From tough girls and great role models, to science fiction books – here are five of the biggest and growing trends in childrens books for 2013.
1: Survival Stories For Kids
Survival is one of the most basic human dramas so its no wonder that authors turn to this theme for compelling fiction for children. Jeff Probst, the creator of the Survivor TV series, has now written his very first children’s book called Stranded. Its a really compelling, paging turn, action fiction that kids will love.
Stranded by Jeff Probst
2: Tough Girls And Great Role Models
Katniss Everdeen of the Hunger Games series is guiding the trend of tougher and tougher girls taking on the world, and not limiting themselves to traditional sorts of options. The best in this genre is probably the series, Legend and its sequel Prodigy by Marie Lu.
Marie Lu – Legend
3: Dealing With Bullying
Bullying is one of the most timely topics is children’s books. The sad fact is that all kids are going to exposed to bullying in some way during the course of their life. Talking about it really does help. One of the best authors at handling this topic is Scott Starkey who’s book, How To Beat The Bully Without Really Trying is a stand out.
How To Beat The Bully Without Really Trying by Scott Starkey
4: Science Fiction Books
Science fiction is always a popular category among children’s books. In this growing category look for standing book by Mariss Meyer, the Lunar Chronicles: Scarlet. This is the second book in the Lunar Chronicles series.
Lunar Chronicles: Scarlet
5: Novels In Cartoons
The success of series such as Captain Underpants and the Diary Of A Wimpy Kid has lend to an explosion in this genre of great stories and really great drawings. One of the best currently is Stick Dog by Tom Watson
Stick Dog by Tom Watson
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