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By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: August 6, 2012

Enter to win a Reluctant Readers Recovery Pack which features 4 fun books from Sourcebooks’ Reluctant Readers Road to Recovery Guide.

Panic no more and take control of rainy day havoc, poolside chaos and playground mayhem with a great book for your unique reader.

Giveaway begins August 6, 2012, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends September 3, 2012, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Reading levels: Ages 7-13

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: September 21, 2011

It’s time to start prepping for the holiday season. First stop: Halloween. No tricks here—only treats!

When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis near Halloween.
~Author Unknown

Our 2011 Halloween book list spotlights everything from growing pumpkins; overcoming fears (a great topic for youngsters that tend to get a little surprised when they no longer recognize their family and friends due to colorful costumes and scary masks); witches; skeletons; cats and bats; and plain-old, creepy stories that beg to be read on a dark night with a flashlight. From babies to beginning readers to middle graders to young adults, TCBR has you covered.

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: August 5, 2010

Snow, in August? Horrid Henry Returns with New Tales of Mischief.

It’s never too early to plan for up-coming seasons. That’s why you’ll want to enter to win the latest book in the international bestselling children’s chapter books series, Horrid Henry by Francesca Simon. We have one copy of Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman for one very lucky reader!

Reading level: Ages 7-12

Paperback: 112 pages

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: December 23, 2009

Horrid Henry's ChristmasHorrid Henry’s Christmas

by Francesca Simon (Author), Tony Ross (Illustrator)

Reading level: Ages 7-10

Paperback: 112 pages

Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (September 1, 2009)

Source: Publisher

What to expect: Humor, Siblings, Kids, Behavior


As per usual, Simon and Ross connect and engage even the most reluctant of readers to their bestselling “horrid” character, Horrid Henry. This time he is back with more despicable antics! Parents will only be relieved that their children are nothing like him. Christmas trees are ruined, the Nativity play goes to shambles, need I say more.

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: October 15, 2009

Four stories in one great book about a boy who always gets in trouble. Horrid Henry books appeal to both girls and boys alike and cause tears to roll down your face from laughing so hard. Thanks to the publisher of the Horrid Henry series, Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, I have one copy of Horrid Henry and the Mummy’s Curse to give away. It could be yours!

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: October 15, 2009

More Horrid Henry? Yes, more twisted, laugh-out-loud Horrid Henry stories. Francesca Simon’s has perfectly executed her characters, again! Horrid Henry is a rotten, little devil. His persona represents the thoughts which go through most kids minds, at least occasionally. Perfect Peter’s character provides a blameless example of how different siblings can be and the rivalry that comes along with that. I also enjoy the subtle way that Francesca Simon’s involves the parents. She shows readers that Henry has absolutely no-idea of the effort that goes into being a parent. There are some truly priceless moments which are emphasized by Tony Ross’ wonderfully ghastly illustrations.

Warning: These books contain first-rate silliness that may cause fits of laughter and have been known to split one’s sides.

By Bianca Schulze, The Children's Book Review Published: April 22, 2009 Congratulations to the five lucky winners of the Horrid Henry giveaway. The winners have been selected by the random sequence generator at random.org, and have each won a Horrid Henry one story chapter book. Silly Sandy Ambitious Amy