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By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: September 22, 2011

F. Isabel Campoy and  Alma Flor Ada recently published Ten Little Puppies/Diez perritos, a bilingual bonanza!

F. Isabel Campoy

F. Isabel Campoy is a scholar devoted to the study of language acquisition. She is a well-known author of numerous children’s books in the areas of poetry, theatre, folktales, biographies, and art. She is the recipient of many notable awards, including the Reading the World Award 2004, for “Cuentos que contaban nuestras abuelitas;” and the Junior Library Guild Premier Selection Award, 2006.

Alma Flor Ada

Alma Flor Ada is an internationally published children’s book author. She is the recipient of several prestigious honors, including the Pura BelprÉ Award, the Christopher Award, the JosÉ MartÍ World Award, and the Museum of Tolerance Award.

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: September 21, 2011

It’s time to start prepping for the holiday season. First stop: Halloween. No tricks here—only treats!

When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis near Halloween.
~Author Unknown

Our 2011 Halloween book list spotlights everything from growing pumpkins; overcoming fears (a great topic for youngsters that tend to get a little surprised when they no longer recognize their family and friends due to colorful costumes and scary masks); witches; skeletons; cats and bats; and plain-old, creepy stories that beg to be read on a dark night with a flashlight. From babies to beginning readers to middle graders to young adults, TCBR has you covered.

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: September 19, 2011

Celebrate the universal love for reading, and Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15), with WAITING FOR THE BIBLIOBURRO, by the award-winning team of Monica Brown and John Parra. Enter to win one of three (3) hardcover copies of this heartwarming tale that every child will enjoy. Giveaway begins September 19, 2011, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends October 15, 2011, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Reading level: Ages 4-6

Hardcover: 32 pages

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By Morgan Marshall, for The Children’s Book Review
Published: September 15, 2011

The Crows’ Nest: The Chronicles of Guts and Glory, Freedom Fighters of Nil, Book 1

When Mom gets kidnapped by a mysterious force called RIP 2.0, it’s up to her kids to save the day. But ten-year-old Trevor is so afraid of everything, he’s sure he’ll run away at the first sign of trouble. With giant cockroaches, stinging buzzbots, and a sewer-dwelling monster rumored to eat Kids whole to overcome, can Trevor the Coward truly ever become Guts the Brave?

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: September 14, 2011

Why should you laugh three times a day? Laughter is the best kind of medicine! Enter to win one of five (5) special edition coloring books and five (5) special edition hardcover copies of Kimberling Galeti Kennedy’s Why You Should Laugh Three Times a Day! Giveaway begins September 14, 2011, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends October 12, 2011, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Reading level: All Ages

Hardcover: 24 pages (Special Edition)