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Children’s Book Trends | July 2015

The Children’s Book Review | July 8, 2015

This month, The Children’s Book Review‘s book trends indicate that you all enjoy perusing the best seller lists and you care about improving your child’s literacy skills. We’ve got plenty of articles 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. Best New Kids Stories | June 2015

And we thought May was a tough month to select the best new kids books! June has so many awesome books to dive into this summer. We have selected quite a few books for all ages to feature as this month’s hot new release kids books. Happy Summer Reading!

5. Best Selling Picture Books | June 2015

Exciting news: This month our best selling picture book from our affiliate store is a non-fiction book. Hooray for our smart and engaged readers! It’s the gorgeously illustrated The Noisy Paint Boxwritten by Barb Rosenstock and pictures by Mary Grandpre. 

 6. 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.

7. 5 Amazing Middle Grade Books | Selected by Kelly Jones, Author of Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer

I’d recommend these middle grade novels to kids who enjoy … [a] strong voice and humor and who might like a peek into someone else’s world.

8. Best Selling Picture Books | January 2015

Reader’s Digest’s What I Like About Me is our best selling picture book from our affiliate store this month. As per usual,  we’ve shared our hand selected titles of the most popular picture books from the nationwide best selling picture books, as listed by The New York Times.

9. Best Selling Kids Series | May 2015
This month’s best selling kids series from The Children’s Book Review’s affiliate store remains the same, it’s the wonderfully educational series The Adventures of Riley.
10. 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.

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.

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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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