Best Kids Stories

Best New Kids Stories | October 2014

Best New Kids Stories | October 2014

Here are some awesome books for your “Little Humans.” As usual, we’ve picked five kids books that we feel represent some of the best new kids stories

Five Family Favorites with Salina Yoon, Author of Penguin and Pumpkin

Five Family Favorites with Salina Yoon, Author of Penguin and Pumpkin

SALINA YOON is the award-winning author/illustrator of nearly 200 books for children. Check out which picture books are her family’s favorites!

Best Selling Kids Series | September 2014

Best Selling Kids Series | September 2014

Wow! This month is proof of good reads, everything remains the same on our best selling kids series list; including the blast from the past … the Mr. Men and Little Miss books.

Best Selling Young Adult Books | September 2014

Best Selling Young Adult Books | September 2014

If you’re looking for a novel that will linger with you for days, The Children’s Book Review’s number one best selling young adult book is Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira. Our hand selected titles from the nationwide best selling young adult books, as listed by The New York Times, features titles by super-talents John Green, Ransom Riggs, and Markus Zusak.

Giveaways

The Shadow Lantern, by Teresa Flavin | Book Giveaway

The Shadow Lantern, by Teresa Flavin | Book Giveaway

Enter to win a hardcover copy of The Shadow Lantern, by Teresa Flavin.

Giveaway begins September 30, 2014, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends October 26, 2014, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Temple Run, by Chase Wilder | Book Giveaway

Temple Run, by Chase Wilder | Book Giveaway

Enter to win a Temple Run prize pack. Temple Run, the fastest-growing mobile game app, is taking its biggest leap yet, jumping into children’s books!

Giveaway begins September 27, 2014, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends October 26, 2014, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Atlantis Rising, by T.A. Barron | Book Giveaway

Atlantis Rising, by T.A. Barron | Book Giveaway

Enter to win a copy of Atlantis Rising, written by T. A. Barron.

Giveaway begins September 26, 2014, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends October 25, 2014, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Tabula Rasa, by Kristen Lippert-Martin | Book Giveaway

Tabula Rasa, by Kristen Lippert-Martin | Book Giveaway

Enter to win an autographed copy of Tabula Rasa, written by Kristen Lippert-Martin.

Giveaway begins September 23, 2014, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends October 22, 2014, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Ages 0-3

Best New Kids Stories | October 2014

Best New Kids Stories | October 2014

Here are some awesome books for your “Little Humans.” As usual, we’ve picked five kids books that we feel represent some of the best new kids stories

Giraffes Can’t Dance: Number Rumba, by Giles Andreae | Book Review

Giraffes Can’t Dance: Number Rumba, by Giles Andreae | Book Review

Based upon the picture book, Giraffes Can’t Dance, this sturdy and colorful board book is a fun way for little ones to learn how to count to ten.

Tap The Magic Tree, by Christie Matheson | Book Review

Tap The Magic Tree, by Christie Matheson | Book Review

Tap The Magic Tree, by Christie Matheson, is a beautiful story about the changing seasons centered on a single tree that children are asked to interact with on the page.

Five Family Favorites with Salina Yoon, Author of Penguin and Pumpkin

Five Family Favorites with Salina Yoon, Author of Penguin and Pumpkin

SALINA YOON is the award-winning author/illustrator of nearly 200 books for children. Check out which picture books are her family’s favorites!

Ages 4-8

Best New Kids Stories | October 2014

Best New Kids Stories | October 2014

Here are some awesome books for your “Little Humans.” As usual, we’ve picked five kids books that we feel represent some of the best new kids stories

Mindfulness: Kids Books on Mindfulness, Kindness and Compassion

Mindfulness: Kids Books on Mindfulness, Kindness and Compassion

Kids books are a fantastic mechanism to start the discussion with young readers on what is mindfulness and ways to incorporate it into lives.

Lifetime: The Amazing Numbers in Animals’ Lives, by Lola Schaefer | Book Review

Lifetime: The Amazing Numbers in Animals’ Lives, by Lola Schaefer | Book Review

This whimsical and educational book combines a love for both animals and numbers, which makes it a great way to get animal lovers excited about math while giving them the opportunity to learn more about the individual animals as well.

Tap The Magic Tree, by Christie Matheson | Book Review

Tap The Magic Tree, by Christie Matheson | Book Review

Tap The Magic Tree, by Christie Matheson, is a beautiful story about the changing seasons centered on a single tree that children are asked to interact with on the page.

Ages 9-12

Best New Kids Stories | October 2014

Best New Kids Stories | October 2014

Here are some awesome books for your “Little Humans.” As usual, we’ve picked five kids books that we feel represent some of the best new kids stories

Mindfulness: Kids Books on Mindfulness, Kindness and Compassion

Mindfulness: Kids Books on Mindfulness, Kindness and Compassion

Kids books are a fantastic mechanism to start the discussion with young readers on what is mindfulness and ways to incorporate it into lives.

