Book Review Submission Guidelines

The Children's Book Review's Submission Guidelines

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, audiobooks, and child/family-related products (traditionally published and self-published).

Who Do We Accept Review Submissions From?

We accept traditional and self-published submissions from publishers, authors, illustrators, publicists and other individuals.

How Do We Evaluate Review Submissions?

Submissions are evaluated based on the following particulars: literary value, illustrative quality, and overall presentation and quality. Our reviews and book lists are always positive because we only appraise those books and products with the most substantial potential impact on the reader.

Before submitting your book, product, or materials, please familiarize yourself with the kinds of books and products we do review. You may also find this article useful: The Art of Getting Your Children’s Book Reviewed.

How to Submit Your Book or Product For Review

Please submit your non-returnable work or product with a cover letter of relevant information, and include any press releases or supporting materials. Galleys may be sent; however, we prefer the finished work. Due to the high volume of submissions we receive, we cannot review every book or product that we receive, we cannot guarantee a timeframe for which a book may be selected for review, and we cannot guarantee a review publication date. 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.

If you are looking for a guaranteed book review completed asap, we highly recommend that you check out our Dedicated Review program.

Physical book and product submissions should be sent to:
The Children’s Book Review
2205 W. 136th Ave.
Broomfield CO, 80023

Digital submissions can be e-mailed to:
growingreaders (AT) thechildrensbookreview (dot) com

We accept most formats, including PDFs and promo codes. For promo codes, files, and free downloads with expiration dates, we recommend using our Dedicated Review 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 made at the author/illustrator/publisher/publicist/individual’s own risk of loss or damage. No materials submitted will be returned. In the spirit of giving back to the reading community, after book and product submissions have been evaluated, most items are donated to charities, schools, and libraries.

Need a Book Review ASAP?

As we cannot review every book and product that we receive or guarantee a date for an editorial review, we have structured the site in a way that presents you with fast options to gain publicity for your work.

TCBR is currently offering a small amount of guaranteed “Dedicated Reviews” each month. A Dedicated Review is our sponsored program that guarantees you a professional and non-biased book or product review with a minimum word count of 200 words.

Learn More or Book a Dedicated Review Now:

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