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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.

From January through March, these are the board books of 2019 that we love the most

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

This month the best selling picture book from our affiliate store is Grumpy Monkey, written by Suzanne Lang and illustrated by Max Lang—a truly endearing picture book about dealing with unexplained feelings.

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?

Filled with simplistic illustrations and bold, beautiful colors, these board books are perfect to catch the attention of even the smallest children.

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 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.

This pair of picture books makes a great set of books perfect for the child getting glasses, or for the classroom. Both are highly recommended.

Henry Winterbottom and the Feeling Rainbow has been written and illustrated to help children understand emotions through Henry’s experience with a colorful spectrum of feelings.

Henry Winterbottom and the Feeling Rainbow, a delightful tale about a creative child named Henry, is aimed at introducing children to emotions.

These 2 books are special—encouraging each of us, children and adults alike, that we are all enough just as we are

This month the best selling picture book from our affiliate store is Ocean Meets Sky (A 2018 TCBR Best Book of the Year), written and illustrated by the Fan Brothers—a stunning picture book about a young boy who sets sail to find a place his grandfather told him about…the spot where the ocean meets the sky.

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

In our fifth installment of the “Learn to Draw on TCBR” series, Jeff Mack teaches us how to draw his duck from Duck on a Disco Ball (Two Lions, 2018).

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!

The sweet, rhyming text flows well with the stunning full page, watercolor illustrations by wildlife artist, Guy Hobbs. 

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.

From fossils, facts, and favorite foods, here are six non-fiction books that cover the world of dinosaurs. 

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

Sandy Stark-McGinniss uses beautifully lyrical prose to make this tender story sing like the extraordinary birds that she describes throughout her unique debut novel.

My Second Year of Kindergarten is a picture book with a specific goal: to create an encouraging and supportive story to be read to children that will repeat kindergarten.

Dr. Peter J. Isikwe is just your average pharmacist turned children’s book author, with a love for literature and education that dates back to his childhood.

Whether you are searching for a collection of inspiring poems, a sweet rhyming picture book, or an outstanding novel written in verse

Can You Crack the Code? is a new volume on the history and science of cryptography published by Bloomsbury and written by a professional government cryptographer.

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.

Robotpedia, written by Brenna Maloney, is an enjoyable volume, and a wonderful endorsement of STEAM for young readers.

Ridley Pearson is the best-selling coauthor (with Dave Barry) of Peter and the Starcatchers. Here he shares 5 of his favorite middle grade books

This month, the book that tops off the best selling middle grade book list from our affiliate store is 101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up, the perfect reference guide for book lovers of all ages!

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.

Which five words best describe New Kid? Jerry Craft: Funny, Thought-Provoking, Conversation-Starter, Honest, Comforting

Luke Flowers has illustrated over 42 children’s books. In this interview we talk about A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers.

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

Erik Slader and Ben Thompson are the co-authors behind the Epic Fails series, a hilarious look at some of history's most legendary failures—perfect for history buffs, non-fiction fans, and reluctant readers. 

A Green Place to Be tells the story of how space was made in one of America's busiest urban centers for nature, contemplation, peace, and solitude.

In Si mi mamá fuera un ornitorrinco, readers are introduced to fourteen different mammal babies as they travel from birth to maturity. This book is a Spanish translation of If My Mom Were a Platypus, which was published in 2002.

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.

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

Emma Strack and Guillaume Plantevin’s What’s the Difference? is a celebration of difference, and an exploration of the minute detail so important for diversity.

Beautifully designed and produced, Ocean: A Visual Miscellany would be equally wonderful as an educational tool or as a gift.

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.

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

These 2 kids books take nonfiction to a new level!  Using poetry and clever word plays, these picture books are playful, yet educational for ages 5-95!

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

This month, the book that tops off the best selling middle grade book list from our affiliate store is Kelly Yang's fabulous Front Desk.

Simone LaFray and the Chocolatiers’ Ball is a fantastic addition to the mystery book genre and concludes with, what feels like, the promise of a sequel.

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

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

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.

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).

From the beloved author of Because of Mr. Terupt, Rob Buyea, comes the sequel to The Perfect Score. Learn about The Perfect Secret and Rob's writing and reading life.

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.

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.

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.

Liberty Frye and the Emperor’s Tomb is the third book in a wonderful series of adventures. Liberty Frye and the Witches of Hessen and Liberty Frye and the Sails of Fate are the first two installments in the trilogy.

Enter for a chance to win a prize pack of books, including We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide. Giveaway begins December 20, 2018, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends January 20, 2019, at 11:59 P.M. MT.

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!