Review Policy

I love spreading the word about great books. This blog is a mostly unpaid labor of love. I will occasionally accept review copies for possible review on this blog, but my time is very limited and I am very selective in the review copies I will accept.

I do not review and therefore will not accept:

  • fiction picture books
  • self-published books

You can get a sense of what books I tend to review by looking at my previously published book reviews. There are no reviews of 2014 titles due to my service on the 2015 Newbery Committee and its confidentiality policies. 

My preferences and interests run to the following: 

  • Middle grade and YA fiction, especially realistic and historical fiction and diverse literature in all genres. 
  • Middle grade and YA narrative nonfiction, especially diverse literature. 
  • Picture book nonfiction. 
  • Genres/topics for upcoming Reading Wildly meetings. 
Please feel free to email me at if you would like to pitch a book for review. Because of the high volume of requests that I receive, I regret that I cannot respond to all requests. 

[Policy updated February 2015]