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Best Selling Kids Series | June 2016

Best Selling Kids Series | June 2016

This month’s best selling kids series from The Children’s Book Review’s affiliate store is Anthony Horowitz’s ALEX RIDER, a collection of spy novels for young adult readers.

Best Young Adult with Holly Schindler, Author of Spark

Best Young Adult with Holly Schindler, Author of Spark

Acclaimed author Holly Schindler writes a compelling contemporary tale with a dash of magic.

5 Middle Grade Books That I’ll Never Lend Out to Anyone Ever | Selected by Beth Vrabel, Author of Camp Dork

5 Middle Grade Books That I’ll Never Lend Out to Anyone Ever | Selected by Beth Vrabel, Author of Camp Dork

Here are five middle grade books I don’t think you should ever share with anyone.

Best Selling Young Adult Books | June 2016

Best Selling Young Adult Books | June 2016

This month Lady Midnight, by Cassandra Clare, and the The Unexpected Everthing, by Morgan Matson, are in our hand-picked list from the Best Selling Young Adult HardCover books listed on The New York Times.

Giveaways

Growing Up Mindful, by Christopher Willard, PsyD | Book Giveaway

Growing Up Mindful, by Christopher Willard, PsyD | Book Giveaway

Enter to win a copy of Growing Up Mindful: Essential Practices to Help Children, Teens, and Families Find Balance, Calm, and Resilience, by Christopher Willard, PsyD.

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

Disney-Pixar Finding Dory: Dory’s Adventure Poster-A-Page | Book Giveaway

Disney-Pixar Finding Dory: Dory’s Adventure Poster-A-Page | Book Giveaway

Finding Nemo and Finding Dory fans can relive the underwater adventure by entering to win this fun book giveaway! What are you waiting for? Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Swimming, swimming, swimming all the way to the entry form.

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

Win the Animal Planet Prize Pack: 4 Book Giveaway

Win the Animal Planet Prize Pack: 4 Book Giveaway

Celebrate National Zoo and Aquarium month with us by entering to win this Animal Planet 4 book prize pack!

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

Win a New Book Series: An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time, by Carole P. Roman

Win a New Book Series: An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time, by Carole P. Roman

Enter to win a complete autographed set of the If You Were Me and Lived in … An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time series, written by award-winning author Carole P. Roman and illustrated by various artists.

Giveaway begins June 15, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends July 14, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Ages 0-3

Oui Oui Gigi: Nuggies: Volume 4, by Jeff Minich | Dedicated Review

Oui Oui Gigi: Nuggies: Volume 4, by Jeff Minich | Dedicated Review

Oui Oui Gigi: Nuggies: Volume 4 a great book for children learning about world culture, or preparing for a trip abroad to France. Highly recommended.

Tomas and the Galapagos Adventure, by Carolyn Lunn | Dedicated Review

Tomas and the Galapagos Adventure, by Carolyn Lunn | Dedicated Review

Tomas and the Galapagos Adventure is a great, intelligent, and artful book – truly an adventure worth taking!

Best New Kids Books | June 2016

Best New Kids Books | June 2016

It’s time for our June edition of “Best New Kids Books!” Hooray for plenty of lazy, beautiful, summer reading time. And, for some, it’s also time for prepping growing littles for preschool or kindergarten

A Gefilte Fishy Tale, by Allison and Wayne Marks | Dedicated Review

A Gefilte Fishy Tale, by Allison and Wayne Marks | Dedicated Review

Add in an original song for Shabbat and a gefilte fish mini-muffin recipe, and A Gefilte Fishy Tale offers lots of amusement—along with some cultural education—for any family.

Ages 4-8

Missing Jack, by Rebecca Elliott | Book Review

Missing Jack, by Rebecca Elliott | Book Review

Introducing the concept of death to children is obviously difficult. Rebecca Elliott (The Owl Diaries) approaches this potential minefield-of-a-subject with a novel combination of tenderness and candor in Missing Jack.

New Series Introduces Kids to Different Time Periods

New Series Introduces Kids to Different Time Periods

Introducing a spin-off series for older children: IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN … AN INTRODUCTION TO CIVILIZATIONS THROUGH OUT TIME.

If It Does Not Grow Say No: Eatable Activities For Kids | Dedicated Review

If It Does Not Grow Say No: Eatable Activities For Kids | Dedicated Review

Amid the ever-increasing reports of childhood obesity and other health-related issues, IF IT DOES NOT GROW SAY NO: EATABLE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS is an exciting book about nutrition that is body positive and fun.

Oui Oui Gigi: Nuggies: Volume 4, by Jeff Minich | Dedicated Review

Oui Oui Gigi: Nuggies: Volume 4, by Jeff Minich | Dedicated Review

Oui Oui Gigi: Nuggies: Volume 4 a great book for children learning about world culture, or preparing for a trip abroad to France. Highly recommended.

