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

The Children’s Book Review | August 8, 2017

Here’s the top ten list of kids books and literacy articles that have been trending on The Children’s Book Review. How Picture Books Play a Role in a Child’s Development is the top trending article of the month.

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

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Best New Picture Books | April 2017

Charlie and Mouse has to be one of our favorites of the entire year, so far. It so easily elicits giggles! And from there, we have 25 other new picture book suggestions for you to read your way through. From a wonderful read-aloud by Julia Donaldson, to an unconventional mudpie cookbook, to a gentle story about the importance of sharing, to a touching story of friendship and love, and a charming celebration of embracing differences and standing out in a crowd, our selection of best new picture books will give you plenty of outstanding reading material! Which one are you going to read first?

4. 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?

5. Win a Back-to-School with ‘Oh Susannah’ Prize Pack

Start the school year off right, with a new Roxy backpack and some great books to read!

Enter to win an autographed copy of Oh Susannah: It’s in the Bag and Oh Susannah: Things That Go Bump, by award-winning author Carole P. Roman, perfect for stuffing into a Roxy backpack.

Giveaway begins August 1, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends August 31, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. MT.

 

6. World Pizza, by Cece Meng | Book Giveaway

With humor, warmth, and heart, this delicious picture book celebrates the things that truly bring us together.

Enter to win a copy of World Pizza, written by Cece Meng and illustrated by Ellen Shi!

Giveaway begins July 21, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends August 21, 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. Book Reviews and Recommendations: Infant and Toddler Age Children, Ages 0-3

Reading to our kids has never been more important than now. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends through policy that pediatricians consult parents on the importance of reading aloud to children during the early years. A jump-start on reading is a jump-start on language comprehension.

Best New Picture Books | June 2017

We have 15 new picture book suggestions for you to read your way through. Included in this round-up of picture books is a sublime tale full of nuance and heart, a deceptively simple storybook from award-winning author-illustrator Lizi Boyd, a humorous story with energetic illustrations, a must-have for infants and new parents alike, and a photographic friendship adventure.

9. Serafina and the Splintered Heart, by Robert Beatty | Book Giveaway

This timeless story of finding one’s true family and best self chronicles an epic battle between good and evil and rewrites the rules of who can be a hero.

Enter to win a copy of Serafina and the Splintered Heart, written by Robert Beatty, and a set of custom earrings!

Giveaway begins July 27, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends August 27, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

10. Best New Picture Books | July 2017

We have 7 of the best new picture books for you to read your way through. Included in this round-up of picture books is a a uniquely spellbinding book that readers will return to again and again, a clever and poignant picture book by award-winning artist Antoinette Portis, a story that reminds readers of all ages that time with our loved ones is the most precious gift of all, and a companion picture book to Chris Colfer’s #1 New York Times bestselling Land of Stories series. Our selection of best new picture books will give you plenty of outstanding reading material! Which one are you going to read first?

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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