The Children’s Book Review (TCBR) reviews published fiction and non-fiction literature for children and young adults, and other related items such as e-books and audio books. We accept submissions from publishers, authors, illustrators, and publicists. Submissions are evaluated based on the following particulars: literary value, illustrative quality, and over-all presentation. Our reviews and book lists are always positive because we only appraise those books with the strongest potential impact on the reader.
Before submitting your book or materials, please familiarize yourself with the kinds of books we do review.
Please submit your non-returnable work with a cover letter of relevant information, and include any press releases or supporting materials. Galleys may be submitted; however, we prefer the finished work. Due to the high volume of submissions we receive, we cannot review every book that we receive and we cannot guarantee a date for a review (except in the case of a Dedicated Review). Additionally, we cannot respond to queries regarding the status of materials submitted for review consideration—if you would like confirmation that your submission has been received, please use delivery confirmation through your mailing service.
Traditional book submissions should be sent to:
The Children’s Book Review
830 W Route 22, #127
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
E-Book submissions can be e-mailed to:
thechildrensbookreview (AT) gmail (dot) com
We accept most formats; including PDFs and promo codes. For promo codes with expiration dates, we recommend using our Dedicated Reviews service.
PLEASE NOTE: Our submission guidelines are for informational purposes only and do not constitute a solicitation of any work or materials. Submission of any materials shall be done at the author/illustrator/publisher/publicist’s own risk of loss or damage. No materials submitted will be returned.
Additional Book Marketing
As we cannot review every book that we receive, or guarantee a date for a review (except in the case of a Dedicated Review), we have structured the site in a way that presents you with immediate options to gain publicity for your work.
- TCBR is currently offering ten guaranteed “Dedicated Reviews” each month. A Dedicated Review is our sponsored program that guarantees you a professional and non-biased book review with a minimum word count of 250 words.
Dedicated Review info: http://www.thechildrensbookreview.com/dedicated-review-submissions
- We can showcase your book as an “author review” through our free Author Showcase Basic. In this case, you can submit a review of your book, in your own words, with any images you would like to include. Your review will be edited to meet the site’s editorial standards—so The Children’s Book Review reserves the right to edit, include or not include any content, or a review in its entirety, if it doesn’t meet the needs or purpose of the site.
Author Showcase info: http://www.thechildrensbookreview.com/media-kit/author-showcase
- You can participate in our popular giveaway program.
- Or, you can place a sponsored book advertisement banner which would be displayed on The Children’s Book Review’s home page and all content pages.
Advertising info: http://www.thechildrensbookreview.com/media-kit/advertise
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Last update: September 3, 2014