Harrison, Kim. Something Deadly This Way Comes. HarperCollins, 2011. 256p. $16.99. 978-0-06-171819-9.

Kate, Lauren. Passion: A Fallen Novel. Delacorte/Random House, 2011. 432p. $17.99. 978-0-385-73916-0.

MacCullough, Carolyn. Always a Witch. Clarion/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011. 288p. $16.99. 978-0-547-22485-5.

Monk, Devon. Dead Iron: The Age of Steam. ROC/Penguin, 2011. 352p. $15. Trade pb. 978-0-451-46396-8.

Rayburn, Tricia. Undercurrent: A Siren Novel. Egmont, 2011. 352p. $17.99. 978-1-60684-075-7.

Scott, Elizabeth. As I Wake. Dutton, 2011. 224p. $16.99. 978-0-525-42209-9.

Terrell, Heather. Eternity. HarperTeen, 2011. 304p. $8.99 Trade pb. 978-0-06-196571-5.

This Week in Reviews: August 16, 2011

American Library Association. ALA Guide to Economics & Business Reference.  American Library Association, 2011. 528p. $65. Oversize pb. 978-0-8389-1024-5.

Hakala-Ausperk, Catherine. Be A Great Boss: One Year to Success. American Library Association, 2011. 252p. $50. Oversize pb. 978-0-8389-1068-9. Intro. Suggested Reading. Notes. Biblio. Index.

Hall, Teri. Away: The Line, Book 2. Dial/Penguin, 2011. 240p. $16.99. 978-0-8037-3502-6.

Hunter, C. C. Awake at Dawn: A Shadow Falls Novel. St. Martin’s Press, 2011. 400p. $9.99. Trade pb. 978-0-312-62468-2.

Nutrition and Health. Lucent /Gale, 2011. 80p. PLB $30.85. Glossary. Index. Further Reading.

Juettner, Bonnie. Diet and Disease. 978-1-4205-0269-5.

Woog, Adam. Food Myths and Facts. 978-1-4205-0270-1.

Palma, Felix J. The Map of Time. Atria/Simon & Schuster. 624p. $26. 978-1-4391-6739-7.

Perspectives on Modern World History.  Greenhaven Press, 2010. PLB $39.70. Charts. Chronology. Glossary. Index. Illus. Maps. Photos.

Hay, Jeff, Ed. The Crisis in Darfur. 224p. 978-0-7377-5257-1.

Immell, Myra, Ed. The Cuban Missile Crisis. 172p. 978-0-7377-5005-8.

Schmatz, Pat. Bluefish. Candlewick, 2011. 240p. $15.99. 978-0-7636-5334-7.

Seifert, Christine. The Predicteds. Sourcebooks, 2011. 352p. $9.99 Trade pb. 978-1-4022-6049-0.

Tanigawa, Nagaru. The Rampage of Haruhi Suzumiya. Little, Brown, 2011. 240p. $8.99 Trade pb. 978-0-316-03884-3.

This Week in Reviews: August 9, 2011

Bennett, Cherie, and Jeff Gottesfeld. Amen, L.A. Ember/Random House,  2011. 272p. $8.99 Trade pb.  978-0-385-73188-1.

Brian, Kate. Cruel Love: A Privilege Novel. Simon & Shuster, 2011. 224p. $9.99 Trade pb . 978-1-4424-0788-6.

Cowing, Sue.  You Will Call Me Drog. Carolrhoda Books, 2011. 282p. $16.95. 978-0-7613-6076-6.

Crossman, Anne. Study Smart, Study Less. Ten Speed Press, 2011. 128p. $ 10.99 Trade pb. 978-1-60774-000-1.

Decker-Ahmed, Stasia. The Weirder the Better. Black Heron Press, 2011. 179p. $8.99 Trade pb. 978-0-930773-97-7.

Miller, Kirsten. All You Desire. Razor Bill, 2011. 432p. $17.99. 978-1-59514-323-5.

Reed, M.K. Americus. Illus. by Jonathan Hill. First Second Books, 2011. 208p. $14.99 Trade pb. 978-1-59643-601-5.

Warren, Andrea. Charles Dickens and the Street Children of London. Houghton Mifflin, 2011. 160p. $18.99. 978-0-547-39574-6. Endnotes.  Illus. Photos.

Wrede, Patricia C. Across the Great Barrier. Scholastic, 2011. 352p. $16.99. 978-0-545-03343-5.

This Week in Reviews: August 1, 2011

Bass, Elizabeth. Wherever Grace Is Needed. Kensington, 2011. 352p. $15. Trade pb. 978-0-7582-6594-4.

Gould, Chester. The Very Best of Dick Tracy: An 80th Anniversary Celebration: Bullets, Battles, and Bad Guys. IDW Publishing, 2011. 128p. $19.99. Oversize pb. 978-1-60010-671-2.

