About Us

We are dedicated to providing an alternate source of reviews for the librarians of Massachusetts (and the world).  The group started as part of the Youth Services provided by NMRLS. But as we face financially tough times we have seen the consolidation of the different library systems of Massachusetts. This group was taken up on a voluntary basis to continue to provide the librarians of Massachusetts, a place to review and access peer reviews of children’s and teen titles.

Many thanks go out to the publishers who so thoughtfully provide us with review copies. As we continue to grow and expand from the Northeast of Massachusetts to the whole state we hope to see more and more people participate in this group.

Each delivery from publishers sees an update to our catalog of books available for review. If you know of anyone who may be interested in participating please forward them this website address. We also have many reviews from library users and students and hope to expand who can participate as time goes on.

About the Moderator:

Katrina Yurenka has been a librarian for more than 20 years with library experience in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Seattle, Washington.

Participating list of publishers*

  • Harry N. Abrams
  • Adams Media/Merit Press
  • Akashic Books
  • Andrews McMeel
  • Annick Press
  • Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Balzer + Bray
  • Beach Lane Books
  • Berbay Publishing
  • Big Picture ‘Press
  • Bloomsbury and Walker Publishers
  • Boyds Mills/Calkins Creek
  • Candlewick Press
  • Charlesbridge
  • Chronicle Books
  • Cinco Puntos Press
  • Delacorte Press
  • Disney Hyperion
  • Doubleday
  • Eerdmans
  • Elsewhere Editions
  • Enchanted Lion
  • Epic Press
  • Farrar Straus Giroux
  • Feiwel and Friends
  • Firefly Books
  • First Second Books
  • Fitzhenry and Whiteside
  • Floris Books
  • Flowerpot Press
  • Flying Eye Books
  • Flying Start
  • Gecko Press
  • Greenwillow Books
  • Grosset & Dunlap
  • Groundwood Books
  • Hachette Audiobooks
  • HarperCollins
  • Henry Holt & Co.
  • Holiday House
  • Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt
  • Kane Miller
  • Karadi Tales
  • Kids Can Press
  • Laurence King
  • Alfred A. Knopf
  • Lemniscaat
  • Lerner/Carolrhoda
  • Little Bee
  • Little Brown and Company
  • MacMillan
  • Merit Press
  • Nobrow
  • NorthSouth
  • No Starch Press
  • Nosy Crow
  • Orca/Nimbus Book Publishers
  • Pajama Press
  • Peachtree
  • Penguin
  • Philomel
  • Plough Publishers
  • Priddy Books
  • G.P. Putnam’s Sons
  • Random House
  • Razorbill
  • Recorded Books
  • Roaring Brook Press
  • Rosen Publishing
  • Scholastic
  • Square Fish
  • St. Martin’s Press
  • Schwartz & Wade
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Sleeping Bear Press
  • Soho Press
  • Sourcebooks
  • Square Fish
  • St. Martin’s Press
  • Templar
  • Tiger Tales
  • Toon Books
  • Top Shelf Productions
  • TOR
  • Tundra
  • Two Little Birds
  • Viking Press
  • Albert Whitman
  • Zest Books
  • *This is not a complete list and needs to be updated from time to time


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