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1. 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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2. 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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3. 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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4. Isaac and his Amazing Asperger Superpowers! by Melanie Walsh

Isaac and his Amazing Asperger Superpowers! by Melanie Walsh

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Isaac and his Amazing Asperger Superpowers! by Melanie Walsh

Isaac and his Amazing Asperger Superpowers! written and illustrated by Melanie Walsh
Picture book about a child with Asperger’s Syndrome published by Candlewick Press

Written from the perspective of a boy with Asperger’s Syndrome

, Isaac and His Amazing Asperger Superpowers! is a cheerful, positive and reassuring picture book that explains how Isaac’s thoughts and behavior sometimes differ from those of his friends. Well-suited to preschool-age children or early primary classroom use, bright, bold illustrations are visually appealing and will be easily seen and interpreted in a group or classroom setting.

Friends, family members and classmates will discover that children with Asperger’s Syndrome may have different interests, energy levels and ways of interacting than others do. For example, they may like to bounce rather than play team sports or they may fidget with a toy in order to relax and listen in class. They may have difficulty understanding jokes or some in social situations. Insights are shared matter-of-factly, with respect for both the Asperger’s child and a child who does not have Asperger’s.

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Using meaningful examples and fun illustrations, Walsh helps young readers to understand that children with Asperger’s Syndrome have strengths including a great memory for facts, curiosity and a heightened awareness of sounds. She also shows the special relationship an Asperger’s child can have with pets and family members.

A great addition to a personal or professional library, end papers include a list of Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome links.

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    5. Awake Beautiful Child by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Gracia Lam

    Awake Beautiful Child by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Gracia Lam

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    Awake Beautiful Child written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal illustrated by Garcia Lam

    Awake Beautiful Child written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Gracia Lam
    Alphabet picture book published by McSweeny’s

    In this fascinating picture book, Amy Krouse Rosenthal uses only words that begin with A, B or C to tell her story. The day begins as a young boy awakens and enjoys Apples, Bananas and Cantaloupe for breakfast before heading outside and finding Ants, Butterflies and Caterpillars. He later celebrates at a birthday party, explores a city and appreciates an artist. Older children will enjoy scouring debut picture book illustrator Gracia Lam’s detailed digital illustrations for an apron, bowling pins, binoculars, a castle, a cape, a church (and more!) that serve to broaden the appeal of the story and support the development of phonemic awareness

    and alphabet recognition.Awake Beautiful Child spread

    It is worth mentioning that Ms. Rosenthal and Ms. Lam do not limit the story or illustrations to the phoneme /K/, they also challenge readers to recognize the use of ‘C’ in words beginning with the /ch/ and soft ‘C’ sounds, as in church and city. the ‘A’ words that we detected use the short vowel sound.

    We envision this picture book as a wonderful inspiration to young illustrators and writers. Great for classroom use, the clever take on the alphabet book genre could certainly be a jumping off point for children to create their own stories and illustrations using only two or three letters.

    This is a picture book that will be enjoyed by children aged 3 and up but that has great potential for exciting older children and adults.

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    6. Picture Book Prize Pack From Award-Winning Author Carole P. Roman | Book Giveaway

    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. Plus, a bonus prize of author Eric Jay Cash's debut picture book Cave Kiddos: A Sunny Day! Giveaway begins April 21, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends May 22, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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    7. My Writing and Reading Life: Nancy J. Cavanaugh, Author of Just Like Me

    Just Like Me, by Nancy J. Cavanaugh, is a funny, uplifting summer camp story about unlikely friendships and finding your place in the world from the award-winning author of This Journal Belongs to Ratchet.

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    8. The Gallery of Wonders: Magora: Book One, by Marc Remus | Dedicated Review

    The Gallery of Wonders, by Marc Remus, is an incredibly engaging middle grade book for ages nine and up—especially those that dabble in art, magic, and defending against the dark arts.

