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Children’s Books Trending | March 2014

The Children’s Book Review | March 8, 2014

This month’s top ten hot spots showcase our awesome selection of book giveaways up for grabs; including two amazing classics: The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Velveteen Rabbit. Amongst the familiar articles to feature in TCBR’s top ten hot spots, the Newbery Medal book and the Alex Awards (10 best adult books for teens) are still trending … rightly so!

Here’s the scoop on the 10 most popular destinations on The Children’s Book Review …

1. Where to Find Free eBooks for Children Online

The Children’s Book Review presents a guest post by education writer Karen Schweitzer.

2. 20 Sites to Improve Your Child’s Literacy

There are a number of organizations and sites that provide online activities, teaching tips, and free books for children. This list boasts 20 sites to explore.

3. How Picture Books Play a Role in a Child’s Development

[W]hile … parents are pushing their kids to be on top of the game, they don’t realize that the intensive coaching can be counterproductive and they’re missing out on an important genre, critical in the role of a child’s development—picture books.

4. The Very Hungry Caterpillar 45th Anniversary Giveaway

2014 marks the 45th anniversary of Eric Carle’s pre-school classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Celebrate Very Hungry Caterpillar day by entering to win this beautiful prize pack and sharing this wonderful tale with a friend.

Giveaway begins February 19, 2014, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends March 18, 2014, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

5. Max Makes a Cake by Michelle Edwards | Book Giveaway

Enter to win a copy of Max Makes a Cake, story by Michelle Edwards and pictures by Charles Santoso.

Giveaway begins February 21, 2014, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends March 20, 2014, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

6. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams | Book Giveaway

Enter to win a copy of The Velveteen Rabbit, story by Margery Williams and pictures by William Nicholson.

Giveaway begins February 22, 2014, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends March 21, 2014, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

7. Popcorn by Rowena Surguy Womack | Book Giveaway

Enter to win a copy of Popcorn, by Rowena Surguy Womack.

Giveaway begins February 13, 2014, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends March 12, 2014, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

8. Newbery Award: John Newbery Winners | 2014 Children’s Literature

The John Newbery Medal is awarded to the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature and is announced by the American Library Association.

9. 10 Best Adult Books for Teens | 2014 Alex Awards

The Alex Awards are given to the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences and are announced by the American Library Association.

10. Superhero Books

The concept of a superhero—someone who has special powers to fight evil and protect humanity from dangers seen and unseen—appeals to most all children and to most all adults. Following is a handy guide to all the classic superheroes and a few new superhero books.

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

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