By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review Published: March 28, 2011 Universal Pictures upcoming film HOP will be in theaters April 1st—just in time for Easter. Universal Pictures' synopsis: "Blending state of the art animation with live action, Hop is a comedy about E.B. (voiced by Russell Brand),

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: March 23, 2011

This is an abbreviated version of a list of books put together by Lauren Donovan from Random House Children’s Books.

TILLIE THE TERRIBLE SWEDE: How One Woman, a Sewing Needle, and a Bicycle Changed History

By Sue Stauffacher; illustrated by Sarah McMenemy

When Tillie Anderson came to America, all she had was a needle. So she got herself a job in a tailor shop and waited for a dream to find her. One day, a man sped by on a bicycle. She was told “bicycles aren’t for ladies,” but from then on, Tillie dreamed of riding—not graceful figure eights, but speedy, scorching, racy riding! And she knew that couldn’t be done in a fancy lady’s dress. . . . With arduous training and her (shocking!) new clothes, Tillie became the women’s bicycle-riding champion of the world. Sue Stauffacher’s lively text and Sarah McMenemy’s charming illustrations capture the energy of America’s bicycle craze and tell the story of one woman who wouldn’t let society’s expectations stop her from achieving her dream.

Alfred A. Knopf | January 25, 2011 |  Ages 5-8 | 40 pgs

Add this book to your collection: TILLIE THE TERRIBLE SWEDE: How One Woman, a Sewing Needle, and a Bicycle Changed History

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: March 23, 2011

We have three copies of Avril Webster’s Off We Go to the Dentist to giveaway. This is a great book for parents, occupational therapists, teachers, and aides of children with autism, Down syndrome, sensory processing difficulties, speech and languge delays, ADHD, Executive Function Disorder, and even children for whom English is a second language. Giveaway begins March 23, 2011, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends April 20, 2011, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Reading Level: Ages 4-8

Paperback: 14 pages

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: March 18, 2011

Photo: Alexandra Rowley/Getty Images

The Children’s Book Review has turned three. Yep, that’s right. Three!

A year’s worth of thanks go to Luisa LaFleur, Phoebe Vreeland, Tina Vasquez, and Erik Schulze, for their extremely helpful contributions during 2010. A big thank you also goes to all of the amazingly talented authors and illustrators who gave us their time for some very fun interviews.

And … it certainly wouldn’t be a party without presents! The best part about TCBR’s birthday celebration is that you can have the presents. Well … at least one of you can. To say thank you and to giveback to our supporting readers, The Children’s Book Review is giving $300 worth of children’s books to one lucky reader—the winner even gets to pick the age range(s)/reading level(s) of the books.