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    9. April Pulley Sayre, Author of The Slowest Book Ever | Speed Interview

    Which five words best describe The Slowest Book Ever? April Pulley Sayre: Chewy science for wondrous pondering.

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    10. Children’s Book Trends on The Children’s Book Review | April 2016

    After taking a look at what has been trending on The Children's Book Review over the past month, it seems that you have all be equally excited about our 8th birthday celebratory giveaway.

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    11. Wonder Woman at Super Hero High, by Lisa Yee | Book Giveaway

    Enter to win a copy of Wonder Woman at Super Hero High: DC Super Hero Girls, by Lisa Yee. Giveaway begins April 9, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends May 8, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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    12. Best Young Adult Books with Rachel Caine, Author of Midnight Bites

    We're living in a golden age of great fiction ... so many beautiful works being published every month, and it's become a real paradise for readers, whatever they like to read.

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    13. Five Family Favorites with Sue Fliess, Author of Calling All Cars

    Author Sue Fliess selects "Five Family Favorites" to share with readers ... Read the rest of this post

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    14. My Writing and Reading Life: Deborah Hopkinson, Author of A Bandit’s Tale: The Muddled Misadventures of a Pickpocket

    Deborah Hopkinson is the award-winning author of more than 45 books for young readers.

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    15. Ted Sanders, Author of The Keepers: The Harp and the Ravenvine | Selfie and Shelfie

    Check out Ted Sanders’ Selfie with The Keepers: The Harp and the Ravenvine, the second in the magical series that began with The Box and the Dragonfly.

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    16. Josh Bledsoe, Author of Hammer and Nails | Selfie and a Shelfie

    Check out Josh Bledsoe’s Selfie with Hammer and Nails, the story of a little girl and her dad.

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    17. Can a Princess Be a Firefighter?, by Carole P. Roman | Dedicated Review

    Can a Princess Be a Firefighter? is an empowering picture book by award-winning author Carole P. Roman that encourages children to follow their dreams.

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    18. Rose and Her Amazing Nose, by Andrew Fairchild | Dedicated Review

    Can there ever be enough books that encourage kids to accept themselves for who they are? We think not! Rose and Her Amazing Nose is a picture book that does just this: it teaches kids the importance of accepting themselves.

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    19. My Writing and Reading Life: Alexandra S.D. Hinrichs, Author of Thérèse Makes a Tapestry

    Alexandra S. D. Hinrichs, author of Thérèse Makes a Tapestry, loves exploring new places, including France, where she once studied.

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    20. Win a Fire HD 8 Tablet | 8th Anniversary Giveaway

    To thank our loyal readers, we are giving away a Fire HD 8 tablet. Be sure to enter daily to maximize your chance of winning.

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    21. The Rise of Graphic Novels: A Ten Year Celebration of First Second Books

    To celebrate First Second Books and the rise of graphic novels, we thought it would be fun to have graphic novelist veteran, Leland Myrick, who has been with First Second from the beginning, and Andy Hirsch, a 2016 debut graphic novelist, interview each other.

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    22. Jane Smiley, Author of Twenty Yawns | Speed Interview

    Which five words best describe Twenty Yawns? Jane Smiley: Cheerful, colorful, loving, amusing, relaxing.

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    23. Best Young Adult Books with Deirdre Riordan Hall, Author of Pearl

    During her teens, Deirdre Riordan Hall, author of PEARL, traveled throughout the United States and Europe, developing a love for stories and a desire to connect with worlds imagined or real on the page.

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    24. 5 Middle Grade Books to Love | Selected by Sarah Dooley, Author of Free Verse

    It’s always difficult to narrow down the teetering pile of “Books I Loved” and the tottering pile of “Books to be Read” to a manageable number. Here are just a few middle grade novels author Sarah Dooley loved, and a few more she's looking forward to reading.

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    25. Best Selling Kids Series | April 2016

    This month’s best selling kids series from The Children’s Book Review’s affiliate store Captain No Beard, by award-winning author Carole P. Roman, is an imaginative picture book series loved by all.

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