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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.

Each with their own set of fitting bedtime story qualities, here are five fantastic picture books for sweet dreamers and curious explorers.

Justine Avery is the author of many books for kids and adults, and she is undoubtedly on a roll (pun intended) with this picture book addition.

Peppa, everyone’s favorite British pig, celebrates her birthday and is ready to play magnets with preschoolers everywhere.

From book reviews and lists for all ages to literacy tips and book giveaways, here are the top ten list of kids books and literacy articles that have been trending on The Children's Book Review . . .

We're happy to see Lupita Nyong'o's new picture book, Sulwe, on the bestsellers list.

We explore colonial America, togetherness, farming, and gratitude. Go forth and feast on these five titles. You can thank us later!

Possibly the best part about ReadingIQ is that you can have up to three kids per account and—drum roll—you can try it for free for 30 days.

From the bestselling author and illustrator team behind the GROWING HEARTS series comes a book about appreciation, gratefulness, and sharing.

How do you get a toddler to gravitate towards books? That's where books like the Animal Adventures from Clever Publishing come in to play.

here's a sample routine that you can tweak and make your own, along with some books you can use to help create it and enable your kids to own it and enjoy their personalized routine.

Jessika von Innerebner, author-illustrator of Kevin the Unicorn: It’s Not All Rainbows, teaches us how to draw the fabulous Kevin—a unicorn who now knows that not every day has to be perfect.

Great for reading in October and beyond, the books on this list span all ages and range from fun to freaky. You'll find stories about monsters, pumpkins, skeletons, pirates, witches, ghosts, and more, for toddlers through teens and everyone in between.

See Xindi Yan's sketches and the process of creating the artwork for The Itty-Bitty Witch.

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.

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.

The Best Family Friendly Podcasts for Kids: One way to keep readers interested and boost various aspects of literacy is by listening to podcasts.

Here are 10 glorious books that celebrate grandparents and their grandkids, too!

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.

The following picture books, all in their own unique way, provide reassurance.

A House That Once Was is timeless and has a magical feel to it that can be felt by both child and adult.

You really can make your child the star of a story with Kabook’s picture book Wanted!—or another Kabook tale of your choice.

The Girl who Could do Anything is a picture book that pays homage to the accomplishments of black women, but also a reminder to girls and boys of all ages, shapes, and sizes that anything is possible.

The Girl That Could Do Anything is a picture book that pays homage to the accomplishments of black women, but also a reminder to girls and boys of all ages, shapes, and sizes that anything is possible.

Watching birds soar through the sky or nest in a tree are some of the simplest pleasures that we can foster in our children. Following is a description of bird-themed books that will surely spark the interest of even the youngest readers.

This month, the book (well boxed set actually) that tops off the best selling middle-grade book list from our affiliate store is the Star Wars: Jedi Academy 5 book collection.

This month the best selling picture book from our affiliate store is the incredibly heartwarming and moving story, The Little Fir Tree by Margaret Wise Brown.

Come along with author Sky Danley on this virtual book tour! Be sure to enter the giveaway below for a chance to win a copy of  My Friend Moose'r McDan, along with an adorable plush moose.

Wonderfully fun and perfectly pitched for bigger-topic conversations; the Narwhal and Jelly books are must-haves for your child’s collection.

The latest addition to author Carmen Gloria’s Kid Astronomy series, The Moon Show is an entertaining picture book that introduces the moons from our solar system to young readers ages four and up.

Mimi and the Brave Magic is a beautiful choice for any shy child trapped in a cycle that is keeping them from connecting with others.

If a story that conjures up a dreamy confusion of thoughts sounds intriguing to you, then The Popsicle Moon is the picture book for you.

This delightful list of Christmas board books has been created with the youngest readers in mind.

The following activity books will appeal to a multitude of ages and interests, and all, for sure, will bring Christmas cheer.

Here are some new Christmas picture books that brought joy to our world. We think they'll spark joy in your world, too!

It brings us so much delight to share some of our absolute favorite collectible books! There is something so insanely special about receiving a beautiful boxed set of books.

Here are some new Harry Potter books and gifts for your favorite Potterhead.

The subscription ideas we have for you here range from a monthly audiobook subscription to a monthly gift-wrapped book box subscription to annual subscriptions to our favorite educational apps. These are unique gifts that will definitely earn you cool-status with the recipient.

Stella the Starfish is a gentle story that concisely imparts lessons of integrity, thoughtfulness, and truthfulness.

We can't hold it in any longer, here are five fantastic (totally not crappy) picture books about bodily functions because everybody poops.

Five stories that call upon humor to work through pain. The degree of tragedy varies, but laughter lifts the heaviness every time.

Possibly the best part about ReadingIQ is that you can have up to three kids per account and—drum roll—you can try it for free for 30 days.

Great for reading in October and beyond, the books on this list span all ages and range from fun to freaky. You'll find stories about monsters, pumpkins, skeletons, pirates, witches, ghosts, and more, for toddlers through teens and everyone in between.

Author-Illustrator Bethan Woollvin is back with her third hilariously twisted fairy tale: HANSEL & GRETEL.

If a tale of both imagination and intellect appeal to you, The Boy Who Was Fire will likely have you thinking deeply.

Travel the world with this colorful and unique history atlas that’s easy enough for even young grade-schoolers to use.

A mixture of both contemporary and traditional stories, these fantastic fiction books are based on a variety of different themes: family, friendship, cultural pride, identity, and indigenous heritage.

This is The Secret Spiral of Swamp Kid by writer and illustrator Kirk Scroggs, and you'll never look at middle school the same way again.

Recently awarded the Gold Mom's Choice award, Matt Monroe and the Haunted House is an action packed adventure for children ages 9-12.

If reading a book about kids with special powers, who reside in a town that is home to a haunted house, sounds thrilling to you, then Matt Monroe and the Haunted House could be exactly what you are looking for.

This month, the book that tops off the best selling middle grade book list from our affiliate store is a book from our list 5 Books to Help Kids Find Calm Through Breathing and Visualization: Mindful Me: Mindfulness and Meditation for Kids by Whitney Stewart.

Just for fun, we asked Nicole Valentine (A Time Traveler’s Theory of Relativity) to tell us about her five favorite upper middle grade reads…

Which five words best describe Weird Little Robots? Carolyn Crimi: Quirky, magical, tender, scientific, funny.

Here are a few newer books that tell the stories of some of these women.  You may even learn a few new names!

Allison Steinfeld's latest book is Kid Activists written by Robin Stevenson for Quirk Books.

Go West! explores the history of the railway in North American from 1830 to the present, at the same time taking readers on an exciting journey west across this vast continent.

The DK Smithsonian Timelines of Everything presents information in the form of a chronologically ordered set of time-lines, ranging from the events of pre-history through to the modern world, and drawn from cultures all over the world.

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.

OwlCrate Jr. is a monthly book box subscription for kids ages 8 through 12 that certainly creates excitement around reading.

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.

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

In this modern coming-of-age story, Kathryn Berla has successfully created appealing characters whose paths cross in unique and compelling ways.

We Are Not Yet Equal directly engages the passion and enthusiasm demonstrated by so many young people in the past few years.

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.

If you’re looking for a good fantasy book to transition from the young adult genre into the new adult genre, Michael Okon’s Witches Protection Program is your next read.

To learn more about THE KNOWING, come along with author Brit Lunden on this virtual book tour and be sure to enter the giveaway for a signed copy and a $50 Amazon gift card!

Boots on the Ground offers young people a taste of historical documentary that feels relevant and fresh in the modern world.

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).

"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.