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

The Children’s Book Review | September 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. 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. 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. Spy-tacular Stories Featuring Spies, Detectives, and Mysteries

As an adult, I still love books featuring sneaky spies, clever detectives, and intriguing mysteries. Here are a few great books to jumpstart a lifelong love of this genre.

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. 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.

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. How Picture Books Play a Role in a Child’s Development

While 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.

9. Filigree’s Midnight Ride, by Dorothy Hearst and Pam Berkman | Meet the Characters

Get to know Filigree from Dorothy Hearst and Pam Berkman’s Filigree’s Midnight Ride, an early chapter book inspired by important events and told through the eyes, ears, and noses of dogs.

10. Win a Copy of How to Have a Habit

Need a conversation starter on peer pressure and making smart and healthy choices? Authors Todd Stolp, Robin Voss, and Neil Shulman—who also collectively wrote The Germ Patrol (RX Humor, 1998)—have put together this catchy, rhyming, picture book with a principled message on the importance of making well-informed, healthy, and smart choices.

Giveaway begins September 15, 2019, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends October 15, 2019, 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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