We're halfway through the May/June 2021 Debut Review Challenge! Join the fun by reading FIVE Kidlit debuts and writing reviews for them on Amazon, Goodreads, or other online book retailer. Enter to win by 6/30/21 HERE. Don't miss these fabulous debuts! My Review: The strength of our country lies in its people. We help each… Continue reading Review Roundup: Debut Review Challenge
Did you meet the current crew on social media over the past two weeks? Catch up by searching for #DebutReviewChallenge on Twitter and Instagram. Here's a recap of the May/Jun 2021 featured books: Every one of these debut books is eligible to review for this challenge, but they are not the only ones! One of… Continue reading Welcome to the May/Jun 2021 round of the Debut Review Challenge!
The Feb/Mar 2021 round of the Debut Review Challenge is up and running! Did you meet the current crew on social media over the past two weeks? Catch up by searching for #DebutReviewChallenge on Twitter and Instagram. Here's a recap of the Feb/Mar 2021 featured books: Every one of these debut books is eligible to… Continue reading Meet the Crew – Find Debuts!
SQUIRREL'S SWEATER, the third installment in the Beaming Books Woodland Friends series, is scheduled to release September 21, 2021. What is she going to look like? Get ready! Jennie Poh's art does not disappoint! BEAR'S BICYCLE and SQUIRREL'S SWEATER are both now available for preorder. Please support your local indie or find links here.
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
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
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