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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 19 of our favorite non-fiction picture books from 2018—and be sure to check out our list of the best fiction picture books from 2018.

With so many amazing picture books to choose from, this was a hard list to put together. Here are 24 of our faves that we think you'll love just as much as we do!

This list represents some of our favorite board books—the board books we feel represented the best of 2018. Ready. Set. Read!

Which five words best describe Giraffe Problems? Jory John: A tale of two necks.

Tis the season for baby’s first Christmas books to snuggle with on cold winter nights!

In our fourth installment of the “Learn to Draw on TCBR” series, Jared Chapman teaches us how to draw a T.Rex from T.Rex Time Machine (Chronicle Books, 2018). Dinos, giggles, and time travel

Goodnight, Little One: The Latest Picks for Bedtime Reading

This month the best selling picture book from our affiliate store is The Little Fir Tree, written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Jim LaMarche.Christmas.

We have curated a list of seven of the best Jewish books for kids that released during 2018.

The timeless classic of Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery has now inspired the concept for a couple of unique board books for youngsters.

The carefully curated lists will aim to fulfill the desires of each individual young reader on your list.

Now You Know How it Works provides an accessible and user-friendly guise to the inner workings of everything from flashlights, to crayons, to garbage dumps.

We have some amazing kids' Christmas Books picked out for young readers: activity books, picture books, and novels.

An excellent addition to the series and a welcome Christmas gift idea for even the smallest construction fans, CONSTRUCTION SITE ON CHRISTMAS NIGHT is a surefire hit.

Kim Krans, author of the popular 123 DREAM and ABC DREAM books, has created a beautiful nighttime ballad with WHOSE MOON IS THAT?

MY VERY FIRST MOTHER GOOSE, Twentieth Anniversary Edition, is a large volume of nearly seventy classic nursery rhymes.

Enter for a chance to win a copy of Sleep, My Bunny (on sale November 13th, 2018), by Rosemary Wells, and a limited edition print. Giveaway begins November 9, 2018, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends December 9, 2018, at 11:59 P.M. MT. 

Each month, we have fun checking out which kids book series' were the best sellers from our affiliate bookstore. This month the most popular kids book series sold was the Indestructibles.

With the message that even pirates can clean up their act (as well as eat veggies), Happy Holidays, Pirates will be worth all yeh doubloons for the entertainment it will bring yeh laddies and lassies. Arrr!

Dear Girl, written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Paris Rosenthal and illustrated by Holly Hatam, is this month's best selling picture book from our affiliate store.

Both enjoyable narrative and thorough historical exploration, this is a non-fiction volume sure to be enjoyed by mystery fans young and old alike.

Bound to capture the attention of music buffs, fledging ornithologists, and enthusiastic geographers, Ladies and Gentleman … The Penguins is as entertaining as it is educational.

With a diverse and expertly drawn cast of characters, simple and engaging text, and a core story that touches the heart, THE VERY LAST CASTLE is a delight that should not be missed.

Author Sonya Annita Song and illustrator Kate Fallahee take the well-known story of a child not wanting to go to school, and turn it completely upside down in this humorous picture book.

The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth explains how our planet works—and how we can protect it—from its diverse ecosystems and their inhabitants, to the levels of ecology, the importance of biodiversity, the cycles of nature, and more.

It’s Just a Bunnypalooza, is the third book in the series. Brenda Faatz and Peter Trimarco discuss this latest book here

It’s Just a Bunnypaloozais a toe-tapping picture book. In it, bubbly Lizzy discovers a new talent inspired by a bunch of adorable bunnies, but not before dealing with a little bit of self-doubt.

Choose five of our family’s favorite children’s books? Impossible! There are just TOO many we love! So, how to choose? Hey . . . five kids . . . five family favorites . . . should be simple, right?

Christy Hale succeeds in turning a straightforward vocabulary primer into exploration of a complex geographical concept: the way in which land and water are interlinked and interdependent.

The Big Book of 100 Outdoor Activities not only provides a wealth of such activities but – even better – it situates them outside, keeping the living-room carpet blissfully free of glue. 

Catherine Doyle has created a magical story that will delight young readers looking for a fresh fantasy.

Pipsqueak the Puppy is an endearing picture book about the runt of a puppy litter who learns that you do not have to be big and fast to win at things.

This picture book shows that adventure and new experiences can lead to wonderful things, and that a little freedom and space to explore can lead to some self-discovery—we too can blossom, just like the pink magnolia flower.

Karen Benke is the author of several books, including Rip the Page! Adventures in Creative Writing, Leap Write In! featuring more adventures in creative writing, and Write Back Soon: Adventures in Letter Writing.

Bridges!: With 25 Science Projects for Kids is a fun read, and a wonderful role-model: a great new addition to children’s non-fiction.

In I'm Sad, everybody laughs. Flamingo feels a bit better. But still a bit sad. Which is okay.

Take a breath. Inhale. Exhale. Read your way to a calmer day with 5 books For raising happy, calm, and resilient kids.

This month, the book that tops off the best selling middle grade book list from our affiliate store is Alicia D. Williams' Genesis Begins Again.

This month the best selling picture book from our affiliate store is The Wonderful Things You Will Be, written and illustrated by Emily Winfield Martin.

