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Children’s Book Trends | May 2015

The Children’s Book Review | May 8, 2015

This month, The Children’s Book Review‘s book trends indicate that you all enjoy perusing the best seller lists and book giveaways. We’ve got plenty for you, so, dig in!

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. Here are 20 sites to explore over the summer.

3. 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.

4. What Do You Do With An Idea? By Kobi Yamada | Book Review

Once in a while, a picture book comes along and challenges every reader to recalibrate their expectations on what a picture book can deliver and accomplish. The books in this category contain creativity, mindfulness, complexity, masterful illustrations, and arresting inspiration. What Do You Do With An Idea? by Kobi Yamada and illustrated by Mae Besom, is one such picture book.

5.Best Selling Kids Series | April 2015

April’s best selling kids series from The Children’s Book Review’s affiliate store is the wonderfully educational series The Adventures of Riley.

 6. What if a … | Book Series Giveaway

Enter to win copies of Could a Penguin Ride a Bike? and Could an Octopus Climb a Skyscraper?, written by Camilla de la Bedoyere and Illustrated by Aleksei Bitskoff.

Giveaway begins April 15, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends May 14, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

7. Best Selling Middle Grade Books | April 2015

In April, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Book 1, by Jeff Kinney, was The Children’s Book Review’s best selling middle grade book.

8. If You Were Me and Lived In … Scotland, by Carole P. Roman | Series Giveaway

Enter to win a complete autographed set of the If You Were Me series, by award-winning author Carole P. Roman; including If You Were Me and Lived in … Scotland: A Child’s Introduction to Cultures Around the World!

Giveaway begins April 17, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends May 16, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

9.  Best Selling Picture Books | May 2015

In April, our best selling picture book from our affiliate store remains the same. It’s the gorgeously illustrated Sleep Like a Tiger, written by Mary Lougue and pictures by Pamela Zagarenski.

10. The Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel | Book Giveaway

Enter to win a MEET THE DESCENDANTS prize pack!

Giveaway begins April 21, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends May 20, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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 Giveaways category.

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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