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If you’re a bibliophile, do something grand for a favorite kidlit book today. Write an online review!

It need not be of professional magazine quality—just show your love with some stars on an online book site!

According to a study from Stanford University, when x-star ratings increase in number, it’s more likely for the next review to be of that same star. So if you show your love for a particular book with 4 or 5 stars, other people will, too. It’s contagious!

Some tips when writing reviews:

  • If your rating is really 3 1/2 or 4 1/2, round off to the next higher number. The author will thank you for it.
  • Emphasize the child-pleasing qualities of the book. Parents want to know their kids will like it. An adult liking it may not hold weight for them.
  • Talk about both the text and the illustrations.

Erm, that’s about it. I want this to be an achievable goal for you today.

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illus by Melissa Crowton
Tundra/PRH Canada
June 4, 2019

illus by Ross MacDonald
October 15, 2019

illus by Vivienne To
Spring 2020

illustrator TBA
Sourcebooks eXplore
August 2020

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