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Best Selling Middle Grade Books | July 2014

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Best Selling Middle Grade Books | July 2014

Seriously, there are some VERY good books on this list of best selling middle grade books; including Kevin Henkes’ The Year of Billy Miller and Sharon M. Draper’s Out of My Mind.

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Best Selling Picture Books | July 2014

| July 2, 2014 | 1 Comment
Best Selling Picture Books | July 2014

Three of the books in The Children’s Book Review’s best selling picture books list for July fall under the category of American history. Each of the books are deliciously rich in visual cues.

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What Do You Do With An Idea? By Kobi Yamada | Book Review

| June 29, 2014 | 1 Comment
What Do You Do With An Idea? By Kobi Yamada | Book Review

What Do You Do With An Idea? is about a boy who has an idea, illustrated as a golden crowned egg with legs. The boy wonders about the peculiar golden biped; its origins, its purpose, its place in the world.

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Katherine James, A.K.A. The Lynch Sisters, Dish on The Sugar Plum Tree

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Katherine James, A.K.A. The Lynch Sisters, Dish on The Sugar Plum Tree

On special occasions the girls’ parents told them of THE SUGAR PLUM TREE and they awoke to small candy treats or TREASURE waiting under their beds.

It’s this TRADITION, of POETRY IN ACTION, the girls now hope to pass on to your family.

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The Sugar Plum Tree, by Katherine James | Dedicated Review

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Sugar Plum Tree, by Katherine James | Dedicated Review

Inspired by Eugene Field’s (1850-1895) original The Sugar Plum Tree poem, here is a deliciously sweet bedtime book from Katherine James that takes young readers across the Lollipop Sea to the Garden of Shut Eye Town where the Sugar Plum Tree grows.

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Best Selling Kids Series | June 2014

| June 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Best Selling Kids Series | June 2014

Best Selling Books for Kids

This month, DK Readers: Star Wars are on top of The Children’s Book Review’s best selling kids series list.

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Best Selling Middle Grade Books | June 2014

| June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Best Selling Middle Grade Books | June 2014

Star Wars books were a hot commodity this month on The Children’s Book Review—even more than usual. LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary was our best selling middle grade book this month. Returning to our hand selected titles from the nationwide best selling middle grade books, as listed by The New York Times, is Sharon M. Draper’s Out of My Mind.

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Best Selling Picture Books | June 2014

| June 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Best Selling Picture Books | June 2014

The Children’s Book Review’s best selling picture book for this month is the gorgeously illustrated picture book from Jon J. Muth, The Three Questions. As per usual, we’ve also shared our hand selected list of the most popular picture books from the nationwide best selling picture books, as listed by The New York Times.

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Animal Board Books by the American Museum of Natural History

| May 31, 2014 | 1 Comment
Animal Board Books by the American Museum of Natural History

Both ABC Animals and Spot the Animals: A Lift-the-Flap Book of Colors are recommended for toddlers, and make unique gifts.

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Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown | Bull-Bransom Award Winner, 2014

| May 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown | Bull-Bransom Award Winner, 2014

The National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wy, announced that children’s book author/ illustrator Peter Brown is the recipient of the 2014 Bull-Bransom Award for his 2013 picture book Mr. Tiger Goes Wild. The judges called it “an exceptional tribute to the wild and rambunctious energy in all children” and they praised it for the way the Brown “plays around with the idea of ‘wildlife’ in very visual ways.”

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