Review Policy

Thank you for your interest in Book Craic, and for considering me to review your book. 

I am a Junior School UK teacher (ages 7-11) with responsibility for our school library, so am always looking for new books to include on our shelves and recommend to the children.  With this in mind I primarily read and review early chapter and middle-grade fiction, but also review some young adult books.

I am happy to read from any genre across early chapter and middle-grade fiction, but will only consider fantasy for young adult books.

I would be happy to read and review your book if it is early chapter, middle-grade or young adult.  My reviews are always honest:  I talk about why I enjoyed the book, the themes, the characters and include a hook into the book for readers. 

I will always endeavour to post my review as close to its publication date as possible, but please appreciate that this is a passion and work sometimes gets in the way, so I can’t always guarantee a publication date for my review, but I will post a review for all books I accept for review.

As well as posting reviews on my blog, I cross post to Goodreads, Amazon and Toppsta and post a link on my Twitter account.

I am happy to accept physical ARCS or post-publication review copies.  I will also accept e-books if they are compatible with Kindle Paperwhite.

If you think I would be a suitable reviewer for your book, please send book review requests to with the subject header “REVIEW REQUEST.” Please include the book title, author and publication date.  Alternatively, you can DM me via Twitter @marysimms72.

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