Bakaasur: The Ice Cream (Maker) Monster

Book Review of Bakaasur – The Ice Cream maker MonsterSponsored | All are opinions of our ownThe Children’s Book Review Written and illustrated by Deven Jatkar Ages 4+ | 46 Pages Publisher: Monkey Mantra | ISBN-13: 9781455626489 What to Expect: Friendship, problem-solving, positive thinking In weather so hot that the grapes turn into raisins on … Read more

Asha and Baz Meet Mary Sherman Morgan

Book Review of Asha and Baz Meet Mary Sherman MorganSponsored | All are opinions of our ownThe Children’s Book Review Written by Caroline Fernandez Illustrated by Dharmali Patel Ages 5-8 | 106 Pages Publisher: Common Deer Press (2022) | ISBN-13: 9781988761671 What to Expect: Magic, adventure, history, chemistry, aeronautics, gender politics. Asha and Baz have … Read more

The Book-Themed Activities You Need to Do with Your Kids Now

Growing Readers: Learning to Love Reading and Writing Column 34 This editorial article was written by Lizzie Mussoline, M. Ed.Arts and Crafts: Why and How to Pair with Any Book The Children’s Book Review Why and How to Pair Any Book With Arts, Crafts, and Activities One of my absolute favorite things to do, besides … Read more

The Best New Audiobooks for Kids Ages 8 and Up

Best New Audiobooks for Middle-Grade ReadersAudioFile for The Children’s Book Review This month’s selections feature excellent audiobook listening for kids ages eight and up — and adults who want to listen along with their kids will find some amazing stories to enjoy as well! We are highlighting new audiobooks by favorite MG authors and new … Read more

The Patron Thief of Bread, by Lindsay Eagar

Book Review of The Patron Thief of BreadThe Children’s Book Review Written by Lindsay Eagar Ages 10-14 | 448 pages Publisher: Candlewick | ISBN-13: 978-1536204681 What to Expect: Poverty, Family, Friendship, Loyalty. Duck isn’t what you’d expect from a thief. Fished from the river by street children when she was just a baby, she’s quiet, … Read more

He Came With the Couch, by David Slonim

Book Review of He Came With the CouchThe Children’s Book Review Written by David Slonim Ages 3-6 | 36 Pages Publisher: Chronicle Books | ISBN-13: 978-1797211886 What to expect: Unexpected friendship and silly humor. Sometimes something weird and unexpected can become…wonderful! That’s the moral of the story in this wacky, silly tale starring a very … Read more

The Best Middle Grade Books of 2020

A booklist of the best middle grade books of 2020.The Children’s Book Review Even though there are so many things from the year 2020 that we wish did not happen, there are a lot of amazing books that were released that year. Here’s a list of 30 books (middle grade novels for kids) that we … Read more

Ancient World Magnified, by David Long

Book Review of Ancient World MagnifiedThe Children’s Book Review Written by David Long Illustrated by Andy Rowland Ages 5-10 | 48 Pages Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions | ISBN-13: 9780711249721 What to Expect: History, technology, civilization, ancient mysteries. Evocative of a cross between a DK history book and a Where’s Waldo activity book, Ancient World Magnified … Read more

I’ll Go and Come Back, by Rajani LaRocca

Book Review of I’ll Go and Come BackThe Children’s Book Review What to expect: Family, Distance, and India I’LL GO AND COME BACK is one of the sweetest, most heartwarming picture books there is on the topic of missing family. Little Jyoti arrives in India, full of excitement and wonder. Everything is different than what … Read more

The Raven Heir, by Stephanie Burgis

Book Review of The Raven HairThe Children’s Book Review Written by Stephanie Burgis Ages 10-14 | 224 Pages Publisher: Bloomsbury | ISBN-13: 9781547606375 What to Expect: Family, politics, magic, social responsibility. The Raven Hair is the perfect blend of exciting fantasy adventure and social justice commentary. Confined her whole life to a lonely castle in … Read more