Friday, December 2, 2011

Children's Literature Review

I started doing literature reviews of children's books this summer for http://www.childrenslit.com/.  This is a great company that lets you keep the books after you're done reviewing them FOR FREE.  I have gotten some really cool books, some even before they were available to buy in stores.  You get bundles of five books at a time, and the expected time frame for completion of the reviews is six weeks.

Yes, it requires some work because you have to follow certain guidelines when writing the reviews.  Writing 150-300 word reviews can seem like torture when you're reading a book that you wouldn't personally choose even if you were snowed in for weeks with nothing else to do.  You also have very little control over what genre or format (picture book, chapter book, etc.). 

Here's a list of some of my favorites that I've had the pleasure to review:
Fourth Grade Fairy: Wishes for Beginners by Eileen Cook
Escape from Planet Yastol by Pamela F. Service
Flat Broke by Gary Paulsen

Escape From Zobadak by Brad Gallagher

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