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Children’s Book Trends on The Children’s Book Review | August 2016

The Children’s Book Review | August 8, 2016

With so many great books and an Amazon gift card giveaway, our freebies have been trending on The Children’s Book Review over the past month, as well as the article How Picture Books Play a Role in a Child’s Development.

10 Kids’ Book Trends on The Children’s Book Review …

1. Win The Whistlebrass Horror and a $25 Amazon Gift Card

In preparation for Halloween, enter to win an autographed copy of The Whistlebrass Horror, written by Jack Keely and Briar Lee Mitchell. The grand prize winner will also receive a $25 Amazon gift card!

Giveaway begins August 15, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends September 15, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

2. Best New Kids Books | August 2016

Oh, my! We have a truck load of amazing books to share with you during August—Nina Laden’s board book Peek-a-Choo-Choo to Jaye Robin Brown’s novel for young adults and everything in between. We’re super excited about The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles, illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Erin E. Stead. Which book are you most excited about?

3. 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.

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.

Best New Kids Books | June 2016

It’s time for our June edition of “Best New Kids Books!” Hooray for plenty of lazy, beautiful, summer reading time.

5. It’s Just So …, by Brenda Faatz and Peter Trimarco | Book Giveaway

Enter to win an autographed copy of It’s Just So …, written by Brenda Faatz and Peter Trimarco. The grand prize winner will also receive a signed and framed original line drawing from the making of the book.

Giveaway begins July 28, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends August 28, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

6. Win a Photo Adventures for Kids Prize Pack

Enter to win the Photo Adventures for Kids prize pack; including a $50 gift certificate to Rocky Nook!

Giveaway begins August 1, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends August 30, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

7. Where to Find Free eBooks for Children Online

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

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

Enter to win a complete autographed 18 book set of the If You Were Me and Lived In series, written by award-winning author Carole P. Roman and illustrated by Kelsea Wierenga; including If You Were Me and Lived in … Brazil: A Child’s Introduction to Culture Around the World!

Giveaway begins August 5, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends September 5, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

9. Best Selling Picture Books | August 2016

The best selling picture book from our affiliate store is Hop! Plop!, a playful picture book about friendship.

10. How to Be You, by Jeffrey Marsh | Book Giveaway

Enter to win a copy of How to Be You: Stop Trying to Be Someone Else and Start Living Your Life, by LGBTQ internet icon and online anti-bully Jeffrey Marsh.

Giveaway begins July 29, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends August 25, 2016, 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 Book 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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