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
  • Action Labs
  • Adams Media/Merit Press
  • Akashic Books
  • AMMO Books
  • Andrews McMeel
  • Annick Press
  • Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Auzou Books
  • Balzer + Bray
  • Barefoot Books
  • Beach Lane Books
  • Berbay Publishing
  • Big Picture ‘Press
  • Bloomsbury and Walker Publishers
  • Boyds Mills/Calkins Creek/Wordsong
  • Candied Plums
  • Candlewick Press
  • Charlesbridge
  • Chronicle Books
  • Child’s Play International
  • Cinco Puntos Press
  • Clockwise Press
  • Delacorte Press
  • Disney Hyperion
  • Doubleday
  • Drawn & Quarterly
  • Eerdmans
  • Eifrig Publishing
  • Elsewhere Editions
  • Enchanted Lion
  • Epic Press
  • Faber and Faber
  • 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 / House of Anansi
  • Hachette Book Group
  • Hachette Audiobooks
  • HarperCollins
  • Henry Holt & Co.
  • Holiday House
  • Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt
  • Image Comics
  • Inhabit Media
  • Kane Miller
  • Karadi Tales
  • Kelpies/ Young Kelpies
  • Kids Can Press
  • Lantana Publishing
  • Laurence King
  • Alfred A. Knopf
  • Lee & Low/Bebop / Tu
  • Lemniscaat
  • Lerner/Carolrhoda
  • Little Bee
  • Little Brown and Company
  • MacMillan
  • Merit Press / fw media
  • Nobrow
  • NorthSouth
  • No Starch Press
  • Nosy Crow
  • Orca/Nimbus Book Publishers
  • Pajama Press
  • Peachtree
  • Penguin
  • Philomel
  • Plough Publishers
  • Priddy Books
  • Pushkin Press
  • 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
  • Tanglewood Publishing
  • Templar
  • 360
  • Tiger Tales
  • Tilbury House
  • Toon Books
  • Top Shelf Productions
  • TOR
  • Travels with Gannon & Wyatt
  • 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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