Phil Rink Discusses Jimi and Isaac, A Middle Grade Series

Phil Rink Discusses Jimi and Isaac, A Middle Grade Series

Phil Rink is an author, a professional mechanical engineer, an inventor and entrepreneur, a licensed ship’s captain, and a private pilot. He also has run science fairs and coached kids for years in sports (mostly soccer) and for Science Olympiad teams.

Jimi & Isaac 2a: Keystone Species, by Phil Rink | Dedicated Review

Jimi & Isaac 2a: Keystone Species, by Phil Rink | Dedicated Review

Good friends Jimi and Isaac set off on an oceanic coming-of-age adventure of a lifetime.

Teens

Best New Kids Stories | October 2014

Best New Kids Stories | October 2014

Here are some awesome books for your “Little Humans.” As usual, we’ve picked five kids books that we feel represent some of the best new kids stories

Sinner, by Maggie Stiefvater | Book Review

Sinner, by Maggie Stiefvater | Book Review

SINNER is the fourth book in the SHIVER series by Maggie Stiefvater. Fans of the series are treated to a beyond-the-ending look into what happens to two of their favorite characters after the original series ended.

Strong Female Characters in Dystopian Worlds

Strong Female Characters in Dystopian Worlds

I want to talk about strong female characters in dystopian worlds, but right off the bat, I’m going to be difficult and say, “Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. What do we mean by strong exactly?”

The Thing About Being a Debut Author

The Thing About Being a Debut Author

JENNIFER LONGO holds an M.F.A. in Writing for Theater from Humboldt State University. She credits her lifelong flair for drama to parents who did things like buy the town graveyard and put their kids to work in it-because how hilarious would that be?

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Fantasy League, by Mike Lupica | Book Spotlight

Fantasy League, by Mike Lupica | Book Spotlight

| September 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Twelve-year-old Charlie is a fantasy football guru. He may be just a bench warmer for his school’s football team, but when it comes to knowing and loving the game, he’s first-string.

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Captain No Beard Series and Pirate Ship Giveaway of Treasures

Captain No Beard Series and Pirate Ship Giveaway of Treasures

| September 19, 2014 | 55 Comments

Enter to win a complete autographed set of the Captain No Beard series, by award-winning author Carole P. Roman, and a Pirate Ship to deepen the imaginative play encouraged by these great books!

Giveaway begins September 19, 2014, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends October 18, 2014, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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My Writing and Reading Life: Andrea Pyros

My Writing and Reading Life: Andrea Pyros

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Andrea Pyros’ debut novel is My Year of Epic Rock. Andrea has worked as a magazine editor, celebrity interviewer, and cookie wrangler.

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Mortal Danger, by Ann Aguirre | Book Review

Mortal Danger, by Ann Aguirre | Book Review

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

When unpopular, ugly Edie steps out on the ledge, the last person she expects to stop her from jumping is the most beautiful guy she’s ever seen.

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Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, by Liesl Shurtliff | Book Review

Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, by Liesl Shurtliff | Book Review

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

In Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, author Liesl Shurtliff crafts an entertaining fractured fairy tale based on the Brothers Grimm character by the same name.

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Illustration Inspiration: Jeffrey Brown

Illustration Inspiration: Jeffrey Brown

| September 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jeffrey’s Darth Vader series was originally geared towards adults as it was about the experience of being a parent; however, parents shared it with their kids and now both adults & kids love the series. Goodnight Darth Vader was created with both audiences in mind.

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How a YA Author Pays Homage to Famous American Authors

How a YA Author Pays Homage to Famous American Authors

| September 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Washington Irving, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and now Edgar Allan Poe. Paying homage to famous American authors has sort of become what I do.

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Of Monsters and Madness, by Jessica Verday | Book Giveaway

Of Monsters and Madness, by Jessica Verday | Book Giveaway

| September 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Enter to win a copy of Of Monsters and Madness, by Jessica Verday.

Giveaway begins September 13, 2014, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends October 12, 2014, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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Uni the Unicorn, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal | Book Giveaway

Uni the Unicorn, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal | Book Giveaway

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Enter to win a copy of UNI THE UNICORN by Amy Krouse Rosenthal; illustrated by Brigette Barrager.

Giveaway begins September 12, 2014, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends October 11, 2014, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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One Past Midnight, by Jessica Shirvington | Book Review

One Past Midnight, by Jessica Shirvington | Book Review

| September 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

ONE PAST MIDNIGHT is great for fans of contemporary romance, like Green’s THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, as well as readers of light fantasy.

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Children’s Activity Atlas, by Jenny Slater | Book Giveaway

Children’s Activity Atlas, by Jenny Slater | Book Giveaway

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Enter to win a copy of Children’s Activity Atlas, written by Jenny Slater and illustrated by Katrin Wiehle and Martin Sanders.

Giveaway begins September 10, 2014, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends October 9, 2014, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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