Thank you for inquiring about my review policy.
I am honored every time I am asked to read and review a new book. I realize how much work goes into the publication of a book and I respect every author's desire to get his/her book into the hands of children.
My main interest is in middle grade novels, picture books and non-fiction that would appeal to children in grades K-8.
Books that I can positively promote will be reviewed in a full blog post review or a short "spotlight" feature. Books that I can not positively promote (because of my feelings about the reading or content) will not receive a blog post, but my thoughts will be posted on Goodreads.com.
In my reviews I give my honest opinion about what I see as the strengths and weaknesses of a book based on my experience as a teacher, reader and parent. My reviews are relatively short and are meant for educators and parents; they are not literary critiques. The books I review come from my own purchases, libraries and advanced reader copies (ARC'S) or books provided by publishers. I am not and have not been paid to review any books.
Because I work full-time, have a family and serve on The Maine Student Book Award Committee, I can not always agree to a certain time frame in which to read and review a book, but I try hard to post reviews as quickly as possible.
Authors, agents or publishers can contact me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). I will also consider inquiries from those interested in writing a guest post or doing an author interview.
Sorry, I do not review self-published titles.
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