In previous challenges, I hosted interviews with the participants. My favorite section of the interview was called STORY SMASH, where storytellers took elements from old manuscripts that were stashed in a drawer to come up with a new, and often hilarious, story idea. Plus, it gave me a great reason to use this GIF: This… Continue reading Debut Review Challenge – Weekly Update & a Chance to WIN!
October is flying by and this round of the Debut Review Challenge is nearly half over! I'm even starting to plan challenges for 2021! (If you are a traditionally published Kidlit debut, any genre, and you'd like to be considered for a future challenge, express your interest HERE.) I know, I know. Reviewing debuts has… Continue reading What I’m Reading & Reviewing… PLUS You Could Win a Debut Book Bundle!
The author/library relationship is an important one. Writers who cultivate those relationships see their readership grow! ICYMI: Current Debut Review Challenge creators highlight their local libraries. The Debut Review Challenge is quickly approaching the halfway mark. Have you reviewed 5 debuts yet? If so, don't forget to enter to win signed books! Click HERE. You… Continue reading Debut Review Challenge – Weekly Update
Don't miss the #KidsNeedBooks hashtag. Authors and Kidlit influencers do book giveaways. Organizations make requests. Classroom booklists get fulfilled. An abundance of generosity is always present. It is clear that educators and the Kidlit community have a shared vision: to get books into the hands of children. In honor of #KidsNeedBooks, our challenge members give… Continue reading Debut Review Challenge – Weekly Update
Hello Kidlit Fans! The Oct/Nov Debut Review Challenge is off to a great start! I'm beginning to get my hands on the terrific books featured in this round and I have some reviews to share with you! But first, take a look at this exciting new prize opportunity! When you tweet a review, you'll be… Continue reading What I’m reading and reviewing
The Oct/Nov 2020 round of the Debut Review Challenge is up and running! Did you meet the current crew on social media this week? You'll find all the latest on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #DebutReviewChallenge. Here's a recap of the Oct/Nov 2020 featured books: Every one of these debut books is eligible to… Continue reading Meet the Crew – Find Debuts
It's hard to believe that I launched the very first Debut Review Challenge round a year ago today! Inspired by challenges like Storystorm, ReFoReMo, and NaPiBoWriWee, I started this challenge to support debut Kidlit creators, motivate reviewers, and engage the Kidlit community. Marketing professionals emphasize the importance of customer reviews, which act as a proxy… Continue reading Debut Review Challenge: Reflections on the First Year