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

The Children’s Book Review | April 28, 2017

The Stick with Reading giveaway is currently our number one trending article, along with the article How Picture Books Play A Role In A Child’s Development.

Here’s the top ten list of kids books and literacy articles that have been trending on The Children’s Book Review.

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

1. Win a Stick with Reading Prize Pack

Raise a reader!

Enter to win two smart & silly middle-grade reads to spark a love of reading, art prints, and a $25 Visa gift card.

Giveaway begins April 14, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends May 14, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

2. 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.

3. Win a Set of Six Animal Planet Animal Bites Books

We’re celebrating Earth Day (April 22) and Be Kind to Animals Week (May 1-6) with these Animal Planet books . . .

Enter to win a set of six Animal Planet Animal Bites books! Includes the 2 latest books in the series: ANIMAL PLANET ANIMAL BITES: BABY ANIMALS and ANIMAL PLANET ANIMAL BITES: ANIMALS ON THE MOVE.

Giveaway begins April 22, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends May 17, 2017, 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. Win an ‘Oh Susannah: It’s in the Bag’ Prize Pack

It all begins with homework trouble and an invitation to a sleepover that she doesn’t want to go to. Would you want to go to a sleepover in a creepy house?

Enter to win an autographed copy of Oh Susannah: It’s in the Bag, by award-winning author Carole P. Roman; plus a “Cool Bananas” tumbler and “Havana” lunch cooler tote to stuff into your own backpack.

Giveaway begins April 25, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends May 25, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

6. Book Reviews And Recommendations: Preteen And Tween, Ages 9-12

With Maturity Developing And A Wide Range Of Reading Abilities Among Preteens And Tweens, Middle Grade Novels (Books For Ages 9 And Up) Begin To Soar With Well-Developed Fantastical Worlds, A Gentle Increase In The Complexities Of Social And Emotional Plot Developments, Smaller Fonts, And More Pages.

7. Book Reviews And Recommendations: Preschool To Elementary, Ages 4-8

Did You Know That You Could Boost Your Preschool Or Elementary Child’s Intelligence Simply By Ensuring That Reading Books Is A Part Of Their Day-To-Day Life?

8. Hoot & Honk Just Can’t Sleep, by Leslie Helakoski | Book Giveaway

Leslie Helakoski’s gentle, lilting verse and irresistible illustrations make the perfect bedtime story.

Enter to win a copy of Hoot & Honk Just Can’t Sleep, by Leslie Helakoski, and a bookmark.

Giveaway begins April 17, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends May 17, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

9. Dragons Love Tacos, by Adam Rubin | Book Review

Have you ever wondered how to host a party for dragons? Yes? Well … this satisfyingly ludicrous picture book is for you. Here’s your first (and most important) tip: dragons love tacos! But beware of the spicy kind.

10. 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.

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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