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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.

Tomorrow I’ll Be Brave, by Jessica Hische, is a beautiful and thoughtful book that will reward multiple readings, as parents and children alike examine the intricate resonances of words.

Which five words best describe Poe Won’t Go? Kelly DiPucchio: Preposterous, pink, powerful, playful and pachydermish.

Inspired by the beautiful All is Assuredly Well, co-authored by Professor Gore and Maestro Wilson, here is a list of picture books that feature LGBTQI families.

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

Teachers and students alike are excited to start a new school year!  Below are some new school-themed children’s books that would make for great additions to any classroom library!

Body safety is a topic that, as parents and educators, we know we need to teach our kids about. Checkout the following body safety books and start the conversation now.

Denise Dufala, a first-time children’s book author, always had the idea of Bomba, the gray bunny with glasses, in the back of her mind.  Bomba has emerged, and this interview provides some background.

We have selected 9 excellent picture books as the best of June 2018.

Here are 4 new must-have board books. These are the titles we feel represented the best of June 2018. Ready. Set. Read!

Which five words best describe Eraser? Anna Kang: mistakes - persistence - hard work - success.

Over the past month, our most popular kids series sold was the TouchThinkLearn series by Xavier Deneux (Chronicle Books).

Dear Girl, a remarkable love letter written for the special girl in your life, is this month's best selling picture book from our affiliate store.

So you're ready to start teaching your children about their religion? These great board books introduce Judaism in a fun, yet simplistic way!

Uh Oh! Where Did All the Colors Go? is a unique novelty board book with pages that can be personalized with photographs of friends and family members.

Lindsay Ward is the author of the Dexter T. Rexter book Don’t Forget Dexter! Though she never got to bring an orange dinosaur to Show and Tell Day, she did once take all four albums of her sticker collection.

Which five words best describe Night Night, Sleepytown? Amy Parker: Celebrating our amazing community helpers!

The most memorable childhood reads, as selected by author Trudy Ludwig and her family.

We have selected 13 excellent picture books as the best of May.

Here are 8 new must-have board books. These are the titles we feel represent the best of May 2018. Ready. Set. Read!

Selected as one of the best new picture books in March 2017, Peter H. Reynold's Happy Dreamer is this month's best selling picture book from our affiliate store.

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

If you have a reader on your hands that has an early appreciation for tongue-curling-words that are fun to say, vibrant illustrations, or could do with hearing the positive messages scattered throughout the pages that encourage readers to be whoever they dare to be, The Adventures of Little Miss Crazy Hair: The Girl with Curlwill surely appeal.

This imaginative novel will appeal to young readers, ages 6-10, that enjoy adventure, fantastic surroundings and mysterious beings, with a joyous Christmas message to boot.

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.

From beautifully illustrated picture books that walk readers through yoga poses, to activity books that teach meditation and other mindful techniques, these kids mindfulness and yoga books will add just the right amount of calm to your busy.

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.

Which five words best describe The Little Guides to Great Lives? Isabel Thomas: Inspirational true stories for everyone.

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

Zola's Elephant is a heartwarming book about friendship, moving, and the power of imagination by Randall de Sève and illustrator Pamela Zagarenski.

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.

This month, the book tops off the best selling middle grade book list from our affiliate store is Cornelia Funke’s When Santa Fell to Earth.

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.

Jeff Mack is the award-winning author and illustrator of Duck in the Fridge and Duck on a Disco Ball—bedtime has never been so silly!

While many kids might dream of trading in their parents (or vice versa!), this charming book shows that the grass isn’t always greener in the other backyard.

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.

Starting with a gentle tale of a zombie girl seeking friendship, and finishing with a novel filled with paranormal activity, here are six excellent books to read on a dark and stormy night (or, if it suits you better, in the middle of the day with all of your lights switched on)

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.

Get To Know Miles Spagoski—slightly neurotic, bowling enthusiast—from Donna Gephart’s In Your Shoes, the story of two middle school students who discover that it’s not always clear who could use a friend the most. 

Starting with a gentle tale of a zombie girl seeking friendship, and finishing with a novel filled with paranormal activity, here are six excellent books to read on a dark and stormy night (or, if it suits you better, in the middle of the day with all of your lights switched on)

Allison Varnes, author of PROPERTY OF THE REBEL LIBRARIAN, shares five of her favorite middle grade books

Jonathan Roth, author-illustrator of Beep and Bob, explains why we take our characters to the limits of their endurance: so they can find a way to face their fears and grow.

These books are fun as well as surprisingly educational, and are sure to offer many a happy rainy afternoon.

