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Sweet Books for Kids | Best Food Books

Sweet Books for Kids | Best Food Books

12 of the Best Kids Books About Candy

It’s time to upgrade your library bag for a super-sized treat bag because this list of tantalizing kids books if full of reading candy!

Best Kids Board Books of 2014

Best Kids Board Books of 2014

The best board books of 2014, as picked by the editors and contributors of The Children’s Book Review.

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia, by Candace Fleming | Book Review

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia, by Candace Fleming | Book Review

An absolutely fascinating read for teens and anyone who is interested in a richly described account of imperialist Russia.

Seven Middle Grade Books for African American History Month

Seven Middle Grade Books for African American History Month

February is African American History Month. Sharing these books with young readers comes with the responsibility to discuss … progress towards equality.

Giveaways

Crime Solver’s Detective Agency, by Victoria Schwimley | Book Giveaway

Crime Solver’s Detective Agency, by Victoria Schwimley | Book Giveaway

Enter to win an autographed paperback copy of Crime Solver’s Detective Agency (CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2014), by Victoria Schwimley.

Giveaway begins February 26, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends March 25, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Win 6 Months of INSTACANDI Candy <br />& a Sweet Kids Book | Giveaway

Win 6 Months of INSTACANDI Candy
& a Sweet Kids Book | Giveaway

Enter to win 6 months of candy delivered by INSTACANDI and your choice of a children’s book from our list of “Sweet Books for Kids.”

Giveaway begins February 25, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends March 24, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

The Wisdom of Merlin: 7 Magical Words for a Meaningful Life, by T.A. Barron | Giveaway

The Wisdom of Merlin: 7 Magical Words for a Meaningful Life, by T.A. Barron | Giveaway

Enter to win a hardcover copy of The Wisdom of Merlin: 7 Magical Words for a Meaningful Life (Philomel Books, March 24, 2015), by T.A. Barron.

Giveaway begins February 24, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends March 23, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

The Jaguar Stones: The Lost City, by J&P Voelkel | Book Giveaway

The Jaguar Stones: The Lost City, by J&P Voelkel | Book Giveaway

Enter to win a hardcover copy of The Jaguar Stones: The Lost City (EgmontUSA, February 10, 2015), by J&P Voelkel.

Giveaway begins February 19, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends March 18, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Ages 0-3

Best Kids Board Books of 2014

Best Kids Board Books of 2014

The best board books of 2014, as picked by the editors and contributors of The Children’s Book Review.

Chu’s Day, by Neil Gaiman | Book Review

Chu’s Day, by Neil Gaiman | Book Review

Chu’s Day follows the day in the life of Chu the panda who happens to have a giant sneeze. His sneeze is so powerful it makes bad things happen.

Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles: A Captain No Beard Story, by Carole P. Roman | Dedicated Review

Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles: A Captain No Beard Story, by Carole P. Roman | Dedicated Review

Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles: A Captain No Beard Story should be readily welcomed into the personal libraries of all expectant families with soon-to-be or new siblings.

Uni the Unicorn, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal | Book Review

Uni the Unicorn, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal | Book Review

This beautifully illustrated book is a delightful addition to any little girl’s library. Girls who are especially intrigued by fantastical mystical creatures will love the message that yes, Virginia, there just might be a real Unicorn out there.

Ages 4-8

Sweet Books for Kids | Best Food Books

Sweet Books for Kids | Best Food Books

12 of the Best Kids Books About Candy

It’s time to upgrade your library bag for a super-sized treat bag because this list of tantalizing kids books if full of reading candy!

The Adventures of Bella & Harry: Let’s Visit Rome!

The Adventures of Bella & Harry: Let’s Visit Rome!

Bella and Harry, two friendly Chihuahuas, visit countries around the world with their family of people. In this edition, Bella and Harry visit Rome, Italy.

Max & Voltaire: Getting to Know You, by Mina Mauerstein Bail | Dedicated Review

Max & Voltaire: Getting to Know You, by Mina Mauerstein Bail | Dedicated Review

Mina Mauerstein Bail has written a large-format chapter book series for young readers. The first installment in the series is a two-part story (each with six chapters) that encourages readers to get along with others.

Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles: A Captain No Beard Story, by Carole P. Roman | Dedicated Review

Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles: A Captain No Beard Story, by Carole P. Roman | Dedicated Review

Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles: A Captain No Beard Story should be readily welcomed into the personal libraries of all expectant families with soon-to-be or new siblings.

Ages 9-12

Sweet Books for Kids | Best Food Books

Sweet Books for Kids | Best Food Books

12 of the Best Kids Books About Candy

It’s time to upgrade your library bag for a super-sized treat bag because this list of tantalizing kids books if full of reading candy!

1492: New World Tales, by Richard and Judy Dockrey Young | Book Review

1492: New World Tales, by Richard and Judy Dockrey Young | Book Review

This unique book is a potpourri of re-told stories from several cultures on both sides of the Atlantic as they might have been known in 1492, the year Columbus set sail for India and found what is now known as the Americas.

