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The Children’s Book Review’s Book Trends | February 2016

The Children’s Book Review | February 9, 2016

This month, The Children’s Book Review‘s book trends show a great variety: Valentine’s Day books, winter books, giveaways, and some of our staple literacy articles.

10 Kids’ Book Trends 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. Book Lover: 16 Kids Books for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day gives me another great excuse to promote kids books—not that I need one; I’ll jump at any opportunity to encourage reading—especially the reading of books that teach self-value or simply display ‘love’ to children.

4. 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.

5. Best New Kids Books | January 2016

Take a look at our selection of hot new releases and popular kids’ books and let us know which titles and covers catch your eyes. There are so many amazing new kids books coming in 2016!

6. Kids Winter Books: Snow, Mittens, Polar Bears and Other Arctic Animals

What better season is there to cuddle-up under a blanket next to a crackling fire, with a good book? The following books are perfect for this peaceful-but-sometimes-blustery time of year. There is something for every child: snow, mittens, polar bears, penguins—and even a coming of age story for the teens.

7. If You Were Me and Lived In … Italy, by Carole P. Roman | Book Series Giveaway

Enter to win a complete autographed set of the If You Were Me series, written by award-winning author Carole P. Roman and illustrated by Kelsea Wierenga; including If You Were Me and Lived in … Italy: A Child’s Introduction to Culture Around the World! Plus, the grand prize winner will also receive the Educational Insights Geosafari Jr Talking Globe.

Giveaway begins January 10, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends February 16, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

8. Silly Willy Winston in the Adventures of Inspector Snout: The Case of the Missing Tadpole | Book Giveaway

Enter to win an autographed copy of Silly Willy Winston in the Adventures of Inspector Snout: The Case of the Missing Tadpole, written by Donna Maguire; plus the entire 5 book Silly Willy Winston series!

Giveaway begins January 13, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends February 12, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

9. Charlotte’s Web, by E.B. White | Book Review

From grammar to the tenderness in which this story is delivered, E. B. White’s writing is so perfect. It’s no wonder that Charlotte’s Web is a Newbery Honor Book (1953) and won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal (1970), among other awards.

10. This Little President: A Presidential Primer, by Joan Holub | Book Giveaway

Enter to win an autographed copy of This Little President: A Presidential Primer, written by Joan Holub and illustrated by Daniel Roode.


Giveaway begins January 12, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends February 11, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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 Book Giveaways category.
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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.

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