Alyssa Satin Capucilli is the award-winning creator and author of the Katy Duck series and the bestselling Biscuit series, which has sold over twenty-four million copies. This just-scary-enough picture book comes with a recipe for Bone Soup—perfect for Halloween eating.

Inspired by the beautiful All is Assuredly Well, co-authored by Professor Gore and Maestro Wilson, here is a list of picture books that feature LGBTQI families.

This month the most popular kids book series sold was The Berenstain Bears.

Big Bad Bunty’s Boat Trip From Brazil will appeal to young readers, ages 6-10, that enjoy poetry, learning about new cultures, making friends and finding adventures.

Last month we were honored to interview the award-winning creators M. T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin about how the two came to be paired on the unconventionally funny collaboration of The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge. This month, the book tops off the best selling middle grade book list from our affiliate store.

Co-authors Carole P. Roman and J. Robin Albertson Wren discuss Mindfulness for Kids:30 Fun Activities to Stay Calm, Happy, and In Control. Their new book introduces the valuable concept of mindfulness with ease.

Get to know Kathleen Curie Gordon (everyone calls her Katy) from Ellen Klages' Out of Left Field. Selected as a 'best new book of 2018' by TCBR.

Kate DiCamillo's latest book, Louisiana's Way Home, is a remarkable tale that showcases the power of writing things down and truly encourages readers to be both wily and empathetic.

Body safety is a topic that, as parents and educators, we know we need to teach our kids about. Checkout the following body safety books and start the conversation now.

Get to know Milla from Erin Soderberg’s Daring Dreamers Club: Milla Takes Charge—touching on everyday dramas and the ups and downs of friendship, this series will enchant all readers who are princesses at heart.

Finding a book that appeals to multiple ages can be a challenge. Here are a few books that are a hit with everyone at bedtime.

Ever wanted to move things without touching them like a Jedi can? Or grow your own kyber crystal? Or maybe explode a balloon with a beam of energy, just like the Death Star? Now you can!

Which five words best describe Teach Your Child Meditation: 70 Fun & Easy Ways to Help Kids De-Stress and Chill Out Lisa Roberts: Playful, Educational, Engaging, Resourceful, and Essential

Whitney Gardner is an author, illustrator, and coffee addict whose books include the Middle Grade graphic novel, FAKE BLOOD (September 4, 2018; Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers).

 From the author of The Darkest Corners and Little Monsters comes an all-new edge-of-your-seat thriller set in upstate New York about an eerie sequence of seemingly unrelated events that leaves five cheerleaders dead.

The characters in You Gotta Have Heart are so well developed that they will surely reel readers in to see what happens next.

Biographies of African Americans are important to the overall education of young readers, reminding them of the historical challenges that were faced by ordinary people.

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.

Taut and atmospheric, Amelia Brunskill's The Window will keep you guessing until the end.

We asked Melissa de la Cruz to share 5 young adult books that she is really looking forward to getting her hands on, or young adult books that she recently read and loved. Here's the fantastic list that she came up with . . .

Readers of boarding school dramas will adore this exciting romp through privilege (both contemporary and historical).

Shea Ernshaw is the author of The Wicked Deep. She lives and writes in a small mountain town in Oregon. She works as a producer for a film production company and shares a home with her husband, a dog named Diesel, and two cats.

Grab your flashlight and get ready to read long in to the night: THE WICKED DEEP will haunt you until you’ve reached the thrilling conclusion.

There have been a few updates on the 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. Including The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas; and One of Us is Lying, by written by Karen M. McManus.

Come along with award-winning and bestselling author Michael Okon on the Monsterland Reanimated awareness tour. Includes a chilling giveaway!

Sure to delight fans of dystopian fiction, science fiction and horror, Monsterland Reanimated is a worthy second installment in the Monsterland series.

This exciting take on the classic Jane Eyre story will delight readers who cut their teeth on Victorian dramas.

In this list, you will discover 6 of the best young adult novels that release during the month of April.

We’ve picked 10 middle grade books that we think are some of the best new books for preteens and tweens that release during the month of April.

There are so many amazing books releasing this year it was hard to choose just five, but here goes…

The book is a gripping read that will attract older teens who are able to contextualize the detailed descriptions of violence, adult topics and language, and small-town conflict that was indicative of the era

Elizabeth Partridge is a National Book Award finalist, Printz Honor winner, and author of Boots on the Ground: America's War in Vietnam.

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.

9 New Books for Teens: In this list, you will discover 9 of the best young adult novels that release during the month of March.