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Book Reviews and Recommendations:

Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers, Grade School, and Teens, Ages 0-12+

 

By placing a high value on reading you are helping to create lifelong readers. Reading is the core skill behind almost all facets of learning. Kids that read (or kids that are read to) daily from an early age perform better on their report cards—not to mention the improved relationship benefits from a snuggly reading session between parent and child.

 

Children's Book Reviews for all ages

At The Children’s Book Review’s headquarters we receive hundreds of books each month to review. From these hundreds of books, we select only the books that we feel have the strongest potential impact on the reader. We know kids have different interests and different lifestyles and we do our very best to showcase a diverse list of books for all ages:

Book Reviews And Recommendations: Infant And Toddler Age Children, Ages 0-3

Book Reviews And Recommendations: Preschool To Elementary, Ages 4-8

Book Reviews And Recommendations: Preteen And Tween, Ages 9-12

Book Reviews And Recommendations: Teen And Young Adult, Ages 12+

The key to creating lifelong readers is parental involvement. The literacy journey is a continuous learning path—parents have the power to motivate children through example and by staying connected. Beyond helping kids select age appropriate books that peak their interests, there are many things parents can do to help create a healthy reading habit. For 10 tips on creating lifelong readers, you can check out our article Family Reading: Reading Together & Reading Aloud.

If you feel that we must know about one of your favorite books for kids, and you consider yourself an on-line socialite, you can send us suggestions on books for infants and toddlers through our Twitter handle, and share your most distinguished books on Instagram or Facebook with #thechildrensbookreview.  In the meantime, keep turning pages out there.

Buy recent infant and toddler books and ebooks in our Book Shop powered by Amazon; including 101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up: The must-read book list for kids, written by The Children’s Book Review’s founder Bianca Schulze.

Whether your kids have a fascination with ocean animals or coral reefs or simply the salty water, these books are sure to enthrall all and inspire promising marine biologists and environmentalists.

The Best Family Friendly Podcasts for Kids: One way to keep readers interested and boost various aspects of literacy is by listening to podcasts.

Here are 10 glorious books that celebrate grandparents and their grandkids, too!

This month the best selling picture book from our affiliate store is the very charming The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin.

The following picture books, all in their own unique way, provide reassurance.

A House That Once Was is timeless and has a magical feel to it that can be felt by both child and adult.

This month the best selling picture book from our affiliate store is a moving book from our list 34 of the Best Picture Books of 2019, so Far: Because by Mo Willems.

Comforting and sweet, LITTLE BLUE CHAIR reminds children that everything we love comes back to us in one way or another.

5 Mindfulness and Meditation Books for Kids: If you're looking for books with child-friendly visualizations or methods for helping kids discover how they can slow down, breathe, become aware of their bodies both mentally and physically, and fall asleep and stay asleep easier, then this list of books is exactly what you're looking for.

If you are looking for something unexpected and fun to add to your summer reading list, The Pesky Fly is a catchy little story that would go down well pool-side with some sliced watermelon, while snuggled upon a soft towel.

ABCmouse.com® Early Learning Academy is a great educational app and learning resource for children ages 2–8. Read our review.

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The Hug Me series of books, in particular Little Bunny and Little Bear, from the Chronicle Books series offer a fun, comforting reading time experience for young board book lovers.

Award-winning picture book author Jackie Azúa Kramer shares 5 children's books loved by her family!

From familiar nursery rhymes to learning social skills, here are 5 sweet board books that are wonderful for busy toddlers!

The Clever Things to Learn books are extremely interactive! These larger board books are not only eye-catching with the visually stimulating colors, they open a world of new concepts for toddlers.

come along with author Jenn Holt on this virtual book tour and be sure to enter the giveaway for a signed copy and one dozen pink golf balls and pink tees!

A great, fun, tactile, jam-packed, immersive adventure for all!

A gorgeously illustrated, imaginative tale, EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR A TREEHOUSE is a pure delight.

Jasper & Ollie is Alex Willan's first book. His love of drawing led him to earn a BFA in illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design.

Whether your kids have a fascination with ocean animals or coral reefs or simply the salty water, these books are sure to enthrall all and inspire promising marine biologists and environmentalists.

As the title touts, The Big Book of Silly Jokes for Kids is filled with over 800 family-friendly jokes, riddles, tongue twisters, fun facts, and more.

The Best Family Friendly Podcasts for Kids: One way to keep readers interested and boost various aspects of literacy is by listening to podcasts.

Kobi Yamada is a New York Times best-selling author and the creator of many inspiring gift books as well as the president of Compendium, a company of amazing people doing amazing things.

OwlCrate Jr. is a monthly book box subscription for kids ages 8 through 12 that certainly creates excitement around reading.

In The Upside-Down Gardener, spunky Dory Oslo discovers the benefits and virtues that come from growing a garden.

Through rich language, repetitive refrains, and shrewd storytelling, Dan Seif’s picture book, We’re Going on an Adventure, captures the imagination of two resourceful heroes.

Lindsay Lackey has trained as an opera singer, worked in children’s and teen services at a public library, and worked for a major publishing house in publicity and marketing. All the Impossible Things is her debut novel.

Here are 10 glorious books that celebrate grandparents and their grandkids, too!

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.

Alane Adams is an author, professor, and literacy advocate. Here we discuss her latest book series Witches of Orkney.

Best read in succession of book one, The Rubicus Prophecy: Witches of Orkney: Book Two is a fast read that will likely appeal to fans of Harry Potter or the Septimus Heap series.

Enter for a chance to win the Captain No Beard picture book series prize pack—includes a LEGO Creator Pirate Roller Coaster set and a $25 Target gift card.

