**September 4, 2013: I have been elected to the 2015 Newbery Committee! Our work is confidential and I will not be posting about eligible books during my committee term. You are welcome to email me about books being published in 2014, but I will most likely have to decline review copies during my committee term (through February 2015).
With the various personal and professional commitments I've made, life has gotten too busy to review as many books as I was previously able. I sincerely appreciate all pitches for book reviews, but I am currently accepting VERY few review copies. I'm often unable to reply to the volume of email I receive, but I thank you for thinking of my blog.
As a librarian, I love to read and review books of all types. I will make a sincere effort to read and review all books sent to me, but, due to time constraints, this is not always possible. I also can't guarantee how quickly I'll be able to get to your book, though I will try to get to it in a timely manner. (This excludes books read for blog tours and/or other publicity events - if I make a commitment I will keep it!) Every book I finish will get at least a small review on my LibraryThing and Good Reads.
I will accept:
- Middle grade and YA fiction and nonfiction
- Nonfiction picture books
- Select graphic novels (I do enjoy some graphic novels [especially nonfiction!], but I am pretty picky)
I am partial to:
- Middle grade fiction in all genres
- Picture book, middle grade, and YA nonfiction
I do not review and therefore will not accept:
- Fiction picture books or easy readers
- Adult books
- Self-published or vanity press books
Of course, I can't guarantee a positive review. I am more interested in posting about great books that I can recommend to others, so I may be more likely to post a review of a book that I like or that I think kids will like.
I will accept print or digital books/galleys. If you are interested in sending me a book, please email me!