 My Writing and Reading Life: Cory Putman Oakes

 My Writing and Reading Life: Cory Putman Oakes

Cory Putman Oakes is a children’s book author from Austin, Texas. Her middle grade debut, DINOSAUR BOY, hits shelves in February, 2015 with its sequel, DINOSAUR BOY SAVES MARS, to follow in February, 2016.

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia, by Candace Fleming | Book Review

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia, by Candace Fleming | Book Review

An absolutely fascinating read for teens and anyone who is interested in a richly described account of imperialist Russia.

Teens

The Manager, by Caroline Stellings | Book Review

The Manager, by Caroline Stellings | Book Review

This funny novel is told through the eyes of seventeen-year-old Ellie, but the real star is her older sister Tina. They live in Whitney Pier over the gym where their father, a former boxer, trains aspiring boxers.

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia, by Candace Fleming | Book Review

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia, by Candace Fleming | Book Review

An absolutely fascinating read for teens and anyone who is interested in a richly described account of imperialist Russia.

Sway, by Kat Spears | Book Review

Sway, by Kat Spears | Book Review

Kat Spears debut novel is, quite simply, a delight. It has all the ingredients for an engaging and witty read, laced with honesty and insight that’s refreshingly real.

10 Non-Fiction Books About Presidents: Facts, Guides, and Trivia, Oh My!

10 Non-Fiction Books About Presidents: Facts, Guides, and Trivia, Oh My!

These books, guides, and cards offer interesting trivia and facts, engaging formats, and lively illustrations; a perfect combination to pique interest for hours of casual reading, followed by days of reciting trivia, and hopefully, years of knowledge about these important people in American history.

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SoSo-LaLa Teaches Acceptance and Resilience

SoSo-LaLa Teaches Acceptance and Resilience

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Children’s Book Review | February 23, 2015 Author Showcase Author Rany Shamloul, in his first children’s picture book, discusses acceptance and resilience through the eyes of two lovely characters, SoSo-lala, a funny robot and Amelia, a cute little girl. “Soso-lala, the Different” is a great book about a funny and different robot who visits a […]

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Tell Your Story, Tell a Dream Birthday Cake, by Angela Bermudez | Dedicated Review

Tell Your Story, Tell a Dream Birthday Cake, by Angela Bermudez | Dedicated Review

| February 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tell Your Story, Tell a Dream Birthday Cake, a short chapter book co-written by multi-ethnic child author Angela Bermudez and her mother, tackles large and deep-seated topics.

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Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles, by Carole P. Roman | Series Giveaway

Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles, by Carole P. Roman | Series Giveaway

| February 12, 2015 | 21 Comments

Enter to win a full autographed set of the Captain No Beard series, by award-winning author Carole P. Roman; including the newest title Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles; plus a Kidoozie Pirate Den Playhouse!

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

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If You Were Me and Lived in … Scotland, by Carole P. Roman | Dedicated Review

If You Were Me and Lived in … Scotland, by Carole P. Roman | Dedicated Review

| February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Roman has created a good beginning platform that readers can leap from and soar into the mythical and lively world of Scottish culture.

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Children’s Book Trends on The Children’s Book Review | February 2015

Children’s Book Trends on The Children’s Book Review | February 2015

| February 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Love is in the air this month. While we continue to have a winter wonderland of books and articles appearing in The Children’s Book Review’s book trends this month; including our list “Kids Winter Books: Snow, Mittens, Polar Bears and Other Arctic Animals,” we also have a list of “Kids Books for Valentine’s Day” trending.

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A Conversation with Sharon M. Draper About <em>Stella by Starlight</em> | Interview

A Conversation with Sharon M. Draper About Stella by Starlight | Interview

| February 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

In this conversation, we talked to Draper about the inspiration behind Stella by Starlight and the basic goodness in humanity.

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Stella by Starlight, by Sharon M. Draper | Book Review

Stella by Starlight, by Sharon M. Draper | Book Review

| February 5, 2015 | 1 Comment

Stella by Starlight, by esteemed storyteller Sharon M. Draper, is a poignant novel that beautifully captures the depth and complexities within individuals, a community, and society in 1932, an era when segregation and poverty is at the forefront.

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Best Selling Kids Series | February 2015

Best Selling Kids Series | February 2015

| February 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is this month’s best selling kids series from The Children’s Book Review’s affiliate store.

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Best Selling Young Adult Books | February 2015

Best Selling Young Adult Books | February 2015

| February 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

With so many strong novels on this list, all but one young adult novel, John Green’s Paper Towns, remains the same on our hand-picked list from the Best Selling Young Adult list.

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Best Selling Middle Grade Books | February 2015

Best Selling Middle Grade Books | February 2015

| February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

This month, A Boy and a Bear in a Boat, by Dave Shelton, is still The Children’s Book Review’s best selling middle grade book. And we’re very happy to add Brown Girl Dreaming to our selection from the nationwide best selling middle grade books.

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