This page was last updated on November 23, 2013.
My reviews focus on literary quality and kid appeal. I typically include a plot summary, my evaluation of the book, and practical suggestions for who I think might enjoy the book based on my experience as a librarian and my knowledge of child development. I compare each book to others in its genre and recommend similar titles. My main goal is to match books to their potential readers.
Through Spring 2014, I am only accepting review copies of contemporary realistic fiction titles that I request or am invited to view through NetGalley and Edelweiss.
Giveaways, Interviews, Blog Tours, and Other Promotions
I do not participate in giveaways, author interviews, blog tours, or cover reveals. I only post book reviews and occasional personal reflections. I do not post endorsements of other products, websites, software packages, etc.
What To Expect
Typically, I read and review books in the order of their publication, and I try to post reviews of brand-new books on or immediately before their publication dates. On the rare occasion that I struggle to connect with a book, there is a chance I will not finish reading it, and therefore will not give it a review.