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

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 Heather Kinser

Debut author Heather Kinser is kicking off a new round of the Debut Review Challenge by sharing her journey to publication on the blog. Welcome, Heather! Photo Credit: Di StarrHeather Ferranti Kinser writes at the intersection of story, poetry, and nature from her home on the San Francisco Peninsula. She's a former technical editor who… Continue reading Debut Review Challenge with Heather Kinser

Debut Review Challenge – May/June 2020 Round

The Debut Review Challenge is back with a whole new Kidlit Debut Crew for our May/June round. Here's how to play: Follow these debut authors on social media and find challenge posts with #DebutReviewChallenge.Find their books at your local indie bookstore or at your library. (If your library doesn't have their books, request that they… Continue reading Debut Review Challenge – May/June 2020 Round

Debut Review Challenge with Bea Birdsong

I'm so excited to welcome Bea Birdsong to the blog today. Read on to learn about Bea's debut picture book I WILL BE FIERCE!, her writing routine, and her forthcoming book SAM'S FIRST WORD. New this month: a chance to win during every author interview. Click here to enter a Rafflecopter giveaway! Debut By-the-Numbers: I WILL BE FIERCE!… Continue reading Debut Review Challenge with Bea Birdsong

Debut Review Challenge with J. Kasper Kramer

I am so pleased to welcome J. Kasper Kramer to the blog this week! Her middle grade novel is unlike anything I've read before. It is full of suspense, hope, and the power of stories, all set against the backdrop of communist Romania in the 1980s. Thanks for joining me, Jessica! New this month: a… Continue reading Debut Review Challenge with J. Kasper Kramer

Digging in – the March/April 2020 Debut Review Challenge

How's everyone doing out there? Social distancing may now be the norm, but there is no reason to keep your distance from these great Kidlit debuts! In fact, debut creators need your support now more than ever since events, launch parties, and tours are all being postponed or canceled. Not to fear! There are still… Continue reading Digging in – the March/April 2020 Debut Review Challenge

Debut Review Challenge with Elisa Boxer

A new round of the Debut Review Challenge has just begun and I am pleased to have Elisa Boxer on the blog today! In just 9 days, her debut picture book will release from Sleeping Bear Press. Congratulations, Elisa, and welcome! New this month: a chance to win during every author interview. Click here to… Continue reading Debut Review Challenge with Elisa Boxer