What Five Words Best Describe El Perro con Sombrero meets Los Gatos con Gelatos? Derek Taylor Kent: Action-packed, hilarious, bilingual, heartwarming, and educational.

Get to know Filigree from Dorothy Hearst and Pam Berkman’s Filigree's Midnight Ride, a middle grade novel inspired by important events and told through the eyes, ears, and noses of dogs.

In a picture book format, Little Monstrie’s Big Adventures is filled with short-story-like chapters that are all linked by an important message to always be yourself.

Children’s books that have an entrepreneurial theme and can inspire your kids to start their first businesses.

This month the best selling picture book from our affiliate store is the very charming The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin.

Whether your kids have a fascination with ocean animals or coral reefs or simply the salty water, these books are sure to enthrall all and inspire promising marine biologists and environmentalists.

As the title touts, The Big Book of Silly Jokes for Kids is filled with over 800 family-friendly jokes, riddles, tongue twisters, fun facts, and more.

The Best Family Friendly Podcasts for Kids: One way to keep readers interested and boost various aspects of literacy is by listening to podcasts.

OwlCrate Jr. is a monthly book box subscription for kids ages 8 through 12 that certainly creates excitement around reading.

Lindsay Lackey has trained as an opera singer, worked in children’s and teen services at a public library, and worked for a major publishing house in publicity and marketing. All the Impossible Things is her debut novel.

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.

Alane Adams is an author, professor, and literacy advocate. Here we discuss her latest book series Witches of Orkney.

Best read in succession of book one, The Rubicus Prophecy: Witches of Orkney: Book Two is a fast read that will likely appeal to fans of Harry Potter or the Septimus Heap series.

Get to know Filigree from Dorothy Hearst and Pam Berkman’s Filigree's Midnight Ride, a middle grade novel inspired by important events and told through the eyes, ears, and noses of dogs.

Children’s books that have an entrepreneurial theme and can inspire your kids to start their first businesses.

Here are some great New York books, completely ensconced in their time and place.

At its core, Up for Air is a story about where we find our self-worth. Author Laurie Morrison discusses her reading ad writing life.

This month, the book that tops off the best selling middle grade book list from our affiliate store is a book from our list 27 of the Best Kids Chapter Books and Middle Grade Books of 2019, So Far: Spy Runner by Eugene Yelchin.

Explore the world of engineering and technology with these exciting books that bring STEM to life right in your home.

5 Mindfulness and Meditation Books for Kids: If you're looking for books with child-friendly visualizations or methods for helping kids discover how they can slow down, breathe, become aware of their bodies both mentally and physically, and fall asleep and stay asleep easier, then this list of books is exactly what you're looking for.

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission! These incredible books will guide readers through amazing Apollo missions, inspire them with stories of the many people that make space travel possible, and shed light on Earth's incredible moon. Prepare for takeoff

If you’re looking for a book to get your young reader’s nose into, this enjoyable and relatable chapter book will surely reassure families with school-aged children that may be preparing for a surgery.

The Blue Pebble is a beautiful and thoughtful picture book that should be viewed as a treasure. There is a magical aura to this book that can’t be explained with words.

Which five words best describe Rocket to the Moon!: Big Ideas That Changed the World? Don Brown: Surprising, provocative, revealing, informative, and funny! 

The Best Family Friendly Podcasts for Kids: One way to keep readers interested and boost various aspects of literacy is by listening to podcasts.

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.

From the author of 2018’s YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT, SHE’S THE WORST is the clever sister-drama you’ve been waiting for.

Lauren Spieller is an author and literary agent who lives in New York City with her husband. She is the author of Your Destination Is on the Left and She’s the Worst.

Here are five titles, from historical fiction to high fantasy, that I hope you’ll love as much as I do. 

Here’s a book to jolt readers right into back-to-school mode with its anxiety-inducing ‘new kid’ theme!

Elizabeth Lim is the author of Spin the Dawn (out 7.9.19 with Knopf BFYR) and Reflection: A Twisted Tale (Disney Press).

At its core, Up for Air is a story about where we find our self-worth. Author Laurie Morrison discusses her reading ad writing life.

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission! These incredible books will guide readers through amazing Apollo missions, inspire them with stories of the many people that make space travel possible, and shed light on Earth's incredible moon. Prepare for takeoff

In this modern coming-of-age story, Kathryn Berla has successfully created appealing characters whose paths cross in unique and compelling ways.

We Are Not Yet Equal directly engages the passion and enthusiasm demonstrated by so many young people in the past few years.

The Making of America: Susan B. Anthony is a volume likely to be valuable to any young person's investigation of American history and civil rights.

If you’re looking for a good fantasy book to transition from the young adult genre into the new adult genre, Michael Okon’s Witches Protection Program is your next read.

To learn more about THE KNOWING, come along with author Brit Lunden on this virtual book tour and be sure to enter the giveaway for a signed copy and a $50 Amazon gift card!

Boots on the Ground offers young people a taste of historical documentary that feels relevant and fresh in the modern world.

The volume focuses its exploration of the role of African-American women in the WWII military around the figure of Charity Adams and the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC).

"I’ve been craving books with narrators who find a way to stand up and speak out." — Susan Kaplan Carlton, author of In the Neighborhood of True

Fanfiction: Ashley Poston discusses why it's popular and what brings the fangirls and fanboys to the genre.

Get To Know Roona Louise Mulroney from Shaunta Grimes’ The Astonishing Maybe, a middle grade novel that beautifully portrays the meaning of family and friendship.

Are you ready for this? Here are our favorite young adult books from 2019, so far!