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What Everyone Is Reading on The Children’s Book Review | January 2020

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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. Danny and the Moon, by Jennifer Dawson | Giveaway

If you think a space-themed book starring a spunky cat sounds fun, you’d be right! Danny and the Moon is short, sweet, and perfect for any young reader—in particular, readers who have a strong sense of curiosity and who love to giggle. Giveaway ends January 23, 2020, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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. 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!

4. My Friend Moose’r McDan, by Sky Danley | Awareness Tour

Come along with author Sky Danley on this virtual book tour! The recent recipient of the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, Sky Danley’s My Friend Moose’r McDan is a picture book featuring a gentle moose who is sad because he lost his play friend. He is looking for a new one, and your young reader could be it!

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. A Year of Children’s Books in Review | 2019

You will find some highlights from the year gone by, including plenty of posts from our amazing contributors. And, in case you missed it, be sure to check out my most anticipated picture book of 2020: Don’t Wake the Dragon. Click on over to see why I’m so, so excited, and also wholly biased!

8. Win a Copy of The Moon Show by Carmen Gloria

Carmen Gloria’s The Moon Show is a delightfully fun choice for young astronomers, along with any reader ready to shine brightly in the world! Giveaway ends February 8, 2020, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

9. 5 Splashtacular Kids’ Books About Bathtime

Your young readers are going to love these five splashtacular kids’ books about bathtime. Dive right in and read away!

10. 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.

You’ll find themes of humor, heroes, heartbreak, mystery, diversity, fantasy, friendship, family, loss, loneliness, love, and some great non-fiction. We can’t wait to hear which of these become your new favorite books!

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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