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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. The Children’s Book Review’s Book Trends | February 2016

The Children’s Book Review | February 9, 2016 This month, The Children’s Book Review‘s book trends show a great variety: Valentine’s Day books, winter books, giveaways, and some of our staple literacy articles. 10 Kids’ Book Trends on The Children’s Book Review … 1. Where to Find Free eBooks for Children Online The Children’s Book Review presents a guest post by […]

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2. The Thunder Maker, by Suzanne Rothman | Dedicated Review

The Thunder Maker is a tale that explores the power of sound and learning to speak words of kindness, including knowing when to apologize.

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3. Being A Captain is Hard Work: A Captain No Beard Story | Dedicated Review

Ahoy! Captain No Beard and his crew are back. In the latest installment to Carole P. Roman’s award-wining series, Being a Captain is Hard Work, readers learn it’s okay to make mistakes, especially when you learn something from them.

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4. Bob Shea’s Ballet Cat Collection Prize Pack| Book Giveaway

Enter to win a Ballet Cat collection prize pack! Giveaway begins February 8, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends March 7, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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5. The I-Wants and the Gimmies, by Taylor Overbey

Crimson Dragon is proud to present Taylor Overbey’s debut book, The I-Wants and the Gimmies. Released in February 2016, this book shows that everyone should think about others regardless of differences.

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6. Best Selling Kids Series | February 2016

This month's our list of hand-selected series from the nationwide best selling Children's Series list, as noted by The New York Times, features James Dashner's Maze Runner series and Ransom Riggs' Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series.

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7. Best Selling Young Adult Books | February 2016

Our hand-picked list from the Best Selling Young Adult list from The New York Times includes a revisit of Red Queen, by Victoria Aveyard. The best selling young adult titles include books by super-talent Rainbow Rowell.

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8. Best Selling Middle Grade Books | February 2016

Our selection of books picked from the nationwide best selling middle grade list, as they appear on The New York Times, includes Star Wars: The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary.

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9. Best Selling Picture Books | February 2016

Once again our best selling picture book from our affiliate store is a wonderful lift-the-flap book: Where Is Baby's Bellybutton?, by Karen Katz!

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10. Best New Kids Books | February 2016

Our selection of hot new releases and popular kids' books has a lot to offer!

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11. Yak, Yak, Yak! The Trouble with Modern Parenting | Thomas W. Phelan, PhD

For more than twenty-five years, internationally renowned clinical psychologist Thomas W. Phelan's 1-2-3 Magic has helped millions of parents, teachers, and caregivers raise independent, emotionally intelligent children... Read the rest of this post

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12. My Adventures in Sillyville, by Richard Klein | Dedicated Review

My Adventures in Sillyville is a zippy tale written in rhyme about a young boy’s daydream. Reminiscent of Dr. Seuss’s Wacky Wednesday, many things are topsy-turvy in Sillyville.

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13. The Defiant, by M. Quint | Book Review

The Defiant will appeal to middle grade and young adult readers interested in adventure, mystery, and eerie situations.

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14. The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate | Book Review

The One and Only Ivan is a bestselling novel about hope and friendship. It was inspired by a real silverback gorilla named Ivan who was held captive for 27 years.

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15. Illustration Inspiration: Kim Krans, “ABC Dream”

This gem comes to us from Kim Krans, the creator of The Wild Unknown—a lifestyle website offering prints, calendars, and more.

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16. Harriet the Spy, by Louise Fitzhugh | Book Review

Harriet the Spy, by Louise Fitzhugh, is an incredibly funny book—anyone who has ever felt like an outsider will certainly relate to Harriet.

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17. The Wacky World of Silly Willy Winston | Press Release

Silly Willy Winston, the main character in the series is based on the author’s Basset Hound. According to Donna M. Maguire the book series was created to satisfy several key objectives.

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18. Join A Pair Of Flying, Talking Superhero Horses On Their Wacky Adventures!

Introducing Super Sporty” teaches kids an important lesson about teamwork, while giving them bucketloads of fun in the process.

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19. Mae and the Moon, by Jami Gigot

Ripple Grove Press is proud to present Jami Gigot’s debut picture book, Mae and the Moon. Released in September 2015, this charming book, beautifully illustrated in soft moonlit hues, will capture the hearts of moon gazers everywhere.

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20. Sarah Dillard, Author of Mouse Scouts Makes a Difference | Speed Interview

Which five words best describe Mouse Scouts: Make a Difference? Friendship, Teamwork, Helpfulness, Perseverance, Altruism.

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21. My Writing and Reading Life: Kristen Kittscher, Author of The Tiara on the Terrace

The Tiara on the Terrace, by Kristen Kittschier, is a clever novel, perfect for fans of Pseudonymous Bosch and Gordon Korman and a companion to The Wig in the Window.

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22. Andrew S. Chilton, Author of The Goblin’s Puzzle | Selfie and a Shelfie

Brimming with dragons, goblins, and logic puzzles, this middle-grade fantasy adventure is perfect for readers who enjoyed The Princess Bride or Rump.

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23. Ulme of the Alentejo: A Tale of Two Horses, by Steven Layne | Dedicated Review

Ulme of the Alentejo: A Tale of Two Horses is an inspiring tale of human and animal spirit.

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24. If You Were Me and Lived In … Italy: A Child’s Introduction to Culture Around the World | Dedicated Review

Do you have your passaporto (passport) handy? It’s time to merriggiare (rest at noon in a shady spot) with a copy of If You Were Me and Lived In .. Italy and introduce your kids to the wealth of culture that abounds in the Republic of Italy—the famous country shaped like a boot.

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25. Five Family Favorites with Arwen Elys Dayton, Author of Traveler

Arwen Elys Dayton, author of Traveler, selected these five family favorites.

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