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Here’s the perfect place to stay on top of trending subjects for kids and young adults. In this section, you’ll find reviews and articles that are appropriate and fun for any age child or teen. Take a look at some of our current trending subjects that we have chosen to highlight:

African American History Month Books

Valentine’s Day Books for Kids

Books About American Presidents

St. Patrick’s Day Books for Kids

Star Wars Books for Kids

Mindful Books for Kids

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African American History Month Books

From acclaimed author Patricia Hruby Powell comes the story of a landmark civil rights case, told in spare and gorgeous verse.

Ballerina Dreams: From Orphan to Dancer is essential reading for any children who doubt themselves and their goals.

Valentine's Day Books for Kids

Enter to win an autographed copy of Part of My Heart, written by Mike Sundy, and over $100 worth of whimsical kidlit art from award-winning artist Sansu. Giveaway begins January 27, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends February 27, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. MT.

Beyond Jack Prelutsky's must have poetry book for early readers and classrooms (It's Valentine's Day), the 8 picture books listed here are not just Valentine's Day Books, they are melt-you-heart-all-year-round stories to be savored and cherished.

Books About Presidents

Enter to win a Jurassic Classics 3 book prize pack. Giveaway begins September 17, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends October 17, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

These books, guides, and cards offer interesting trivia and facts, engaging formats, and lively illustrations; a perfect combination to pique interest for hours of casual reading, followed by days of reciting trivia, and hopefully, years of knowledge about these important people in American history.

St. Patrick's Day Books

For those of you looking for some simple lucky charms to share with your little reading goblins, just for sheer fun, Scholastic has you covered with the following two novelty books.

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: March 7, 2011

We all want smart and global children, right? Let’s start by making sure they understand the meanings behind the many special days that nations across the world choose to recognize.

Celebrated on March 17 of each year, Saint Patrick’s Day is a religious holiday named after one of the patron saints of Ireland, Saint Patrick (c. AD 387–461). Many of us look forward to feasting away this highly-spirited day in the holiday’s more secular form; however, not putting aside any shamrocks, green colored cookies, green clothing, or pots of gold—we know that these elements are symbolic and a lot of the fun—these two books will help give this festive day some historical back bone, in a child-friendly way.

Star Wars Books for Kids

Enter to win a copy of Star Wars Creatures, Ships and Droids: Poster-a-Page! Giveaway begins October 15, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends November 15, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

The force has been awakened and read you must with your young Padawan. Once again, The Children’s Book Review strikes back with the ultimate Star Wars book list.

Mindful Books for Kids

Enter to win an autographed copy of The Peerless Seer and The Peerless Seer's Gambit, written by B.S. Gibbs. Giveaway begins January 24, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends February 24, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. MT.

Angie Harris helps both parents and children recognize and positively manage their ever changing emotions in Mad to Glad.