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Children’s Book Trends | September 2015

The Children’s Book Review | September 8, 2015

This month, The Children’s Book Review‘s book trends indicate that you loved the best selling books in August! And, wether you like it or not, people are beginning to think about Christmas—woah! 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. The Day the Crayons Came Home, by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers

The Day the Crayons Came Home (on sale August 18th 2015), is the sequel to the New York Times best selling kids book The Day the Crayons Quit, written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers.

4. 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.

5. 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.

 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. Best Selling Picture Books | August 2015

This month, our best selling picture book from our affiliate store is the entertaining If You Happen to have a Dinosaur, written by Linda Bailey and illustrated by Colin Jack.

8. Best Selling Kids Series | August 2015

This month’s best selling kids series from The Children’s Book Review’s affiliate store is perfect for getting ready to go back to school, it’s the new popular series Star Wars Workbooks.

9. Captain No Beard Series, by Award-Winning Author Carole P. Roman | Giveaway

Enter to win a complete autographed set of the Captain No Beard series, by award-winning author Carole P. Roman; plus the PLAYMOBIL Red Serpent Pirate Ship.

Giveaway begins September 1, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends September 30, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

10. Best Selling Middle Grade Books | August 2015

This month, Connect the Thoughts, an innovative journal from Chronicle Books, is The Children’s Book Review‘s best selling middle grade book.

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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