Book Review Policy

Lately I've been receiving a lot of emails from folks asking me to review a book on my blog. After sending so many of the same emails, I decided to put up a review policy. I do not consider my blog a book review blog, so reviews are often limited to just a weekly recap. It's hard to commit to more. Minor little details like teaching, parenting, and life tend to get in the way. That being said, my students and I appreciate any and all books sent our way, so here's my overall review policy written out.


Age: I am moving up to teach Language Arts in seventh grade next year. I'm happy to read any picture book, graphic novels, novels, or nonfiction books that would appeal to seventh graders - any genres.

Format: I do not review e-books or self-published books. I will read ARCs, galleys, or final copies. 

Overall reviews: Every book I read is listed on my "It's Monday" posts reviewing the books I read that week. If time allows, I'll write a more detailed review. I simply do not have the time to dedicate to detailed weekly reviews at the moment. 

Blog tours: I'm happy to do a blog tour if time allows. 

Quick note - if a book is sent to me and I can't give it at least three stars, I won't review it. I want to share the love for the books I connect with, not spend anytime tearing apart books I didn't. I am certain there is a reader for every book, thus the reason I feel no need to have negative reviews on my blog. 

All books sent to me will be placed into my classroom library after I've read them. 

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