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Best Selling Kids Series | November 2014

Best Selling Kids Series | November 2014

Once again, 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 | November 2014

Best Selling Young Adult Books | November 2014

This month, everything remains the same on our hand-picked list from the Best Selling Young Adult list—including 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.

Best Selling Middle Grade Books | November 2014

Best Selling Middle Grade Books | November 2014

This month we have some truly intelligent fiction for our middle grade readers that really are must-reads. The Children’s Book Review’s best selling middle grade book is a regular on the list: Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy, by Matthew Reinhart.

Best Selling Picture Books | November 2014

Best Selling Picture Books | November 2014

The colder months in the Northern Hemisphere are upon us and it’s reflected in this list of best selling picture books. As per usual, we’ve shared our hand selected titles of the most popular picture books.

Giveaways

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

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

Enter to win a copy of Ripley’s Fun Facts & Silly Stories: The Big One!

Giveaway begins November 24, 2014, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends December 23, 2014, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Ripley’s Fun Facts & Silly Stories 3 | Book Giveaway

Ripley’s Fun Facts & Silly Stories 3 | Book Giveaway

Enter to win a copy of Ripley’s Fun Facts & Silly Stories 3.

Giveaway begins November 24, 2014, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends December 23, 2014, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis, by Carole P. Roman | Book Giveaway

Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis, by Carole P. Roman | Book Giveaway

Enter to win a full autographed set of the Captain No Beard series, by award-winning author Carole P. Roman; including the newest title Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis!

Giveaway begins November 22, 2014, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends December 21, 2014, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Snow Valley Heroes, A Christmas Tale, by Robert McCarty | Book Giveaway

Snow Valley Heroes, A Christmas Tale, by Robert McCarty | Book Giveaway

Enter to win a copy of Snow Valley Heroes, A Christmas Tale by Robert McCarty.

Giveaway begins November 21, 2014, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends December 20, 2014, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Ages 0-3

My Writing and Reading Life: Natasha Wing, Author of The Night Before Hanukkah

My Writing and Reading Life: Natasha Wing, Author of The Night Before Hanukkah

Some of Natasha Wing’s books have even ended up on bestseller lists, including the wildly popular The Night Before series.

The Schoolies Series | Book Reviews

The Schoolies Series | Book Reviews

Two excellent installments from the Schoolies series, combining vibrant drawings and lessons on navigating school life.

12 Kids’ Books on Showing Thankfulness & Being Grateful

12 Kids’ Books on Showing Thankfulness & Being Grateful

As we begin a season of reflection and celebration, we are pleased to share some of our favorite books on thankfulness and being grateful that will help young readers on their journey to understanding gratitude.

The Magic of Wordless Picture Books

The Magic of Wordless Picture Books

We adults need to create space for readers and a defined comfort zone for them to enjoy wordless experiences. We must bite our tongues and allow experiences to unfold right in front of our eyes.

Ages 4-8

<em>Ripley’s Fun Facts & Silly Stories 3</em>: An Interview with Ripley Publishing

Ripley’s Fun Facts & Silly Stories 3: An Interview with Ripley Publishing

In this interview, we discuss Fun Facts & Silly Stories 3, the third title in the Ripley’s Believe It or Not® successful Fun Facts and Silly Stories series.

Ripley’s Fun Facts & Silly Stories 3 | Dedicated Review

Ripley’s Fun Facts & Silly Stories 3 | Dedicated Review

The third title in the Ripley’s Believe It or Not® successful Fun Facts and Silly Stories series is here: Ripley’s Fun Facts and Silly Stories 3.

<em>Fun Facts & Silly Stories: The Big One!</em>: An Interview with Ripley Publishing

Fun Facts & Silly Stories: The Big One!: An Interview with Ripley Publishing

As the world authority on all that is unbelievable, we’re supper excited to chat with Ripley Publishing, an arm of Ripley Entertainment Inc. and the owner of the internationally famous trademark Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

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

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

Fun Facts & Silly Stories: The Big One! is the newest addition to Ripley’s successful Fun Facts and Silly Stories series. Each of the pages in this massive new collection of bizarre truths is loaded with information primed to capture the attention of every child out there.

Ages 9-12

<em>Ripley’s Fun Facts & Silly Stories 3</em>: An Interview with Ripley Publishing

Ripley’s Fun Facts & Silly Stories 3: An Interview with Ripley Publishing

In this interview, we discuss Fun Facts & Silly Stories 3, the third title in the Ripley’s Believe It or Not® successful Fun Facts and Silly Stories series.

Ripley’s Fun Facts & Silly Stories 3 | Dedicated Review

Ripley’s Fun Facts & Silly Stories 3 | Dedicated Review

The third title in the Ripley’s Believe It or Not® successful Fun Facts and Silly Stories series is here: Ripley’s Fun Facts and Silly Stories 3.

