My name is Janet Dawson, and I am the librarian at the Rebecca Johnson Elementary School in Springfield, Massachusetts. I’ve been a school librarian for 20 years, working in ten different schools. One of the most important parts of my job is connecting students and teachers with great books.
We’re lucky to live in a world where fantastic children’s books are published every week. Every day I review a book published this year. Although I may mention things about books that I don’t like (“Cons”), I only choose books for which I feel I can give a mostly positive review.
I try to find books that would appeal to kids and/or fit in well with the elementary school curriculum. Most books come from my local public library. I am an Amazon affiliate, so if you click on the link at the end of a review, I get a small commission. This blog is mostly a labor of love, but getting a little money for the work I put into it is nice too!
A note about self-published books: while I understand the difficulties of marketing your self-published books, I do not review them on this blog. It is all I can do to keep up with the books coming from the mainstream publishers.
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