A Year of Children’s Books in Review | 2018
The Children’s Book Review | December 31, 2018
This year marked our 10th anniversary! That’s right, we’ve been sharing our favorite books and literacy tips with you for 10 entire years. Thank you for reading along with us and helping us grow readers for a decade. We hope you have had a wonderful year filled with beautiful books!
Before we launch into the new year, let’s take a moment to reflect on the highlights of 2018. TCBR’s wonderful group of regular contributors have had plenty of fun sourcing great books and putting together awesome reviews, fun book lists, and special articles. We also had so many talented authors and illustrators contribute an abundance of inspiring and useful articles, many wonderful interviews took place, and we hosted a bunch of blog tours. So lets take a look at some of the fan favorites.
- Tomorrow I’ll Be Brave, by Jessica Hische | Book Review
- The Paper Bag Princess, by Robert Munsch | Book Review
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, by J.K. Rowling | Book Review
- Silent Days, Silent Dreams, by Allen Say | Book Review
- Real Friends, by Shannon Hale | Book Review
- It’s Not Jack and the Beanstalk, by Josh Funk | Book Review
- Wishtree, by Katherine Applegate | A Mother-Daughter Book Discussion
- 12 Kids Books That Are Inspiring The Next Generation Of Activists
- Ten Kids Picture Books About Unconditional Love
- 5 Books for Teaching Your Kids About Body Safety and Consent
- 7 Board Books That Teach New Concepts to Toddlers
- The Children’s Book Holiday Gift Guide | 2018
- Five Family Favorites with Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Author of Bone Soup: A Spooky, Tasty Tale
- 5 Books That Teach Kids How to Work Together, curated by Mariam Gates, author of Yoga Friends
- The Essential Book List for Navigating Middle School, curated by Stacy McAnulty, author of The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl
Articles of Interest
- Thoughts on Back-to-School and All of Us, article by Carin Berger, author-illustrator of All of Us
- How Children’s Books are Inspiring the Next Generation of Activists, article by Susan Hood, author of Shaking Things Up
Author and Illustrator Interviews
- Kate DiCamillo Discusses Louisiana’s Way Home, Writing, and Loud Laughs
- Eraser, by Anna Kang and Chris Weyant | Speed Interview
- M.H. Clark Discusses Tiny, Perfect Things
- Jeff Mack, Author-Illustrator of Duck on a Disco Ball: My Writing And Reading Life
- There’s an Elephant in My Bathtub, by Connie Bowman | Awareness Tour
- Monsterland Reanimated, by Michael Okon | Awareness Tour
- A Dreadful Fairy Book, by Jon Etter | Awareness Tour
Not only are we grateful for you, our loyal reader, but also for every single person that contributes to The Children’s Book Review in their own special way. Thank you for continuing to help us on our pursuit of growing readers!
When we create readers, we create thinkers and learners and inspire creativity. Here’s to 2019 and the wonderful books and inspired thinking that it will bring!
Founder, The Children’s Book Review