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1. Best Young Adult Books with Pat Schmatz, Author of Lizard Radio

It’s a tough assignment, and the best I can do is choose five YA books that, if I were shipwrecked today, I’d want with me.

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2. Best Selling Middle Grade Books | September 2015

This month, Girl to Girl: Honest Talk About Growing Up and Your Changing Body (Chronicle Books), a must-have for every girl navigating her way through the preteen years, is The Children's Book Review's best selling middle grade book.

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3. Best Selling Picture Books | September 2015

This month, our best selling picture book from our affiliate store is the uber entertaining Press Here, by Herve Tullet.

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4. Best New Kids Stories | September 2015

Our list of the best new kids books for September highlights some amazing books from many different genres: non-fiction, reality fiction, fantasy, and even a beautiful picture book that addresses gender identity. Take a gander and let us know which titles and covers catch your eye ... Read the rest of this post

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5. Monthly Book List: Our Five Favorites for August

Our favorite books this month will get kids exploring the outdoors, show them the importance of kindness and illustrate the bond between parents and children, no matter the distance. You’ll also find a beautiful coming-of-age story for older readers and a tale about life during wartime.

Pre-K – K (ages 3-6)

outdoor_oppositesOutdoor Opposites by Brenda Williams

Jenn’s pick this month: “This colorful book featuring a diverse group of friends is perfect for young children! Use it to get kids up and moving, learning about opposites, and exploring the great outdoors.”

Grades 1-2 (ages 6-8)

the_invisible_boyThe Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig

Kelsey’s pick this month: “I love this book! It will speak to any child who has ever gone unnoticed and help all kids understand how kindness can fill others and bring color to the world.”

 

 

Grades 3-4 (ages 8-10)

knock_knock_sfapKnock Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me by Daniel Beaty

Miriam’s pick this month: “So moving and so beautiful! This compassionate story of a son’s love for his father despite their separation will touch readers of all ages.”

 

 

Grades 5-6 (ages 10-12):

war_that_saved_my_lifeThe War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Alison’s pick this month: “I can’t stop talking about this book! It’s one of the most honest and accessible books I’ve read about the long-term impacts of neglect and abuse, and an empowering look at life with a disability. On top of all that? It’s an engrossing novel about life in war-time, finding family, and allowing yourself to feel and show love – to yourself, and to others.”

7th & up (Ages 13+):

aristotle_dante_discover_1Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Matthew’s pick this month: “This is one of the most honest and beautiful coming-of-age stories about personal identity, relationships, and love (both platonic and romantic) that I have ever read. Aristotle and Dante’s poetic journey will stay with you.”

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6. Back to School 2015: Children's Books and Book Lists


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 GETTING THE JITTERS



Off to School, Baby Duck!
Written by Amy Hest
Illustrated by Jill Barton
Candlewick Press, 1999



Baby Duck is nervous about going to school. It’s a good thing Grampa is on hand to help allay Baby’s fears and send her into class singing a happy song.




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Wemberly Worried
Written & illustrated by Kevin Henkes
Greenwillow/HaperCollins, 2000




A BAD DAY AT SCHOOL AT SCHOOL

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Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse
Written & illustrated by Kevin Henkes
Greenwillow/HaperCollins, 1996
  





Today Was a Terrible Day
Written by Patricia Reilly Giff
Illustrated by Susanna Natti
Viking, 1982

Ronald Morgan gets discouraged at school one day when he does everything wrong—including making mistakes when reading aloud in class. Then, on the way home, he reads the note his teacher has given him without any help. The day’s troubles dissipate in the excitement of knowing that he can actually read. (Pair this book with Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day and have children discuss their “terrible” days.)


SCHOOL STORIES TO TICKLE YOUR FUNNYBONE
 

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David Goes to School
Written & illustrated by David Shannon
Blue Sky Press, 1999



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Morris the Moose Goes to School
Written & illustrated by B. Wiseman
Harper & Row, 1970

Morris can’t read or count. He goes to school to learn how. Young children will enjoy all the funny situations and experiences Morris has during his first day in an elementary classroom.




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Math Curse
Written by Jon Scieszka
 Illustrated by Lane Smith
Viking, 1995



A Fine, Fine School
Written by Sharon Creech 

 Illustrated by Harry Bliss
Scholastic, 2001

No matter how fine a school may be—too much of a good thing can prove to be a bad idea. Principal Keene learns about some of the other important things in children’s lives from a young girl who has the courage to speak up to an adult.

SCHOOL STORIES ABOUT TEASING AND BULLYING



Chrysanthemum
Written & illsutrated by Kevin Henkes  
Greenwillow, 1991



Hooway for Wodney Wat
Written by Helen Lester 
 Illustrated by Lyn Munsinger
Houghton Mifflin, 1999

Poor Wodney Wat (Rodney Rat) can’t pronounce his r’s. His classmates constantly tease him. When Camilla Capybara, a new student who is a big bully, enters the classroom, Wodney fears his days at school will only get worse. Fortunately for Wodney, he is a hero by story’s end because he gets rid of Camilla….forever.



