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Best Young Adult Books with Elizabeth Briggs, Author of Future Shock

Best Young Adult Books with Elizabeth Briggs, Author of Future Shock

Elizabeth Briggs, author of Future Shock, highlights some of the best non-dystopian YA sci-fi books.

Five Family Favorites with Lauren Wolk, Author of Wolf Hollow

Five Family Favorites with Lauren Wolk, Author of Wolf Hollow

Lauren Wolk is an award-winning poet, artist, and author of the adult novel Those Who Favor Fire. Wolf Hollow is her first novel for young people.

The Cricket in Times Square, by George Selden | Book Review

The Cricket in Times Square, by George Selden | Book Review

The Cricket in Times Square may be the perfect book for Charlotte’s Web devotees.

City Dog, Country Frog, by Mo Willems | Book Review

City Dog, Country Frog, by Mo Willems | Book Review

City Dog, Country Frog is a seemingly simple book with a powerful message. Losing a friend is a difficult part of life, but every friendship offers experiences and memories that shape us.

Giveaways

Do Dogs Pray?, by Kimberling Galeti Kennedy | Book Giveaway

Do Dogs Pray?, by Kimberling Galeti Kennedy | Book Giveaway

Enter to win an autographed copy of Do Dogs Pray?, by Kimberling Galeti Kennedy.

Giveaway begins May 26, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends June 25, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Win the Ursula Vernon Prize Pack: Hamster Princess and the Danny Dragonbreath Series

Win the Ursula Vernon Prize Pack: Hamster Princess and the Danny Dragonbreath Series

Enter to win a massive Ursula Vernon prize pack, including the first two Hamster Princess books, and advance copy of Ratpunzel (October 2016), a copy of Castle Hangnail, and the first five books in the Danny Dragonbreath series.

Giveaway begins May 25, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends June 24, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

The Friendsbook: A Series of Colorful Journals | Book Giveaway

The Friendsbook: A Series of Colorful Journals | Book Giveaway

Enter to win your choice of one of fifteen designs from a series of colorful journals known as The Friendsbook!

Giveaway begins May 23, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends June 22, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Mr. Particular: The World’s Choosiest Champion! | Book Giveaway

Mr. Particular: The World’s Choosiest Champion! | Book Giveaway

Enter to win a copy of Mr. Particular: The World’s Choosiest Champion!, written and illustrated by Jason Kirschner.

Giveaway begins May 19, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends June 18, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Ages 0-3

The Boy on the Page, by Peter Carnavas | Book Review

The Boy on the Page, by Peter Carnavas | Book Review

Life is about who we touch, who we love and who loves us back. This book is a wonderful way to talk to children about the grand scheme of everything.

The Wonderful Things You Will Be, by Emily Winfield Martin | Book Review

The Wonderful Things You Will Be, by Emily Winfield Martin | Book Review

Emily Winfield Martin’s delightful book, The Wonderful Things You Will Be, dreams of what children will someday grow to be.

Five Family Favorites with Lauren Wolk, Author of Wolf Hollow

Five Family Favorites with Lauren Wolk, Author of Wolf Hollow

Lauren Wolk is an award-winning poet, artist, and author of the adult novel Those Who Favor Fire. Wolf Hollow is her first novel for young people.

City Dog, Country Frog, by Mo Willems | Book Review

City Dog, Country Frog, by Mo Willems | Book Review

City Dog, Country Frog is a seemingly simple book with a powerful message. Losing a friend is a difficult part of life, but every friendship offers experiences and memories that shape us.

Ages 4-8

Inside the studio with Ursula Vernon, Creator of the Hamster Princess Series

Inside the studio with Ursula Vernon, Creator of the Hamster Princess Series

Ursula Vernon is a full-time author and illustrator whose work has won a Hugo Award and been nominated for an Eisner.

The Boy on the Page, by Peter Carnavas | Book Review

The Boy on the Page, by Peter Carnavas | Book Review

Life is about who we touch, who we love and who loves us back. This book is a wonderful way to talk to children about the grand scheme of everything.

Bug Books for Budding Nature Detectives

Bug Books for Budding Nature Detectives

We’ve curated a list of some truly wonderful and entertaining bug books for kids ages 4 to 99. We’ve also included the game Bug Bingo, and it’s the bees-knees.

The Wonderful Things You Will Be, by Emily Winfield Martin | Book Review

The Wonderful Things You Will Be, by Emily Winfield Martin | Book Review

Emily Winfield Martin’s delightful book, The Wonderful Things You Will Be, dreams of what children will someday grow to be.

Ages 9-12

Inside the studio with Ursula Vernon, Creator of the Hamster Princess Series

Inside the studio with Ursula Vernon, Creator of the Hamster Princess Series

Ursula Vernon is a full-time author and illustrator whose work has won a Hugo Award and been nominated for an Eisner.

Bug Books for Budding Nature Detectives

Bug Books for Budding Nature Detectives

We’ve curated a list of some truly wonderful and entertaining bug books for kids ages 4 to 99. We’ve also included the game Bug Bingo, and it’s the bees-knees.

Firoozeh Dumas, Author of It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel | Selfie and a Shelfie (or Deskie)

Firoozeh Dumas, Author of It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel | Selfie and a Shelfie (or Deskie)

Firoozeh Dumas is the New York Times best-selling author of Funny in Farsi and Laughing Without an Accent. It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel is her first novel for young readers

Nathan Hale, Author of Hazardous Tales: Book 6: Alamo All Stars | My Writing and Reading Life

Nathan Hale, Author of Hazardous Tales: Book 6: Alamo All Stars | My Writing and Reading Life

Nathan Hale is the #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales series, including Alamo All-Stars.

