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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.

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.

Based on look and shape alone, the Wonder Wheels books are like magnets for toddlers and preschoolers fascinated by anything with, you guessed it, wheels.

This month the best selling picture book from our affiliate store is a book from our list 5 Books for Teaching Your Kids About Body Safety and Consent: Jayneen Sanders' My Body! What I Say Goes! 

Deborah Freedman is a trained architect who now works as an author/illustrator. She is the author-illustrator of Carl and the Meaning of Life.

The following books remind me of the promise that exists between the rising and setting sun, the too-hot for your feet pavement, and the cool, crisp chlorine-filled water.

We have 5 fun fiction dinosaur books for a playful prehistoric storytime to share with you!

Gift-wrapped books that are delivered directly to the home can only have a positive impact on young readers.

Any family with spiritual beliefs that has experienced the loss of a baby during pregnancy will be bound to find Happy Tears and Rainbow Babies a beneficial read.

Recommended for any new golfers—or any sports players—that could do with a little reminder on the power of positivity.

My Name Isn’t Oof!: Warren the Warbler Takes Flight is a lovely little tale of one bird’s first attempt at flying. It offers a nice introduction to the message of perseverance for young readers ages 3 through 7.

Spring, summer, fall, or winter, these books embrace the seasons beautifully, highlighting the delights of our extraordinary weather and ecology here on Earth!

From acclaimed author Amy Parker of the beloved NIGHT NIGHT TRAIN, as well as many other children’s favorites, NIGHT NIGHT, SLEEPYTOWN is a sweet way to wind down before bed.

This month the best selling picture book from our affiliate store is a book from our list 11 Kids’ Books on Dealing with Loss, Grief, Illness and Trauma, A Terrible Thing Happened.

How about adding something quite a bit healthier to those Easter baskets? Bunny books!

To celebrate Unicorn Day (and every other day a little magic is required), here are some of our favorite books about these splendid icons of wonder

Feast your eyes on this list! Here are some of the best picture books of 2019 that have released so far.

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.

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! 

Out Loud: June’s Venture is a helpful tale for those looking to share a well-defined anti-bullying message.

The Shop on Peculiar Hill, with its quirky language and dry humor, is reminiscent of A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Pirates and Spooks, Beware is Susan Weiner's collection of fifteen lively and spine-tingling poems.

This month, the book that tops off the best selling middle grade book list from our affiliate store is a book reviewed recently by Dr. Jen Harrison, Turn This Book into a Beehive!  by Lynn Brunelle.

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.

"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!

So many amazing new novels have been released in 2019, so far. The books featured here are the our favorite new books from January through March.

So many women have worked incredibly hard for equality and it is an honor to read about them. Here are 12 inspiring kids books about women who changed the world in their own special way

Victoria Lee, the author of The Fever King, selected these 5 favorite young adult books.

Get To Know Duck Embry from Brad McLelland and Louis Sylvester’s The Fang of Bonfire Crossing, "rip-roaring" middle-grade adventure.

Jake Burt is an award-winning author of middle grade fiction, including Greetings from Witness Protection!, The Right Hook of Devin Velma, The Tornado (Fall 2019), and Cleo Porter and the Body Electric (Fall 2020).

Brigid Kemmerer discusses A Curse So Dark and Lonely, a NYT Bestseller.

There have been a number of Beauty and the Beast retellings, but author Brigid Kemmerer’s dark and progressive take on the classic is unique and exhilarating.

he Fox Girl and the White Gazelle presents many great talking points such as: the idea of belonging and what that means to each of us, and how we treat people who we see as outsiders.

In The Bear, The Bull and the Child of Light - A Prehistoric Novel readers are transported into the very early years of the region that would now be considered Turkey.

Padma Venkatraman is the author of The Bridge Home. She was born in Chennai, India, and became an American citizen after attaining a Ph.D. in oceanography.

Peter Bunzl, the Author of Cogheart, Shares Five Steampunk Stories

Genesis Begins Again is Alicia D. Williams' debut novel. Read all about it!

Here are five classic nonfiction survival tales written for adults—to be read and passed on to young readers with a taste for adventure.

6 Performing Arts Books for Theater Kids selected by thespian Jenna Gavigan, author of Lulu the Broadway Mouse.

We know a good book when we see one. In 2018, we saw 18 of them that we're happy to call the best young adult books of 2018!

Chula the Fox makes a great addition to the important “own voice” movement, in which the main character and author share an identity. Filled with hard truths and the importance of family, this is an enthralling middle grade novel deserving of a spot on home and library bookshelves.