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Kids Book Trends on The Children’s Book Review | October 2016

The Children’s Book Review | October 16, 2016

The A Very Scary Pumpkin: Coloring Edition giveaway is our top trending post for October. This is Halloween!  Plus, the hottest new release books from October have been trending on The Children’s Book Review, 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 A Very Scary Pumpkin & LEGO Set Prize Pack

We’re Celebrating The Release Of The New Coloring Edition For Jeff Minich’s A Very Scary Pumpkin. Enter To Win The Spooktacular A Very Scary Pumpkin Prize Pack.

Giveaway begins September 20, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends October 20, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

2. Best New Picture Books | October 2016

There are plenty of amazing picture books from well-known authors and illustrators releasing this month. We’ve narrowed our list down.

3. Wishapick Book Birthday Tour: Win A Book, CD, And Fitbit Prize Pack

Enter to win a Fit Bit, along with a book and CD of the acclaimed middle grade book for all ages Wishapick Tickety Boo and the Black Trunk. Help celebrate the one year birthday of this enchanting, enriching, timeless story and fantastical musical CD. The characters are waiting to celebrate with you – get out and run!

Giveaway begins September 23, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends October 23, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

4.   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.

5. 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.

6. 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?

7. Where to Find Free eBooks for Children Online

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

8. Papillon: The Very Fluffy Kitty, By A.N. Kang | Book Giveaway

Meet Papillon, The Very Fluffy Kitty! Enter To Win A Copy Of Papillon: The Very Fluffy Kitty, By A.N. Kang

Giveaway begins September 19, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends October 19, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

9. Win The Jurassic Classics 3 Book Prize Pack

Discover Literary History With A Prehistoric Twist! Enter To Win A Jurassic Classics 3 Book Prize Pack.

Giveaway begins September 17, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends October 17, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

10. Best New Books For Preteens And Tweens | October 2016

We’ve picked 16 of the best new middle grade books for kids ages 7 through 12, from the many middle grade books that release this month. You’ll find some outstanding non-fiction, a novel inspired by Chinese folklore, a graphic novel, a high-stakes middle grade fantasy, a pulse-pounding novel set during WW II, and the must-read book that lists 101 books to be read before a child grows up (we’re particularly excited that this one was written by The Children’s Book Review‘s founder).

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.

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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