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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.

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.

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.

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.

This month the best selling picture book from our affiliate store (well

John Hare is a freelance illustrator, graphic designer, and space nerd. Field Trip to the Moon is his first picture book for children.

Come along with author W.B. Tyler on this virtual book tour and be sure to enter the giveaway for a signed copy of If I Were Human and a set of 2 adorable plush toy dogs!

Award-winning picture book author Jackie Azúa Kramer shares 5 children's books loved by her family!

Carin Berger is an award-winning designer and illustrator. A Curios Menagerie is her newest masterpiece.

Here are some magical books to absolutely love!

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!

This book is fun, informative, and—most importantly of all—a wonderful, practical, hands-on guide to supporting these amazing creatures.

Written matter-of-factly, Rubi’s Best Friend highlights the friendships and cultural delights that can come from living in a different country.

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.

This month, the book that tops off the best selling middle grade book list from our affiliate store is the amazing Newbery Medal winner The One and Only Ivan.

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! 

Author-illustrator Carmen Gloria shines a spotlight on the smallest, fastest, and innermost planet in the solar system, Mercury.

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.

Which five words best describe Hedy Lamarr's Double Life? Laurie Wallmark: Surprising, fascinating, informative, inspiring, science-y

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

Wordless picture book Here Comes Ingo is a special visual story for mindful parents and inventive young readers to bond over open ended creative experiences.

The volume focuses its exploration of the role of African-American women in the WWII military around the figure of Charity Adams and the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC).

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.

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.

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!

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

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. 

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!

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.

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!