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What Everyone Is Reading on The Children’s Book Review | May 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. 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. Win the Live Big Trilogy and a Free Author Visit | Giveaway Tour

Enter for a chance to win an autographed copy of Kat Kronenberg’s Think Big and a school visit from the author valued at $650!

Giveaway ends May 20, 2020, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

4. The Art of Writing Haiku for Kids

Seven tips for writing haiku for children.

5. Hello, Universe, by Erin Entrada Kelly Awareness Tour

Newbery Medalist Erin Entrada Kelly’s Hello, Universe is a funny and poignant neighborhood story about unexpected friendships. Learn more by following along with the tour.

6. Learn to Draw with Lindsay Ward, Creator of Rosie: Stronger than Steel

In our eighth installment of the “Learn to Draw on TCBR” series, Lindsay Ward, creator of Rosie: Stronger than Steel, teaches us how to draw Rosie— a brave tractor who farms for freedom in a story inspired by women who acted with courage and strength during World War II.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. The Cloudland Book Series

Could there be a strange land up in the clouds hidden from our eyes? Where snow, rain, and lightning come from? Young readers will find out through the eyes, and most especially, the adventures of Jane and Robbie and their Uncle Josh in the Cloudland book series.

10. The Best Picture Books of 2019

We can’t get enough of these amazing picture books! Here are 25 titles that we’re willing to call the best picture books of 2019.

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.

  • Hi Bianca,
    I enjoyed visiting your site and wondering how I could get my new Children’s book reviewed by you.
    It is very time-appropriate, as it is based on the premise of depicting hand hygiene and cleanliness in the form of germ-fighting animal superheroes.
    I’d like you to please review and recommend it if you like. It’ll be available on Amazon shortly in eBook and paperback format. Please contact me if interested in reviewing.
    Thank you.

    May 9, 2020

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