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How Do Award Judges Feel About the Books They Were Unable to Honor?

How Do Award Judges Feel About the Books They Were Unable to Honor?

Best YA and Middle-Grade novels selected by Pete Hautman. His latest book is Eden West, the story of a boy growing up in an isolated doomsday cult in Montana.

Five Family Favorites with Kim T. Griswell, Author of Rufus Goes to the Sea

Five Family Favorites with Kim T. Griswell, Author of Rufus Goes to the Sea

My five kids are grown now (four boys and one girl), and most of them have children of their own. … The list got longer and longer and soon it was tough to choose, but these five came out on top.

National Parks: Top 10 Kids’ Books

National Parks: Top 10 Kids’ Books

For those of you planning to take your kids to a national park in 2015, here are some excellent books you need to take along for the ride.

Best Selling Kids Series | May 2015

Best Selling Kids Series | May 2015

This month’s best selling kids series from The Children’s Book Review’s affiliate store remains the same, it’s the wonderfully educational series The Adventures of Riley.

Giveaways

Butterfly Park, by Elly MacKay | Image Reveal & Book Giveaway

Butterfly Park, by Elly MacKay | Image Reveal & Book Giveaway

Enter to win a copy of Butterfly Park, written and illustrated by Elly MacKay.

Giveaway begins May 19, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends June 18, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Ladybug Girl Series | Book Giveaway

Ladybug Girl Series | Book Giveaway

Enter to win copies of Ladybug Girl, Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy, and Ladybug Girl at the Beach, by David Soman and Jacky Davis.

Giveaway begins May 12, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends June 11, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

The Girl at Midnight, by Melissa Grey | Book Giveaway

The Girl at Midnight, by Melissa Grey | Book Giveaway

Enter to win a copy of The Girl at Midnight, written by Melissa Grey.

Giveaway begins May 11, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends June 10, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

The Revelation of Louisa May, by Michaela MacColl | Book Giveaway

The Revelation of Louisa May, by Michaela MacColl | Book Giveaway

Enter to win a copy of The Revelation of Louisa May, by Michaela MacColl.

Giveaway begins April 30, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends May 29, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Ages 0-3

Learning Patterns and Colors with Books

Learning Patterns and Colors with Books

Learning patterns and colors with three kids books about color and patterns.

Best New Stars Wars Books <br />  May the Fourth Be with You

Best New Stars Wars Books
May the Fourth Be with You

The Children’s Book Review strikes back with the return of the Star Wars book list. Grab your favorite little droid and treat them to a galactic read—the force is strong in these books.

Best Selling Picture Books | May 2015

Best Selling Picture Books | May 2015

This month our best selling picture book from our affiliate store remains the same. It’s the gorgeously illustrated Sleep Like a Tiger, written by Mary Lougue and pictures by Pamela Zagarenski.

Best New Kids Stories | May 2015

Best New Kids Stories | May 2015

Mayday, Mayday, Mayday! The Children’s Book Review (call sign TCBR) is declaring a reading emergency. The weather is clear and suitable for reading outside.

Ages 4-8

My Writing and Reading Life: Heath McKenzie

My Writing and Reading Life: Heath McKenzie

Heath McKenzie has illustrated numerous picture books and children’s book jackets. Latest published book … My Rules For Being A Pretty Princess

Learning Patterns and Colors with Books

Learning Patterns and Colors with Books

Learning patterns and colors with three kids books about color and patterns.

Five Family Favorites with Kim T. Griswell, Author of Rufus Goes to the Sea

Five Family Favorites with Kim T. Griswell, Author of Rufus Goes to the Sea

My five kids are grown now (four boys and one girl), and most of them have children of their own. … The list got longer and longer and soon it was tough to choose, but these five came out on top.

National Parks: Top 10 Kids’ Books

National Parks: Top 10 Kids’ Books

For those of you planning to take your kids to a national park in 2015, here are some excellent books you need to take along for the ride.

Ages 9-12

How Do Award Judges Feel About the Books They Were Unable to Honor?

How Do Award Judges Feel About the Books They Were Unable to Honor?

Best YA and Middle-Grade novels selected by Pete Hautman. His latest book is Eden West, the story of a boy growing up in an isolated doomsday cult in Montana.

Five Family Favorites with Kim T. Griswell, Author of Rufus Goes to the Sea

Five Family Favorites with Kim T. Griswell, Author of Rufus Goes to the Sea

My five kids are grown now (four boys and one girl), and most of them have children of their own. … The list got longer and longer and soon it was tough to choose, but these five came out on top.

