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5 Laugh-Out-Loud and Reach-for-the-Kleenex Middle Grade Novels | Selected by Cammie McGovern, Author of Just My Luck

Children’s Book Trends on The Children’s Book Review | May 2016

The Children’s Book Review | May 8, 2016

The wonderful book list from Cammie McGovern, 5 Laugh-Out-Loud and Reach-for-the-Kleenex Middle Grade Novels, has been trending on The Children’s Book Review over the past month, as well as our article 5 Reasons to Love Dr. Suess. 5 must be the lucky number of the month!

10 Kids’ Book Trends on The Children’s Book Review …

1. 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.

2. Where to Find Free eBooks for Children Online

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

3. 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.

4.   Best New Kids Books | May 2016

From beautiful, fun, engaging picture books to unforgettable middle grade books to feel-good young adult novels, May brings an abundance of great books …

5. Best Selling Kids Series | April 2016

April’s best selling kids series from The Children’s Book Review’s affiliate store Captain No Beard, by award-winning author Carole P. Roman, is an imaginative picture book series loved by all.

6. Pipsie, Nature Detective: The Lunchnapper | Book Giveaway

Enter to win a copy of Pipsie, Nature Detective: The Lunchnapperwritten by Rick DeDonato and illustrated by Tracy Bishop.

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

7. The Forbidden Library Series, by Django Wexler | Book Giveaway

Enter to win the first three books from THE FORBIDDEN LIBRARY series: The Forbidden Library, The Mad Apprentice, and The Palace of Glass, written by Django Wexler.

Giveaway begins April 17, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends May 16, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

8. Picture Book Prize Pack From Award-Winning Author Carole P. Roman | Book Giveaway

Enter to win autographed copies of Rocket-Bye and Can a Princess Be a Firefighter?, written by award-winning author Carole P. Roman and illustrated by Mateya Arkova. Plus, a bonus prize of author Eric Jay Cash’s debut picture book Cave Kiddos: A Sunny Day!

Giveaway begins April 21, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends May 22, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

9. 5 Laugh-Out-Loud and Reach-for-the-Kleenex Middle Grade Novels | Selected by Cammie McGovern, Author of Just My Luck

I not only loved all these books, I know I’ll go back and re-read them in the future to study exactly how these skillful writers strike the delicate balance I’m always looking for between laugh-out-loud funny and reach-for-the-Kleenex poignant.

10. 5 Reasons to Love Dr. Seuss

Here are five reasons you should love Dr. Seuss, including his absurdity…

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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