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

What I’m reading and reviewing

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

Meet the Crew – Find Debuts

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

Debut Review Challenge: Reflections on the First Year

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

Debut Review Challenge with Lisa Katzenberger

I'm pleased to welcome Lisa Katzenberger to the blog. This round of the Debut Review Challenge wraps up in less than two weeks and we are eager to celebrate the release of NATIONAL REGULAR AVERAGE ORDINARY DAY on Tuesday, June 23rd. Congratulations on your debut, Lisa! Lisa Katzenberger has been creating stories since she was… Continue reading Debut Review Challenge with Lisa Katzenberger

Debut Review Challenge with Mike Armstrong

I'm so pleased to welcome Mike Armstrong to the blog today. His debut picture book, BEST DAY EVER, is sure to inspire some imaginative fun! After beginning his career as a marketing professional, Michael Armstrong changed course and joined the nonprofit world. He served as the Executive Director of The ALS Association, The Crohn's &… Continue reading Debut Review Challenge with Mike Armstrong

Debut Review Challenge with Sharon Giltrow

Sharon has been a big supporter of the Debut Review Challenge from the beginning. It is such a pleasure to welcome her as a featured author with her debut picture book, BEDTIME, DADDY!, hot off the presses! Sharon Giltrow grew up in South Australia, the youngest of eight children, surrounded by pet sheep and fields… Continue reading Debut Review Challenge with Sharon Giltrow

Library closed? Ready to review? Here are some links to Kidlit debuts!

Are you curious about the debut Kidlit creators featured in the May/June 2020 Debut Review Challenge? Here are some fun facts, figures, and links! The round is all about PICTURE BOOKS. Fiction and nonfiction. Silly and serious. All kid-centric and engaging! Five out of eight creators are also members of the 2020 Debut Crew. (Fun… Continue reading Library closed? Ready to review? Here are some links to Kidlit debuts!

Debut Review Challenge with Katelyn Aronson

Join me in welcoming Katelyn Aronson to the blog! Her debut, Piglette, is a charming story of self-discovery with the feel of a classic. Originally from California, Katelyn worked as an independent bookseller for several years before moving abroad to Europe at the age of twenty-five. Today, she lives between France and Switzerland, perpetually deprived… Continue reading Debut Review Challenge with Katelyn Aronson

Debut Review Challenge with Claire Noland

With schools canceled all over, her book EVIE'S FIELD DAY will be part of an At-Home Field Day this Thursday, May 21st! Click below for more info! Now on with the post! It is my great pleasure to welcome Claire Noland to the blog. Claire Annette Noland home base is in central California where she… Continue reading Debut Review Challenge with Claire Noland