Welcome to the July and August 2019 issue of Through the Looking Glass Children’s Book Reviews. I have put together a wonderful collection of reviews for you for this issue, and I hope you enjoy reading the reviews as much as I enjoyed writing them.

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Editor's Choice

The wind in the willows

The wind in the willows

by Kenneth Grahame

The Mole is fed up with spring cleaning. In fact he is so fed up that he throws down his white-washing brush and he digs his way through the earth until he reaches the meadow above. There he finds the warm sun and the soft ... 
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Special Feature

Mermaids and Sea Monsters: For this issue's special feature I look at books about mermaids and sea monsters  for readers of all ages. Here readers will find picture books, novels, and novelty books that contain stories about these water-loving beings and creatures. Some of them will be nice and some will be downright nasty!

Seasonal Feature

Summer is a time for vacations, long sunny days spent outdoors, and, for many of us, days spent at the beach. There really is nothing quite like eating an ice cream cone on a warm day, playing in the waves with friends, and building sandcastles that have tall towers and sea shell windows.  Summer is also a time when many children have the time to read. The two features here are full of books of all kinds for readers of all ages.

Series Spotlight

Every month TTLG chooses a series to spotlight. The series can be in any genre, and it may be complete or a project that is ongoing. This month: The Aurora County Books - Stories about a collection of wonderful characters.

Author/Illustrator Spotlight

Every month TTLG highlights the work and life of an author or illustrator. This month's spotlight features

Deborah Wiles

Organization Spotlight

One Mission, One Goal—Great Books for Children! Since our first success with The Legend of Sleeping Bear (Official Children’s Book of Michigan) in 1998, Sleeping Bear Press has impressed young readers, parents, ... 
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TTLG Book Giveaway!

Every so often TTLG gives books away to our readers.  Check back regularly to see what is available.

This month Through The Looking Glass Children’s Book Review has one copy of each of these books to give away.

Bookish Calendar

Every month TTLG creates a calendar of birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays. Many calendar items are linked to reviews of books we think you will enjoy reading.  Through the linked books you can find out about people who have influenced history, events that have shaken the world, and celebrate holidays you enjoy. Check back here every issue to find interesting titles.

For Readers, Authors, Illustrators, Publishers

For Authors and Illustrators: This page is for children's book authors and illustrators. Here they find how to submit books for review, and lists of resources to help in their work.

For Publishers: This page is for children's book publishers. Here they find how to submit books for review, how TTLG can help publicize their books, and how to sign up for TTLG's monthly editorial calendar.