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Best Young Adult Books with Joli Huynh, Actin’ Up With Books

Best Young Adult Books with Joli Huynh, Actin’ Up With Books

There are so many books published this season that quickly made it on my To-Be-Read list and I’ve had the opportunity to read a couple of them already. Most of the authors represented here have written books focused on relationships—friendships, romantic, and familial—and how they develop or change as the characters do.

Halloween Books: New Fall and Spook-Worthy Books for Kids

Halloween Books: New Fall and Spook-Worthy Books for Kids

It’s time to do the Halloween hustle and get books for Halloween into the hands of your ghouls and boys. Don’t get spooked, all of these books are treats and not tricks!

Best Selling Kids Series | October 2014

Best Selling Kids Series | October 2014

The Lets-Read-and-Find-Out Science series is our best selling kids series this month and offers wonderful selections for seasonal science and beyond.

Best Selling Young Adult Books | October 2014

Best Selling Young Adult Books | October 2014

This month, The Children’s Book Review’s number one best selling young adult book is The Children’s Homer: The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy—a classic must-read for all Greek mythology fans.

Giveaways

They All Fall Down, by Roxanne St. Claire | Book Giveaway

They All Fall Down, by Roxanne St. Claire | Book Giveaway

Enter to win a hardcover copy of They All Fall Down, by Roxanne St. Claire.

Giveaway begins October 24, 2014, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends November 24, 2014, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

A Whirlwind of Discovery: A Swiss Cheese Adventure | Book Giveaway

A Whirlwind of Discovery: A Swiss Cheese Adventure | Book Giveaway

Enter to win an autographed paperback copy of A Whirlwind of Discovery: A Swiss Cheese Adventure, by Darleen Wohlfeil.

Giveaway begins October 22, 2014, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends November 24, 2014, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Uncle John’s Totally Quacked Bathroom Reader for Kids Only! | Book Giveaway

Uncle John’s Totally Quacked Bathroom Reader for Kids Only! | Book Giveaway

Enter to win an Uncle John’s Bathroom Readers prize pack!

Giveaway begins October 20, 2014, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends November 19, 2014, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

The Code Busters Club Series, by Penny Warner | Book Series Giveaway

The Code Busters Club Series, by Penny Warner | Book Series Giveaway

Enter to win a set of The Code Busters Club series by Penny Warner!

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

Ages 0-3

Peek-a-Zoo!, by Nina Laden | Book Review

Peek-a-Zoo!, by Nina Laden | Book Review

In a follow-up to the bestselling board book Peek-a-Who?, Nina Laden creates another must-have for parents.

Topo’s Piano, by Harvey Stevenson | Dedicated Review

Topo’s Piano, by Harvey Stevenson | Dedicated Review

Topo’s Piano encourages and inspires young budding musicians to create their own melodies and discover the many joys and gifts of music.

Illustration Inspiration: Ruth Paul

Illustration Inspiration: Ruth Paul

Ruth Paul is an award-winning author and illustrator of ten picture books, including Hedgehog’s Magic Tricks. She works from a small straw-bale studio in the middle of a pasture just outside Wellington, New Zealand.

Orange Triangle Fox, by Sarah Jones | Book Review

Orange Triangle Fox, by Sarah Jones | Book Review

Orange Triangle Fox is a sturdy and colorful board book that incorporates three learning opportunities into one! Each spread features a different animal, shape, and color with a darling illustration and clear and easy to read words.

Ages 4-8

11 Kids’ Books on Dealing with Loss, Grief, Illness and Trauma

11 Kids’ Books on Dealing with Loss, Grief, Illness and Trauma

Here is a list of 11 books that address a wide range and variety of emotions that young readers may experience when faced with serious illness, loss, grief or trauma.

What’s Your Favorite Animal?, by Eric Carle | Book Review

What’s Your Favorite Animal?, by Eric Carle | Book Review

In Eric Carle’s What’s Your Favorite Animal, he collaborates with fourteen renowned children’s book artists to create mini storybooks about a favorite animal.

Ripley’s Fun Facts & Silly Stories 3

Ripley’s Fun Facts & Silly Stories 3

Fun Facts and Silly Stories 2 is the second book in this engaging and humorous series.

Ripley’s Fun Facts & Silly Stories: The Big One!

Ripley’s Fun Facts & Silly Stories: The Big One!

A new addition to Ripley’s successful Fun Facts & Silly Stories, The Big One! takes things to the next level.

Ages 9-12

11 Kids’ Books on Dealing with Loss, Grief, Illness and Trauma

11 Kids’ Books on Dealing with Loss, Grief, Illness and Trauma

Here is a list of 11 books that address a wide range and variety of emotions that young readers may experience when faced with serious illness, loss, grief or trauma.

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, by Chris Grabenstein | Book Review

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, by Chris Grabenstein | Book Review

In Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, author Chris Grabenstein cleverly captures reader’s imaginations by combining the suspense of a thrilling game with the majestic nostalgia of great libraries, librarians, books and authors of past and present.

