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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. Try! Try! Try!, by Lindsey Craig | Book Review

Try! Try! Try! is an entertaining board book that encourages young readers to try new things.

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2. Caillou: Storybook Treasury: Ten Bestselling Stories | Book Review

Caillou, everyone's favorite preschooler, is back in this delightful collection of ten best-loved stories.

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3. Win Autographed Copies of Rocket-Bye and Can a Princess Be a Firefighter?

Enter to win autographed copies of Rocket-Bye and Can a Princess Be a Firefighter?, written by award-winning author Carole P. Roman and illustrated by Mateya Arkova. Giveaway begins July 23, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends August 23, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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4. Karen Levin Coburn, Author of Letting Go | Speed Interview

The Children’s Book Review: Which five words best describe LETTING GO: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding the College Years? Karen Levin Coburn: Reassuring, informative, warm, honest, insightful

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5. Packing Evil, Book One in the Kylxon Chronicles | Book Giveaway

Enter to win a copy of Packing Evil, Book One in the Kylxon Chronicles, written by P.E. Yudkoff. Giveaway begins July 21, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends August 21, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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6. Five Family Favorites with Erica S. Perl, Author of Ferocious Fluffity

Erica S. Perl, author of Ferocious Fluffity, selected these five family favorites. "All I have to say about reading as a family is that it should be a pleasure for all involved."

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7. Win a 25 Book Prize Pack: Includes Both If You Were Me and Lived In … Series

Enter to win a complete autographed set of both IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN … series, written by author Carole P. Roman. IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN … AN INTRODUCTION TO CULTURES AROUND THE WORLD is the original award-winning series. Now Roman is introducing a spin-off series for older children: IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN … AN INTRODUCTION TO CIVILIZATIONS THROUGHOUT TIME. Plus, the grand prize winner will also receive a $50 Amazon gift card. Giveaway begins July 20, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends August 20, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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8. If You Were Me and Lived In … | Carole P. Roman Blog Tour 2016

Join us as we go on tour with award-winning author Carole P. Roman... Carole P. Roman has won numerous awards for her cultural series written for children ages 4 and up: IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN … AN INTRODUCTION TO CULTURES AROUND THE WORLD. Now she is introducing a spin-off series for older children: IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN … AN INTRODUCTION TO CIVILIZATIONS THROUGHOUT TIME

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9. Stand Up and Whistle, by Phyllis Perry | Book Giveaway

Enter to win a copy of Stand Up and Whistle, written by Phyllis Perry and illustrated by Agnieszka Grochalska. Giveaway begins July 19, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends August 19, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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10. Phyllis Perry Discusses Stand Up and Whistle | Author Interview

Phyllis Perry discusses Stand Up and Whistle, an intelligently written work that young readers will certainly enjoy.

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11. Stand Up and Whistle, by Phyllis Perry | Dedicated Review

Stand Up and Whistle is an intelligently written work that young readers will certainly enjoy. It powerfully combines social protest, environmentalism, and some very effective education on ecosystems—especially as it pertains to the often-overlooked role of more modest creatures like prairie dogs.

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12. Jeanne Birdsall, Author of My Favorite Pets | My Writing and Reading Life

Jeanne Birdsall is the author of The Penderwicks, which won the National Book Award for Young People's Literature. My Favorite Pets: by Gus W. for Ms. Smolinski’s Class is her hilarious new picture book.

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13. Mae and the Moon, by Jami Gigot | Book Review

MAE AND THE MOON is a surprising and unique book that hits all the right notes for children and parents alike. Highly recommended.

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14. Old MacDonald Had a Truck, by Steve Goetz | Book Review

Old MacDonald Had a Truck, written by Steve Goetz and illustrated by Eda Kaban, is all about putting a new twist on the beloved, playing with expectations to step things up a notch.

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15. The Boy on the Page, by Peter Carnavas | Book Review

Life is about who we touch, who we love and who loves us back. This book is a wonderful way to talk to children about the grand scheme of everything.

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16. The Friendsbook: A Series of Colorful Journals | Book Giveaway

Enter to win your choice of one of fifteen designs from a series of colorful journals known as The Friendsbook! Giveaway begins May 23, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends June 22, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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17. Bug Books for Budding Nature Detectives

We've curated a list of some truly wonderful and entertaining bug books for kids ages 4 to 99. We've also included the game Bug Bingo, and it's the bees-knees.

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18. The Wonderful Things You Will Be, by Emily Winfield Martin | Book Review

Emily Winfield Martin's delightful book, The Wonderful Things You Will Be, dreams of what children will someday grow to be.

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19. Firoozeh Dumas, Author of It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel | Selfie and a Shelfie (or Deskie)

Firoozeh Dumas is the New York Times best-selling author of Funny in Farsi and Laughing Without an Accent. It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel is her first novel for young readers

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20. Mr. Particular: The World’s Choosiest Champion! | Book Giveaway

Enter to win a copy of Mr. Particular: The World's Choosiest Champion!, written and illustrated by Jason Kirschner. Giveaway begins May 19, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends June 18, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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21. Can Being Particular Get You Published? Mr. Particular’s Creator Answers

Jason Kirschner is the author and illustrator of Mr. Particular: The World's Choosiest Champion. He's pretty sure being particular got him published.

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22. Kudzu for Christmas, by Emilie Eklin Khair | Dedicated Review

KUDZU FOR CHRISTMAS is a story that would appeal to children in parts of the country where kudzu vines grow rampant. It's a charming tale about looking at the bright side of things, and seeing beauty where some might see frightening shapes or annoying weeds.

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23. Nathan Hale, Author of Hazardous Tales: Book 6: Alamo All Stars | My Writing and Reading Life

Nathan Hale is the #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales series, including Alamo All-Stars.

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24. The Adventures of SuperCaptainBraveMan: Book One: A Day at the Park | Dedicated Review

The Adventures of SuperCaptainBraveMan: A Day at the Park is the first title in a brand new picture book series that encourages kids to be inclusive and accept each other’s differences.

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25. Can You Canoe? And Other Adventure Songs, by the Okee Dokee Brothers | Book Giveaway

Enter to win a copy of Can You Canoe? And Other Adventure Songs, written by the Grammy® Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers and illustrated by Brandon Reese; includes a 12 song CD to sing along with. Giveaway begins May 17, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends June 16, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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