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Children’s Book Trends on The Children’s Book Review | March 2015

The Children’s Book Review | March 9, 2015

This month, The Children’s Book Review‘s book trends include wonderful literacy resources, sweet books for kids, and 5 Reasons to Love Dr. Seuss. Have fun perusing this list of TCBR’s book trends.

Here’s the scoop on the 10 most popular destinations on The Children’s Book Review …

1. Where to Find Free eBooks for Children Online

The Children’s Book Review presents a guest post by education writer Karen Schweitzer.

2. 20 Sites to Improve Your Child’s Literacy

There are a number of organizations and sites that provide online activities, teaching tips, and free books for children. Here are 20 sites to explore over the summer.

3. Win 6 Months of INSTACANDI Candy & a Sweet Kids Book | Giveaway

Enter to win 6 months of candy delivered by INSTACANDI and your choice of a children’s book from our list of “Sweet Books for Kids.”

Giveaway begins February 25, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends March 24, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

4. Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles, by Carole P. Roman | Series Giveaway

Enter to win a full autographed set of the Captain No Beard series, by award-winning author Carole P. Roman; including the newest title Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles; plus a Kidoozie Pirate Den Playhouse!

Giveaway begins February 12, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends March 11, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

5. How Picture Books Play a Role in a Child’s Development

While these parents are pushing their kids to be on top of the game, they don’t realize that the intensive coaching can be counterproductive and they’re missing out on an important genre, critical in the role of a child’s development—picture books.

 6. Best Selling Picture Books | February 2015

This month our best selling picture book from our affiliate store is the lively board book Peek-a-Zoo!, by Nina Laden. As per usual,  we’ve shared our hand selected titles of the most popular picture books from the nationwide best selling picture books listed by The New York Times. The New York Times best selling picture books list continues to host titles by Tom Lichtenheld, Sherri Duskey Rinker, Oliver Jeffers, and Drew Daywalt, as well as B.J. Novak’s The Book with No Pictures.

7. Best Selling Kids Series | February 2015

Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is this month’s best selling kids series from The Children’s Book Review’s affiliate store. Our list of hand-selected series from the nationwide best selling Children’s Series list, as noted by The New York Times, features the same exciting updates as last month; James Dashner’s Maze Runner series and Lowis Lowry’s The Giver Quartet. And you’ll also see the addition of Kiera Cass’s The Selection series.

8. 5 Reasons to Love Dr. Seuss

One sunny day, while swimming in a pool, my husband and I overheard a lady proclaiming to the world that Dr. Seuss’ books were absurd and should not be read to children. Her reason: incorrect use of the English language. Oh lady, you’ve really missed the whole point, haven’t you?! Here are five reasons you should love Dr. Seuss, including his absurdity:

9.  Best Kids Board Books of 2014

The best board books of 2014, as picked by the editors and contributors of The Children’s Book Review.

10. Sweet Books for Kids | Best Food Books

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! Each of these fantastic stories oozes with an individual style of sweetness. From the iconic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by the incredible Roald Dahl, to the delightful picture book Big Red Lollipop, from Rukhsana Khan and Sophie Blackall, readers can indulge in fantastical trips to candy factories, stores and forests … all while being treated to incredible snippets of humanity.

For more children’s book trends, you can follow along with all of our articles tagged with Book Trends and be sure to check out our articles and reviews tagged with .

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. 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 for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

  • Thanks for this run down. Very informative.
    Carol L

    March 13, 2015

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