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Kids Books Trends on The Children’s Book Review | January 2018

The Children’s Book Review | January 10, 2017

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. 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.

2. 20 of the Best Kids Christmas Books

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.

3. 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?

4. 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.

5. Here’s… How To Deal: The Dance Dilemma | Book Giveaway

Enter For A Chance To Win A Copy Of Here’s… How To Deal: The Dance Dilemma, By Shayna Brody Whitehouse, Eleanor Gil-Kashiwabara And Erika Qualls Laing, And A $30 Barnes And Noble Gift Card!

Giveaway begins December 20, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends January 20, 2018, at 11:59 P.M. MT.

6. 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.

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. Win A Snuggle Up And Read Picture Book Prize Pack

Enter For A Chance To Win A Snuggly Prize Pack That Includes Autographed Copies Of 3 Picture Books From Bestselling Author Carole P. Roman.

Giveaway begins January 8, 2018 at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends February 8, 2018, at 11:59 P.M. MT.


9. Twinderella: A Fractioned Fairy Tale, By Corey Rosen Schwartz | Book Giveaway

Enter For A Chance To Win A Copy Of Twinderella: A Fractioned Fairy Tale, By The Legendary Corey Rosen Schwartz And Illustrated By Deborah Marcero.


Giveaway begins December 20, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends January 20, 2018, at 11:59 P.M. MT.

10. Book Reviews And Recommendations: Teen And Young Adult, Ages 12+

Is it true that teens would read more if they knew where to discover good young adult books? Surveys say it is true. The children’s book review is a solution. We cover books for teens and we have plenty of excellent young adult book recommendations.

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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