<em>Fun Facts & Silly Stories: The Big One!</em>: An Interview with Ripley Publishing

Fun Facts & Silly Stories: The Big One!: An Interview with Ripley Publishing

As the world authority on all that is unbelievable, we’re supper excited to chat with Ripley Publishing, an arm of Ripley Entertainment Inc. and the owner of the internationally famous trademark Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

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

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

Fun Facts & Silly Stories: The Big One! is the newest addition to Ripley’s successful Fun Facts and Silly Stories series. Each of the pages in this massive new collection of bizarre truths is loaded with information primed to capture the attention of every child out there.

Teens

The Orphan of Torundi, by J. L McCreedy | Dedicated Review

The Orphan of Torundi, by J. L McCreedy | Dedicated Review

The Orphan of Torundi delivers all the key ingredients for a successful young adult novel. Romance, fast adventure, and a believable landscape blend together for a consuming read with a strong protagonist.

YALLFest 2014 | Event Recap

YALLFest 2014 | Event Recap

The heart of Young Adult Fiction descended into picturesque Charleston, SC on November 7, 2014 as 60 Young Adult authors, including 37 New York Times bestsellers, joined together for the 4th Annual Charleston Young Adult Book Festival (“YALLFest”).

Best Young Adult Books with Mary Amato, Author of Get Happy

Best Young Adult Books with Mary Amato, Author of Get Happy

I’m putting the following books on my to-read list. I chose these particular books of the many the above authors have written because either these particular characters or the genres (fantasy, adventure, and historical fiction) are the most different from my own work.

Five Family Favorites with Kat Beyer, Author of The Halcyon Bird

Five Family Favorites with Kat Beyer, Author of The Halcyon Bird

Kat Beyer has an M.A. in medieval history and has loved all things Italian for as long as she can remember. Her first novel was The Demon Catchers of Milan.

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Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis, by Carole P. Roman | Dedicated Review

Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis, by Carole P. Roman | Dedicated Review

| November 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the latest installment to Carole P. Roman’s award-wining series, Captain No Beard and his crew are heading in the direction of the North Star. This time they’re on a journey that the captain’s team is not so keen on joining—Captain No Beard has plans to take something without asking permission.

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Skink: No Surrender, by Carl Hiaasen | Book Giveaway

Skink: No Surrender, by Carl Hiaasen | Book Giveaway

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Enter to win a hardcover copy of Skink—No Surrender, by New York Times bestselling author Carl Hiassen.

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

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Get Happy, by Mary Amato | Book Giveaway

Get Happy, by Mary Amato | Book Giveaway

| November 16, 2014 | 2 Comments

Enter to win a hardcover copy of Get Happy, by Mary Amato.

Giveaway begins November 16, 2014, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends December 15, 2014, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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The Demon Catchers of Milan 2: The Halcyon Bird, by Kat Beyer | Book Giveaway

The Demon Catchers of Milan 2: The Halcyon Bird, by Kat Beyer | Book Giveaway

| November 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Enter to win a hardcover copy of The Demon Catchers of Milan #2: The Halcyon Bird, by Kat Beyer.

Giveaway begins November 15, 2014, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends December 14, 2014, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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Illustration Inspiration: Hervé Tullet

Illustration Inspiration: Hervé Tullet

| November 14, 2014 | 1 Comment

Hervé Tullet is known for his prodigious versatility, from directing ad campaigns to designing fabric for Hermès. But his real love is working with children, for whom he has published dozens of books, including Press Here.

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The Fourteenth Goldfish, by Jennifer L. Holm | Book Review

The Fourteenth Goldfish, by Jennifer L. Holm | Book Review

| November 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Fourteenth Goldfish is a clever novel that offers depth with humor while intersecting science and childhood in a memorable story perfect for sharing aloud with boys or girls.

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Snowman’s Story, by Will Hillenbrand | Book Giveaway

Snowman’s Story, by Will Hillenbrand | Book Giveaway

| November 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

Enter to win a hardcover copy of Snowman’s Story, by Will Hillenbrand

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

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Pop-Up Book | Book Giveaway

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Pop-Up Book | Book Giveaway

| November 11, 2014 | 55 Comments

Enter to win a copy of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Pop-Up Book, story by Lisa Ann Marsoli and illustrations by Keith Andrew Finch!

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

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Caldecott Honor-Winning John Rocco Talks About Blizzard

Caldecott Honor-Winning John Rocco Talks About Blizzard

| November 10, 2014 | 4 Comments

John Rocco discusses his newest picture book, Blizzard, the companion to his Caldecott Honor-winning Blackout.

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Naughty Kitty!, by Adam Stower | Book Review

Naughty Kitty!, by Adam Stower | Book Review

| November 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Adam Stower follows up his Silly Doggy! book with another winner, Naughty Kitty!

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