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

The Children’s Book Review | October 30, 2019

10 Trending Kids’ Book and Literacy Articles

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

1. Win the What Wonders Do You See… When You Dream? Giveaway

This picture book shows readers that sleeping is indeed something to look forward to! That’s a definite plus for us! The fantastical feel is sure to inspire young dreamers and explorers. Giveaway ends November 17, 2019, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

2. 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!

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. 5 Translated Picture Books: Stunning Stories From Around the World

The following worldly tales have been written by foreign authors and translated into English. Each of the books offers authentic and unique storytelling that will surely cultivate global thinking in your young readers.

6. Inside the Studio with Xindi Yan, Illustrator of The Itty-Bitty Witch

See Xindi Yan’s sketches and the process of creating the artwork for The Itty-Bitty Witch.

7. Kobi Yamada and Gabriella Barouch Discuss Maybe

Yamada’s joy and appreciation for life combined with Barouch’s deep love of nature has created an inspiring and absolutely stunning.

8. 5 Favorite Upper Middle-Grade Reads

Just for fun, we asked Nicole Valentine (A Time Traveler’s Theory of Relativity) to tell us about her five favorite upper middle grade reads.

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 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. I Can Make This Promise, by Christine Day | Book Giveaway

In this stunning debut novel from Christine Day, Edie discovers a box of letters that uncover some family secrets—secrets that will lead her to find her Native American identity. Giveaway ends October 31, 2019, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

10. 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.

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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