Teens

Best Young Adult Books with Elizabeth Briggs, Author of Future Shock

Best Young Adult Books with Elizabeth Briggs, Author of Future Shock

Elizabeth Briggs, author of Future Shock, highlights some of the best non-dystopian YA sci-fi books.

Five Family Favorites with Lauren Wolk, Author of Wolf Hollow

Five Family Favorites with Lauren Wolk, Author of Wolf Hollow

Lauren Wolk is an award-winning poet, artist, and author of the adult novel Those Who Favor Fire. Wolf Hollow is her first novel for young people.

Liberty Frye and the Sails of Fate, by J.L. McCreedy | Dedicated Review

Liberty Frye and the Sails of Fate, by J.L. McCreedy | Dedicated Review

Liberty Frye and the Sails of Fate is the follow up book to the wonderful Liberty Frye and the Witches of Hessen.

Best Selling Kids Book Series | May 2016

Best Selling Kids Book Series | May 2016

This month’s best selling kids series from The Children’s Book Review’s affiliate store is leveled early reader series retells classic scenes from Star Wars, World of Reading: Star Wars.

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Can Being Particular Get You Published? Mr. Particular’s Creator Answers

Can Being Particular Get You Published? Mr. Particular’s Creator Answers

| May 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Jason Kirschner is the author and illustrator of Mr. Particular: The World’s Choosiest Champion. He’s pretty sure being particular got him published.

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Kudzu for Christmas, by Emilie Eklin Khair | Dedicated Review

Kudzu for Christmas, by Emilie Eklin Khair | Dedicated Review

| May 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

KUDZU FOR CHRISTMAS is a story that would appeal to children in parts of the country where kudzu vines grow rampant. It’s a charming tale about looking at the bright side of things, and seeing beauty where some might see frightening shapes or annoying weeds.

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The Adventures of SuperCaptainBraveMan: Book One: A Day at the Park | Dedicated Review

The Adventures of SuperCaptainBraveMan: Book One: A Day at the Park | Dedicated Review

| May 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Adventures of SuperCaptainBraveMan: A Day at the Park is the first title in a brand new picture book series that encourages kids to be inclusive and accept each other’s differences.

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Can You Canoe? And Other Adventure Songs, by the Okee Dokee Brothers | Book Giveaway

Can You Canoe? And Other Adventure Songs, by the Okee Dokee Brothers | Book Giveaway

| May 17, 2016 | 1 Comment

Enter to win a copy of Can You Canoe? And Other Adventure Songs, written by the Grammy® Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers and illustrated by Brandon Reese; includes a 12 song CD to sing along with.

Giveaway begins May 17, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends June 16, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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Illustration Inspiration: Orit Bergman, Illustrator of The Chameleon that Saved Noah’s Ark

Illustration Inspiration: Orit Bergman, Illustrator of The Chameleon that Saved Noah’s Ark

| May 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Orit Bergman is an illustrator and a writer of children’s books, including The Chameleon that Saved Noah’s Ark. Her work has been featured in many exhibitions and won numerous awards.

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Goddess Girls: Book 19: Echo the Copycat | Book Giveaway

Goddess Girls: Book 19: Echo the Copycat | Book Giveaway

| May 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Enter to win an autographed copy of the nineteenth Goddess Girls adventure Echo the Copycat, written by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams.

Giveaway begins May 13, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends June 12, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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Where the Red Fern Grows, by Wilson Rawls | Book Giveaway

Where the Red Fern Grows, by Wilson Rawls | Book Giveaway

| May 11, 2016 | 1 Comment

To celebrate 50+ years in print, enter to win a copy of the beloved classic Where the Red Fern Grows, written by Wilson Rawls, with the new special edition cover.

Giveaway begins May 11, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends June 10, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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Where the Red Fern Grows, by Wilson Rawls | Book Review

Where the Red Fern Grows, by Wilson Rawls | Book Review

| May 11, 2016 | 1 Comment

Where the Red Fern Grows is the classic story of the bond between a boy and his dogs. It’s been making readers’ hearts skip beats since 1961 and now it has a special edition cover to celebrate the 50+ years it has been in print.

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Rome Romp!, by Margie Blumberg | Dedicated Review

Rome Romp!, by Margie Blumberg | Dedicated Review

Rome Romp! is the follow-up book to the very charming and well-crafted picture book Paris Hop! Grandma Goldie returns, this time traveling with her grandson Danny and his dog, Cappuccino.

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My Writing and Reading Life: Sophie Cleverly, Author of Scarlet and Ivy: The Lost Twin

My Writing and Reading Life: Sophie Cleverly, Author of Scarlet and Ivy: The Lost Twin

| May 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sophie Cleverly began writing Scarlet and Ivy in her second year at university, where she studied Creative Writing. She knew she had to finish telling the story, and when she heard that the university offered an MA in Writing For Young People she realized it was the perfect opportunity.

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Children’s Book Trends on The Children’s Book Review | May 2016

Children’s Book Trends on The Children’s Book Review | May 2016

| May 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

The wonderful book list from Cammie McGovern, 5 Laugh-Out-Loud and Reach-for-the-Kleenex Middle Grade Novels, has been trending on The Children’s Book Review over the past month.

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Donna Gephart, Author of Lily and Dunkin | Speed Interview

Donna Gephart, Author of Lily and Dunkin | Speed Interview

| May 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Award-winning author Donna Gephart crafts a compelling dual narrative about two remarkable young people: Lily, a transgender girl, and Dunkin, a boy dealing with bipolar disorder.

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