Mayhew, Anna Jean. The Dry Grass of August. Kensington, 2011. 352p. $15. Trade pb. 978-0-7582-5409-2.

Monroe, Mary A. Tagger: Graffiti Was His Life-and Soul. Author House,2011. 176p. $29.99. 978-1-4567-5028-2. $19.99 Trade pb. 978-1-4567-5029-9.

Mucha, Corinne. Freshman: Tales of 9th Grade Obsessions, Revelations, and Other Nonsense. Zest Books, 2011. 112p. $12.99 Trade pb. 978-0-9819733-6-4.

Opposing Viewpoints: Writing The Critical Essay.  Gale Group, 2011.  PLB $31.80.  Index. Illus. Appendix. Biblio.

Friedman, Lauri S. Web 2.0. 978-0-7377-5026-3.

Stem Cell Research. 978-0-7377-5025-6.

Sitomer, Alan Lawrence. Nerd Girls: The Rise of the Dorkasaurus. Hyperion, 2011. 224p. $16.99. 978-1-4231-3996-6.

Stimpson, Michelle. Someone to Watch Over Me. Dafina/Kensington, 2011. 320p. $14. Trade pb. 978-0-7582-4688-2.

Valentino, Amanda and Peter Silsbee. The Amanda Project: Revealed. HarperTeen, 2011. 240p. $8.99 Trade pb. 978-0-0617-4215-6.

Yang, Belle. Forget Sorrow: An Ancestral Tale. Norton, 2011. 250p. $15.95 Trade pb. 978-0-393-33996-3. <Graphic format>

This Week in Reviews: July 24, 2011

Bogdan, D.L. Rivals in the Tudor Court. Kensington, 2011. 384p. $15. Trade pb. 978-0-7582-4200-6.

Finn, Mary. Belladonna. Candlewick, 2011. 384p. $16.99. 978-0-7636-5106-0.

Green, Simon R. For Heaven’s Eyes Only: A Secret Histories Novel. ROC/Penguin, 2011. 384p. $25.95. 978-0-451-46395-1.

Hideo, Nitta, et. al. The Manga Guide to Relativity. No Starch Press, 2011. 192p. $19.95 Oversize pb. 978-1-59327-272-2.

Lim, Rebecca. Mercy. Hyperion, 2011. 288p. $16.99. 978-142314517-2.

Kniffel, Leonard, Ed. Reading with the Stars: A Celebration of Books and Libraries. ALA, 2011. 168p. $17.95. 978-0-8389-3598-9.

McMullan, Kate. Nice Shot, Cupid! Stone Arch/Capstone, 2011. 208p. $5.95 Trade pb. 978-1-4342-3435-3.

Schall, Lucy. Value-Packed Booktalks: Genre Talks and More for Teen Readers. Libraries Unlimited, 2011. 261p. $45. Oversize pb. 978-1-59884-735-2.

Science Behind Sports. Lucent/Gale Group, 2011. 128p. PLB $33.45. Glossary. Index. Illus. Photos. Charts. Source Notes. Further Reading.

Yancey, Dianne. Basketball. 978-1-4205-0293-0.

Schwartz, Heather E. Snowboarding. 978-1-4205-0322-7.

Simone, Ni-Ni, and Kelli London. The Break-Up Diaries, Volume 1. Dafina/Kensington, 2011. 272p. $9.95 Trade pb. 978-0-7582-6316-2.

This Week in Reviews: July 17, 2011

Bryant, Jill. Dazzling Women Designers: The Women’s Hall of Fame. Second Story Press, 2011. 136p. $10.95 Trade pb. 978-1-897187-82-1. Photos. Biblio. Further Reading.

Burstein, Dan, Arne de Keijzer, and John-Henri Holmberg. The Tattooed Girl: The Unauthorized Guide. St. Martin’s Griffin, 2011. 384p. $14.99 Trade pb. 978-0-312-61056-2.

Hubbard, Mandy. Ripple. Razor Bill/Penguin, 2011. 260p. $16.99. 978-1-59514-423-2.

LaZebnik, Claire. Epic Fail. HarperTeen 2011.  304p. $9.99 Trade pb. 978-0-06-192126-1.

Lowell, Sophia.  Glee: Summer Break.  Little, Brown, 2011. 224p.  $9.99 Trade pb.  978-0-316-12360-0.

Randall, Thomas. The Waking: Spirits of the Noh. Bloomsbury, 2011. 272p. $9.99 Trade pb. 978-1-59990-251-7.

Rivers, Karen. What Is Real. Orca, 2011. 295p. 305p. $12.95 Trade pb. 978-1-55469-356-6.

Schreiber, Ellen. Cryptic Cravings: Vampire Kisses 8. Katherine Tegen Books, 2011. 224p. $16.99. 978-0-06-168945-1.

Spiegler, Louise The Jewel and the Key. Clarion Books, 2011. $16.99. 464p. 978-0-547-14879-3.

Testa, Dom. The Dark Zone: A Gallahad Book. Tor Teen, 2011. 288p. $16.99. 978-0-7653-2110-7.

Yep, Laurence.  City of Ice. Starscape/Tor/Forge, 2011. 384p. $17.99. 978-0-7653-1925-8.

This Week in Reviews: July 11, 2011

Anderson, M.T.  The Empire of Gut and Bone. Scholastic Press, 2011. 336p. $17.99. 978-0-545-13884-0.

Bennardo, Charlotte and Natalie Zaman. Sirenz. Flux/Llewellyn, 2011. 288p. $9.95 Trade pb. 978-0-7387-23198.

Jones, Traci. Silhouetted by the Blue. Farrar Straus Giroux/Macmillan, 2011. 208p. $16.99. 978-0-374-36914-9.

Leavitt, Lindsey. Princess for Hire: The Royal Treatment. Disney Hyperion, 2011. 272p. $16.99. 978-1-4231-2193-0.

Malchow, Alex, and Hal Malchow. The Sword of Darrow. BenBella, 2011. 372p. $17.99. 978-1-935618-46-1.

Miller, Sarah. The Lost Crown. Atheneum/Simon & Schuster, 2011. 448p. $17.99. 978-1-4169-8340-8.

Orca Currents. Orca, 2011. PBL $16.95. $9.95 Trade pb.

Cassidy, Sara. Windfall. 117 p. PLB 978-1-55469-850-9. Trade pb.978-1-55469-850-9.

Peterson, Lois. Beyond Repair. 121 p. PLB 978-1-55469-817-2. Trade pb. 978-1-55469-816-5.

Perez, Marlene. Dead is Not an Option. Graphia/Houghlin Mifflin Harcourt, 2011. 252p. $7.99 Trade pb. 978-0-547-34593-2.

Schroeder, Lisa. The Day Before. Simon Pulse, 2011. 320p. $16.99. 978-1-4424-1743-4.

This Week in Reviews: July 2, 2011

Alender, Katie. From Bad to Cursed: Bad Girls Don’t Die. Hyperion, 2011. 448p. $16.99. 978-1-4231-3471-8.

Benz, Derek, and J. S. Lewis. Grey Griffins: The Clockwork Chronicles, Book 2: The Relic Hunters. Little, Brown, 2011. 368p. $15.99. 978-0-316-04519-3.

Black, Jenna. Sirensong: A Faeriewalker Novel. St. Martin’s, 2011. 320p. $9.99 Trade pb. 978-0-312-57595-3.

Burtenshaw, Jenna. Shadowcry: The Secrets of Wintercraft. Greenwillow, 2011. 320p. $16.99. 978-0-06-202642-2.

Cach, Lisa. Wake Unto Me. Speak, 2011. 304p. $8.99 Trade pb. 978-0-14-241436-1.

Harrington, Kim. Clarity. Point/Scholastic, 2011. 256p. $16.99. 978-0-545-23050-6.

Howe, James. Addie on the Inside. Atheneum/Simon & Schuster, 2011. 224p. $16.99. 978-1-4169-1384-9.

Jablonski, Carla. Defiance: Resistance Book 2. Illus. by Leland Purvis. First Second, 2011. 128p. $16.99 Trade pb. 978-1-59643-292-5. PLB $18.89. 978-1-59643-292-5.

Jones, Gerard and Mark Badger. Networked: Carabella on the Run. NBM, 2010. 134p. $12.95 Trade pb. 978-1-56163-586-3. <Graphic format>

Jones, Tayari. Silver Sparrow. Algonquin, 2011. 352p. $19.95. 978-1-56512-990-0.

This Week in Reviews: June 27, 2011

Alexander, Jill S. Paradise. Feiwel & Friends, 2011. 256p. $16.99. 978-0-312-60541-4.

Black, Holly, and Ellen Kushner, Eds. Welcome to Bordertown. Random House, 2011. 544p. $19.99. 978-0-375-86705-7.

Carter, Carol, and Maureen Breeze. Leadership for Teenagers: From Ancient Times to the 21st Century. Lifebound, 2011. 288p. $16.95 Oversize pb. 978-0-98-2058824. Illus. Charts. Source Notes. Appendix.

Chaltas, Thalia. Displacement. Viking/Penguin, 2011. 356p. $16.99. 978-0-670-01199-5.

Harrison, Lisi. Monster High: The Ghoul Next Door. Poppy/Little, Brown, 2011. 256p. $16.99. 978-0-316-09911-0.

