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Children’s Book Trends on The Children’s Book Review | December 2014

The Children’s Book Review | December 8, 2014

We have a winter wonderland of books and articles appearing in The Children’s Book Review‘s book trends this month; including our list “20 of the Best Christmas Books.” We also have some great giveaways trending, so check out the details below for your chance to enter. Did you catch all of the wonderful literacy resources, too; such as “Where to Find Free eBooks for Children?” 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. 20 of the Best Kids Christmas Books

Families thrive on special moments and memories, the kind that are shared and made together. Creating family traditions is an important part of a child’s life, helping them to feel connected and important.

2. Where to Find Free eBooks for Children Online

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

3. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Pop-Up Book | Book Giveaway

Enter to win a copy of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Pop-Up Book, story by Lisa Ann Marsoli and illustrations by Keith Andrew Finch!

Giveaway begins November 11, 2014, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends December 10, 2014, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

4. Snowman’s Story, by Will Hillenbrand | Book Giveaway

Enter to win a hardcover copy of Snowman’s Story, by Will Hillenbrand

Giveaway begins November 12, 2014, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends December 11, 2014, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

5. 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. Here are 20 sites to explore over the summer.

 6. Best Selling Kids Series | November 2014

Once again, The Lets-Read-and-Find-Out Science series was a best selling kids series—it offers wonderful selections for seasonal science and beyond.

7. Best New Kids’ Christmas Books | 2014

In the spirit of the most wonderful time of the year, we’ve put together a list of the best new kids’ Christmas books that capture the holiday magic. We just know you’ll love our Christmas Books booklist!

8. Christmas Board Books for Babies and Toddlers

The littlest ones should not miss out on any fun Christmas reading. There are plenty of sturdy-paged board books for babies and toddlers to get their hands on. Getting the full sensory experience is the beginning step of reading; so let him grab, drag, chew, and flip through these fun holiday stories.

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

While these 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.

10. Kids Winter Books: Snow, Mittens, Polar Bears and Other Arctic Animals

What better season is there to cuddle-up under a blanket next to a crackling fire, with a good book? The following books are perfect for this peaceful-but-sometimes-blustery time of year. There is something for every child: snow, mittens, polar bears, penguins—and even a coming of age story for the teens.

For more children’s book trends, you can follow along with all of our articles tagged with Book Trends and be sure to check out our Winter Books and Christmas Books.

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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