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What Everyone Is Reading on the Children’s Book Review | August 2019

The Children’s Book Review | August 30, 2019

10 Trending Kids’ Book and Literacy Articles

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 . . .

1. 34 of the Best Picture Books of 2019, so Far

Feast your eyes on this list! Here are some of the best picture books of 2019 that have released so far—January through March. There is surely something for everyone on this list—picture books about feelings, compelling non-fiction, unique and excellent illustrations, diversity of characters, humor, poetry … you name it. This list will definitely keep you busy and your library bags full. You can thank us later!

2. Witches Protection Program, by Michael Okon | Awareness Tour

To learn more, come along with award-winning and bestselling author Michael Okon on this virtual book tour! Be sure to enter the giveaway below for a signed copy of Witches Protection Program and a $100 Amazon gift card!

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. 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. 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. 5 Reassuring Picture Books for New Kindergarteners and the Back-to-School Crew

Do you have a young student getting ready to start preschool or kindergarten? Do you have a nervous first grader? Or maybe your child’s back-to-school jitters are fueling your own adult anxiety? These books are confidence boosters—especially for children that may be reluctant to try new things.

7. 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.

8. If I Built a School, by Chris Van Dusen | Book Giveaway

Award-Winning Author-Illustrator Chris Van Dusen is back with an exuberant companion to If I Built a Car!

Enter for a chance to win a copy of Chris Van Dusen’s If I Built a School!

Giveaway begins August 8, 2019 at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends September 8, 2019 at 11:59 P.M. PST.

9. 27 of the Best Kids Chapter Books and Middle Grade Books of 2019, So Far

Wow! Just wow! So many amazing new novels have been released in 2019, so far. The books featured here are our favorite new books from January through March.

10. 5 Books to Help Kids Find Calm Through Breathing and Visualization

If you’re looking for books with child-friendly visualizations or methods for helping kids discover how they can slow down, breathe, become aware of their bodies both mentally and physically, and fall asleep and stay asleep easier, then this list of books is exactly what you’re looking for.

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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