Review Policy

Effective Teaching Articles accepts review copies for children's picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction from traditionally published and indie authors. Please review the submission policy before submitting your book for review.

Picture Books
Picture books (fiction and nonfiction) are accepted in print and Kindle formats. I will review picture books within four weeks of submission. Reviews will be posted on Amazon and Goodreads. All reviews are honest and fair. If I cannot give a book a minimum of three stars, I will not post a review.

I will only post reviews for picture books on the blog if the book meets certain criteria:

  • quality writing 
  • excellent illustrations and / or graphic layout & design
  • engaging storyline or information
  • child friendly
  • qualifies as an excellent mentor text for the classroom
If a picture book qualifies as an excellent mentor text for classroom use, I reserve the right to create and publish (for sale or free) curriculum materials to accompany the text now or in the future. This right will not violate your copyright.

Middle Grade / Young Adult Books
You may submit middle grade and young adult novels for review. I will not read horror or paranormal books. I will consider nonfiction books on a case by case basis. I will only accept review copies in Kindle format. Reviews will be posted on Amazon and Goodreads. All reviews are honest and fair. If I cannot give a book a minimum of three stars, I will not post a review. Please be advised that it may take as long as six months or a year before a review is posted. 

I will only post reviews for middle grade and young adult fiction books on the blog if the book meets certain criteria:
  • quality writing
  • engaging storyline 
  • age appropriate
  • qualifies as an excellent mentor text for the classroom, or worthy of placement in a classroom reading center or school library
In Addition:
  • If I am particularly enthralled with an aspect of your book or writing, I might contact you and invite you to make a guest post on the blog. 
  • I reserve the right to not post a review at all if I cannot justify giving a minimum of 3 stars. All reviews stand. 
  • If I feel that your book has potential, but I cannot justify a minimum 3 star review at this time, I might contact you and give you my reasons. I cannot guarantee that I will offer you a critique of your work.
  • I will accept ARCs in Kindle format (or print for picture books). 
  • If I select your book for the blog, I will use social media (twitter, facebook, newsletter, etc.) to promote the post.
Submissions:
Please send your submission request to my email address (the contact button is on the top left-hand side of the blog). Write "Review Request" in the subject line. Please give me the following information in the body of your email:
  • first and last name
  • email address
  • book title, genre, audience, format
  • link to your blog / website
  • link to your book's Amazon page
  • blurb
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