Cutting Back on Writing Reviews–Here’s Why

Due to health issues, I am no longer able to review children’s books as often as in I had when all was well. But I will be reviewing as I can, hopefully at least once per week (while shooting for a normal schedule). Because the number of books reviewed must decrease, I am only going to review on KLR those titles I think are excellent, exceptional, or truly one-of-a-kind. Most will be rated as a starred-review (5-stars or more).

Accepted books (books requested by creatives, publishers, PR (and accepted for review) or books KLR requests), will be read cover-to-cover and receive a review on Kids Lit Review with—as time allows—excerpts posted to Amazon, Goodreads, etc. and social media. Publishers and creatives (and their representatives), may re-post reviews without permission. Please link the re-posts to the original review on KLR with the added notation:

© year by SMorris / KidsLitReview.com
e.g.:  © 2021 by SMorris / KidsLitReview.com  

Unsolicited books* may still be sent (print or digital). If time and my health allow, these books will be read, cover-to-cover, same as an accepted book. Though not guaranteed, unsolicited titles may receive a short review on Amazon, Goodreads, etc. and social media. Publishers and creatives (and their representatives), may re-post reviews without permission with the added notation:

© year by SMorris / KidsLitReview.com
e.g.:  © 2021 by SMorris / KidsLitReview.com 

*Unsolicited exceptional titles may be placed in the accepted books queue, with a full review on KLR. So please, send those fantastic children’s books (board books through middle grade; fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic novels, STEM/STEAM, books with flips and flaps, unusual die cuts, pop-ups, and other notable ideas).

KLR has NO plans on closing this site, now in its 12th year!

How To Send A Book To KLR

Please only send books you consider exceptional!

Digital Books

There are several ways to send digital content, depending on the file size.

  1. Send eBooks (kindle or PDF) for board, picture, & chapter books MG only if physical review copy is unavailable) to:  sue_KLR-NYRB@kindle.com sue_KLR-NYRB@kindle.com
  2. Attach to an email, mailto: smm@kid-lit-reviews.com

3, Use Dropbox or other service for large files (illustration heavy and/or large amount of text)

  1. Gift me an eBook through Amazon.

Physical Books

Because middle grade books are a different sort of beast and hard on my eyes, please send a physical book for middle grade fiction and all nonfiction. (If this option is too costly, send a Kindle e-book; see above options).

For and any other title you’d prefer I see as the finished product may also be mailed to:

Kids Lit Review
c/o Sue Morris
545 Federman St.
Toledo 43609-1938

This address is same as has been used past 6 years.

Please remember, I do not review young adult.

Books not shelved are donated to local shelters for families and children, child care centers, children’s libraries, and individuals in need of books in their lives.

Thank you for 14 years–11 on KLR–of review books, all sent by generous publishers, creatives, PR firms, and Individuals!

Much love and continued reading!

Sue Morris
https://kidslitreview.com/
previously known as https://Kid-Lit-Reviews.com