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

The Children’s Book Review | August 31, 2018

10 Trending Kids’ Books and Literacy Articles

From book reviews and lists for all ages to literacy tips and book giveaways, here’s the top ten list of kids books and literacy articles that have been trending on The Children’s Book Review . . .

 

1. Fiona And The Hippo, By Richard Cowdrey | Book Giveaway

Enter For A Chance To Win A Copy Of Fiona The Hippo (On Sale August 7th, 2018), By New York Times Bestselling Artist Richard Cowdrey; Plus A $50 Visa Gift Card!

Giveaway begins August 13, 2018, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends September 13, 2018, at 11:59 P.M. MT.

2. Talk Like A Pirate With Captain No Beard And Win A LEGO Set

Enter For A Chance To Win Some Pirate Loot Worthy Of Filling Ye Treasure Shelf!

Giveaway begins August 21, 2018, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends September 21, 2018, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

3. Best New Picture Books | May 2018

We have selected 13 excellent picture books as the best of May.

4. 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.

5. 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?

 The Paper Bag Princess, By Robert Munsch | Book Review

The Paper Bag Princess is a classic picture book that packs a real punch to the “princess” genre!

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. 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.

8. 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.

9. Win A 3 Book Prize Pack, Including Away We Go Land! | Awareness Tour Giveaway

Enter For A Chance To Win A 3 Book Prize Pack, Including-Away-We-Go-Land!

Giveaway begins August 30, 2018, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends September 30, 2018, at 11:59 P.M. MT.

10. Best Selling Picture Books | August 2018

Selected as one of the best new picture books in March 2017, Peter H. Reynold’s Happy Dreamer is this month’s best selling picture book from our affiliate store.

*Header image illustration from The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World’s Coral Reefs, written by Kate Messner and illustrated by Matthew Forsythe (Chronicle Books, 2018)

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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