RSSCategory: Ages 9-12

Creating Settings: Bringing the Sounds, Sights and Smells Home

| March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
Creating Settings: Bringing the Sounds, Sights and Smells Home

Lisa Doan | The Children’s Book Review | March 6, 2015 When I began writing The Berenson Schemes, a middle grade series in which responsible Jack Berenson is repeatedly lost in the wilderness of foreign countries by his globe-trotting parents, I gave some careful thought to creating the settings. The books take place in the Caribbean, Kenya and […]

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Best Selling Kids Series | March 2015

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Best Selling Kids Series | March 2015

Holy books, Batman! The Batman Classic series is this month’s best selling kids series from The Children’s Book Review’s affiliate store.

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Best Selling Middle Grade Books | March 2015

| March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
Best Selling Middle Grade Books | March 2015

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 the very popular Kid President’s Guide to Being Awesome and The Terrible Two to our selection from the nationwide best selling middle grade books, as they appear on The New York Times.

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Best New Kids Stories | March 2014

| March 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Best New Kids Stories | March 2014

Wow! This is a great month for picture books—amazing picture book authors and sensational illustrators star in this month’s new release kids books. Plus, The Penderwicks in Spring is here!

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Sweet Books for Kids | Best Food Books

| February 25, 2015 | 16 Comments
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!

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

| February 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
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.

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 My Writing and Reading Life: Cory Putman Oakes

| February 18, 2015 | 2 Comments
 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.

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

| February 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
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.

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

| February 7, 2015 | 2 Comments
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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Seven Middle Grade Books for African American History Month

| February 6, 2015 | 1 Comment
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.

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