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

The Children’s Book Review | April 12, 2018

From book giveaways to 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. TCBR Turned 10! Win An Amazing ‘Growing Readers’ Prize Pack

We are so excited to announce that The Children’s Book Review has turned ten! That’s Double digits! To thank our readers for their much appreciated loyal readership, and in honor of our goal of growing readers, we are giving away a special prize pack that will help a lucky reader create a fun kids reading nook—including a framed TCBR original print created by children’s author & illustrator Alexandra MacVean.

Giveaway begins March 30, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends April 30, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

2. Win A ‘Girls Who Read’ Prize Pack

Enter To Win An Autographed Copy Of Oh Susannah: It’s In The Bag And Oh Susannah: Things That Go Bump; Plus A “Reading Is Always A Good Idea” Cosmetic Purse, An Eos Lip Balm, And A $20 Target Gift Card.

Giveaway begins March 19, 2018, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends April 19, 2018, at 11:59 P.M. PST

3. Win An I Kill Giants Movie Night Prize Pack

Enter for a chance to win this I Kill Giants movie night prize pack!

Giveaway begins March 20, 2018, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends April 20, 2018, at 11:59 P.M. MT.

4. 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.

5. 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.

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. 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.

8. Five Family Favorites With Tara Luebbe, Co-Author Of I Am Famous

Choosing only five is impossible, but here are some Tara Luebbe’s (co-author of I Am Famous) favorite picture books.

9. Barry Wittenstein, Author Of The Boo-Boos That Changed The World | Speed Interview

Barry particularly likes nonfiction, and profiling mostly unknown people and events whose stories have never been told in children’s literature. He is the author of The Boo-Boos That Changed the World.

10. 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. 

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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