New year, new books! If you've been searching for exciting titles to add to your child's home library, then look no further. Scholastic Parents teamed up with the Scholastic Book Clubs Editors to discuss the top 5 trends you can find in children's literature this year. From books centered on girl power to titles filled with fun, hands-on activities, the Scholastic Book Clubs Editors covered everything you can expect to see in children's books for 2018 -- including quite a few stories featuring narwhals!?
Check out our list of trends and titles below and if you missed our live chat, you can watch the video?here.?
TREND 1:?MORE BOOKS WILL CELEBRATE STRONG FEMALE CHARACTERS
Princess Truly in My Magical, Sparkling Curls?by Kelly Greenawalt?
Rosie?Revere?Engineer?by Andrea Beaty
Ada Twist, Scientist?by Andrea Beaty
A Girl Named Rosa: The True Story of Rosa Parks (American Girl)?by Denise Lewis Patrick?
The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist?by Cynthia Levinson
Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You!?by Marley Dias
TREND 2: THE DEMAND FOR KID-FRIENDLY NONFICTION WILL CONTINUE TO GROW
Things That Float and Things That Don’t?by David A. Adler?
Simple Machines: Wheels, Levers, and Pulleys?by David A. Adler?
National Geographic for Kids?
Who Would Win? Wolverine Vs. Tasmanian Devil (Series) by Jerry Pallotta
Chasing King’s Killer: The Hunt for?Martin?Luther King, Jr.’s Assassin?by James L. Swanson
TREND 3:? MAGICAL CREATURES WILL TAKE CHILDREN TO NEW WORLDS
Not Quite Narwhal?by Jessica Sima?
Third Grade Mermaid and the Narwhals?by Peter Raymundo?
Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #1)?by Ben Clanton?
Razzle Dazzle Unicorn (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 4)?by Dana Simpson?
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Illustrated Edition?by J.K. Rowling
TREND 4: ICONIC SERIES AND CHARACTERS RETURN WITH NEW STORIES
The Boxcar Children Great Adventures: Journey on a Runaway Train?(Series) by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Jigsaw Jones Mysteries: The Case of the Million-Dollar Mystery?(Series)?by James Preller?
Meet the Class (The Magic School Bus Rides Again)?by Samantha Brooke
TREND 5: BOOKS FEATURING HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES WILL ENGAGE CHILDREN OF ALL AGES AND INTERESTs
Karina Garcia’s DIY Slime?by Karina Garcia?
Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World?by Reshma Saujani?
CoderDojo Nano: Make Your Own Game: Create With Code?by Jurie Horneman?
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