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Last update: July 28, 2009

Review Policy

The Children’s Book Review (TCBR) reviews published fiction and non-fiction literature for children and young adults, and other related items. 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 are always positive because we only appraise those books with the strongest potential impact on the reader. The editorial and reviewing staff of TCBR does not receive compensation for the reviews it provides. We pride ourselves on being thorough and honest.  TCBR will openly disclose any conflicts of interest, if these should arise.


Submission Guidelines

Please submit your non-returnable work with a cover letter
of relevant information, and include any press releases or supporting materials.
PDF files and ARCs may be submitted; however, we prefer the finished work. If you would like confirmation of the receipt of your submission, include a self-addressed, stamped postcard.

We receive a fairly large number of submissions, making it difficult to respond to each sender. We read each submission in the order that it was
received and try to respond within three months.
If you are still awaiting a response after three months have passed, you may contact us regarding your submission.

Please contact us for more information on where to send your submission: thechildrensbookreview AT gmail DOT com


Author/Illustrator Interviews & Blog Tours Policy

The TCBR team enjoys interviewing authors and illustrators. We encourage them to contact us, however, we usually only offer interviews to authors or illustrators that have been reviewed by TCBR. We also get a kick out of participating in “Blog Tours”. Please submit all queries to: thechildrensbookreview AT gmail DOT com


Giveaway Guidelines and Policy

Giveaways are an effective way to generate additional on-line excitement
and buzz about your product. If you wish to provide books or a related product to give away, please submit the following information:

  1. Define the item you wish to giveaway
  2. How many you would like to giveaway
  3. Will it be signed by the author or illustrator
  4. Where you are willing to ship (US only, US and Canada, or international)

Please submit all queries to: thechildrensbookreview AT gmail DOT com

General Policies Regarding Entering and Winning Giveaways TCBR:

  1. Enter giveaways by completing the described mandatory conditions of entry, and commenting on each specific giveaway post.
  2. Winners will be picked at random using a random
    sequence generator (your comments are numbered in the order they are received and the
    numbers are like raffle tickets drawn from a hat); unless otherwise noted within the contest post.
  3. All entries are verified. You will not be eligible to win a contest
    unless you complete the described mandatory initial entry. There are no
    exceptions. Comments will be unpublished for not complying to the giveaway conditions.
  4. The only methods used to notify contest winners are email. If a valid e-mail is not available to us, a new winner will be selected.
  5. A winner has 72 hours from the time TCBR notifies them of their win to
    respond and claim their prize. After 72 hours, TCBR will award the
    prize to another reader.
  6. TCBR is not
    responsible for the actions of the sponsor. If a prize is not received
    or is broken or defective, TCBR will make every effort to contact the
    sponsor on the winner’s behalf, but will not be held responsible for
    providing an identical or a different prize to the winner nor will TCBR be
    expected to compensate the winner in any way.
  7. Entries submitted after the contest’s end time will not be counted nor
    will entries from readers with shipping addresses outside of the
    specified regions.
  8. Names, e-mail addresses and physical addresses of all winners will be used by TCBR and shared with the sponsor for the purpose of fulfillment of the giveaway.

Comment Policy

TCBR welcomes comments. We post moderate comments, so please be respectful. All comments are filtered through spam filtering technology. We reserve the right to remove spam, abusive (this includes foul language), and off-topic comments. We retain the discretion to determine which comments violate our
comment policy. We
encourage your participation in our discussions and look forward to an
active exchange of ideas.

Disclosure

This
blog is a collaborative blog written by a group of individuals. This
blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or
other forms of compensation.

This blog abides by word of mouth
marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and
identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising
content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising
space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.

The
owner(s) of this blog is not compensated to provide opinion on
products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and
opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owners. If we claim
or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area,
we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our
expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim,
statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service
should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

To get your own policy, go to http://www.disclosurepolicy.org

Privacy Policy

TCBR will never share any information provided by its
users to any third party, except as required to do so under U.S Law.

If you require any more information or have any questions about our
privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email at
thechildrensbookreview AT gmail DOT com.

At www.thechildrensbookreview.com, the privacy of our visitors is of
extreme importance to us. This privacy policy document outlines the
types of personal information that is received and collected by
www.thechildrensbookreview.com and how it is used.

Log Files
Like many other Web sites, www.thechildrensbookreview.com makes use of
log files. The information inside the log files includes internet
protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider (
ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to
analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the
site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such
information are not linked to any information that is personally
identifiable.

Cookies and Web Beacons

www.thechildrensbookreview.com does not use cookies.

DoubleClick DART Cookie

.:: Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on www.thechildrensbookreview.com.
.:: Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users
based on their visit to www.thechildrensbookreview.com and other sites
on the Internet.
.:: Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the
Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL –
http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our advertising partners include:
Google Adsense
Adbrite
Chitika

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to
the advertisements and links that appear on
www.thechildrensbookreview.com send directly to your browsers. They
automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other
technologies ( such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons ) may also
be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of
their advertisements and / or to personalize the advertising content
that you see.

www.thechildrensbookreview.com has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these
third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices
as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices.
www.thechildrensbookreview.com’s privacy policy does not apply to, and
we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web
sites.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your
individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie
management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’
respective websites.

Contact Us

Please submit all queries to: thechildrensbookreview AT gmail DOT com

Bianca Schulze: Chief Blogger-Reviewer

Luisa LaFleur: Lead Blogger-Bilingual Reviewer

Amanda Lynch: Associate Blogger-Reviewer

We receive a high volume of email, we apologize that we can not respond to everyone. However, we do read every email we receive, and you should not be deterred from contacting us in the future.

Thank you for taking the time to become familiar with these policies.

The Children’s Book Review, named one of the ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children) Great Web Sites for Kids, is a resource devoted to children’s literacy. We publish reviews and book lists of the best books for kids of all ages. We also produce author and illustrator interviews and share literacy based articles that help parents, grandparents, teachers and librarians to grow readers. This article was written and provided by one of TCBR's regular contributors.

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