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That’s a Wrap! Debut Review Challenge Oct/Nov 2020 Concludes

Another Debut Review Challenge has come and gone! Thank you to everyone who made it a success, from debut creators to our faithful reviewers! There is no expiration date on reviews. If you didn't get to it before the challenge ended, no problem! Keep 'em comin'! I love this challenge because there are so many… Continue reading That’s a Wrap! Debut Review Challenge Oct/Nov 2020 Concludes

My Latest Read-Review-Repeat + How to Win

We're getting down to the wire here at the Debut Review Challenge. Only two weeks left to review debut Kidlit and enter to win signed books! Not sure what to review? Have you tried this round's featured books? Here are my latest reviews. Don't miss these incredible books! Review: Poetic text ebbs & flows like… Continue reading My Latest Read-Review-Repeat + How to Win

Debut Review Challenge – Weekly Update & a Chance to WIN!

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!

What I’m Reading & Reviewing… PLUS You Could Win a Debut Book Bundle!

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!

Debut Review Challenge – Weekly Update

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

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