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By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: March 18, 2011

Photo: Alexandra Rowley/Getty Images

The Children’s Book Review has turned three. Yep, that’s right. Three!

A year’s worth of thanks go to Luisa LaFleur, Phoebe Vreeland, Tina Vasquez, and Erik Schulze, for their extremely helpful contributions during 2010. A big thank you also goes to all of the amazingly talented authors and illustrators who gave us their time for some very fun interviews.

And … it certainly wouldn’t be a party without presents! The best part about TCBR’s birthday celebration is that you can have the presents. Well … at least one of you can. To say thank you and to giveback to our supporting readers, The Children’s Book Review is giving $300 worth of children’s books to one lucky reader—the winner even gets to pick the age range(s)/reading level(s) of the books.

Have you ever heard the expression: time flies when you are having fun? Sure you have. It’s an expression that certainly rings true for the Children’s Book Review. March 18 marked our first anniversary, and so I thought I would share with you some of our highlights.

  • In fall 2008, The Children’s Book Review was selected for inclusion in the American Library Association’s Great Web Sites for Kids. Thank you to the ALSC’s GWS Committee members who voted for us.
  • All of the author interviews were so much fun, but making my first podcast from my interview with Emily Gravett was a gratifying moment — click here to check it out. Click here to read the interviews from the following fabulous authors: Graeme Base, Bonny Becker, Tomie dePaolo, Deborah Diesen, Bobbie Hinman, Ingrid Law, Jon Scieszka, David Shannon, and Eric Wight.
  • Growing my team from me to three, with two enthusiastic book lovers. The first addition was Luisa LaFleur. Her specialty is reviewing bilingual books for “budding linguists”. Our latest induction is Amanda Lynch — an English major, book selling (and lover) extraordinaire — stay tuned for an official introduction.