Information on: Book Reviews, Author Interviews, Promos, Guest Posts and Critiques of works in progress.
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NOTE: This blog also appears on Amazon, Goodreads, and Tumblr.
I am accepting paper books for review at this time.
I mostly review children’s picture books (85%), middle grade books, and young adult books. Please follow this blog to familiarize yourself with what I do. I do review the occasional adult book, especially those I think parents would be interested in. (I do not review books that have horror, erotica, religion, politics, excessive violence, born again, amateur self-help, true paranormal, angels, or saved by something. No animal exploitation, cult membership, racism, homophobia, misogyny, or hate literature of any kind. I will promote very few memoirs. They must have something exceptional to say. No poetry, unless it’s kid’s poetry.
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I also accept picture books for review from the artist. I am not an arts major, so the review will not be an intensive analysis of the art work although I always comment on the art in books I review. For an example of how I review an artist’s work, go here on or after March 27, 2017.
Go here for details on requesting a review.
I am accepting requests for reviews. Interviews are presently scheduled every Wednesday up to July 2017. I am running a series called “Three Random Questions.Please follow to familiarize yourself with my interviews. I do not send a canned list of questions but research each author and tailor the questions to them and their work.
Click here for details on requesting an interview.
A promotional page for a book can be requested at any time. I will only run a maximum of one per week. You must send me a printed copy of the book for my Little Free Library. A Promotion page may include 3-4 pictures, links, a blurb, and other information. No more than 800 words please. Unless I have reviewed at least one of your books (favourably), a promotion does not mean I will endorse your work. If your book captures my eye, I will probably review it. If it receives 3-5 starts, I may ask you for an interview.
Click here for details on submitting a promotion.
Guest posts are welcome to a maximum of one per week. Follow my blog to get an understanding of what I publish.A guest post should be 900-1200 words.These are suitable topics:
- Book reviews of picture books, early chapter books, and young adult books.
- Information, inspiration, education, and creation pertaining to children and families.
- An article about writing for children or with children. Make this helpful and relevant to my readers. This should not be an account of your books.
- Tips for reading to and with children.
- Anything about writing or researching for writing or children’s books.
- Working with, helping, educating, or parenting children.Please no religion or politics. Nothing misogynistic, racially divisive, homophobic, or animal exploitation. (Anything about involving children with rescued animals or the outdoors is great.)
Picture Book in Progress Critique
I will focus on three major areas for improvement (if you have them).
For details on this process, go here.
I also may review a children’s toy, game or activity. Please contact me if you want to submit one for review.
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Hi, Bonnie, I saw your post on SCBWI and would love to be interviewed for your blog. I recently had a YA novel released: Out in the Dark, under pen name: Nicola Adams.
I can arrange for a review copy with my publisher, Untreed Reads.
In exchange I’d love to do an interview with you for my blog: elynnh.blogspot.com
Are you only interviewing only writers? My name is Carl Angel. I’m an illustrator and an SCBWI member and was recently interviewed for Kite Tales for my book, The Girl Who Saved Yesterday, written by Julius Lester and published by Creston Books. He’s not doing any publicity for the book but I’m happy to be interviewed if you’re interviewing illustrators and I can send you a copy. Please let me know!
Oops, my bad. Illustrators are great. I will email you at the .com address beside your name with the info.
An excellent resource for authors, new and old in the game! Mind if I share this on my blog and Twitter account?
please do and thank you.
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Bonnie, please contact me for a blog interview of my new book ‘Toby’ from Candlewick Press. Thanks. Hazelgmitchell@outlook.com
Dear Bonnie, I would love to be interviewed for the books I’ve written Gianna the Great and Halito Gianna: The Journey Continues. I look forward to hearing from you.
Love to be included in your blog. My MG, A Tunnel in the Pines, came out last year (North Country Press).
If you are amenable to interviewing a middle grade author, I would love to be considered, My name is Gail Hedrick, http://www.gailehedrick.com, and email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Your blog posts are so encouraging for writers-thanks!
I will contact you by email with the information.
Hi, Bonnie. I’m a writer of an indie published picture book about a young African-American boy, and I’d love to be interviewed by you, and to send you a copy of the book as well. My email is email@example.com and the website for the book (if you’re curious) is westolivepress.com. I look forward to the interview — the questions sound like fun 🙂
I will be emailing you with the pertinent information. Looking forward to your answers.
Hi Bonnie, saw your post via an SCBWI email.
I have a new middle grade book out, MALCOLM DEVLIN and the SHADOW of a HERO and would love to do an interview for your blog. I can arrange to have a print copy sent to you for review. michaeljferrari.com
I will email you with the information. Thanks.
Hi Bonnie – what a great idea! I can arrange for a review copy from Orca Books. I have several coming out over the next year or so and a couple of recent non-fiction books for kids with Orca as well. Let me know your mailing address and your preference – http://www.orcabook.com/cw_Search.aspx?k=nikki+tate
There are also some older titles available here: http://www.sononis.com/our-authors/authors-m-z/nikki-tate and a couple of new titles coming on stream with Sono Nis Press… described in this blog post: https://darkcreekfarm.com/2016/07/12/n-is-for-never-too-late/ Cheers, Nikki
What a lot of interesting books you have written. Your best bet would be to send me the first book in one of the printed series. That way, if it piques people’s interest they can pick up the rest.
I will be sending you more information by email.
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Thank you. The response has been terrific.
I’m an Indie author of The Adventures of Sophie and Scottie Series. I’ve published 3 books so far and am getting great feedback from my audience; middle grade. I’d like to be interviewed for your blog. You can have my first book, Sophie and Scottie’s Adventures of the Monarch Mystery at any time.
Talk to you soon,
Thanks for your interest Cindy. I will contact you by email.
Thanks Cindy. Emailing info to you.
Are you interested in a kids book illustrated with photographs? If so, I’d be happy to be interviewed for my book “Tuvia Finds His Freedom”
My mother is also a retired teacher and written several books, mostly picture books. Quite a number are out of print. Her most recent book is a teenage novel. Is this of interest to you?
I love animal books with a happy ending, especially those where they are freed back into the wild. I will email you with more information.
I saw this post linked on NOWW. My debut YA Steampunk novella, Maddie Hatter and the Deadly Diamond, came out from Tyche Books last fall. The second in the series is due out April 2017. I’d love to be interviewed on your blog and can send you the first book if you’re interested.
More information about this happy, adventurous book for girls is available at http://www.jaynebarnard.ca/p/blog-page.html
PS – ‘Maddie Hatter and the Deadly Diamond’ is a finalist for the Aurora Award for Canadian SFF and for the Alberta Book Publishing Awards.
I will respond by email.
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I would love to have a review and interview for ‘Oliver Phenomena’ a children’s picture book.
Please read the submission guidelines. Go down the right side of the blog and find the picture of the owl. Click on it to find the policy. Thank you for your interest in my blog. I hope you are a follower.
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Andy Klein here(‘The Fantastic Adventures of Oliver Phenomena’). My second book in the series is out (‘Oliver and the Little Ghost’, Amazon) and though I’d love one of your highly astute reviews, I’m actually writing to ask if I can contribute a Guest Post on the part my young son played in my early writings.
I’m Interested. Send a proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org please.
Greetings from Ohio! I’m bored at work so I decided to check out your website on my iphone during lunch break. I enjoy the info you provide here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m surprised at how quick your blog loaded on my phone .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, awesome blog!
Wow that was strange. I just wrote an extremely long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyway, just wanted to say fantastic blog!
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