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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.

Here are five family favorite children's books selected by Kate Coombs, Author of Breathe and Be: A Book of Mindfulness Poems.

Best Selling Books for Kids: Over the past month, our most popular kids series sold was the Dragon Loves Tacos series from Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri.

Check out Matt Tavares’s selfie with Red & Lulu, a heart-tugging story combining the cheer of Christmas, the magic of New York City, and the real meaning of the holiday season: how important it is to be surrounded by love.

Topping off the list of best selling picture books from our affiliate store is Don't Blink!, an interactive picture book from talented new author Tom Booth.

Little Lucy Big Race, by Matt Roloff, is a wonderful read for children and their adult readers, as it demonstrates that hard work can lead to positive outcomes.

TCBR's 12 Days of Bookmas: Kids Books for Christmas Gifts and Beyond Here are the books and bookish items that we think will make great gifts for all of the kids in your life.

5 New Release Picture Books: We have 5 beautiful picture books to share with you this month. Don't just take our word for it though, take a gander for yourself!

Hoot & Honk Just Can’t Sleep, by Leslie Helakoski, is a cute book about finding the perfect sleeping arrangements!

Five favorite Hanukkah picture books for kids.

Scholastic’s Early Learners have done it again with their new series, First Steps, geared toward babies and toddlers.

This is Katy Duffield showing off her latest picture book, Aliens Get the Sniffles, Too!

Laura Gehl, author of Peep and Egg: I’m Not Taking a Bath, selected these five family favorites. Discover more articles on The Children’s Book Review tagged with Family Favorites.

These board books are not only good for toddlers, but for beginner readers as well, as they travel the world without having to leave their bedroom. Let the dreaming begin!

This Little President: A presidential Primer, by Joan Holub, will capture the hearts of children, as well as the presidential history-buff in your family!

Each month, we have fun checking out which kids book series' were the best sellers from our affiliate bookstore. Over the past month, our most popular kids series sold was the the Nuggies illustrated children’s book series.

Topping off the list of best selling picture books from our affiliate store is The Book of Mistakes, a picture book about the creative process, and the way in which “mistakes” can blossom into inspiration.

We have 20 A-mazing picture books to share with you this month. We're almost positive there are some soon-to-be award-winners hidden among this list.

The 5 fun new board books listed here are the titles we feel represent the best of October 2017.

Full of soft lines and vibrant colors, any child will be drawn to Cuddly Cow and her barnyard friends.

Authors Amy Fellner Dominy and Nate Evans have teamed up with illustrator AG Ford to bring you the tale of a cheeky cookie and the hand that frosts him.

Christopher Silas Neal is the illustrator of Over and Under the Snow and Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt, both written by Kate Messner, and is a regular contributor to the New York Times.

Here’s author Tony Abbott's choice of five middle grade books that he thinks will last forever.

Here are five family favorite children's books selected by Kate Coombs, Author of Breathe and Be: A Book of Mindfulness Poems.

Bob Staake has authored and/or illustrated over 50 books, including Bluebird—which received three starred reviews—and The Book of Gold. And you get to take a peek inside his art studio

Best Selling Books for Kids: Over the past month, our most popular kids series sold was the Dragon Loves Tacos series from Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri.

Check out Matt Tavares’s selfie with Red & Lulu, a heart-tugging story combining the cheer of Christmas, the magic of New York City, and the real meaning of the holiday season: how important it is to be surrounded by love.

For the month of December, Bound By Ice: A True North Pole Survival Story is the best selling middle grade book from our affiliate store.

Topping off the list of best selling picture books from our affiliate store is Don't Blink!, an interactive picture book from talented new author Tom Booth.

Little Lucy Big Race, by Matt Roloff, is a wonderful read for children and their adult readers, as it demonstrates that hard work can lead to positive outcomes.

TCBR's 12 Days of Bookmas: Kids Books for Christmas Gifts and Beyond Here are the books and bookish items that we think will make great gifts for all of the kids in your life.

Since partnering with Schiffer Publishing, Timothy Young has authored and illustrated several picture books.

We’ve picked 6 middle grade books that we think are some of the best new books for preteens and tweens that release during the month of November.

5 New Release Picture Books: We have 5 beautiful picture books to share with you this month. Don't just take our word for it though, take a gander for yourself!

Hoot & Honk Just Can’t Sleep, by Leslie Helakoski, is a cute book about finding the perfect sleeping arrangements!

Filled with actual pictures of the white house lawn covered in sheep, as well as unique and interesting pictures of President Wilson and the First Lady, this book does a great job of spanning the historical and the entertaining.

Nina the Neighborhood Ninja, by Sonia Panigrahy, is an absolutely adorable book about helping others.

Five favorite Hanukkah picture books for kids.

Which five words best describe Nobody Sang Like Katy Did? Holly Schindler: Sing your own unique song! In this story in verse (a short, illustrated book great for readers age 9-12), Katy Did is a singer in her own band.

In Dinosaur Pirates, by Penny Dale, a group of dinosaurs have become pirates in search of treasure on a secret island.

This is Katy Duffield showing off her latest picture book, Aliens Get the Sniffles, Too!

Here’s author Tony Abbott's choice of five middle grade books that he thinks will last forever.