Stand Tall, Molly Lou Mellon
Written by Patty Lovell
Illustrated by David Catrow
Penguin, 2001

Molly Lou is the shortest girl in first grade. She’s got buck teeth, has a terrible singing voice, and is quite clumsy. Her grandma gives her the courage to take pride in herself. Then Molly Lou moves to a new town away from her grandma and old friends. A bully picks on her and teases her—but Molly takes it all in stride and wins over her classmates…including her harasser.



Thank You, Mr. Falker 
Written &illustrated by Patricia Polacco 
Philomel, 1998


Autobiographical story about young Polacco who was teased by classmates and called a “dummy” because she couldn’t read. In fifth grade, a teacher who is both understanding and wise takes the time to tutor the young artist every day after school and opens the world of words to her.



 
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BACK TO SCHOOL BOOKS

Back to School Books (Bank Street)

Back to School Books (Parents' Choice)

Bookshelf Bests: Favorite Books for Back-to-School (Scholastic)

School Days (Reading Rockets)

It's Time to Think About...Back to School Books! (ALSC Blog)

Back to School (Powell's)

That Back-To-School Feeling: Picture Books for First Days (Booklist)

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7. Here and There (August 9, 2015): Starring Children's Book Lists & Recommendations


PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

The Most Anticipated Children’s and YA Books of Fall 2015 

BOOKLIST





BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS




THE HORN BOOK





Great Read Alouds for Preschoolers

Great Read Alouds for Kindergarteners 

Great Read Alouds for First Graders

Great Read Alouds for Second Graders

Great Read Alouds for Third Graders



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8. Best Selling Kids Series | August 2015

This month's best selling kids series from The Children's Book Review's affiliate store is perfect for getting ready to go back to school, it's the new popular series Star Wars Workbooks.

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9. Best Selling Middle Grade Books | August 2015

This month, Connect the Thoughts, an innovative journal from Chronicle Books, is The Children's Book Review's best selling middle grade book.

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10. Best Selling Picture Books | August 2015

This month, our best selling picture book from our affiliate store is the entertaining If You Happen to have a Dinosaur, written by Linda Bailey and illustrated by Colin Jack.

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11. Best New Kids Stories | August 2015

For many kids, August is back-to-school month. The stories in this month's hot new release kids books will make back-to-school (and anytime) reading a breeze.

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12. Monthly Book List: Our Favorite Books for July

Once a month, our team of book enthusiasts share their picks for the best in children’s and young adult books.

This month, Lori, Alison, Matthew, Jenn and Miriam have selected tales on finding oneself, nurturing friendships, appreciating grandparents, adapting to change, and coping with loss — with adorable illustrations, silly stories and powerful narratives.

Pre-K – K (ages 3-6)

how_to_grow_a_friendHow to Grow a Friend by Sara Gillingham

Lori’s pick this month: “Colorful, eye-catching illustrations, and a diverse cast of characters make this a perfect read-aloud for preschool. A great book for back to school, springtime, or anytime!”

 


Grades 1-2 (ages 6-8)

grandmaGrandma in Blue with Red Hat written by Scott Menchin, illustrated by Harry Bliss

Alison’s pick this month: “I am so in love with this book! Clever and sweet, it’s a wonderful salute to grandparents that also offers a great lesson in art appreciation. Adorable!”

 

Grades 3-4 (ages 8-10)

alvin_ho_allergic_to_babiesAlvin Ho #5: Allergic to Babies, Burglars, and Other Bumps in the Night written by Lenore Look, illustrated by LeUyen Pham

Jenn’s pick this month: “I love Alvin Ho! He’s a super funny kid who worries about everything, and a lot of kids can relate to his feelings. You’ll love this laugh-out-loud story about family, siblings, and adapting to change.”

5-6 (ages 10-12):

five_lives_of_our_cat_zookThe Five Lives of Our Cat Zook by Joanne Rocklin

Matthew’s pick this month: “This hilarious and heartwarming novel about a cat with twenty six toes and the two kids who adore her is one of my favorite family stories. It’s a great book about coping with loss and caring for loved ones.”

 

7th & up (Ages 13+):

heaven_angela_johnsonHeaven by Angela Johnson

Miriam’s pick this month: “I first read this book when I was in 8th grade and it has stayed with me into adulthood. Quiet, powerful, and tender, this is a wonderful, award-winning novel about a girl who uncovers a big family secret and finds herself in the process.”

 

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13. 8 Books to Celebrate International Friendship Day

August 2nd - also known as International Friendship Day- is almost here. (I know, summer is going by WAY too fast).

In honor of International Friendship Day, break out your half of your friendship heart necklace and take some time to remind others how much they mean to you.  If you’re unable to make plans to enjoy each other’s company, a simple gesture, such as a card or hand-written letter, will certainly make them feel loved.

Better yet, say it with a book! Reading books about friendship gives Internationalyou an opportunity to talk about the characteristics of a good friend, and seeing others from diverse backgrounds sharing and being kind to each other positively affects how children will interact and treat others.

Here are 8 books that celebrate friendship and some fun activities to make International Friendship Day a memorable one.

