The Children’s Book Review, named one of the ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children) Great Web Sites for Kids, is a resource devoted to children’s literacy. We publish reviews and book lists of the best books for kids of all ages. We also produce author and illustrator interviews and share literacy based articles that help parents, grandparents, teachers and librarians to grow readers.
If you have ever had the pleasure of watching the amazement and enthusiasm of a child who has just learned something new, then you will appreciate these precious words from Dr. Seuss:
“The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
Please join us on our quest for literacy … remembering old favorites and searching for new ones.
TCBR Team and Contributors
TCBR is powered by Bianca Schulze. Bianca is a freelance writer, bookseller, aspiring author, and mother to two daughters. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion through this blog and grow readers.
Favorite childhood books: Animalia by Graeme Base, The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton, Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl, The Twits by Roald Dahl, Where’s Waldo? by Martin Handford, Superfudge by Judy Blume, Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
Luisa LaFleur reviews bilingual books for The Children’s Book Review to help parents choose the best books for their budding linguists. She was born in Argentina, attended school in NYC and speaks three foreign languages—Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. Formerly an editor in NYC, Luisa is currently a stay-at-home mom to two little ones.
Favorite childhood books: The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss, The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen, Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren, Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary, Frecklejuice by Judy Blume, and Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great by Judy Blume.
Nicki Richesin is the editor of four anthologies The May Queen, Because I Love Her, What I Would Tell Her, and Crush. She is a regular contributor to Huffington Post, Daily Candy, 7×7, Red Tricycle, and San Francisco Book Review. Nicki has been reading to her daughter every day since she was born. For more information, visit: www.nickirichesin.com.
Favorite childhood books: The Maggie B. by Irene Haas, Best Friends for Frances by Russell and Lillian Hoban, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle’s Magic by Betty MacDonald, East of the Sun, West of the Moon by Kay Nielsen, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, and The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
Nina Schulyer‘s new novel, The Translator, has received starred reviews from Booklist and Shelf Awareness. Her fist novel, The Painting, was nominated for the Northern California Book Award and was named a ‘Best Book’ by the San Francisco Chronicle. She’s fiction editor for www.ablemuse.com and teaches creative writing at the University of San Francisco. For more information, visit her at www.ninaschuyler.com.
Favorite childhood books: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh, Silver Pennies by Blanche Jennings Thompson (I still have this book!), Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl, What Do People Do All Day by Richard Scarry, and Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss.
Amanda Lynch is the mom of three boys, and she writes about her parenting exploits on her blog, The Semi-Organic Mom. She is also the Green and Eco-Friendly Living Contributor to the Prime Parents Club. Her first novel, Unraveling Anabel, is scheduled to be released in the Fall of 2012. You can also find her on Facebook, or on Twitter as @thebookprincess.
Favorite childhood book: The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, by Avi.
Denise Mealy is a former web content provider who stays at home to change diapers and write books. She likes to read, cook, dance, travel and forward pictures of spam sculptures to friends. If she could have dinner with any author, dead or alive, it would be a toss up between J.K. Rowling and Jane Austen. They would probably eat pasta. Yes, definitely pasta. Visit: http://dccmealy.com. You can also find her on Twitter: @dccmealy.
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David Teague is the author of Franklin’s Big Dreams (Disney/Hyperion). He’s currently at work on his next picture book, Billy Hightower, forthcoming in 2013, and is collaborating with his wife, the novelist Marisa de los Santos, on a young adult novel, Margaret O’Malley. For more about David and his books, visit http://www.davidteague.net/ or http://www.facebook.com/FranklinDreams.
Erik Schulze is TCBR’s acting advisor. He is a distinguished and agile resource who continually helps TCBR to innovate and grow. He’s our “idea guy” and continually pushes us to deliver an engaging resource for our readership. Schulze comes from a background in new media, consumer ecommerce, publishing and curation, finance and banking, software design, directory and social platforms, digital learning, and more. For more information, visit: http://www.linkedin.com
Favorite childhood books: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, Put Me In the Zoo by Robert Lopshire, Call of the Wild by Jack London, James and The Giant Peach by Roald Dahl, Superfudge by Judy Blume, and Cross Country Cat and Mary Calhoun.