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The Children's Book Review aims to help parents choose the best books for their kids. Named one of the ALSC Great Web Sites for Kids, this blog is powered by Bianca Schulze (and Luisa LaFleur, who reviews bilingual books). The Children's Book Review's slogan is "Growing Readers" -- and its goal is to "remember old favorites and search for new ones."
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1. If You Were Me and Lived in … China, by Carole P. Roman | Book Giveaway

Prizes and samples provided by Carole P. Roman The Children’s Book Review | July 29, 2015 Enter to win a complete autographed set of the If You Were Me series, written by award-winning author Carole P. Roman and illustrated by Kelsea Wierenga; including If You Were Me and Lived in … China: A Child’s Introduction to Culture Around the World! […]

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2. If You Were Me and Lived in … China: A Child’s Introduction to Culture Around the World | Dedicated Review

If You Were Me and Lived In … China is an easy read and a fun way to introduce the People’s Republic of China to children.

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3. A Dr. Seuss Celebration for What Pet Should I Get?

It is the release day for the newer-than-new new book from Dr. Seuss, What Pet Should I Get?

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4. What Pet Should I Get?, by Dr. Seuss | Book Giveaway

Enter to win a copy of What Pet Should I Get?, by Dr. Seuss! Giveaway begins July 28, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends August 27, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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5. The Art of Giving Books

There’s something about books that makes them the ideal gift for children.

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6. This Little Piggy, by Natalie Marshall | Book Review

This familiar porcine classic has a cute new twist with updated illustrations and easy-to-use page turning tabs.

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7. Are You My Daddy?, by Illanit Oliver | Book Review

This delightful touch-and-feel book is sure to be a hit with babies and toddlers. It features easy prose, colorful pictures and popular zoo animals.

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8. Edda: A Little Valkyrie’s First Day At School, by Adam Auerbach | Book Review

This book, wonderfully written and illustrated by Adam Auerbach, provides a fun and imaginative tale, with a uniquely voiced female character at its center.

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9. Terminal, by Kathy Reichs and Brendan Reichs | Book Review

The Morris Island gang is back in Terminal, the fifth and final full installment of Kathy and Brendan Reichs’ NY Times Bestselling Virals series.

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10. Children’s Picture Book Author Inspired by Humans Landing on the Moon

In Space Boy and his Dog, Niko and his crew (Tag, his dog, and Radar, his trusty robot copilot) search for a lost cat on the moon.

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11. Will Mabbitt, Author of The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones | Speed Interview

Will Mabbitt writes. He writes in cafes, on trains, on the toilet, and sometimes in his head when his laptop runs out of power. The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones is his first book. Another one is coming soon.

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12. LGBT Pride Books | Book Giveaway

Enter to win a prize pack filled with excellent LGBT books from Candlewick Press. Giveaway begins July 18, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends August 17, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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13. I Like Your Shoes, by R. Stim | Dedicated Review

I Like Your Shoes is a suspenseful read that will satisfy audiences interested in contemporary mysteries featuring dynamic characters and inventive plots.

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14. Best Young Adult Beach Reads with Lori Goldstein, Author of BECOMING JINN

Lori Goldstein | The Children’s Book Review | July 16, 2015 I grew up on the Jersey Shore and now live outside of Boston, where on the right day, I can smell the sea from my back deck (though it still takes an hour to get to the beach). Maybe that’s why the beach is my happy place. For […]

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15. The Last Good Day of the Year, by Jessica Warman | Book Review

Emotionally wrought and sharply written, The Last Good Day of the Year explores and examines the capacity of evil and the result is a fine, smart read that isn’t afraid to uncover the frailty and weight of guilt and family relationships.

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16. Alex and the Messy Monster, An Interview with Vanessa Newman

Alex and the Messy Monster is the first book in a series of children’s books that address the emotional and physical needs of kids.

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17. Alex and the Messy Monster, by Vanessa Newman | Press Release

If you want a fun read that offers entertainment for both adults and children, Alex and the Messy Monster is a story that will keep you coming back for more.

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18. The Princess and the Pony, by Kate Beaton | Book Giveaway

Enter to win a copy of The Princess and the Pony, Kate Beaton! Giveaway begins July 13, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends June 12, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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19. Best Selling Kids Series | July 2015

This month's best selling kids series from The Children's Book Review's affiliate store is perfect for avoiding the summer slide, it's the new popular series Star Wars Workbooks.

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20. My Writing and Reading Life: Dan Scott

Dan Scott was born in Surrey, England. Growing up, he became interested in ancient Rome and his love of historical fiction provided plenty of inspiration for the adventure stories he began to write as a child. Eventually, his characters and stories developed into the action-packed Gladiator School series.

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21. Children’s Book Trends | July 2015

This month, The Children's Book Review's book trends indicate that you all enjoy perusing the best seller lists and you care about improving your child's literacy skills. We've got plenty of articles for you, so, dig in!

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22. If You Happen To Have A Dinosaur, by Linda Bailey | Book Review

This book offers an imaginative twist on children’s abiding love of dinosaurs.

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23. The Graphic Canon of Children’s Literature, Edited by Russ Kick | Book Review

Part of the remarkable Graphic Canon Series, The Graphic Canon of Children’s Literature brings together a diverse range of contemporary writers and illustrators who give their own take on well-known works from an international selection of children’s literature.

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24. Transportation Books For Lovers of Things That Go

Construction trucks. School buses. Airplanes. You name it, kids can’t get enough of it. Here are a few of our favorite books of Things That Go ... Read the rest of this post

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25. An Ember in the Ashes, by Sabaa Tahir | Book Review

Sabaa Tahir’s heart-wrenchingly fierce debut novel will draw you deep into the hearts and minds of Laia and Elias as you join them on their battle for freedom.

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