Publishers, if would like to send your books without the need of a request each time, please contact us through the contact form and a mailing address will be sent within 24 hours. Let us thank you in advance for choosing this time-saving option.
Currently accepting printed children’s titles and middle grade books, no older than one year from initial release. (Special editions exempted.) No digital except those below.* Please keep reading.
Interview Author, illustrator, or character, the day before the book review. Please request. Photograph needed.
Guest Post Written by the author, illustrator or character, instead of an interview, the day before book review. Please request. Photograph needed.
Publisher Interview Available any time. Please request. Company logo or the interviewee photograph needed.
Special Note *If you have a picture book, or any book with illustrations, three illustrations from INSIDE the book must be sent with the cover. Total = Cover, Inside: 2 Full Spreads + 1 other illustrations (preferred), OR 1 Full Spread and 2 other illustrations. The new site is illustration driven.
Digital Books These are accepted on a case-by-case basis. If this is your ONLY option, please inquire about a digital review. Book needs to be exceptional in story and illustration.
Scheduled Review If a release date or a special occasion is approaching. Please request. The date will be honored whenever possible.
Normal timeline is 7 to 9 weeks from receipt of book(s). Book are now given a firm review date. Once everything needed for the review is submitted, a review date will be scheduled for your book. This will be a firm date you can count on. No more waiting and wondering when your book will be reviewed.
.Fee We never, ever charge for a review. A paid review cannot be considered a truely honest review. Once paid, you become a customer. Even if the reviewer does their absolute best to be fair and objective, the payment subconsciously.
Donate If you would like to show your appreciation, that would be wonderful. Reading and reviewing a book correctly takes a lot of time and caffeine. There is a donation link in the sidebar. This uses Paypal. A donation is a nice gesture of appreciation, but NOT REQUIRED, NOR EXPECTED. Reviews are done because KLR sincerely enjoys reading your books and writing a review.
Where Posted On KLR and, when REQUESTED, the following websites . If you need something different, please ask. KLR is here to help authors and their books soar.
Barnes and Noble
The Red Room (you must be member)
Any site you request
Re-Posting Your Review You may post the review, or quotes,with PROPER ATTRIBUTION (see “Reprints” under Review & Policies/opens in a new window). If needed, a Word .doc of the review can be requested. If a hard copy of the review is needed, please ask and up to two copies will be sent gratis. Additional copies are $1.00 each.
A.R.C We never sell ARCs sent to KLR. We do ask for permission to use them in contests and giveaways, or to loaned to another reviewer. If you prefer we do not, please let us know when sending the ARC.
Books & Merchandise Become the property of KLR and used accordingly. Review books are given to The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, once the review is completed.
Autographed Books If you wish to give a signed copy of your book, please send a second copy. The library will not shelve autographed books.
Questions Please use the Contact Form. (opens in a new window) We try to respond within 48 hours in all matters.
Kid Lit Reviews thanks you for allowing us to review your book. It is an honor we do not take lightly.
Information needed for a book review.
If you would like a book review, please send a request through the contact page here at KLR. Please include the following:
- Publication Date
- I.S.B.N. This is a must.
- Ages of intended readers
- Number of Pages
- Short Synopsis
- Anything else you would like to say or let KLR know (Awards, Blog Tours, Video Trailers, etc.)
Please remember, reviews are the opinion of the reviewer, and are just that – opinions. Books are received from publishers, authors, publicity firms, and select sites online. Additionally, there are books from the reviewer’s own library. Regardless of the source, all reviews are the opinion of the reviewer and are never subjected to outside influence of any sort.
Please remember to write according to the genre chosen. And most of all, remember the basics of storytelling: Characters – Plot – Conflict – Show not Tell.
I sincerely thank you for choosing Kid Lit Reviews. It is an honor to read and review a new title, especially when it has not yet been released. That is a wonderful perk and I thank you.
–Sue Morris, Kid Lit Reviews
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