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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. Monster Day at Work, by Sarah Dyer| Book Giveaway

Enter to win a copy of Monster Day at Work, written and illustrated by Sarah Dyer. Giveaway begins April 25, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends May 24, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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2. Children’s Book Author Django Wexler Combines Computer Science and Creative Writing

Django Wexler is a self-proclaimed computer/fantasy/sci fi geek. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with degrees in creative writing and computer science, and worked in artificial intelligence research.

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3. The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials: The Collector’s Edition | Book Giveaway

Enter to win a copy of The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials: The Collector's Edition, by James Dashner. Giveaway begins April 23, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends May 22, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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4. Rainbow Learns to Fly, by Mary Clark Dalton | Dedicated Review

Rainbow Learns to Fly is Mary Clark Dalton’s second picture book in her Rainbow series, which teaches children moral values and life skills.

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5. The Beach Book, by Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield| Book Giveaway

Enter to win a copy of The Beach Book, by Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield. Giveaway begins April 22, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends May 21, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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6. The Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel | Book Giveaway

Enter to win a MEET THE DESCENDANTS prize pack! Giveaway begins April 21, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends May 20, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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7. You Do the Math | Book Series Giveaway

Enter to win copies of You Do the Math: Solve a Crime and You Do the Math: Fly a Jet Fighter, written by Hilary Coll and Steve Mills. Giveaway begins April 20, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends May 19, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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8. Beloved Books to Inspire 12-Year-Olds | Shared by Author K.E. Ormsbee

"These stories kept me up way past my bedtime and still hold places of honor on my bookshelf."

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9. The Water and the Wild, by K.E. Ormsbee | Book Giveaway

Enter to win an autographed copy of The Water and the Wild, by K.E. Ormsbee. Giveaway begins April 19, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends May 18, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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10. My Writing and Reading Life: Paige McKenzie, Author of The Haunting of Sunshine Girl

PAIGE MCKENZIE, the face of The Haunting of Sunshine Girl, is thrilled to have the chance to bring her unique voice to life in a book series.

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11. If You Were Me and Lived In … Scotland, by Carole P. Roman | Series Giveaway

The Children’s Book Review | April 17, 2015 Enter to win a complete autographed set of the If You Were Me series, by award-winning author Carole P. Roman; including If You Were Me and Lived in … Scotland: A Child’s Introduction to Cultures Around the World! One (1) winner receives the grand prize: An autographed set of Carole P. Roman’s If […]

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12. Gollywood, Here I Come!, by Terry John Barto | Dedicated Review

"Gollywood, Here I Come!" will appeal to young children who dream of fame and their parents who know that dreams must be accompanied by effort and perseverance.

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13. Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon, by Terry John Barto | Dedicated Review

Terry John Barto’s innovative tale presents the story of Nickerbacher, a young dragon who wants nothing more than to be a stand-up comedian.

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14. What if a … | Book Series Giveaway

Enter to win copies of Could a Penguin Ride a Bike? and Could an Octopus Climb a Skyscraper?, written by Camilla de la Bedoyere and Illustrated by Aleksei Bitskoff. Giveaway begins April 15, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends May 14, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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15. Illustration Inspiration: Tracy Dockray, Illustrator of Izzy and Oscar

Tracy Dockray's most recent book is “Izzy and Oscar”, an octopus out of water tale, by Allison Estes.

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16. Children’s Picture Book Teaches Kids Important Lesson About Life | Press Release

Silas Thomson, newcomer to children's books, is attempting to bring joy and learning to children ages 2-9 in a quirky tale about a curious dog names Sadie.

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17. Juicy Jack Adventures: Meet the Wild Pack, by Leigh Carrasco | Dedicated Review

It’s summer vacation time for BT and his mom. They are going to visit BT’s grandmother, Abuela in Spanish, at her farm in Peru and this time Jack, BT’s guinea pig, gets to go with them.

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18. Loop, by Karen Akins | Book Review

It’s the twenty-third century, and while time travel is the norm, along with pesky robotic tru-ants and the ability to identity check through hair strands, there are still some things from the past that will never change, including mid-term assignments.

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19. A Flag for the Flying Dragon: A Captain No Beard Story, by Carole P. Roman | Dedicated Review

The loveable crew of the Flying Dragon is back! In A Flag for the Flying Dragon: A Captain No Beard Story, Captain No Beard and his friends work together to resolve conflicts as they look for the perfect job for their youngest crewmember, Zachary.

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20. A Flag for the Flying Dragon: A Captain No Beard Story, by Carole P. Roman | Book Giveaway

Enter to win a complete autographed set of the Captain No Beard series, by award-winning author Carole P. Roman—including the newest title A Flag for the Flying Dragon: A Captain No Beard Story—plus the Kidoozie Pirate Ship Sand & Water Table. Giveaway begins April 7, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends May 8, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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21. Children’s Book Trends on The Children’s Book Review | April 2015

This month, The Children's Book Review's book trends shows that your still helping us celebrate our 7th birthday by entering our Fire HD 6 Tablet giveaway. Have fun perusing this list of TCBR's book trends.

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22. How To Be A Heroine for Girls, by Kathleen Schuller | Book Giveaway

Enter to win an autographed copy of How To Be A Heroine for Girls: Inspiration from Classic Heroines, written by Kathleen Schuller and illustrated by Melissa Bailey. Giveaway begins April 9, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends May 8, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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23. Book Series Giveaway | Spot The …

Enter to win copies of Spot the Dinosaur on the Island and Spot the Monkey in the Jungle, written by Stella Maidment and Illustrated by Joelle Dreidemy. Giveaway begins April 9, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends May 8, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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24. Physical Literacy 12 Steps Pledge Ambassadorship: I Dance for Physical Literacy | Dedicated Review

Author Steven C. McCartney has created a 12-step healthy lifestyle plan for all ages and fitness levels.

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25. Where Do Our Baby Teeth Go? By Vilasinee Bunnag | Book Review

Author Vilasinee Bunnag, along with illustrator Yasmin Doctor, have created a wonderfully interactive picture book, Where Do Our Baby Teeth Go?, to help little ones understand, celebrate, and document this rite of passage.

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