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Kids Book Trends on The Children’s Book Review | February 2018

The Children’s Book Review | February 23, 2018

From book reviews to literacy tips, here’s the top ten list of kids books and literacy articles that have been trending on The Children’s Book Review . . .

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


1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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?

4. Best New Picture Books | January 2018

We have 14 excellent picture books to share with you this month. You’ll discover inspiring characters like an inventive girl who’d rather tighten a nut and a bolt than tie a ribbon or bow, a delightfully creative girl who is bursting with grand ideas, and a mouse with a big appetite for the world. Not to mention some wonderful non-fiction books and, possibly the most popular book of 2018 (so far), Matt de la Peña and Loren Long’s Love. 

5. Seed School: Growing Up Amazing, By Joan Holub | Book Giveaway

Enter For A Chance To Win An Autographed Copy Of Seed School: Growing Up Amazing, Written By Joan Holub And Illustrated By Sakshi Mangal!

Giveaway begins February 7, 2018, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends March 7, 2018, at 11:59 P.M. MT.

6. 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.

7. Lindsay Ward, Author-Illustrator Of Don’t Forget Dexter! | Selfie And A Shelfie

Check out Lindsay Ward’s selfie with Don’t Forget Dexter, the first book of a brand-new series.

8. The Best Picture Books Of 2017

It’s here! Our list of the best picture books from 2017. These picture books have it all—brilliant literary value and an illustrative quality that will sweep you away into the world of the pages!

9. 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.

10. Book Reviews And Recommendations: Teen And Young Adult, Ages 12+

Is it true that teens would read more if they knew where to discover good young adult books? Surveys say it is true. The children’s book review is a solution. We cover books for teens and we have plenty of excellent young adult book recommendations.

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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