Ages 9-12

Marshmallows Over Manhattan: A Novel, by William Weger | Dedicated Review

Marshmallows Over Manhattan: A Novel, by William Weger | Dedicated Review

Author William Weger sets out to encourage readers to think outside of the box with Marshmallows Over Manhattan: A Novel, which grew from a bedtime story that he used to tell his daughter.

Best Selling Kids Series | June 2016

Best Selling Kids Series | June 2016

This month’s best selling kids series from The Children’s Book Review’s affiliate store is Anthony Horowitz’s ALEX RIDER, a collection of spy novels for young adult readers.

5 Middle Grade Books That I’ll Never Lend Out to Anyone Ever | Selected by Beth Vrabel, Author of Camp Dork

5 Middle Grade Books That I’ll Never Lend Out to Anyone Ever | Selected by Beth Vrabel, Author of Camp Dork

Here are five middle grade books I don’t think you should ever share with anyone.

Best Selling Middle Grade Books | June 2016

Best Selling Middle Grade Books | June 2016

Firoozeh Dumas, the author featured in our May ‘Selfie and a Shelfie’ article, made the top of our best selling middle grade books list with her wonderful book It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel.

Teens

Best Selling Kids Series | June 2016

Best Selling Kids Series | June 2016

This month’s best selling kids series from The Children’s Book Review’s affiliate store is Anthony Horowitz’s ALEX RIDER, a collection of spy novels for young adult readers.

Best Young Adult with Holly Schindler, Author of Spark

Best Young Adult with Holly Schindler, Author of Spark

Acclaimed author Holly Schindler writes a compelling contemporary tale with a dash of magic.

Best Selling Young Adult Books | June 2016

Best Selling Young Adult Books | June 2016

This month Lady Midnight, by Cassandra Clare, and the The Unexpected Everthing, by Morgan Matson, are in our hand-picked list from the Best Selling Young Adult HardCover books listed on The New York Times.

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.

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

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

| June 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Graduation gifts and giveaways have been trending on The Children’s Book Review over the past month, as well as the article How Picture Books Play a Role in a Child’s Development.

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I Have Faith, by Davin Whitehurst | Dedicated Review

I Have Faith, by Davin Whitehurst | Dedicated Review

| June 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

I Have Faith, written by Davin Whitehurst and illustrated by Tiffany Brown, is a short picture book designed to help start discussions between children and their caregivers about faith in God.

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Tomas and the Galapagos Adventure, by Carolyn Lunn | Book Giveaway

Tomas and the Galapagos Adventure, by Carolyn Lunn | Book Giveaway

| June 7, 2016 | 1 Comment

Enter to win a copy of Tomas and the Galapagos Adventure, written by Carolyn Lunn and illustrated by Ashley Rodes.

Giveaway begins June 7, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends July 6, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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Nuggies Vol. 4: Oui Oui Gigi, by Jeff Minich | Book Giveaway and OSMO Gaming System

Nuggies Vol. 4: Oui Oui Gigi, by Jeff Minich | Book Giveaway and OSMO Gaming System

| June 7, 2016 | 17 Comments

Celebrate the release of the latest Nuggies adventure, Nuggies Vol. 4: Oui Oui Gigi, by entering to win an autographed copy. The grand prize winner will also win a totally cool OSMO Gaming System for iPad, Genius Kit.

Giveaway begins June 7, 2016, at 8:00 A.M. PST and ends July 6, 2016, at 8:00 P.M. PST.

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How Kids Can Learn About Mindfulness with Fun, Easy Activities

How Kids Can Learn About Mindfulness with Fun, Easy Activities

| June 6, 2016 | 2 Comments

Introducing mindfulness into the lives of our children and teenagers is perhaps the greatest gift we can offer.

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Best Selling Picture Books | June 2016

Best Selling Picture Books | June 2016

| June 2, 2016 | 1 Comment

The best selling picture book from our affiliate store is Daniel Pinkwater’s oldie-but-a-goodie The Big Orange Splot.

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Time For Kids: Awesome America | Book Giveaway

Time For Kids: Awesome America | Book Giveaway

| May 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Enter to win a copy of Awesome America: Everything You Wanted to Know About the History, People, and Culture, by Time for Kids.

Giveaway begins May 31, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends June 30, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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Win a Set of Descendant Novels, by Melissa de la Cruz | Book Giveaway

Win a Set of Descendant Novels, by Melissa de la Cruz | Book Giveaway

| May 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Extend your love of the Descendants! Fans of the movie can enter for the chance to win the books! Enter to win copies of The Isle of the Lost and Return to the Isle of the Lost, by Melissa de la Cruz.

Giveaway begins May 31, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends June 30, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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

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

| May 26, 2016 | 24 Comments

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.

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

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

| May 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

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

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