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What Everyone Is Reading on The Children’s Book Review | June 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 the most read on The Children’s Book Review . . .

1. Win an Amazing ‘Growing Readers’ Prize Pack to Celebrate TCBR’s 12th Birthday

We love putting together our anniversary giveaway as a way to thank you for your much appreciated loyal readership. In honor of our goal of growing readers, we are giving away an exclusive prize pack to a lucky bookworm! The prize includes two autographed books, a Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet, and a framed TCBR original print created by children’s book illustrator Lauren O’Hara.

Giveaway ends June 6, 2020, at 11:59 PM PST.

2. 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.

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. Selfie and a Shelfie with Anna Kang and Christopher Weyant, Creators of It Is (Not) Perfect

Anna Kang and Christopher Weyant are the creators of Theodor Seuss Geisel Award winner You Are (Not) Small as well as series titles That’s (Not) Mine, I Am (Not) Scared, and We Are (Not) Friends.

5. Black Lives Matter Book List for Kids and Teens

The responsibility of a better future is on us. Please read these stories written by black voices. Read them well—especially if you’re white like me. Read them with your children and teens and start a conversation so that we may have hope for an undivided future in which all communities feel safe.

6. Grow Through It! by Jay Dee | Book Awareness Tour

See how starting each day with purpose and gratitude can make all the difference!

Ellen is stuck at home. There’s no school and no friends, and Mom is working all the time. It seems terrible until she learns about the choice each day offers: GET through it or GROW through it.

To learn more, join us on this virtual book tour for Jay Dee’s Grow Through It,

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. How to Inspire Kids to Adventure Into Letter Writing

Karen Benke has a handwritten letter + envelope surprise subscription for kids, to get them interested in snail mail.

9. Speed Interview with Iris Argaman, Author of Bear and Fred: A World War II Story

Which five words best describe Bear and Fred: A World War II Story?

Iris Argaman: Home. Friendship. Journey. Thread. Loneliness.

10. 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.

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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