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Kids Book Trends on The Children’s Book Review | February 2017

The Children’s Book Review | February 15, 2016

How Picture Books Play a Role in a Child’s Development is currently our most read article, along with our selection of the best new picture books from January and February. Here’s the top ten list of kids books and literacy articles that have been trending on The Children’s Book Review. There are also plenty of great book giveaways …

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

1. How Picture Books Play A Role In A Child’s Development

But 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. Book Reviews And Recommendations: Preteen And Tween, Ages 9-12

With Maturity Developing And A Wide Range Of Reading Abilities Among Preteens And Tweens, Middle Grade Novels (Books For Ages 9 And Up) Begin To Soar With Well-Developed Fantastical Worlds, A Gentle Increase In The Complexities Of Social And Emotional Plot Developments, Smaller Fonts, And More Pages.

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. Win A 9 Book Prize Pack Introducing Kids To Civilizations Throughout Time

Enter To Win A Complete Autographed Set Of The If You Were Me And Lived In … An Introduction To Civilizations Throughout Time Series. The Set Includes 9 Books Written By Award-Winning Author Carole P. Roman And Illustrated By Various Artists.

Giveaway begins January 16, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends February 16, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

5. Win Over $100 Worth Of Whimsical Kidlit Art

Enter To Win An Autographed Copy Of Part Of My Heart, Written By Mike Sundy, And Over $100 Worth Of Whimsical Kidlit Art From Award-Winning Artist Sansu. Her Art Has Been Shown In Several Bay Area Galleries And Won The 2016 SCBWI Mentorship Award. Her Animations Have Screened At Sundance, SITGES, And Annecy.

Giveaway begins January 27, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends February 27, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. MT.

6. Book Reviews And Recommendations: Preschool To Elementary, Ages 4-8

Did You Know That You Could Boost Your Preschool Or Elementary Child’s Intelligence Simply By Ensuring That Reading Books Is A Part Of Their Day-To-Day Life?

7. Ten Of The Best Books And Why You Should Read Them

Natalie C. Anderson is an American writer and international development professional living in Geneva, Switzerland. She has spent the last decade working with nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and the United Nations on refugee relief and development, mainly in Africa. She was selected as the 2014–2015 Associates of the Boston Public Library Children’s Writer-in-Residence, where she wrote her debut novel, City of Saints & Thieves. Here are her top 10 favorite middle grade, young adult, and adult fiction books …

8. Best New Picture Books | January 2017

From a bedtime book for the youngest readers, to a classic tale of bravery and transformation, these are the picture books that we feel represent the best of January. To be fair, one of these books is a board book (Nighty-Night) and one of these books is an early reader book (My Kite is Stuck! and Other Stories), but all of them are really wonderful for kids ages 1 through 8.

9. Wilbert The Worm, By Harpreet M Dayal | Book Giveaway

Enter To Win An Autographed Copy Of Wilbert The Worm, By Harpreet M Dayal.

Giveaway begins January 23, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends February 23, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

10. Best New Picture Books | February 2017

From the companion to Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site, to a spirited picture book about two adorable badgers who get a little carried away while helping their mom out with the laundry, to a touching tale of a boy and his friendship with a horse, to a rollicking story that shares all of the ways a pet unicorn can ruin your life, these are the picture books that we feel represent the best of February 2017.

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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