The Hula-Hoopin’ Queen

Juna’s Jar

Up the Learning Tree

David’s Drawings

First Come the Zebra

The Can Man

Rainbow Joe and Me

The Legend of Freedom Hill

  1. Make a Friendship Card

One of the simplest and most appreciated gestures is to make someone a card to let them know you’re thinking of them. Receiving anything heartfelt in the mail is a rare and welcomed occurrence these days.

  1. Make Friendship Bracelets

You don’t need to go to summer camp to make these! They make great gifts and they’re also fun to make.

  1. Do a Random Act of Kindness

International Friendship Day isn’t just about your closest friends. Reach out and be a friend to others.

  1. Write a friendly letter

Whether it be a close or new friend-near or far- taking the time to write a letter shows how much you care.

veronicabioVeronica has a degree from Mount Saint Mary College and joined LEE & LOW in the fall of 2014. She has a background in education and holds a New York State childhood education (1-6) and students with disabilities (1-6) certification. When she’s not wandering around New York City, you can find her hiking with her dog Milo in her hometown in the Hudson Valley, NY.

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14. Best Young Adult Beach Reads with Lori Goldstein, Author of BECOMING JINN

Lori Goldstein | The Children’s Book Review | July 16, 2015 I grew up on the Jersey Shore and now live outside of Boston, where on the right day, I can smell the sea from my back deck (though it still takes an hour to get to the beach). Maybe that’s why the beach is my happy place. For […]

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15. Transportation Books For Lovers of Things That Go

Construction trucks. School buses. Airplanes. You name it, kids can’t get enough of it. Here are a few of our favorite books of Things That Go ... Read the rest of this post

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16. Best Selling Kids Series | July 2015

This month's best selling kids series from The Children's Book Review's affiliate store is perfect for avoiding the summer slide, it's the new popular series Star Wars Workbooks.

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17. Best Selling Young Adult Books | July 2015

This month, the award-winning classic Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen, is The Children’s Book Review’s best selling young adult book.

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18. Best Selling Middle Grade Books | July 2015

It's true TCBR readers are fans of Star Wars! That's why, this month, Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary - The Ultimate Guide to Characters and Creatures from the Entire Star Wars Saga is The Children's Book Review's best selling middle grade book.

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19. Top Historical Fiction Books That Sweep Away Barriers Between Then and Now

Any author will tell you that one of the questions we get asked the most is What are your favorite books? When it comes to historical fiction, coming up with a short list is pretty much impossible.

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20. Five Family Favorites with J&P Voelkel | Authors of the Jaguar Stones Series

The following titles are favorite middle-grade read-alouds, books that inspired our own books.

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21. Best New Kids Stories | June 2015

And we thought May was a tough month to select the best new kids books! June has so many awesome books to dive into this summer.

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22. Best Selling Picture Books | June 2015

Exciting news: This month our best selling picture book from our affiliate store is a non-fiction book. Hooray for our smart and engaged readers!

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23. Monthly Book List: Our Five Favorite Books for June

This month’s book list features stories about two adorable pigs and jazz trailblazer Melba Doretta Liston. Flip through a page-turning mystery inspired by Chinese folklore, find a magical pen that can finish homework and learn about a man who inspired millions of students worldwide.

Pre-K – K (Ages 3-6):

Toot and puddleToot and Puddle Written and illustrated by Holly Hobbie

Heartwarming and utterly adorable, this modern classic celebrates small moments, friendship, individuality, and the joy of spending time with the people (or pigs) you love. A terrific read-aloud!

Grades 1-2 (ages 6-8):

little_melba_big_tromboneLittle Melba and Her Big Trombone Written by Katheryn Russell-Brown and illustrated by Frank Morrison

Jazzy rhythms and expressive art fill the pages of this dynamic picture book biography about a little-known but highly influential musician. Kids will be inspired to tap their toes and pursue their dreams.

Grades 3-4 (ages 8-10):

strarry_river_of_skyStarry River of the Sky Written and illustrated by Grace Lin

Family, forgiveness, and magic are the focus of this richly imagined tale inspired by Chinese folklore. Readers will be drawn in by the story’s compelling mysteries and beautiful full-color illustrations. Stunning!

Grades 5-6 (ages 10-12):

all the answersAll the Answers By: Kate Messner

Kids will love this lively and empowering story about friendship, family, risk-taking, and one really extraordinary pencil! Perfect for fans of Andrew Clements, Wendy Mass, and Linda Urban.

7th & up (Ages 13+):

of beetles ad angelsOf Beetles and Angels: A Boy’s Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard By: Mawi Asgedom

Mawi’s memoir about his family’s move, as refugees, from rural Ethiopia to suburban Ohio is eye-opening, moving, entertaining, and inspiring. This is one of those books that should be read by both kids and their care-givers, all of whom are likely to be wowed by it.

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24. Best New Kids Stories | July 2015

If you love books as much as we do, we know you'll love our selection of titles that highlights some of the best new kids books; including a never-before-seen picture book by Dr. Seuss and some highly anticipated sequels!

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25. Best Selling Picture Books | July 2015

This month, our best selling picture book from our affiliate store is the gorgeously illustrated Gaston, written by Kelly DiPucchio and pictures by Christian Robinson.

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