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Kids Books Trends on The Children’s Book Review | December 2017

The Children’s Book Review | December 8, 2017

Here’s the top ten list of kids books and literacy articles that have been trending on The Children’s Book Review. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! The top two articles are our lists of awesome Christmas books and a multicultural holiday giveaway. . .

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


1. 20 of the Best Kids Christmas Books

Christmas is a special time and calls for special stories. I am sure you will find the magic you are looking for in these wonderful Christmas books.

2. Win a Multicultural Holiday Prize Pack, Including a $50 Amazon Gift Card

Enter for a chance to win a complete autographed book set of the If You Were Me and Lived In series, written by award-winning author Carole P. Roman; plus a $50 Amazon gift card and a $50 donation, made in the winner’s name, to a non-profit organization dedicated to children in need and improving the quality of education.

Giveaway begins November 15, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends December 11, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

3. 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.

4. 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?

5. Book Reviews and Recommendations: Infant and Toddler Age Children, Ages 0-3

Reading to our kids has never been more important than now. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends through policy that pediatricians consult parents on the importance of reading aloud to children during the early years. A jump-start on reading is a jump-start on language comprehension.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. Best New Picture Books | April 2017

Charlie and Mouse has to be one of our favorites of the entire year, so far. It so easily elicits giggles! And from there, we have 25 other new picture book suggestions for you to read your way through. From a wonderful read-aloud by Julia Donaldson, to an unconventional mudpie cookbook, to a gentle story about the importance of sharing, to a touching story of friendship and love, and a charming celebration of embracing differences and standing out in a crowd, our selection of best new picture books will give you plenty of outstanding reading material! Which one are you going to read first?

9. The Splendid Baron Submarine, By Eric Bower | Awareness Tour

Pirate Treasure? A Clandestine Meeting? A Terribly Rude Monkey With Personal Boundary And Hygiene Issues?

Do We Have Your Attention? Good! Come Along With Author Eric Bower On The The Splendid Baron Submarine Awareness Tour.

10. Win A Nevermoor: The Trials Of Morrigan Crow Prize Pack

Join The Wundrous Society! Enter For A Chance To Win A Nevermoor: The Trials Of Morrigan Crow (In Stores Now!) Prize Pack.

Giveaway begins November 20, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends December 18, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. MT.

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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