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 …
The Children’s Book Review presents a guest post by education writer Karen Schweitzer.
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.
[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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The John Newbery Medal is awarded to the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature and is announced by the American Library Association.
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.