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 marysimms72@googlemail.com 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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