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Kids Book Trends on The Children’s Book Review | January 2017

The Children’s Book Review | December 6, 2016

Christmas and the holiday season has been and gone, however, for the time being, our list of Christmas books remains as the most popular article. Here’s the list of kids books and literacy articles that have been trending on The Children’s Book Review. There are some great book giveaways; plus, take a gander at the hottest new release kids books from January.

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

1. 20 Of The Best Kids Christmas Books

Many families enjoy reading the same Christmas books each year to announce the arrival of the “Christmas Spirit”; others enjoy the act of introducing a new holiday tale to their library each year; and even more magical is choosing a holiday book to donate to a child in need, because after all … the holiday season is about giving. 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 Christmas Books.

2. How I Became A Mummy, By Leena Pekkalainen | Book Giveaway

Ever Wondered How Ancient Egyptian Mummies Were Actually Made? Mr. Mummific Is Here To Tell You!

Enter To Win A Copy Of How I Became A Mummy, By Leena Pekkalainen.

Giveaway begins December 15, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends January 15, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

3. How Picture Books Play A Role In A Child’s Development

But 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. Win A One To Ten: Squirrel’s Bad Day Picture Book Prize Pack

Carole P. Roman’s Latest Picture Book, One To Ten: Squirrel’s Bad Day, Compels Readers To Look For The Silver Lining, No Matter How Big Or Small The Problem.

Enter To Win A Picture Book Prize Pack, Including One To Ten: Squirrel’s Bad Day.

Giveaway begins December 21, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends January 21, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

5. Best New Books For Preteens And Tweens | January 2017

From the middle grade books that release during January, we’ve picked 13 that we think you’re going to love. Here’s some of what you’ll find: A fast-paced debut chapter book, a story of love and loss, a bold anthology that celebrates the uniqueness and universality in all of us, an uplifting portrait of a family overcoming a crisis, and a collection of poetry from Nikki Grimes.

6. A Greyhound, A Groundhog, By Emily Jenkins | Book Giveaway

A Delicious Tongue Twister Of A Picture Book That Features A Little Round Greyhound And A Little Round Groundhog.

Enter To Win A Copy Of A Greyhound, A Groundhog, By Heavyweight Author-And-Illustrator Duo Emily Jenkins And Chris Appelhans.

Giveaway begins December 27, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends January 27, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

7. 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.

8. Best New Picture Books | January 2017

From a bedtime book for the youngest readers, to a classic tale of bravery and transformation, these are the picture books that we feel represent the best of January. To be fair, one of these books is a board book (Nighty-Night) and one of these books is an early reader book (My Kite is Stuck! and Other Stories), but all of them are really wonderful for kids ages 1 through 8.

9. Win Two Monstrous Middle Grade Adventures

Two Fresh Voices With Monstrous Adventures Ready To Be Devoured!

Enter To Win A Signed Copy Of The Voyage To Magical North, By Claire Fayers, And Monsterville: A Lissa Black Production, By Sarah S. Reida.

Giveaway begins January 9, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends February 9, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

10. Win A 20 Book Prize Pack Of The If You Were Me And Lived In Series

See The Land Through The Eyes Of A Youngster Like You And Understand What Life Is Like In This Exciting Place.

Enter To Win A Complete Autographed 20 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 … Israel: A Child’s Introduction To Culture Around The World!

Giveaway begins January 3, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends February 3, 2017, 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.

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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