Here are five family favorite children's books selected by Kate Coombs, Author of Breathe and Be: A Book of Mindfulness Poems.

Bumble Bees: Buzzing, Beautiful, Beneficial, Big Bees is an informative book that focuses on the science behind bumblebees.

Best Selling Books for Kids: Over the past month, our most popular kids series sold was the Dragon Loves Tacos series from Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri.

For the month of December, Bound By Ice: A True North Pole Survival Story is the best selling middle grade book from our affiliate store.

TCBR's 12 Days of Bookmas: Kids Books for Christmas Gifts and Beyond Here are the books and bookish items that we think will make great gifts for all of the kids in your life.

In The Splendid Baron Submarine, author Eric Bower regales readers with the adventurous tales of Waldo Baron and his quirky family. This is the second installment in the aptly named Bizarre Baron Inventions series.

Since partnering with Schiffer Publishing, Timothy Young has authored and illustrated several picture books.

We’ve picked 6 middle grade books that we think are some of the best new books for preteens and tweens that release during the month of November.

Magic cookies! Volcanoes! Penguins! Sea monsters! And a girl hero with the strength and imagination to spring into action.

When a Bookstore Provides a Portal to Adventure and Dreams, an article written by Mike Rich, a screenwriter best known for films like The Rookie, Radio, and Secretariat.

Which five words best describe Nobody Sang Like Katy Did? Holly Schindler: Sing your own unique song! In this story in verse (a short, illustrated book great for readers age 9-12), Katy Did is a singer in her own band.

Come along with author Eric Bower on the The Splendid Baron Submarine awareness tour. Pirate treasure? A clandestine meeting? A terribly rude monkey with personal boundary and hygiene issues?

Which five words best describe The War I Finally Won? Kimberly Brubaker Bradley: Once safe, Ada can heal.

Rohan Eason is an illustrator based in London who works predominantly in pen and ink. He is the cover artist of A Voyage Through Air and The Secret Throne, among many other children’s books including My First Kafka, The Gobblings and Wildwitch: Wildfire.

Each month, we have fun checking out which kids book series' were the best sellers from our affiliate bookstore. Over the past month, our most popular kids series sold was the the Nuggies illustrated children’s book series.

For the month of November, The Nocturnals: The Mysterious Abductions is the best selling middle grade book from our affiliate store.

The Secret of Nightingale Wood, by Lucy Strange, is an EXCELLENT novel that you will not want to put down!

We’ve picked 15 middle grade books that we think are some of the best new books for preteens and tweens that release during the month of October.

We have 20 A-mazing picture books to share with you this month. We're almost positive there are some soon-to-be award-winners hidden among this list.

Here you'll discover five books that we're highlighting from The New York Times' best selling hardcover young adult list. Including The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas; and The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic, by written by Leigh Bardugo and lavishly illustrated by Sara Kipin.

For the month of December, Bound By Ice: A True North Pole Survival Story is the best selling middle grade book from our affiliate store.

2 New Books for Teens: In this list, you will discover 2 of the best young adult novels that released during the month of November.

We’ve picked 6 middle grade books that we think are some of the best new books for preteens and tweens that release during the month of November.

When a Bookstore Provides a Portal to Adventure and Dreams, an article written by Mike Rich, a screenwriter best known for films like The Rookie, Radio, and Secretariat.

HOW TO BREAK A BOY, by Laurie Devore, is a study in grief, self-destruction and forgiveness.

Not only is The Winged Girl of Knossos a riveting adventure story and a moving tale of love and friendship; it is also filled with fascinating historical detail about this lost period of Greek history.

Landscape with Invisible Hand, by M. T. Anderson, is insightful and chilling; a wonderful recommendation for any true science fiction enthusiast.

An Evening in Guanima is an engrossing collection of fascinating Bahamian folk tales is full of magic and whimsy, giving readers a peek into this unique island’s culture.

Erin Bowman, author of Retribution Rails, used to tell stories visually as a web designer. Now a full-time writer, she relies solely on words.

Each month, we have fun checking out which kids book series' were the best sellers from our affiliate bookstore. Over the past month, our most popular kids series sold was the the Nuggies illustrated children’s book series.

Popular Books for Teens Here you'll discover five books that we're highlighting from The New York Times' best selling hardcover young adult list.

12 New Books for Teens: In this list, you will discover 12 of the best young adult novels that released during the month of October.

Getting Published at Age 17: Will Kostakis, author of The Sidekicks, discusses how, what went wrong, and what he learned.

WINDFALL, by Jennifer E. Smith, perfectly illustrates how sometimes getting everything you want can be a bit of a curse.

Kiersten White’s And I Darken, first book in her new trilogy, is rich with historical detail and brutally believable characters. And I Darken represents the best of both the historical young adult fiction genre.

These fantastically narrated audiobooks bring stories to life, and have the ability to educate in a way that just feels like fun.

Get to know Aissa from Wendy Orr's Dragonfly Song, an intriguing mythological portrayal of the Bronze Age Minoan civilization.

Enter this giveaway in Celebration of Children's Musical Theater with MM Allen and Deborah Wynne. Giveaway begins October 23, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends November 23, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Spellbook of the Lost and Found is dark, gritty, and fresh. It brings the horror/fantasy genre back to life.