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

The Children’s Book Review | September 17, 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. If You Were Me And … Dressed Up For Halloween: Book And Visa Gift Card Giveaway

Enter for a chance to win a complete autographed book set of the If You Were Me and Lived In series, written by award-winning author Carole P. Roman; plus a $50 Visa gift card to go toward a Halloween costume.

Giveaway begins September 6, 2018, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends October 6, 2018, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

2. Celebrate The Holidays With Santa Bruce! Enter The Mother Bruce Series Giveaway

Enter For A Chance To Win A Full Set Of The Bruce Series; Including A Copy Of Santa Bruce (On Sale September 4th, 2018) And Other Bruce Holiday Surprises.

Giveaway begins September 4, 2018, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends October 4, 2018, at 11:59 P.M. MT.

3. 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.

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. 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.

6. Popcorn-Eating Squirrels Of The World Unite! | Book Giveaway

Enter To Win An Autographed Copy Of Popcorn-Eating Squirrels Of The World Unite!, Written By Award-Winning Writer And Filmmaker Matt Dickinson; Plus An E-Book And Poster!

Giveaway begins September 3, 2018, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends October 3, 2018, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

7. 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.

8. Thoughts On Back-To-School And All Of Us

Childhood is full of transitions and that is what gives it beauty. But change often brings uncertainty. The questions that often flood us are, perhaps, more pronounced at the start of the new school year: Will I fit in? Do I have a place? Will I make friends? Will I be okay? And yet these universal worries are not exclusive to back-to-school.

9. 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.

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.

*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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