Book Selection: Elementary

  • Stef Tousignant Discusses The Middle of the Night Book
    by Dr. Jen Harrison on October 1, 2022 at 7:00 am

    Stef Tousignant shares how her own experiences led her to create The Middle of the Night Book, a lovely introduction to bedtime meditation. The post Stef Tousignant Discusses The Middle of the Night Book first appeared on The Children's Book Review.

  • The Middle of the Night Book | Dedicated Review
    by Dr. Jen Harrison on October 1, 2022 at 7:00 am

    The Middle of the Night Book is a lovely introduction to meditation for young readers and great for bedtime reading routines. The post The Middle of the Night Book | Dedicated Review first appeared on The Children's Book Review.

  • Comics Worth Reading Named Best Comics-Related Website
    by Johanna on September 30, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    I am touched and honored to have been named “Best Comics-Related Website / Publications” in the Tripwire Awards 2022. I had the pleasure of meeting up with Tripwire Magazine editor Joel Meadows when I visited London last year, and he’s putting out some lovely editions. Thank you to anyone who voted for this site, and thank you to the visitors giving me a reason to keep it going all these years.

  • Bunny and Carrot Are Best Friends | Dedicated Review
    by TCBR Contributor on September 30, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    Bunny and Carrot Are Best Friends is a wholesome story that would suit any lesson about how to become a friend. An approachable tale! The post Bunny and Carrot Are Best Friends | Dedicated Review first appeared on The Children's Book Review.

  • Recent Graphic Novel Deals, Late Sep 2022 | News
    by Johanna on September 30, 2022 at 11:55 am

    Recently announced deals for graphic novels, second half September 2022.

  • One Star Review, Guess Who? (#177)
    by Travis Jonker on September 30, 2022 at 4:01 am

    Can you guess the children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads?

  • Lady Lucy’s Morgan Horse Quest | Dedicated Review
    by Bianca Schulze on September 29, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    The latest edition in the Lady Lucy’s Quest series, Lady Lucy’s Morgan Horse Quest, is a story about teamwork, friendship, and making space for others. The post Lady Lucy’s Morgan Horse Quest | Dedicated Review first appeared on The Children's Book Review.

  • Blue Box, vol. 1 | Review
    by Renee Scott on September 29, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    A delightful sports rom-com where a badminton boy falls for a basketball girl.

  • DC Super Hero Girls: At Metropolis High
    by Johanna on September 29, 2022 at 3:52 pm

    As noted at the end of my DC Super Hero Girls: Spaced Out review, DC Super Hero Girls: At Metropolis High is the first of a new run of the series that changes the concept, characters, and look to match the TV cartoon. It’s written by Amy Wolfram and illustrated by Yancey Labat. One of the key differences in this second phase of DC Super Hero Girls is that it’s much more conventional in its approach. Half the characters — [...]

  • 6 Children’s Literature Creators Who Should Make the Next ALA READ Poster
    by Travis Jonker on September 29, 2022 at 4:01 am

    A few artists who would make some great READ posters.

  • NEARER MY FREEDOM: An Interview and 2023 Cover Reveal with Lesley Younge
    by Betsy Bird on September 29, 2022 at 4:00 am

    A collaborative title by Monica Edinger and Lesley Younge is seeing its release in spring of 2023. I have the interview and cover reveal here today.

  • Creature Features: Dinosaurs | Book Review
    by Trevor Laurence Jockims on September 28, 2022 at 4:16 pm

    Thanks to the wonderful illustrations and the unique organization of the book, Creature Features offers a unique take on the much-beloved dinosaur books. The post Creature Features: Dinosaurs | Book Review first appeared on The Children's Book Review.

  • What Do Katherine Applegate and Derrick Barnes Have in Common?
    by Travis Jonker on September 28, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    Both appear on recent episodes of The Yarn podcast.

  • DC Super Hero Girls: Spaced Out
    by Johanna on September 28, 2022 at 1:19 pm

    After a set of great stories in this franchise, DC Super Hero Girls: Spaced Out concludes writer Shea Fontana’s run with the characters. There are three major plot lines in this volume, all of which involve classic superhero premises and concepts. A group of Kryptonians have returned, and they kidnap Supergirl without her realizing it, as she’s thrilled to meet others like her. Their goal is to get a secret key to a magic device (in the sense of “advanced [...]

  • Danica Davidson on ‘Chalk Art Manga’ | Interview
    by Brigid Alverson on September 28, 2022 at 10:30 am

    Writer Danica Davidson talks about her new book, Chalk Art Manga and how she collaborated with Japanese artist Rena Saiya to create the colorful illustrations.