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

The Children’s Book Review | May 10, 2018

From book reviews and lists for all ages to literacy tips and book giveaways, 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. 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?

3. 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.


4. 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.

5. 5 Books That Teach Kids How To Work Together

These five books are a wonderful place to start. Each one gives a different, engaging and a times humorous look at the importance of working together.

6. 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.

7. Monsterland Reanimated, By Michael Okon | Awareness Tour

Come along with award-winning and bestselling author Michael Okon on the Monsterland Reanimated awareness tour. Includes a chilling giveaway!

8. Thunder Girls #1 Freya And The Magic Jewel | Book Giveaway

From the authors of the Goddess Girls series comes the first book in a brand-new series steeped in norse mythology, magic, adventure, and friendship.

Enter for a chance to win an autographed hardcover copy of Thunder Girls #1 Freya and the Magic Jewel, written by Joan holub and Suzanne williams.

Giveaway begins May 3, 2018, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends June 3, 2018, at 11:59 P.M. MT.

9. Best New Picture Books | March 2018

We have 10 excellent picture books to share with you this month. You’ll discover a new picture book from New York Times bestselling and Caldecott Honor-winning author Brendan Wenzel, the first picture book from celebrated illustrator Jillian Tamaki, a debut picture book about the magic of memory and the infinite power of the imagination by New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz, an intricately crafted journey through four seasons of flora and fauna, the incredible story of how Simon & Garfunkel became a cherished voice of their generation, a soccer story for boy and girls alike, and so much more.

10. The Big Bed, By Bunmi Laditan | Book Giveaway

Bunmi Laditan, the author behind the popular honest toddler book and social media accounts, twists the typical bedtime battle on its head in the big bed . . .

Enter for a chance to win a copy of The Big Bed, written by Bunmi Laditan and illustrated by tom knight!

Giveaway begins April 23, 2018, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends May 23, 2018, 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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