About this blog

Every day, I post a review of a book published this year.  I choose books that I have personally enjoyed, that I feel would be useful in an elementary classroom, and most of all, that I think children would like.

Different types of books are posted on different days of the week:  Story Time Sundays feature fiction picture books; Middle Grade Mondays are for middle grade novels; Third Grade Thursdays have reviews of early chapter books; and Factual Fridays are for nonfiction.  Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are free choice.

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!

I would like to get as many readers as possible, so please feel free to reblog any posts or share the link to this blog by other children’s literature fans!

17 thoughts on “About this blog

  1. Hi

    I am an author of 5 Christian Children’s books. They are bible stories told
    through the eyes of inanimate objects. Joseph’s coat, Noah’s Ark, Moses’s
    Staff and David’s Pebble. The Easter story has to do the with the Tree that
    Jesus was hung on.

    I was wondering if it would be of interest to your organization to write
    about them, read them or sell them. I would be happy to give you the books
    in return for a review of the books, or anything else you may deem fit for
    your organization.

    I truly believe these books have a different perspective that makes the
    historical events come alive for children. They are written for Right
    Brain/Early Education too.

    This email is just a brief introduction. If you have any further
    questions, I would be more than happy to talk to you in detail about them.

    I know the books will be a blessing and bring Glory to God.
    If you want to take a look at them, you can always go to

    Looking forward to hearing from you!



  2. Hello, I am Jasmine Williams. I would like to submit my children’s book “Do Monsters Have Birthdays?” for review. Ebook is free to download on Amazon for Kindle Unlimited members. Upon acceptance, I will provide a copy in the format of your choosing.

    Book link: http://amzn.to/2q9AfPz

    Thank you for your time and consideration


  3. First of all, thank you for having a blog that highlights excellent books for kids. Books are the best. I read to my kids before they could even talk. They all have vocabularies that are beyond their years.

    I’m Cathy Witbeck. I have a book called ‘Pysanky Promise’. It’s a fiction/non-fiction blend with a story line about a little girl who learns to make pysanky. Through the story, you learn about the art involved in making Ukrainian Easter eggs as well as a little bit about the history and symbolism behind them. You can see the cover on my website http://www.calicobarnbooks.com . I would love to send you a book for review. Please let me know if you are interested.

    Thank you for looking at this.


  4. I love how you broke up the days of the week to focus on different type of books. That’s a unique way I have seen of doing kids books reviews. I also love reading and have read to both my sons since they were very tiny babies and my eldest loves to read (my youngest is a few months old).

    I am a children book author and also have a blog where I do kids book reviews of books that we have read together. I also put in a section called “Teachable Takeaways” with a few brief ideas on how the book/Story can be used to emphasize certain points, enhance further learning and in-depth understanding. Would love for you to check my blog out which is still in its infancy.


  5. Janet, I enjoy reading your blog. Can you tell me if you review anything other then children’s books? Specifically parenting books. Also how does someone submit a book for review? Thanks for what you do and any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Have a great day.


  6. Please take a look at Saving Lady Liberty: Joseph Pulitzer’s Fight to Save the Statue of Liberty. I would do a guest review, too.


  7. I have written a children book THE SHIP and would like you to review it. It is available on kindle unlimited


  8. Hello!
    I wanted to share what my husband and I have been working on!
    The idea behind these books is to encourage creativity and imagination in all ages. These books tell fun little stories that YOU get to bring to life. Each page leaves space for you or your child to answer the question, “What do I think that would look like?” They are great for a child who loves to draw/color, and they’re also a fun family activity to complete together. Because of everyone’s different creative vision and skills, no two copies will look the same!

    Heres the first 4 if you’d like to check them out or tell other parents about them!

    Thanks for your time! 😊


  9. Hello. Can I please submit my first book for your review if you are interested? My book was written with my daughter in mind. I actually wrote it for her. It’s basically about introduction to basic body parts. I know there are so many books of this topic out there, but I am still hoping tou could give it a read? I put it on amazon. It’s only an ebook format for now. I can send you a copy if you would like to. “Your Tiny Body” is the ebook’s title.


  10. Hi! You have a great blog. I love that you post every day. So wonderful!

    I’d be honored to gift you a copy of my new book, The Chronicles of Ms. Clarke’s Class: Science Night, in exchange for an honest review on your website. Science Night is the first book in a new STEM/STEAM series designed for children ages 8-11, and I’m currently working on book 2, The Chronicles of Ms. Clarke’s Class: Battling Bots. In this series, the reader explores the world of science and technology through the eyes of Ms. Clarke’s students. To learn more about the entire series, please visit http://www.MsClarkesClass.com.

    Many thanks,
    Julie Packett


  11. Hi Janet! Thanks for the great work you do on this blog! I’m a traditionally published middle grade author with Greenwillow/HarperCollins. My sophomore novel, The Rabbit’s Gift, comes out October 25th, and I’d love to offer you an eARC; stories that focus on the connection between man and nature and working together for the common good are more important for young readers now than ever before. Here’s a link to the contact form on my website: https://jessicavitalis.com/contact/ –if you’re interested, please drop me a line with the email address you use for Net Galley. Thanks for your time!


  12. “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” – Genesis 2:24


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