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Kids Book Trends on The Children’s Book Review | March 2018

The Children’s Book Review | March 17, 2018

From book giveaways to reviews to literacy tips, 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. The History Buffs Book Set And Time Capsule Giveaway

Together We Can Inspire Global Citizens And Young History Buffs . . .

Enter For A Chance To Win A Complete Autographed 10 Book Set Of The If You Were Me And Lived In … An Introduction To Civilizations Throughout Time Series, Written By Award-Winning Author Carole P. Roman; Plus A Time Capsule Activity Set For Recording Your Own History.

Giveaway begins February 20, 2018, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends March 20, 2018, 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. 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.


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. 5 Reasons To Love Dr. Seuss

Here are five reasons you should love Dr. Seuss, including his absurdity.


6. 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.

7. Seed School: Growing Up Amazing, By Joan Holub

Just like people, seeds come in all shapes and sizes. With the help of soil, water, and sunshine–the little seed friends in this book grow into vibrant fruits, vegetables, and flowers.

Lindsay Ward, Author-Illustrator Of Don’t Forget Dexter! | Selfie And A Shelfie

Check out Lindsay Ward’s selfie with Don’t Forget Dexter, the first book of a brand-new series.

8. Best New Picture Books | February 2018

We have 10 excellent picture books to share with you this month. You’ll discover a deeply moving exploration of grief and empathy, a strong debut that shows we’re all more alike than we think, the humorous adventures of an irresistible little rock who finds herself in constantly changing circumstances, a dazzling picture book biography of one of the world’s most influential designers, a love letter to Earth, and a nonfiction picture book biography of Belva Lockwood.


9. Best New Picture Books | January 2018

We have 14 excellent picture books to share with you this month. You’ll discover inspiring characters like an inventive girl who’d rather tighten a nut and a bolt than tie a ribbon or bow, a delightfully creative girl who is bursting with grand ideas, and a mouse with a big appetite for the world. Not to mention some wonderful non-fiction books and, possibly the most popular book of 2018 (so far), Matt de la Peña and Loren Long’s Love. 


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.

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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