This unique and charming alphabet book uses rhymes and fact snippets to introduce Chinese words to a pre-schooler. The words are written in Pinyin, a sound system using Roman letters to write Chinese sounds. Words introduced are significant in Chinese culture, but relatable in any culture.
Spring is here, the season of regeneration that brings plenty of flowers with nectar which worker bees gather and convert into honey. The Children’s Book Review’s best selling picture book for this month is full of information on the wonderful and very much under-appreciated honeybees, The Life and Times of the Honeybee by Charles Micucci.
Hot New Releases & Popular Kids Stories
Check out some of the best new kids books that release this month. April will be exciting for many children’s book lovers with the release of another Mo Willems “Pigeon” book, The Pigeon Needs a Bath, and the latest from Lemont Snicket, File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents. There’s also new books for “Big Nate” and “The Never Girls” fans—and a beautiful new novel by debut author Ava Dellaira, Love Letters to the Dead.
Star Wars is always a popular theme among children and the Star Wars pop-up book that appears in this list has been a favorite among our readers since 2007. At the beginning of the month we like to share a list of most popular picture books and our hand selected titles from the nationwide best selling picture books, as listed by The New York Times, hasn’t changed—continuing proof that the books by Tom Lichtenheld, Sherri Duskey Rinker, Eric Litwin, Oliver Jeffers, and Drew Daywalt are true favorites.
We are a family of avid and eclectic readers. We read everything from 1950s comic books to gorgeous picture books, from Audubon Society nature identification books to YA dystopian novels, from New Yorker articles to the simplest board books.