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Children’s Book Trends | August 2014

The Children’s Book Review | August 12, 2014

This month’s little peek at the current children’s book trends on The Children’s Book Review is all about the great new books available and the best selling kids books, as well as some wonderful literacy tips and resources. Did you catch all of these articles? If not, have fun perusing this list of TCBR’s book trends.

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. Best Selling Young Adult Books | March 2014

Our best selling young adult book list features popular books for teens; including Allegiant by Veronica Roth and our hand selected titles from the nationwide best selling young adult books, as listed by The New York Times, featuring titles by super-talents John Green, Ransom Riggs, Stephen Chbosky, Markus Zusak and Rainbow Rowell.

4.  Quarantine: The Burnouts: Book 3, by Lex Thomas | Book Giveaway

Enter to win a copy of Quarantine: The Burnouts: Book 3, by Lex Thomas.

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

 5. Best Selling Kids Series | July 2014

Thanks to World Cup Soccer, the new Magic Tree House book, Soccer on Sunday, had the series on top of The Children’s Book Review’s best selling kids series list.

6. If You Were Me and Lived in … Portugal, by Carole P. Roman | Book Series Giveaway

Enter to win a full autographed set of the If You Were Me series, by award-winning author Carole P. Roman; including the newest addition If You Were Me and Lived in … Portugal: An Introduction to Learning About Other Cultures!

Giveaway begins July 18, 2014, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends August 17, 2014, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

7. Best Selling Middle Grade Books | August 2014

This month, The Children’s Book Review’s best selling middle grade book is an awesome backlist title that all info-happy kids should have in their home and school libraries.

8. Best Selling Young Adult Books | July 2014

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart was added to our best selling young adult books for this month. The rest of the titles have remained the same, proving just how these titles truly are popular books for teens (and many adults, too).

9. 20 of the Best Kids Christmas Books

Christmas is a special time and calls for special stories. I am sure you will find the magic you are looking for in these wonderful books.

10. Best New Kids Stories | July 2014

We have quite the variety of books to share with readers this month. We’re featuring picture books all the way to popular teen books. Jeffrey Brown returns with the highly anticipated sequel to the NY Times Bestseller Star Wars: Jedi Academy! There is fun stuff for picture book and puppy fans; as well as great chapter books for older readers.

For more children’s book trends, you can follow along with our new tag: Book Trends.

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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