Online Book Review Form

Please share all reviews to this Google folder.  Set permissions so that anyone with the link can edit. This will help us stay organized and hopefully cut down on having to email documents back-and-forth. If using this system is a problem for you, email Susan ( and she can help you work something out… (The book is yours when you’re done!)

It is ESSENTIAL that your reviews are written and submitted in a timely manner as publishers ONLY send us the books so that we can provide reviews.  The only line in brackets to be left intact is: (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) so that the viewer understands your rating.

See this link for examples of how to construct the author/title/publication info for YSBR posts.

For advice on assigning ratings to your reviewed books, please consult this tour through our number system.

Title by author, illustrated by. Publisher, Copyright date. ISBN 

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) Include a number from 1-5, using a bold font.

Format: (Hardcover, Paperback, Board Book, Graphic novel, Spiral-bound, etc.)

Genre:  Fantasy, Mystery, Adventure, Science Fiction, Romance, Horror, Western, Inspirational, Humor, etc. Please note that genre refers only to fiction books (see exception below); if the book is not fiction, then genre should be omitted. Also “graphic” is a format, not a genre, as is “Early” or “Beginning Reader”. The exception: Biography/memoir/autobiography may be selected as genre when appropriate.

What did you like about the book? (Synopsis)

Anything you didn’t like about it?

To whom would you recommend this book?  (Read-alikes if you can think of them)

Who should buy this book? (Middle schools, high schools, public libraries, day-cares)

Where would you shelve it ?

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles?

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State:

Date of review: (Render as August 7, 2021)