10 Trending Kids’ Book and Literacy Articles
Book reviews and book lists for all ages, literacy tips, and book giveaways! Here are the top ten list of kids’ books and literacy articles that have been the most read on The Children’s Book Review over the past month.
1. The ‘One Big Canvas’ Book Series | Awareness Tour
Autism is a highly prevalent and often misunderstood neurological disability. The ‘One Big Canvas’ book series seeks to celebrate differences, showcasing how each individual can be an integral part of a much larger picture regardless of their unique qualities.
2. Win the TCBR ‘Growing Readers’ Prize Pack
The prize includes three autographed books from Bianca Schulze (founder of The Children’s Book Review), an Apple iPad, a framed TCBR original ‘Growing Readers’ print created by New York Time‘s Bestselling author-illustrator Peter H. Reynolds, and a donation in the winner’s name to The Reynolds Center for Teaching, Learning, and Creativity. The giveaway begins May 19, 2021, at 12:00 PM PST and ends June 17, 2021, at 11:59 PM PST.
3. Itty Bitty Betty and the Cookies | Awareness Tour
In this beautifully illustrated children’s book full of vivid imagery, Itty Bitty learns a lesson in patience and is encouraged to share her thoughts and wants. This story is a fun addition to your child’s bookshelf!
4. Pink, by Kyle Little | Book Giveaway
Pink is the story of Arossa, a baby flamingo, and how she saved the birds and their beloved pink feathers. She’ll teach everyone how being different can be a wonderful thing! The giveaway begins May 4, 2021, at 12:00 PM PST and ends June 4, 2021, at 11:59 PM PST.
5. Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey | Awareness Tour
Maybe, Maybe Marisol Rainey is Erin Entrada Kelly’s author-illustrator debut about summer, friendship, and overcoming fears, told with warm humor and undeniable appeal. Fans of Clementine, The Year of Billy Miller, and Ramona the Pest will be thrilled to meet Marisol.
6. Anna Kang and Christopher Weyant Discuss Hudson and Tallulah Take Sides
In this episode of the Growing Readers Podcast, I talk with the award-winning team Anna Kang and Christopher Weyant about their latest picture book Hudson and Tallulah Take Sides. It’s a tale about a cat and a dog who discover that even though they don’t look at things the same way, they can still be friends.
7. Superhero Faith, by Faith Abraham | Awareness Tour
Follow Superhero Faith and her sidekick Sparkle as they power up to save the day helping grandma.
“Superhero Faith is a marvelous book that will entertain both adults and children alike with its precious examples of superhero habits.” —The Children’s Book Review
8. Little Allies: A Children’s Story about Inclusion, Diversity, and Becoming an Ally | Awareness Tour
Little Allies is a beautifully illustrated children’s story that inspires kids to be their best with everyone, especially for those who may need an ally from time to time.
9. Inside the Studio with Annelouise Mahoney, Creator of Julius and Macy: A Very Brave Night
Annelouise Mahoney has worked in animation for DreamWorks, DIC Animation, Sony, and Saban Entertainment. She has also worked as a colorist for Marvel and Image Comics on such series as Uncanny X-Men, Generation X, and others. This is her first picture book, and it was inspired by the depths of her daughters’ friendships and the many ways they are brave, especially with someone on their side.
10. This Earth Day, Put Bugs in Your Kid’s Lunch
Do you and your kids want to save the planet? Eat bugs! Seriously . . . bugs. Hear me out, because writing a middle-grade book series about cricket chips (it’s about entrepreneurship and friendship, too) opened my eyes and my taste buds.
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