Our stars of 2021!


Our books received a total of 19 starred reviews in 2021! Starred reviews indicate books of distinction and exceptional quality. See below for our stars of 2021:

I Sang You Down from the Stars by Tasha Spillett-Sumner and illustrated by Michaela Goade received starred reviews from BookPage, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, and Shelf Awareness. We hold the Canadian rights to the book.

The Sour Cherry Tree Cover

The Sour Cherry Tree by Naseem Hrab and illustrated by Nahid Kazemi received starred reviews from Booklist, Kirkus, School Library Journal, and Quill & Quire.

Journey Around the Sun

Journey Around the Sun: The Story of Halley’s Comet by James Gladstone and illustrated by Yaara Eshet received starred reviews from Kirkus and Quill & Quire.

The Midnight Club Cover

The Midnight Club by Shane Goth and illustrated by Yong Ling Kang received starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly.

Cover image of The Wind and the Trees, featuring the book title and illustration of a tall tree with a squirrel in it, and a blue and pink sky in the background.

The Wind and the Trees by Todd Stewart received starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly.

Barnaby by Andrea Curtis and illustrated by Kass Reich received a starred review from Kirkus.

Chaiwala Cover

Chaiwala! by Priti Birla Maheshwari and illustrated by Ashley Barron received a starred review from School Library Journal.

Fred & Marjorie Cover

Fred & Marjorie: A Doctor, a Dog, and the Discovery of Insulin by Deborah Kerbel and illustrated by Angela Poon received a starred review from School Library Journal.

Moon Pops Cover

Moon Pops by Heena Baek received a starred review from Kirkus.

That’s it for our blog posts of 2021—we’ll be back with more great book news in January!

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