Ripley’s Fun Facts & Silly Stories 3

Ripley’s Fun Facts & Silly Stories 3

Fun Facts and Silly Stories 2 is the second book in this engaging and humorous series.

Ripley’s Fun Facts & Silly Stories: The Big One!

Ripley’s Fun Facts & Silly Stories: The Big One!

A new addition to Ripley’s successful Fun Facts & Silly Stories, The Big One! takes things to the next level.

Teens

The Kiss of Deception, by Mary E. Pearson | Book Review

The Kiss of Deception, by Mary E. Pearson | Book Review

THE KISS OF DECEPTION, by Mary E. Pearson, is an exciting, quest-filled story that will please more traditional magical fantasy fans.

Jay Asher Discusses Thirteen Reasons Why | 50 States Against Bullying

Jay Asher Discusses Thirteen Reasons Why | 50 States Against Bullying

A conversation between Jay Asher and Trudy Ludwig the 50 States Against Bullying tour, bullying, teen suicide and how to create kinder and more caring communities.

Best Young Adult Books with Joli Huynh, Actin’ Up With Books

Best Young Adult Books with Joli Huynh, Actin’ Up With Books

There are so many books published this season that quickly made it on my To-Be-Read list and I’ve had the opportunity to read a couple of them already. Most of the authors represented here have written books focused on relationships—friendships, romantic, and familial—and how they develop or change as the characters do.

Chasing Power, by Sarah Beth Durst | Book Review

Chasing Power, by Sarah Beth Durst | Book Review

Chasing Power, by Sarah Beth Durst, is a fast-paced novel that has readers skipping across Mayan temples and ancient churches following a lovable and feisty heroine.

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Why Dogs Are …, by Tana Thompson | Dedicated Review

Why Dogs Are …, by Tana Thompson | Dedicated Review

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Using the fictional story of how dogs came to be on Earth, author Tana Thompson weaves a delicate and soothing story that highlights God’s ability to show his love to all, including the blind and deaf.

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There’s a Bug in my Blossom, by J.C. Donaho | Dedicated Review

There’s a Bug in my Blossom, by J.C. Donaho | Dedicated Review

| October 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

J.C. Donaho is a photography hobbyist that has combined his career in animal welfare and biomedical research, to create an early reader book well suited for young naturalists.

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My Writing and Reading Life: Darlene Beck Jacobson

My Writing and Reading Life: Darlene Beck Jacobson

| October 17, 2014 | 2 Comments

Darlene Beck Jacobson has loved writing since she was a girl. She wrote letters to everyone she knew and made up stories in her head. She loves bringing the past to life in stories such as WHEELS OF CHANGE, her debut novel.

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Puddle Pug, by Kim Norman | Book Review

Puddle Pug, by Kim Norman | Book Review

| October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Puddle Pug, by Kim Norman, is a beautifully illustrated hardcover book that tells the story of a pug in the search for a perfect pond.

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Tristan Hunt Series Brings Ocean Science to Young Fiction Audience

Tristan Hunt Series Brings Ocean Science to Young Fiction Audience

| October 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ellen Prager, PhD, ocean scientist and author, brings ocean science to the young fiction audience with her Tristan Hunt and the Sea guardian series.

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BZRK Series by Michael Grant | Book Series Giveaway

BZRK Series by Michael Grant | Book Series Giveaway

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Enter to win a set of Michael Grant’s BZRK series!

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

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Adventures Of Meg: The Just In Case, starring Megan Holmes and Dr. Roxon | Book Giveaway

Adventures Of Meg: The Just In Case, starring Megan Holmes and Dr. Roxon | Book Giveaway

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Enter to win an autographed paperback copy of Adventures Of Meg: The Just In Case, starring Megan Holmes and Dr. Roxon, by Ade Unwin.

Giveaway begins October 9, 2014, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends November 8, 2014, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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Children’s Book Trends on The Children’s Book Review | October 2014

Children’s Book Trends on The Children’s Book Review | October 2014

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

This month’s little peek at the current children’s book trends on The Children’s Book Review showcases Christmas books for kids, books on mindfulness and some best selling young adult books, as well as a wonderful literacy resource on where to find free ebooks for children.

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Houdini’s Tricks and How He Might Have Learnt Them

Houdini’s Tricks and How He Might Have Learnt Them

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Simon Nicholson, author of YOUNG HOUDINI: THE MAGICIAN’S FIRE, discusses how he came up with the idea for his thrilling new series.

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A Christmas Star’s Wish, by James Jay Gordy | Dedicated Review

A Christmas Star’s Wish, by James Jay Gordy | Dedicated Review

| October 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

For families that embrace holiday decorating and love the tradition of placing a star atop of their tree, joy will be found in this familiar tale of good things come to those who wait.

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