Reviewing Great KidLit Books: How Did I DO in 2019?

In January 2017 I began the year with a personal challenge to write a review for KidLit books from authors I admire. You can read about the original challenge here: https://wordpress.com/post/darlenebeckjacobson.wordpress.com/4428

In 2018, I bested the original count and posted 18 reviews of children’s books, and gave away 3 of those reviewed.  You can see the titles for that post here: https://wordpress.com/post/darlenebeckjacobson.wordpress.com/4946

Well, in 2019, I am thrilled and excited to say, I have written and posted 31 reviews for PB, MG, and YA books and gifted 9 of them in various give-aways. ( These give-away books are indicated by a red asterisk) Here is the list of the wonderful books I reviewed. All these titles are by authors I enjoy and who deserve recognition for their amazing writing for children.

1. HEDY LAMARR (PB) by Laurie Wallmark

2. THE DEVOURING LAND (YA) Josh Bellin

3. SEALED WITH A KISS (PB) Beth Ferry

4. SQUIRREL’S FAMILY TREE (PB) Beth Ferry *

5. RESCUE AND JESSICA (PB) Jessica Kensky

6. DUCK AND COVER (MG)  Janet Smart

7. FOLLOWING (YA) Jeffry W Johnston

8. FRONT DESK (MG) Kelly Yang

9. TEN RULES OF THE BIRTHDAY WISH (PB) Beth Ferry

10. HELLO LIGHTHOUSE (PB) Sophie Blackhall

11. THE DIAMOND AND THE BOY (PB) Hannah Holt

12. MR. REGINALD AND THE BUNNIES (PB) Paula Wallace *

13. BOB (MG) Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead

14. GRANTED (MG) John David Anderson

15. NO PEACOCKS (PB) Robin Newman *

16. JAGGER JONES AND THE MUMMY’S ANKH (MG) Malayna Evans

17. NARCOSIS ROOM (YA) Louise Cypress

18. HOUSE OF EARTH, HOUSE OF STONE (YA) Joshua David Bellin

19. REMARKABLY YOU (PB)  Pat Zietlow Miller *

20. A BOX OF BONES (MG)  Marina Cohen

21. IN YOUR SHOES (MG) Donna Gephart

22. THE LAW OF FINDERS KEEPERS (MG)  Sheila Turnage

23. ASTRO PEA (BB) Amalia Hoffman *

24. I LOVE YOU, MICHAEL COLLINS (MG) Lauren Baratz-Logsted

25. BEAUTY AND BERNICE (MG)  Nancy Viau *

26. A ZEBRA PLAYS ZITHER (PB) Janice Bond *

27. SOMETHING IS BUGGING SAMANTHA HANSEN (MG)  Nancy Viau *

28. ALL COLORS (BB) Amalia Hoffman *

29. THE SCARECROW (PB) Beth Ferry

30. THE JOKE MACHINE (MG) Theresa Julian

31. GOOD-BYE, MR. SPALDING (MG)  Jennifer Robin Barr

I read a total of SEVENTY books for children and adults and am pleased to have posted reviews for nearly half. The best way to share great books with others is to post positive reviews on Goodreads or Amazon. Won’t you join me in 2020 to spread the word about great literature for children and write a review for a book by one of your favorite authors?

Here’s a printable calendar to keep track of those awesome books and reviews:

https://www.redtedart.com/free-cute-printable-calendar/