It’s easy to find book reviews online. In your search engine, just type ‘book review of your book’ and a huge list of sites will appear. But how do you know which site to choose? The internet is littered with book review websites. And sites for kids and teen books are no exception. But very few meet the four criteria that make for quality kids book review sites: entertaining and knowledgeable writers, digestible reviews, easy navigation and a wide variety of new and popular titles. So check out this list of book review sites for kids and teens:
The book reviews at BookHooks are written by kids, for kids. The site contains all kinds of new and popular titles, most of which are reviewed by multiple kids which gives a variety of different perspectives and opinions. Under the “Browse Reports” section, there is a search bar, allowing you to search by title, author, genre, keyword and more. Conveniently placed to the right of most reviews, there are links to the authors’ websites. This fun and colorful book review website is a great resource for kids.
Sports Book Club
At the Sports Book Club, you can read reviews written by sportsmen or trainers to kids in kindergarten to grade 12. Use the search bar to browse by title, author or reviewer, or check out the most recent book reviews by clicking “new reviews.”
KidzWorld is an exciting interactive content community for kids. Click the “Brain Candy” section on the toolbar to find the Book Shelf where you can read a wide variety book reviews for kids ages nine to fourteen. The site posts new, popular reviews regularly, displaying the latest reviews on the front of the “Book Shelf” page. You can use their search bar to look up titles, authors or keywords. Or, by clicking on “More Book Shelf” you can browse through a long list of book reviews divided into different genres.
KidsReads has more than just reviews for all ages. It contains lists of coming soon titles that are sorted by month and genre. It has separate sections for new books, books in paperback, series and books made into movies. The site contains information about each book, including publisher, ISBN number, page count and more. While some reviews are short and sweet, others are detailed, providing book excerpts, external links to the book or author’s website, and links to Amazon.com.
TeenReads has all the same great features as KidsReads (coming soon, new books, books made into movies, etc.), but with a little extra. It contains an Ultimate Reading List that includes of 300 books that they believe are more interesting than the books on the required reading lists for school. They also provide information on how to start and run your very own book club.
Whether you want to read online book reviews, summaries or excerpts, or you’re looking for a site that allows kids to contribute their own reviews, one of these quality websites will certainly do the trick. They contain reviews of picture books, chapter books and novels, as well as literary links and resources for young readers.