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

The Children’s Book Review | September 16, 2017

Here’s the top ten list of kids books and literacy articles that have been trending on The Children’s Book ReviewHow 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 50 Cities 4 Book Extravaganza Prize Pack

We’re celebrating the book release of 50 Cities of the U.S.A., written by Gabrielle Balkan and illustrated by Sol Linero, by giving away a 50 Cities Extravaganza prize pack! Plus, below, we have a sneak peak to share with you highlighting the wonderful city of Honolulu.

Giveaway begins August 23, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends September 23, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

6. 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.

7. Win a Copy of Adventures of Little Yaga and Her Friends and a Visa Gift Card

Adventures Of Little Yaga And Her Friends is a middle grade fantasy novel about good vs. evil, accepting each other’s differences, and building strong friendships

Enter to win an autographed copy of  Adventures of Little Yaga and Her Friends, by L.B. O’Milla, and a $25 Visa gift card.

Giveaway begins September 9, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends October 9, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. MT.

8. Best New Picture Books | September 2017

Yes, you read that correctly. We have 32 excellent picture books to share with you this month. And there were so many more that we could have included, too! It is such a great list (if you ask us) that it feels like Christmas. And, since we mentioned Christmas, there are even some beautiful new holiday titles that have made the list. We can’t go without mentioning the genius names of new characters Baabwaa and Wooliam (yes, they are sheep), or the wonderful message of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s It Takes a Village (gorgeously illustrated by the very talented Marla Frazee).

9. Tool School, by Joan Holub and James Dean | Book Giveaway

Young children will love the irresistible bold artwork and fun rhyming text as they learn that a little teamwork can make a big difference.

Enter for a chance to win an autographed copy of Tool School, a picture book by Joan Holub and James Dean (creator of Pete the Cat), the New York Times bestselling creators of Mighty Dads.

Giveaway begins September 1, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends September 30, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. MT.

10. 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.

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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