Welcome to the May and June 2016 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 have enjoyed writing them.

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Editor's Choice

The Night Gardener

The Night Gardener

by Terry and Eric Fan

Grimloch Lane is a rather sad place. The homes are ramshackle, weeds grow up through cracks in the sidewalk, and the people who live there don’t really connect with one another. One night, while everyone in the lane is asleep, a man gets to work ... 
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Special Feature

Saving the Environment: Often young people appreciate that they need to do their part to save the environment. They are often very creative and proactive, finding ways to help heal and protect the planet. In this feature you will find books of all kinds that will inform, enlighten, and empower young readers of all ages.

Seasonal Feature

Summer is here! At long last the cold and wet days are behind us and children can look forward to many weeks of sunshine and play time outdoors. Some families begin the season by visiting their local pool or by going to the beach. Meals are eaten outside, barbecues are fired up, and summer vacations are planned and anticipated. Celebrate the summer season with some wonderful books for readers of all ages.

Series Spotlight

Every month TTLG chooses a series to spotlight. The series can be from any genre, and it may be complete, or a project that is ongoing. This month: The Divided we Fall Trilogy. This series explores how one young man copes when his world falls ... 
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Author/Illustrator Spotlight

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

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Organization Spotlight

Read to Feed is a reading incentive service-learning program that offers global education opportunities and will foster in your children a love for reading, a passion to help others and ... 
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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.

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