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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. Thinkerox: A Brain in a Box, by Dr. Brian Whitestone | Dedicated Review

Most everyone will agree that technology can be both beneficial and detrimental but how to explain this to children can often be difficult. Dr. Brian Whitestone, author of Thinkerox: A Brain in a Box, has depicted both aspects for children in an imaginative and vivid tale about a boy and his invention.

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2. Off the Page, by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer | Book Review

Fantasy meets reality in Off the Page, a romantic comedy written for the young adult audience by New York Times bestselling authors Jodi Picoult and her daughter and coauthor, Samantha van Leer.

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3. How Do Award Judges Feel About the Books They Were Unable to Honor?

Best YA and Middle-Grade novels selected by Pete Hautman. His latest book is Eden West, the story of a boy growing up in an isolated doomsday cult in Montana.

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4. The Mean Green Cleaning Machine, by Sharon Suess | Press Release

“Clean your room.” Three little words often followed by procrastination, resistance, frustration, or despair.

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5. Emma Pass, Author of The Fearless |Selfie and a Shelfie

This is Emma Pass in front of her favorite bookshelf, with her latest novel, The Fearless (Delacorte Press, April 2015).

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6. Butterfly Park, by Elly MacKay | Image Reveal & Book Giveaway

Enter to win a copy of Butterfly Park, written and illustrated by Elly MacKay. Giveaway begins May 19, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends June 18, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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7. My Writing and Reading Life: Heath McKenzie

Heath McKenzie | The Children’s Book Review | May 18, 2015 Heath McKenzie has illustrated numerous picture books and children’s book jackets. He lives with his wife and kids in Melbourne, Australia. Latest published book … My Rules For Being A Pretty Princess You wrote it because … …at the time, my wife and I were expecting our first […]

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8. Learning Patterns and Colors with Books

Learning patterns and colors with three kids books about color and patterns.

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9. Greendale Author Releases Heartwarming New Children’s Book | Press Release

Author Antoinette Ticali aims to entertain young readers with the nationwide release of her new book, “The Invisible Dinosaur.”

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10. Five Family Favorites with Kim T. Griswell, Author of Rufus Goes to the Sea

My five kids are grown now (four boys and one girl), and most of them have children of their own. ... The list got longer and longer and soon it was tough to choose, but these five came out on top.

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11. Saaba Tahir, Author of An Ember in the Ashes | Speed Interview

Which five words best describe An Ember in the Ashes (Razorbill, April 2015), by Saaba Tahir? Adventurous, Brutal, Honest, Fast-Paced, Romance

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12. National Parks: Top 10 Kids’ Books

For those of you planning to take your kids to a national park in 2015, here are some excellent books you need to take along for the ride.

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13. Ladybug Girl Series | Book Giveaway

Enter to win copies of Ladybug Girl, Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy, and Ladybug Girl at the Beach, by David Soman and Jacky Davis. Giveaway begins May 12, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends June 11, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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14. The Girl at Midnight, by Melissa Grey | Book Giveaway

Enter to win a copy of The Girl at Midnight, written by Melissa Grey. Giveaway begins May 11, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends June 10, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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15. Jackson’s Aviation Adventure, Rita Goldner | Press Release

The Children’s Book Review | May 10, 2015 Author Showcase “Jackson’s Aviation Adventure”, written and illustrated by Rita Goldner, is a warm, whimsical story for readers aged 4 to 8. Brightly colored, lively illustrations enhance the story of Jackson, who loves painting, and uses his paints to explore the world around him and his imagination. He […]

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16. Promise of the Wolves, by Dorothy Hearst | Book Review

Young or old, those looking for a unique and observant story will fall in love with spirited Kaala, rooting for her fight to keep the bond between humans and wolves alive.

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17. Children’s Book Trends | May 2015

This month, The Children's Book Review's book trends indicate that you all enjoy perusing the best seller lists and book giveaways. We've got plenty for you, so, dig in!

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18. Screaming at the Ump, by Audrey Vernick | Book Review

Screaming at the Ump will appeal to both boys and girls who are interested in sports (especially baseball), and journalism, coping with the transition to middle school, or dealing with family conflicts.

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19. Best Selling Picture Books | May 2015

This month our best selling picture book from our affiliate store remains the same. It's the gorgeously illustrated Sleep Like a Tiger, written by Mary Lougue and pictures by Pamela Zagarenski.

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20. Best Selling Middle Grade Books | May 2015

It's true TCBR readers are fans of Greek myths! That's why, this month, the National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology is The Children's Book Review's best selling middle grade book.

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21. Best New Stars Wars Books: May the 4th Be with You

The Children's Book Review strikes back with the return of the Star Wars book list. Grab your favorite little droid and treat them to a galactic read—the force is strong in these books.

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22. Best Selling Young Adult Books | May 2015

With so many strong novels on this list, a lot remains the same on our hand-picked list from the Best Selling Young Adult list.

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23. Best Selling Kids Series | May 2015

This month's best selling kids series from The Children's Book Review's affiliate store remains the same, it's the wonderfully educational series The Adventures of Riley.

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24. The Art of Writing About Villains

I’m not sure if there is an “art” to writing about villains, but I do find that to write convincing and three-dimensional villains, one must be sympathetic to their plight.

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25. Sophie and The Finn: Secret of the Box | Dedicated Review

Sophie and The Finn: Secret of the Box is the second book in author J. Peter Clifford’s mystery series about Erica Stafford—a spunky seventh grader who has premonitions and often finds herself embroiled in risky adventures—and her two loyal dogs, Sophie and The Finn.

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