Steph’s Free Book Reviews
I like all books, but I prefer children’s books, picture books, chapter books. No adult books.
First of all, I want to review indie authors. You can have your book published by local presses or self-published, as long as it’s indie!
I am tightening what I will accept and what I won’t. I want to focus on middle grade/YA. I’m not the right person to review picture books, although occasionally, if I see a fantastic one, I’ll post a review. I am not currently interested in nonfiction, and if you’ve written a book on quotes, poems, etc., I’m not the person for you, trust me. I’m great at reviewing stories. Not so great at poetry or quotes.
I know how important reviews and ratings are for any writer, especially self published ones. I DO NOT write negative reviews. My motto is “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” That being said, if I did not enjoy your book, I will not review it.
WHAT I READ
Fiction in the following categories – YA/Teen, SciFi, Fantasy, Children’s books, Action/Adventure, Apocalyptic, Time-Travel and some horror. I’m a sucker for zombie novels or short stories.
Children’s Illustrated Picture e-book Reviews
Valerie will ONLY review fully-illustrated children’s picture e-books. PLEASE do not ask her to review books from any other genre. If you are looking for reviews in a different genre, check out The Kindle Book Review or The Indie View.
5 Stars – The best book she’s read in a long time.
4 Stars – A great read, but not the best she’s read in a long time.
3 Stars – A decent book. She’d recommend it but there were a few flaws
(storyline issues, distracting typos, average illustrations).
2 stars and under – SHE DOES NOT WRITE REVIEWS UNDER 3 STARS
Ariesgrl Book Reviews
Picture Books (fiction and non fiction) suitable predominantly for age ranges 4-10 yrs are our mainstay. We have difficulty coping with a huge number of chapter books or early readers so these will inevitably be given low priority – if we cover them at all – as they take a long time to work through. We may offer coverage in the form of a news item for these books, but may not review them fully (in the manner that we review picture books). Basically if it’s not age appropriate for a 5-7 year old, it won’t get covered at all unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Read it Daddy
Apps and E-Books are lovely, no really they are, but please don’t send unsolicited submissions because apps and e-books are definitely not our priority. Drop us an email first and we’ll let you know if we like the look of your app or e-book and wish to cover it.
We love indies and self-published books and fully support them as part of our semi-regular “Indie Pen-Dance Wednesday” slot. Due to our increased workload, and the fact that we do this in our spare time for free, we will only feature content we choose or source ourselves. By all means please let us know about your book or app, but we will not automatically feature them and if we don’t reply, please do not be offended as we cannot possibly review all self published titles or content we’re sent / made aware of. Overall, politeness and non-pushiness win the day.
The Indie Children’s Authors Connection
Book Review Submissions
To submit a book for review:
1) Must be a children’s independently published book. This includes small press and indie presses such as Createspace or Author Solutions, Inc.
2) I review picture books, middle reader books and YA.
3) Review format can be ebook edition with Kindle or Smashwords. I have received PDF files and gift copies for review. If you need to send me a hard copy(paperback or hardcover) to review, email me and I’ll send a mailing address.
Ohana Day Academy
Book Review & Rating Policy
I have very eclectic tastes in books. However for this Blog I am STRICTLY reviewing Children’s and YA books. Anything over a PG-13 rating offered to me will be reviewed (if accepted) on a different blog.
I am open to every genre just contact me. Sci-fi, Paranormal, Historical, Comedy, Horror, Steampunk, basically any genre at all in the YA and Children’s spectrum can be reviewed here.
I cross post on Goodreads, Amazon, and Facebook among other sites.
Story Time Books
If you are a publisher, publicist, author, or just a children’s book fan that would like me to review a certain book on my blog, please email me at: At this time I am only reviewing children’s picture books, or early reader chapter books.
Fantasy book critic
Fantasy Book Critic is a group of individuals devoted to covering Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, YA/Children’s Books and other Speculative Fiction. We gladly accept review queries from publishers large, small and independent as well as self-published authors. Both print and electronic formats are accepted.