Review Policies

Welcome!

Bookworm for Kids is currently seeking books for LATE MARCH and beyond!
 

Note: Due to the overwhelming influx of self-help books/social message books in the picture book category, I look at very few titles in this direction. Very few.

Before reaching out to me, I ask that you read this entire page. 

Almost all books presented on this blog are intended for children and youth ages 0 to 18. Occasionally, I have a 'Mommy and Daddy's Day' post, but these are very rare. All books I post have (what I consider) appropriate content for the intended audience. 

I do not guarantee to write or leave a review of books shared with me but agree to consider taking a look at them. This blog's purpose is not to serve authors and publishers but rather to spread the joy of reading with younger audiences in mind. There are so many books out there, and I hope I can help readers discover ones they enjoy. My decision not to post about a book depends on multiple reasons and, by no means, says anything about the book's marketability or quality. I simply don't always connect with every book. But then, which reader does? There's also the chance that it simply doesn't slide into a category I'm looking for, at the moment, since I do want to keep as wide a variety on Bookworm for Kids as possible. After all, that's what makes reading fun...books are like a rainbow!

All opinions are my own or reflect that of me or my children. I share books on Bookworm for Kids simply because I love to read and find it important to support reading in audiences ages 18 and under. 

I accept e-book copies in almost any standard format and do prefer ecopies/egalleys. Any paper copies I receive are donated to small local libraries, children homes, foster children, or other such groups and individuals. I do not keep them or sell them or do anything with them, which could be seen as beneficial for me.  

I try to post the book's cover picture, a short blurb, sales links (only to make things easier for readers. I DO NOT receive any compensation, benefits, or anything from these), author picture, author biography as well as any other appropriate links along with my review. I do insist that the rights for all images sent to me are owned by the author (or publishing company), and by sending me such information for use on my blog, senders are guaranteeing that they have the full rights to said images and content. I do sometimes include giveaways, but am not responsible for these in any way and do not run them myself. I only am furthering the news of the possibility.

I try to have a list of book recommendations for my readers scheduled months in advance (organization is key!). So, if you think I might want to share your book with my readers, it will, most likely, take more than a month or two before I have a chance to read through it. I do this in my free time and also do not guarantee any post dates, since I need to keep things flexible to maintain some sanity (and yes, this last part is said with a grin).

I do try to leave my reviews on other sites as an extension of my love for kidlit, but I do not guarantee to do this, since this isn't the purpose of Bookworm for Kids. When I review a book, the review is intended first and foremost for Bookworm for Kids readers to help them discover books that they might enjoy. If I post reviews on other sites, these sites are (when applicable): Goodreads, B&N, Kobo, Library Thing, BookBub, and Google Books.

 I do not post my reviews on Amazon (due to professional reasons). 


DISCLOSURE

All reviews on this site are written by myself, are my own opinion, and are original in thought and content. They are intended for expressing my thoughts to the readers of Bookworm for Kids and not as sale pitches. Please, do not copy and/or redistribute ANY review or excerpt without contacting me first. Normally, I have no problem with authors/publishers using my reviews or parts of my reviews, but I do want a heads-up.

If you agree to the above, please feel free to contact me at:
tdrecker@yahoo.de

Most of all—Happy Reading!