Review Policies

Bookworm for Kids is currently accepting review requests for JANUARY 2022


Thank you for your interest in Bookworm for Kids. While I work with several book tour companies and publishers, I'm always excited (and love) to accept books from other sources for review, including self-publishers and indie publishers.

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

Before submitting a request for a review, I ask that you read this entire page. If you happen to have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Almost all books reviewed on this blog are intended for children and youth ages 0 to 18. Occasionally, I have a 'Mommy and Daddy's Day', which consists of a book of my personal choice, but these posts are very rare. All books, excluding the ones I present on these special posts, must have (what I consider) appropriate content for the intended audience. Any books which do not meet these standards will not be accepted for review.

When receiving a review request, I do not guarantee to write or leave a review of the book but agree to consider it for review. If I decide not to review your book, I will let you know. My decision not to review a book can depend on multiple reasons and by no means says anything about the books marketability or quality. I simply don't always connect with every book. But then, who does?

I will not post negative reviews on my site (those who wouldn't reach a solid 3-stars), since I don't want to waste my time reading or writing something I don't enjoy. Also, being a writer myself, I understand how much time, effort and love goes into completing a book and won't destroy another writer's dream. I also realize reviews are nothing more than personal opinions - just because I don't like something doesn't mean someone else won't. There are best-sellers I don't like, but obviously, tons of readers love them.

All opinions are my own or reflect that of my children. I write reviews on my blog simply because I love to read and especially find it important to support reading in audiences ages 18 and under.

I accept e-book copies in the form of mobi, pdf or epub files. 

If I accept a book for review and decide to post it on Bookworm for Kids, I try to post a cover picture, short blurb, sales links, 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, you are guaranteeing that you have the full rights to said images and content. If you would like a giveaway included in the post, that is fine. I take no responsibilities on that end.  

I often have a backlog and cannot guarantee to post a review within a specific time frame. If you need a review in a certain time frame, please contact me about three months in advance. I will not post a review on any sites before it appears on Bookworm for Kids.

I do try and almost always do leave my reviews on other sites, but by no means can I guarantee this. When I review a book, the review is intended first and foremost for Bookworm for Kids readers.


DISCLOSURE

All reviews on this site are written by myself, are my own opinion, and are original in thought and content. 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 and just like to have a heads- up.

I do not receive or accept any compensation for my reviews. The books I receive are, for the most part, only ecopies for review purposes only, library loans, or bought and paid for by myself. Absolutely none of the books, in any form, are resold or used for my benefit in any way, shape or form. This is a hobby and labor of love, where the simple joy of reading and connecting with others is the true compensation.
If you agree to the above, please feel free to contact me at:
tdrecker@yahoo.de