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: 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 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

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Debut Review Challenge with Chantal Bourgonje

Chantal Bourgonje is an author/illustrator with an adorable debut picture book. Welcome to the Debut Review Challenge Blog, Chantal! Debut By-the-Numbers: Fierce Grey Mouse Number of years writing: 7 Number of years from contract to published book: 1 Date your book was released: April 2019 Number of pages: 32 Number of launch events: 0 Number… Continue reading Debut Review Challenge with Chantal Bourgonje

Debut Review Challenge with Meera Sriram

For a BONUS ENTRY, please leave a comment on this blog post! (This will apply if you also complete at least one official ENTRY FORM.) To kick off a brand new year and a brand new challenge round, I am thrilled to welcome Meera Sriram. Thanks for being here! Debut By-the-Numbers: THE YELLOW SUITCASE Number… Continue reading Debut Review Challenge with Meera Sriram

Debut Review Challenge is Back!

Happy New Year, KidLit Champions! The Debut Review Challenge is back with a whole new Kidlit Debut Crew for our January-February 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 library. (If your library doesn't have their books, request that they… Continue reading Debut Review Challenge is Back!

Debut Review Challenge with Hannah Stark

It is my pleasure to welcome Hannah Stark to the Debut Review Challenge Blog! Debut By-the-Numbers: TRUCKER AND TRAIN Number of years writing: 6 Number of years from contract to published book: 4 Date your book was released: August 6, 2019 Number of pages: 40 Number of launch events: 10 Number of days per week… Continue reading Debut Review Challenge with Hannah Stark

Debut Review Challenge with Lauren Kerstein

Welcome, Lauren, to the Debut Review Challenge Blog! Your debut has made quite a splash. Thanks for joining us to tell us all about it. Debut By-the-Numbers: ROSIE THE DRAGON AND CHARLIE MAKE WAVES Number of years writing: At least 12 years of serious writing (I’ve written my whole life). Number of years from contract to published… Continue reading Debut Review Challenge with Lauren Kerstein