Mates, Barbara T. Assistive Technologies in the Library. ALA Editions, 2011. 176p. $55. Oversize pb. 978-0-8389-1070-2. Appendixes. Index.

Meyer, Carolyn. Cleopatra Confesses. S&S, 2011. 304p. $16.99. 978-1-4169-8727-7. Biblio, Source Notes, Chronology.

My Boyfriend is a Monster. Graphic Universe, Learner Publishing Group, 2011.

Tsang, Evonne. I Love Him to Pieces.  Illustrated by Janina Gorrissen. 978-0-7613-6004-9.

Storrie, Paul. Made for Each Other.  Illustrated by Eldon Cowgur. 978-0-7613-5601-1.

Sidestreets. Lorimer, 2011. $16.95. $9.99 Trade pb.

Lee, Ingrid. Thief Girl. 152p. 978-1-55277-539-4. 978-1-55277-538-7 Trade pb.

Sherrard, Brent. Final Takedown. 128p. 978-1-55277-525-7. 978-1-55277-523-3 Trade pb.

Pearce, Jackson. Sweetly. Little, Brown, 2011. 320p. $17.99. 978-0-316-06865-9.

This Week in Reviews: June 19, 2011

Acevedo, Mario. Killing the Cobra: Chinatown Trollop.  IDW Publishing, 2010. 104p.  $17.99. Oversize pb. 978-1-60010-797-9. <Graphic format>

Axelrod, Amy. Your Friend in Fashion, Abby Shapiro. Holiday House, 2011. 256p. $17.95. 978-0-8234-2340-8.

Bemis, John Claude. The White City: The Clockwork Dark Book 3. Random House, 2011. 400p. $17.99. 978-0-375-85568-9. PLB $20.99. 978-0-375-95568-6.

Clement-Moore, Rosemary. Texas Gothic. Delacorte/Random House, 2011. 416p. $17.99. 978-0-385-73693-0. PLB $20.99. 978-0-385-90636-4.

Hart, Christine. Stalked (Sidestreets). Lorimer, 2011. 144p. $9.95 Trade pb. 978-1-55277-533-2.

Humphreys, C.C. The Hunt of the Unicorn. Knopf, 2011. 352p. $16.99. 978-0-375-85872-7.

Jarrell, Jill S. and Tara C. Cannon. Cooler Than Fiction: A Planning Guide for Teen Nonfiction Booktalks. McFarland, 2011. 198p. $45 Oversize pb. 978-0-7864-4886-9.

Metz, Ruth F. Coaching in the Library: A Management Strategy for Achieving Excellence. ALA Editions, 2011. 112p. $50. Oversize pb. 978-0-8389-1037-5.

Modisette, Culver. Honored Enemy. PublishingWorks, 2011. 224p. $14.95 Oversize pb. 978-1-935557-06-7.

Ravel, Edeet. Held. Annick Press, 2011. 248p. $12.95 Trade pb. 978-1-55451-282-9.

This Week in Reviews: September 6, 2010

Badillo, Steve. Skateboarding: Legendary Tricks 2. Tracks Publishing. 2010. 216 p. $13.95 Trade pb. 978-1-884654-35-0. Index. Photos. Biblio. Source Notes.

Berger, Brad, and Kalev Pehme. Aim High: 101 Tips for Teens. AuthorHive, 2009. 128p. $9.75 Trade pb. 978-0-615-33022-8.

Dixon, Peter. Hunting the Dragon. Disney Hyperion, 2010. 208p. $15.99. 978-1-4231-2498-6.

Echols, Jennifer. Endless Summer. Simon & Schuster, 2010. 624p. $9.99 Trade pb. 978-1-4424-0659-9.

Rich, Jamie S. Spell Checkers. Oni Press, 2010. 150p. $11.99. 978-1-934964-32-3.

Stapleton, Rhonda. Pucker Up. Simon & Schuster, 2010. 272p. $9.99 Trade pb. 978-1-4169-7466-6.

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  1. Pennie Cohn says:

    Do you have a print version of your periodical?  
    Do you star* the books you like best?
    do you publish an annual list of the best children’s books for that year?

    Thank you,
    Pennie Cohn

  2. Hi, Pennie,

    Yes, a print version of VOYA magazine is available by subscription. Click on the subscriptions tab.

    Our reviewers rate books with a system that covers quality and popularity, started by our founders, Dorothy Broderick and Mary K Chelton. The books will have a 1-5 Q rating and a 1-5 P rating. A book that has a 5 in both categories is considered a Perfect Ten. All Perfect Tens are compiled in a list for the February issue each year.

    We have annual booklists, Top Shelf Fiction and Nonfiction Honor List, that are for middleschool readers.

    Hope this helps!

    RoseMary Ludt
    Editor in Chief

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