National Parks: Top 10 Kids’ Books

National Parks: Top 10 Kids’ Books

For those of you planning to take your kids to a national park in 2015, here are some excellent books you need to take along for the ride.

Screaming at the Ump, by Audrey Vernick | Book Review

Screaming at the Ump, by Audrey Vernick | Book Review

Screaming at the Ump will appeal to both boys and girls who are interested in sports (especially baseball), and journalism, coping with the transition to middle school, or dealing with family conflicts.

Teens

How Do Award Judges Feel About the Books They Were Unable to Honor?

How Do Award Judges Feel About the Books They Were Unable to Honor?

Best YA and Middle-Grade novels selected by Pete Hautman. His latest book is Eden West, the story of a boy growing up in an isolated doomsday cult in Montana.

Emma Pass, Author of The Fearless |<br />Selfie and a Shelfie

Emma Pass, Author of The Fearless |
Selfie and a Shelfie

This is Emma Pass in front of her favorite bookshelf, with her latest novel, The Fearless (Delacorte Press, April 2015).

Saaba Tahir, Author of An Ember in the Ashes | Speed Interview

Saaba Tahir, Author of An Ember in the Ashes | Speed Interview

Which five words best describe An Ember in the Ashes (Razorbill, April 2015), by Saaba Tahir?

Adventurous, Brutal, Honest, Fast-Paced, Romance

Promise of the Wolves, by Dorothy Hearst | Book Review

Promise of the Wolves, by Dorothy Hearst | Book Review

Young or old, those looking for a unique and observant story will fall in love with spirited Kaala, rooting for her fight to keep the bond between humans and wolves alive.

Other Recent Articles

The Mean Green Cleaning Machine, by Sharon Suess | Press Release

The Mean Green Cleaning Machine, by Sharon Suess | Press Release

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Clean your room.” Three little words often followed by procrastination, resistance, frustration, or despair.

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Greendale Author Releases Heartwarming New Children’s Book | Press Release

Greendale Author Releases Heartwarming New Children’s Book | Press Release

| May 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Author Antoinette Ticali aims to entertain young readers with the nationwide release of her new book, “The Invisible Dinosaur.”

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Jackson’s Aviation Adventure, Rita Goldner | Press Release

Jackson’s Aviation Adventure, Rita Goldner | Press Release

| May 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Jackson’s Aviation Adventure”, written and illustrated by Rita Goldner, is a warm, whimsical story for readers aged 4 to 8.

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Children’s Book Trends | May 2015

Children’s Book Trends | May 2015

| May 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

This month, The Children’s Book Review’s book trends indicate that you all enjoy perusing the best seller lists and book giveaways. We’ve got plenty for you, so, dig in!

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Sophie and The Finn: Secret of the Box | Dedicated Review

Sophie and The Finn: Secret of the Box | Dedicated Review

| May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sophie and The Finn: Secret of the Box is the second book in author J. Peter Clifford’s mystery series about Erica Stafford—a spunky seventh grader who has premonitions and often finds herself embroiled in risky adventures—and her two loyal dogs, Sophie and The Finn.

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The Art of Writing About Villains

The Art of Writing About Villains

| May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

I’m not sure if there is an “art” to writing about villains, but I do find that to write convincing and three-dimensional villains, one must be sympathetic to their plight.

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Best Selling Young Adult Books | May 2015

Best Selling Young Adult Books | May 2015

| May 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

With so many strong novels on this list, a lot remains the same on our hand-picked list from the Best Selling Young Adult list.

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Best Selling Middle Grade Books | May 2015

Best Selling Middle Grade Books | May 2015

| May 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s true TCBR readers are fans of Greek myths! That’s why, this month, the National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology is The Children’s Book Review’s best selling middle grade book.

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Six Spins on Historical Fiction YA Novels

Six Spins on Historical Fiction YA Novels

| April 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Young Adult novel writers are putting their spin on historical fiction, covering historical mysteries, contemporary historical reinterpretations, steampunk, historical romances, and more.

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Klutz Activity Kits | Book Review

Klutz Activity Kits | Book Review

| April 29, 2015 | 1 Comment

Klutz’s book based activity kits are exceptional for providing inspiration and convenience and for allowing children to explore and uncover new interests and talents.

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The Sky Painter: Louis Fuertes, Bird Artist, by Margarita Engle | Book Giveaway

The Sky Painter: Louis Fuertes, Bird Artist, by Margarita Engle | Book Giveaway

| April 28, 2015 | 1 Comment

Enter to win a copy of The Sky Painter, by Margarita Engle and illustrated by Aliona Bereghici.

Giveaway begins April 28, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends May 27, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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