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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.

The Door to the Moon is a sweet, illustrated bedtime story in which Taye discovers, as the title suggests, a door to the moon.

This month the best selling picture book from our affiliate store is super exciting to us! A bunch of you have pre-ordered our most anticipated picture book of 2020, Don’t Wake the Dragon.

If an introduction on the topic of equal rights and activism is on your agenda, starting with Baby Trolls Gets a Bad Rap would be a great choice!

Bill Cotter is the author and illustrator of the bestselling Don’t Push the Button! series, now with over 1 million copies sold worldwide.

Your young readers are going to love these five splashtacular kids' books about bathtime. Dive right in and read away!

From meditation to yoga to eating healthy, here are five sweetly illustrated kids' books that encourage mindfulness through genuine, loving, and wise words.

Find out what inspired Jennifer Dawson to write Danny and the Moon.

Danny and the Moon is short, sweet, and perfect for any young reader—in particular, readers who have a strong sense of curiosity and who love to giggle.

There's no doubt about it! Our most-anticipated picture book of 2020 is Don't Wake the Dragon—written by bestselling author and the founder of The Children's Book Review Bianca Schulze.

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

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.

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.

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.

Which five words best describe Kids' Guide to Learning the Ukulele? Emily Arrow: Colorful, approachable, interactive, how-to, musical.

Eat the Cake is an inspirational and joyful treat for readers of all ages and we have the scoop (an interview à la mode, if we may).

Which five words best describe The Heart of a Whale? Anna Pignataro: Hopeful, heart-warming, soulful, magical, comforting.

We can't say enough about this list of middle-grade novels that tell the stories of rescue dogs, a service dog, a street dog, and seven rambunctious puppies.

This exciting compendium of the best and brightest (and also the powerfully dark) witches brought to life by J.K. Rowling is a fascinating read for any true fan of the Harry Potter series.

Jennifer Berne is the award-winning author of picture book biographies: MANFISH: A Story of Jacques Cousteau; ON A BEAM OF LIGHT: A Story of Albert Einstein; and LOOK UP WITH ME: Neil deGrasse Tyson: A Life Among the Stars.

We pulled titles from the bookshelves, made piles, discussed, reminisced, and then voted. Here are the results:

Backpack Explorer Beach Walker and Backpack Explorer on the Nature Trail are a fascinating combination of field-guide, textbook, and activity book.

The historical fiction genre lures them in and the action keeps the kids turning-pages!

In addition to her lifelong acting career, Danica McKellar is an internationally-recognized mathematician and advocate for math education.

This month, the book that tops off the best selling middle-grade book list from our affiliate store is the one and only Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone!

This month the best selling picture book from our affiliate store is the fantastic Grumpy Monkey! Highly Recommended!

As companion pieces or as individual reads, these two volumes provide a great introduction to nature for young readers.

An introvert seeking acceptance from his parents discovers meaningful friendship and a solid sense of himself in New York Times bestselling author Sara Pennypacker’s middle-grade novel, Here in the Real World.

Ged Adamson's picture books include A Fox Found a Box; Douglas, You Need Glasses!; Shark Dog!; Ava and the Rainbow (Who Stayed); and Bird Hugs!

Captain "Bad" Breaker tells the story of a pilfering pirate with a penchant for poor choices.

The books in this series are excellent primary resources and would be worthwhile additions to not only the personal library for future scientists but for classroom libraries as well.

Koobville: Book Monsters Library Day would be a fantastic addition to any classroom and/or school library.

An excellent gift for the whale-lover in your life, A BOOK ABOUT WHALES is a treasure in the ocean of children's non-fiction books.

Aye-Aye Gets Lucky is a fun choice for animal lovers and budding conservationists.

This month, the book that tops off the best selling middle-grade book list from our affiliate store is the one and only Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone!

An introvert seeking acceptance from his parents discovers meaningful friendship and a solid sense of himself in New York Times bestselling author Sara Pennypacker’s middle-grade novel, Here in the Real World.

The books in this series are excellent primary resources and would be worthwhile additions to not only the personal library for future scientists but for classroom libraries as well.

An excellent gift for the whale-lover in your life, A BOOK ABOUT WHALES is a treasure in the ocean of children's non-fiction books.

In our list of the best kids chapter books and novels of 2019—perfect for ages 6 through 14—you'll find a fantastic and colorful selection of realism, historical fiction, fantasy, non-fiction, and even a joke book!

I recommend reading the following Holocaust stories with your children. As I said above: We must not forget. We must remember. And we must not repeat!

Join us on this virtual book tour for Sara Pennypacker's Here in the Real World.

This month, the book that tops off the best selling middle grade book list from our affiliate store is an outstanding cookbook for young foodies!

Fantastically bright and engaging pages draw young readers into the exciting world of dolphins in DOLPHINS!

As much of a story about the circle of life as it is a meditation on the natural world, The Big Adventures of Little O highlights how one person can change the world. “It takes one single seed to grow a forest.”

We talked to Danielle Svetcov about why she chose to write this particular story, as well as discussing some of her favorite children's books, and also got some hot tips for aspiring authors.

Danielle Svetcov's Parked will appeal to readers of books like Dan Gemeinhart's The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise and Katherine Applegate's Wishtree.

If a story steeped in Greek folklore that demonstrates how personal growth will flourish from mutual respect and kindness appeals to you, Loukas and the Game of Chance will certainly fit the bill.

Are you looking for some gift ideas for the writer, bookworm, book club friends, or the lover of literature in your life? The following are some of our personal favorite finds!

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.

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

Readers that enjoy action will gladly travel through this fantasy realm with the sword-wielding Al as he learns to manage his new-found powers and strength.

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

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

As an adult, I still love books featuring sneaky spies, clever detectives, and intriguing mysteries. Here are a few great books to jumpstart a lifelong love of this genre.

From the author of 2018’s YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT, SHE’S THE WORST is the clever sister-drama you’ve been waiting for.

Lauren Spieller is an author and literary agent who lives in New York City with her husband. She is the author of Your Destination Is on the Left and She’s the Worst.

Here are five titles, from historical fiction to high fantasy, that I hope you’ll love as much as I do. 

Here’s a book to jolt readers right into back-to-school mode with its anxiety-inducing ‘new kid’ theme!

Elizabeth Lim is the author of Spin the Dawn (out 7.9.19 with Knopf BFYR) and Reflection: A Twisted Tale (Disney Press).

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!