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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. Best Selling Picture Books | March 2015

This month our best selling picture book from our affiliate store continues to be the lively board book Peek-a-Zoo!, by Nina Laden.

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2. Best New Kids Stories | March 2014

Wow! This is a great month for picture books—amazing picture book authors and sensational illustrators star in this month's new release kids books. Plus, The Penderwicks in Spring is here!

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3. If You Were Me and Lived in … Greece: A Child’s Introduction to Cultures Around the World | Book Giveaway

The Children’s Book Review | February 28, 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 … Greece: A Child’s Introduction to Cultures Around the World! One (1) winner receives the grand prize: An autographed set of Carole P. […]

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4. Homer the Little Stray Cat, by Pamela L. Laskin | Book Giveaway

Enter to win an autographed copy of Homer the Little Stray Cat (Little Balloon Press, 2014), by Pamela L. Laskin and illustrated by Kirsi Tuomanen Hill. Giveaway begins February 27, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends March 26, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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5. Crime Solver’s Detective Agency, by Victoria Schwimley | Book Giveaway

Enter to win an autographed paperback copy of Crime Solver's Detective Agency (CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2014), by Victoria Schwimley. Giveaway begins February 26, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends March 25, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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6. Win 6 Months of INSTACANDI Candy & a Sweet Kids Book | Giveaway

Enter to win 6 months of candy delivered by INSTACANDI and your choice of a children’s book from our list of “Sweet Books for Kids.” Giveaway begins February 25, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends March 24, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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7. The Wisdom of Merlin: 7 Magical Words for a Meaningful Life, by T.A. Barron | Giveaway

Enter to win a hardcover copy of The Wisdom of Merlin: 7 Magical Words for a Meaningful Life (Philomel Books, March 24, 2015), by T.A. Barron. Giveaway begins February 24, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends March 23, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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8. SoSo-LaLa Teaches Acceptance and Resilience

The Children’s Book Review | February 23, 2015 Author Showcase Author Rany Shamloul, in his first children’s picture book, discusses acceptance and resilience through the eyes of two lovely characters, SoSo-lala, a funny robot and Amelia, a cute little girl. “Soso-lala, the Different” is a great book about a funny and different robot who visits a […]

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9. 1492: New World Tales, by Richard and Judy Dockrey Young | Book Review

This unique book is a potpourri of re-told stories from several cultures on both sides of the Atlantic as they might have been known in 1492, the year Columbus set sail for India and found what is now known as the Americas.

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10. The Manager, by Caroline Stellings | Book Review

This funny novel is told through the eyes of seventeen-year-old Ellie, but the real star is her older sister Tina. They live in Whitney Pier over the gym where their father, a former boxer, trains aspiring boxers.

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11. The Adventures of Bella & Harry: Let’s Visit Rome!

Bella and Harry, two friendly Chihuahuas, visit countries around the world with their family of people. In this edition, Bella and Harry visit Rome, Italy.

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12. The Jaguar Stones: The Lost City, by J&P Voelkel | Book Giveaway

Enter to win a hardcover copy of The Jaguar Stones: The Lost City (EgmontUSA, February 10, 2015), by J&P Voelkel. Giveaway begins February 19, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends March 18, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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13.  My Writing and Reading Life: Cory Putman Oakes

Cory Putman Oakes is a children’s book author from Austin, Texas. Her middle grade debut, DINOSAUR BOY, hits shelves in February, 2015 with its sequel, DINOSAUR BOY SAVES MARS, to follow in February, 2016.

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14. Best Kids Board Books of 2014

The best board books of 2014, as picked by the editors and contributors of The Children’s Book Review.

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15. Chu’s Day, by Neil Gaiman | Book Review

Chu’s Day follows the day in the life of Chu the panda who happens to have a giant sneeze. His sneeze is so powerful it makes bad things happen.

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16. Max & Voltaire: Getting to Know You, by Mina Mauerstein Bail | Dedicated Review

Mina Mauerstein Bail has written a large-format chapter book series for young readers. The first installment in the series is a two-part story (each with six chapters) that encourages readers to get along with others.

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17. The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia, by Candace Fleming | Book Review

An absolutely fascinating read for teens and anyone who is interested in a richly described account of imperialist Russia.

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18. An Interview with Child Author Angela Bermudez

Angela would love to share her love for reading and writing with all children around the world. We talked to her about the book she penned with her mother, Tell a Story, Tell a Dream Birthday Cake.

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19. Children’s Book Trends on The Children’s Book Review | February 2015

Love is in the air this month. While we continue to have a winter wonderland of books and articles appearing in The Children's Book Review's book trends this month; including our list "Kids Winter Books: Snow, Mittens, Polar Bears and Other Arctic Animals," we also have a list of "Kids Books for Valentine’s Day" trending.

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20. Sway, by Kat Spears | Book Review

Kat Spears debut novel is, quite simply, a delight. It has all the ingredients for an engaging and witty read, laced with honesty and insight that’s refreshingly real.

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21. Uni the Unicorn, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal | Book Review

Denise Mealy | The Children’s Book Review | February 10, 2015 Uni the Unicorn By Amy Krouse Rosenthal; Illustrated by Brigette Barrager Age Range: 3-7 Hardback: 48 pages Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers ISBN: 978-0-375-98208-8 What to expect: Unicorns, Fairy Tales, Believing, Friendship Uni the Unicorn is an adorable tale about believing, no matter how fantastical […]

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22. If You Were Me and Lived in … Scotland, by Carole P. Roman | Dedicated Review

Roman has created a good beginning platform that readers can leap from and soar into the mythical and lively world of Scottish culture.

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23. Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles, by Carole P. Roman | Series Giveaway

Enter to win a full autographed set of the Captain No Beard series, by award-winning author Carole P. Roman; including the newest title Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles; plus a Kidoozie Pirate Den Playhouse! Giveaway begins February 12, 2015 at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends March 11, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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24. Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles: A Captain No Beard Story, by Carole P. Roman | Dedicated Review

Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles: A Captain No Beard Story should be readily welcomed into the personal libraries of all expectant families with soon-to-be or new siblings.

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25. Tell Your Story, Tell a Dream Birthday Cake, by Angela Bermudez | Dedicated Review

Tell Your Story, Tell a Dream Birthday Cake, a short chapter book co-written by multi-ethnic child author Angela Bermudez and her mother, tackles large and deep-seated topics.

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