I read books of all sorts, but mostly kids' lit and young adult literature and speculative fiction for all ages—usually from a feminist perspective.
I've adopted a personalized version of the CHOICE reviews approach to recommendations/star ratings:
***** = Essential, a.k.a. truly love, absolute must-read, buy it now
**** = Highly Recommended, a.k.a. this is a really good book; I would buy it as a gift
*** = Recommended, a.k.a. pretty good; worth reading
** = Optional, a.k.a. meh
* = Not Recommended; a.k.a. this is not a good book
The American Booksellers Association has announced their picks for the upcoming season's New Voices titles.
Ages 8 – 12
I don't know what the practical implications of this list are, but I loved The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates: Magic Marks the Spot, have been meaning to read If You Could Be Mine, and am very excited about Rooftoppers.