Welcome to the March and April 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

Beetle Boy

Beetle Boy

by M. G. Leonard

Five years ago Darkus’ mother died, and for a few years his dad, Dr. Bartholomew Cuttle, really was not present. He retreated into his grief leaving Darkus on the outside. The boy did what he could to help his father and as a result he ... 
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Special Feature

For this issue I have chosen to focus on books about Pirates. Many people have a fondness for books that are about real life or fictional pirates. The stories about Blackbeard and Anne Bonny, Fleur Hart and Captain Hook appeal to all kinds of people, because they take us to exciting places and interesting times. There are books for readers of all ages and inclinations in this special feature.

Seasonal Feature

Spring is a time of fresh beginnings and renewal. It is a time when children can once again play outdoors, and when all kinds of changes are taking place in the natural world. Baby animals are being born, flowers are blooming, little green leaves are sprouting. Enjoy spring with some delightful springy 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 Princess Academy Trilogy - Beautifully written stories that are compelling and exciting.

Author/Illustrator Spotlight

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

Dr. Seuss

Organization Spotlight

The Global Fund for Children (GFC) dreams of a world where all children grow up to be productive, caring citizens of a global society. To this end, GFC supports small, ... 
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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.