Welcome to the July and August 2018 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

Brick: Who Found Herself in Architecture

Brick: Who Found Herself in Architecture

by Joshua David Stein

When Brick is little she looks at the tall building around her and she is “amazed” by their size and grandeur. Her mother explains that even the biggest and grandest things “begin with small bricks.” When Brick looks around her she realizes that many of ... 
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Special Feature

Strong Girls, Strong Women! Girls and women have done all kinds of amazing things over the centuries and they have often done so even though they were told that they couldn't or shouldn't. They have found ways to be explorers and inventors, teachers and scientists, musicians and artists, leaders and activists. This feature celebrates these girls and women and the books selected will suits readers of all ages.

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.

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