Aaaah, so many books, so little time. Unfortunately, and of course you already know this, not every book published can be reviewed on this blog.
The selection process
1- First, I need to know that the book exists. Though I do my best to keep informed, I surely miss wonderful titles; therefore contact me with your suggestions: nathalie.mvondo (at) yahoo.com
2- Culturally diverse cast.
3- Picture book, middle grade, young adult novel, non-fiction and fiction. In other words children’s books only, please.
4- While I can’t review every book, feel free to send me a title with a brief description, and I will gladly let the world know that your latest masterpiece is out.
o If I review a book, it’s because I saw something special in it, a treasure I can’t wait to share beyond borders.
o When I decide to review a book, it’s most of the time because I think said book will change or enrich a kid’s life. Therefore:
- Reviews posted here are positive. We’re happy your book is out, so we celebrate it!
- Reviews are written from a bookseller’s perspective (I’m a former children’s bookseller), meaning I focus on the material’s identified strengths. Indeed, if I were to recommend a book to customers, I wouldn’t just tell them “it’s a good book, buy it.” I would detail why I got so enthusiastic about it, why I think they’d enjoy reading it and why I believe it is worth spending money on.