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Kids Book Trends on The Children’s Book Review | January 2019

The Children’s Book Review | January 30, 2019

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. The Best Picture Books of 2018

With so many amazing picture books to choose from, this was a hard list to put together. Here are 24 of our faves that we think you’ll love just as much as we do!

2. 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.

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: 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.

5. The Best Kids Chapter Books and Novels of 2018

A funny chapter book, inspiring non-fiction, a wordless graphic novel, a diverse selection of characters, magical realism, historical fiction, a bunch of middle grade debuts, and a little fantasy are what you will find in this list of 35 brilliant books for kids ages 6 through 14.

6. The Best Board Books of 2018

This list represents some of our favorite board books—the board books we feel represented the best of 2018. Ready. Set. Read!

7. Win a Set of the Kid Legends Series

The Kid Legends series presents true childhood stories from the lives of professional athletes, U.S. presidents, and other celebrated luminaries, pairing memorable and often hilarious tales with full-color kid-friendly illustrations.

Enter For A Chance To Win A Set Of The Fantastic Kid Legends Series.

Giveaway begins January 17, 2019 at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends February 17, 2019, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

8. A Groundhog Day Book Giveaway: Win a Copy of Pushball: A Game That’s Tasty to Eat!

The rhythmic verse in “Pushball” helps early readers remember word sounds and look for similar sounding words to complete the rhyme. This creates an enjoyable reading and learning experience. The book also teaches an important life lesson based on an ancient proverb … the way to success is achieved through persistence and determination.

Enter For A Chance To Win An Autographed Copy Of Pushball: A Game That’s Tasty To Eat!

Giveaway begins January 18, 2019 at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends February 18, 2019, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

9. The Best Young Adult Books of 2018

We know a good book when we see one. In 2018, we saw 18 of them that we’re happy to call the best young adult books of 2018!

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.

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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