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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. If You Were Me and Lived In … Hungary: A Child’s Introduction to Cultures Around the World | Series Giveaway

Enter to win a full autographed set of the If You Were Me series, by award-winning author Carole P. Roman; including the newest addition If You Were Me and Lived in … Hungary: A Child’s Introduction to Cultures Around the World! Giveaway begins January 24, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends February 23, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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2. Time for a Bath, by Phillis Gershator | Book Review

Time for a Bath is a great way for kids to get excited about taking a bath!

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3. Nest, by Esther Ehrlich | Book Review

Esther Ehrlich’s debut novel, Nest, is an arresting story of an eleven-year-old girl named Chirp Orenstein, whose life becomes acutely sharp and complicated as her mother’s illness overtakes the family

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4. Stormy Night, by Salina Yoon | Book Review

Salina Yoon knocks this one out of the park with Stormy Night! This book features her most recent character, Bear, as he experiences the terror of a thunderstorm.

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5. The Adventures of Bella & Harry: Let’s Visit Edinburgh!

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

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6. Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories, by Dr. Seuss

This exciting release of HORTON AND THE KWUGGERBUG AND MORE LOST STORIES has Dr. Seuss fans, young and old, heading to the bookstore.

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7. My Writing and Reading Life: Jess Keating, Author of How to Outswim a Shark Without a Snorkel

As an author and zoologist, Jess Keating has tickled a shark, lost a staring contest against an octopus, and been a victim to the dreaded paper cut. She lives in Ontario, Canada, where she spends most of her time writing books for adventurous and funny kids.

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8. The Pillow Fairy, by Marcia Gale Riley | Press Release

The Pillow Fairy is not only a fun story with a familiar problem, but it's also a testament to creative parenting.

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9. An Ember in the Ashes, by Sabaa Tahir | Advanced Reader Copy Giveaway

The Children’s Book Review | January 16 Enter to win an autographed advance reader copy of An Ember in the Ashes (Razorbill, April 28, 2015), by Sabaa Tahir, and a T-shirt. One (1) winner receives  An advanced reader copy of An Ember in the Ashes autographed by Sabaa Tahir. An Ember in the Ashes T-shirt. Age Range: 12 and up Giveaway begins January 16, […]

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10. The Paper Samurai, by Rebecca Lippa | Press Release

The Children’s Book Review | January 16, 2015 Author Showcase The Paper Samurai By Rebecca Lippa Reading Age: 6-10 Paperback: 148 pages Publisher: Old Line Publishing, LLC (March 20, 2014) ISBN-13: 978-1939928085 When Hana and Akio discover that their hideout is being used for a heist, by a former caretaker of the local archive, they uncover mysteries from their families’ […]

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11. Candlewick Prize Pack with 6 of TIME Magazine’s Top 100 Young Adult Books

Enter to win a prize pack with 6 of the listed Candlewick titles from TIME Magazine's Top 100 Young Adult Books. Giveaway begins January 15, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends January 31, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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12. Maya Van Wagenen Shares Her Tips on Becoming Popular

I recently came across a remarkable book by Maya Van Wagenen called Popular. Maya, who is now 16 and in the 11th grade, kindly agreed to answer my questions (and quite eloquently) despite preparing for her SAT exam.

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13. Soldier Ron: Stay close!, by Tony Thatcher | Book Synopsis

Soldier Ron: Stay close! is the first story of Ron, a trainee soldier in the cadets and the fun and adventures he has trying to follow in the footsteps of his heroes in the military services.

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14. Miss Flimp’s Destiny, by Zoe Ainsworth-Grigg | Press Release

In “Miss Flimp's Destiny” (AuthorHouse), the new children’s storybook by Zoe Ainsworth-Grigg, readers follow a doll as she searches for her destiny, discovering that fate can lead one to a new beginning.

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15. Why My Dad?, by Lisa R. Bottorff | Book Synopsis

"Why My Dad?" offers a warm military story paralleled with a situation they can relate to, the bully.

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16. Interview with Sandhya Sameera Pillalamarri About The Name Soup

How did the idea for The Name Soup originate? Sandhya Sameera Pillalamarri: The concept of the book was inspired by my long last name. I was always intrigued about its true meaning and where it came from.

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17. The Name Soup, by Sandhya Sameera Pillalamarri | Dedicated Review

The Name Soup is an encouraging story for children and is a poignant read for young students and teachers learning to build tolerance and gain insights within classrooms.

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18. Hissy Fitz, by Patrick Jennings | Book Giveaway

Enter to win an autographed hardcover copy of Hissy Fitz, by Patrick Jennings. Giveaway begins January 9, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends February 8, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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19. Best Selling Picture Books | January 2015

Reader's Digest's What I Like About Me is our best selling picture book from our affiliate store this month. As per usual, we've shared our hand selected titles of the most popular picture books from the nationwide best selling picture books.

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20. Best Selling Middle Grade Books | January 2015

This month, A Boy and a Bear in a Boat, by Dave Shelton, is The Children's Book Review's best selling middle grade book. Our selection from the nationwide best selling middle grade books, as they appear on The New York Times, still features books by super-talents R.J. Palacio and Rick Riordan and also includes the powerful story I Am Malala.

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21. Best Selling Young Adult Books | January 2015

With so many strong novels on this list, all but one young adult novel—Gayle Forman's Where She Went—remains the same on our hand-picked list from the Best Selling Young Adult list.

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22. Best Selling Kids Series | January 2015

There are no changes this month to our best selling kids series list. The Marvel Heroes of Reading line of early readers remains the best selling series from our affiliate store.

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23. Telephone, by Mac Barnett | Book Trailer

It's time to fly home for dinner! In this witty picture book from award-winning and bestselling author Mac Barnett, a mother bird gives the bird next to her a message for little Peter.

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24. Author Dean Kootz Interviews His Dog Anna, Star of Ask Anna

Anna Koontz is Dean’s remarkable dog, who is poised to follow in her dad’s footsteps with her first advice book for canines. She will soon become the advice columnist for the canine world!

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25. Children’s Book Trends on The Children’s Book Review | January 2015

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."

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