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The Children’s Book Review
Published: March 25, 2010

May 2-8, 2011, is Children’s Book Week. Each year, during this week, The Children’s Book Council hosts the Children’s Choice Book Awards. These are the best awards because the children are given a voice! I highly recommend checking out the thirty books that have been nominated for the six categories: k-2nd, 3rd-4th, 5th-6th, Teens, and author of the year. Then, along with your kids or classroom, go and vote for their favorite(s)—you have until April 29. The winners will be announced on May 2 at the Children’s Choice Book Awards Gala.

This year’s Children’s Choice Book Award finalists are as follows:

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: February 1, 2011

Here’s the scoop on the most popular destinations on The Children’s Book Review site, the most coveted new releases and bestsellers.

THE HOT SPOTS: THE TRENDS

Caldecott Winners, 2011

Winter Books: Snow, Hibernation, and More

Review: Sleepy Kittens (Despicable Me)

Where to Find Free eBooks for Children Online

Best Kids’ Picture Books, 2010

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: January 3, 2011

Here’s the scoop on the most popular destinations on The Children’s Book Review site, the most coveted new releases and bestsellers.

THE HOT SPOTS: THE TRENDS

Review: Sleepy Kittens (Despicable Me)

Kids’ Book Apps for iPad

Review: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth

Where to Find Free eBooks for Children Online

Best Kids’ Picture Books, 2010

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: November 2, 2010

Here’s the scoop on the most popular destinations on The Children’s Book Review site, the most coveted new releases and bestsellers.

THE HOT SPOTS: THE TRENDS

Fall Books for Kids: 2010

How Picture Books Play a Role in a Child’s Development

Kids’ Christmas Books, 2010: For the Naughty & Nice

20 Sites to Improve Your Child’s Literacy

Review: Sleepy Kittens (Despicable Me)

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: November 2, 2010

Here’s the scoop on the most popular destinations on The Children’s Book Review site, the most coveted new releases, the bestsellers, and kids’ book events.

THE HOT SPOTS: THE TRENDS

Fall Books for Kids: 2010

Interview with Lian Tanner, Author of The Keepers Trilogy

2010 Children’s Choice Book Awards Nominees

Where to Find Free eBooks for Children Online

20 Sites to Improve Your Child’s Literacy

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: October 1, 2010

Here’s the scoop on the most popular destinations on The Children’s Book Review site, the most coveted new releases, the bestsellers, and kids’ book events.

THE HOT SPOTS: THE TRENDS

Best Halloween Books for Kids: Scary, Spooky, and Silly

Dog Days of Summer: Dog Books for Dog Lovers

2010 Children’s Choice Book Awards Nominees

Review: Scat by Carl Hiaasen

20 Sites to Improve Your Child’s Literacy

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: September 1, 2010

Here’s the scoop on the most popular destinations on The Children’s Book Review site, the most coveted new releases, the bestsellers, and kids’ book events.

THE HOT SPOTS: THE TRENDS

Dog Days of Summer: Dog Books for Dog Lovers

20 Sites to Improve Your Child’s Literacy

Review: Scat by Carl Hiaasen

2010 Children’s Choice Book Awards Nominees

Author Interview: Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams (Goddess Girls series)

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: November 26, 2009

The Children’s Book Review proudly shares this list of GREAT books all published by Random House.

PICTURE BOOK

For your little prince or princess . . .

Princess Hyacinth (The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated)

PRINCESS HYACINTH (The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated)

by Florence Parry Heide; illustrated by Lane Smith

A bestselling Caldecott Honor artist and a legendary author team up to brings kids Princess Hyacinth, who has one very big problem: she floats!

Schwartz & Wade Books / 978-0-375-84501-7 / September 22, 2009 /$17.99 / $22.00 / Ages 4–8 / 48 pages

Add this book to your collection: PRINCESS HYACINTH (The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated)

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: May 4, 2009

J.K. Rowling Speaks at Harvard Commencement from Harvard Magazine on Vimeo.

An excerpt from J.K. Rowling‘s Harvard commencement address, 2008:

“On this wonderful day when we are gathered together to celebrate your academic success, I have decided to talk to you about the benefits of failure. And as you stand on the threshold of what is sometimes called ‘real life’, I want to extol the crucial importance of imagination.  …

… You might think that I chose my second theme, the importance of imagination, because of the part it played in rebuilding my life, but that is not wholly so. Though I will defend the value of bedtime stories to my last gasp, I have learned to value imagination in a much broader sense. Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most trans-formative and revelatory capacity, it is the power that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.”

Now that we have heard great words of wisdom from one of the most influential writers of current time about the importance of imagination, here are my picks to help unleash and inspire creativity and ingenuity in graduates of all ages: