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

The Children’s Book Review | December 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. 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.

2. 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?

3. There’s an Elephant in My Bathtub, by Connie Bowman | Awareness Tour

When wild animals make themselves at home, what’s a dad to do?

Are you ready for some unexpected silliness? Come along with author Connie Bowman on the awareness tour for There’s an Elephant in My Bathtub.

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. The Children’s Book Holiday Gift Guide | 2018

Here at the TCBR headquarters, we believe that the gifting of books can be one of the most personal and thoughtful ways of showing someone you really “get them.” The carefully curated lists will aim to fulfill the desires of each individual young reader on your list.

7. 16 of the Best Christmas Books for Kids

We have some amazing kids’ Christmas Books picked out for young readers: activity books, picture books, and novels.

8. Best Kids Books of 2018

Discover some of the best kids books that released during 2018.

9. 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.

10. Best Selling Middle Grade Books | December 2018

This month, the book that tops off the best selling middle grade book list from our affiliate store is Tom Fletcher’s The Christmasaurus, an instant Christmas classic!

*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.

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