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

The Children’s Book Review | November 10, 2018

10 Trending Kids’ Book 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. Win The Deluxe Hardcover Four Book Sci-Fi Series Space Cat 

Everyone can be a winner and get a jump-start on holiday reading with special code WHDM, because Dover Publications is offering 25% off until December 31, 2018. Plus, you can enter to win this awesome great adventure sci-fi series …

Giveaway begins October 20, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends November 20, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

2. 20 Of The Best Kids Christmas Books

Creating family traditions is an important part of a child’s life, helping them to feel connected and important. One of the simplest family traditions is reading a Christmas book together.

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: 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: 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.

6. Eraser, By Anna Kang And Chris Weyant | Speed Interview

The Children’s Book Review: Which five words best describe Eraser?

Anna Kang: mistakes – persistence – hard work – success.

Chris Weyant: teamwork – dreamer – gumption – friendship – pink.

7. Five Family Favorites With Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Author Of Bone Soup: A Spooky, Tasty Tale

Several years ago, we moved to a new house. Although my fully-grown children were happy to help us get settled, there was nothing quite like the hours we spent joyfully unpacking, uncovering, and reminiscing as we pored through box after box of their childhood favorites. Each title transported us back to a magical and precious time, flooding us with the sweetest of memories. Here are five, with apologies to the many, many, many not included!

8. How Picture Books Play A Role In A Child’s Development

We all want what’s best for our kids and like the Army commercial, we want them to be all they can be. But parents can often succumb to the pressures of society and other parents to compete. That’s why some parents buy everything imaginable to get their baby to read, they enroll their children in the most expensive preschools, and even skip picture books and encourage their children to move on to more text-heavy chapter books as a means to advance their skills for rigorous standardized testing.

9. The Gift Of Storytime Board Book Giveaway From Little Simon

Enter for a chance to win a collection of five sweet stories from Little Simon!

Giveaway begins October 15, 2018, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends November 15, 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.

*Header image illustration from The Christmas Magic, written by Lauren Thompson and illustrated by Jon J Muth (Scholastic Press, 2009)

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.

  • What is the name of the book that has the pictures of Santa putting on his socks and trimming his beard? I love the art!

    February 19, 2019
  • Thank you so much for responding so quickly!

    February 19, 2019

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