Do Not Lick This Book is fun and educational – a real treat.

The Big Book of 100 Outdoor Activities not only provides a wealth of such activities but – even better – it situates them outside, keeping the living-room carpet blissfully free of glue. 

Alley-Oop! Ez and the Intangibles grabs the reader and dunks them right into this sports-story-with-a-valuable-twist.

Catherine Doyle has created a magical story that will delight young readers looking for a fresh fantasy.

Karen Benke is the author of several books, including Rip the Page! Adventures in Creative Writing, Leap Write In! featuring more adventures in creative writing, and Write Back Soon: Adventures in Letter Writing.

Bridges!: With 25 Science Projects for Kids is a fun read, and a wonderful role-model: a great new addition to children’s non-fiction.

This month, the book that tops off the best selling middle grade book list from our affiliate store is Alicia D. Williams' Genesis Begins Again.

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.

Which five words best describe Saving Winslow? Sharon Creech: Gentle, funny, Creechian, sincere, poignant

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

In our sixth installment of the “Learn to Draw on TCBR” series, just like in his book Let's Make Comics, Jess Smart Smiley teaches us how to make a comic.

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

Get To Know Rex Gallagher from Beth Vrabel’s The Reckless Club, a new middle-grade Breakfast Club drama set in a old folks' home.

The Children's Book Review | January 30, 2019 This month, the book that tops off the best selling middle grade book list from our affiliate store is TCBR founder Bianca Schulze's 101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up—the must-read reference guide for book lovers of all ages! Also listed are the 5 books we selected from the nationwide best-selling hardcover middle grade list, as seen on The New York Times. All of these books are wonderful choices for tweens and middle schoolers. The Children’s Book Review’s Best Selling Middle Grade Book   101 Books To Read Before You Grow Up Written by Bianca Schulze Publisher’s Synopsis: 101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up provides a comprehensive list of kid-friendly books for children to read before they grow up. This must-read review list acts as an interactive journal where kids can document the books they read, why they like them, and how they rate them. Divided into sections by subject, from fairy tales and fantasy to sports and nonfiction, 101 Books to Read Before You Grow Upcelebrates the importance of reading and encourages family participation to develop lifelong readers. The perfect reference guide for book lovers of all ages, 101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up helps both kids and parents decide which books to

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

In The Mystery of the Lost Map, readers are introduced to Cowboy Little and Cowboy Small, two brothers that share a thirst for adventure and mischief.

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

Which five words best describe Lizzy and the Good Luck Girl? Susan Lubner:  Hope, Signs, Family, Friendship, Cats

Quills dance, precious stones possess magic, and magical creatures and folk fill the pages of this fantasy series by author D.E. Night.

From author Erik DeLeo, The Squirrel Squire and the Tournament of Oaksis the first book in the A Fantastic Tails Adventure series for kids ages 8 and up.

Gregory Funaro's newest book, WATCH HOLLOW, from HarperCollins in February 2019 is out now.

Margaret Peterson Haddix is the author of many critically and popularly acclaimed YA and middle grade novels, including the Children of Exile series, The Missing series, the Under Their Skin series, and the Shadow Children series.

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 One of Us is Lying, by written by Karen M. McManus.

The carefully curated lists will aim to fulfill the desires of each individual young reader on your 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 One of Us is Lying, by written by Karen M. McManus.

This new collection from Lee Bennett Hopkins and Abrams Books is so effective: combining the visual pleasure of master works of art with poetry which is fresh, new, and uniquely tailored to the experiences of young readers, this volume brings both poetry and art to life.

This month, the best selling young adult book from our affiliate store is Laura Amy Schlitz's The Hired Girl.

This substantial read is well suited for those with a military background and of course those who grew up as “brats” in military families.

From debut author Peter Stone, The Perfect Candidate is the heart-stopping, pulse-pounding political thriller that’s perfect for fans of Ally Carter and House of Cards.

In this list, you will discover 7 of the best young adult novels that released during the month of June. Ready. Set. Read!

We're feeling lucky to have spoken with the award-winning creators M. T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin about how the two came to be paired for such an unconventionally funny collaboration!

This month, the best selling young adult book from our affiliate store is Laura Amy Schlitz's The Hired Girl.

As graphic novels continue to remain popular with pre-teens and adolescents, Dark Tales brings a new spin on old classics for middle-school youngsters.

Put Akata Witch and Akata Warrior, by Nnedi Okorafor, on your reading list!

For the month of August, Ginger Rue's Aleca Zamm is a Wonder tops off our best selling middle grade book list from our affiliate store.

We have made just one update on this best selling young adult book list. Here you'll discover five books that we're highlighting from The New York Times' best selling hardcover young adult list.

My new novel, Questions I Want to Ask You, is about a character in that position named Pack Walsh, who starts out as someone with very rigid (and somewhat limiting) goals and standards.

Kelley Armstrong, author of Aftermath, selected these ‘5 Favorite Young Adult Books.’

Girls Resist!: A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution: An activism handbook for teen girls ready to fight for change, social justice, and equality.

In this list, you will discover 5 of the best young adult novels that released during the month of May. Ready. Set. Read!

You will find a few of our favorite coloring books that feature quality paper, great designs, and some beloved characters from some very treasured books