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message 1: by G.J. (last edited Sep 24, 2017 01:24AM) (new)

G.J. Griffiths (gjgriffiths) | 794 comments Mod
Children’s Story Books Review Group June2017 (Closed).

In joining this review group you will have agreed to review the books assigned to you on a three month schedule. Once the sign up phase is over then the review stage begins with a schedule of assignments set by the moderator.

The Children’s Story Books peer review group will include all types of books classified as early reader; first chapter; middle grade. As with other review groups, you will be expected to read and give an honest review of the 4 books assigned. Assignments will be made after the group sign-up has filled with all ten places.

Participants are expected to post reviews to Goodreads and Amazons US & UK. When you have posted your reviews please post a link to them on this thread. If the Goodreads review is positive (three stars or higher), the review should be posted to Amazons US & UK at the same star level. This makes having accounts with both Goodreads and Amazon a requirement.

Please be aware of the rule about uncompleted reviews – LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

It is not the purpose of this group to tell members what to write but for those unfamiliar with writing reviews try to include comments about the following:
Characters; story; narrative language; dialogue; pace; settings; theme; recommendation.

This topic will be updated with the list of authors as they sign up with their names and Goodreads links to authors and their books. First come; first served. This is an authors only peer review group.

THE AUTHORS AND BOOKS ARE:

1. G.J. Griffiths G.J. Griffiths and They're Recycling Aliens

2. Robby Charters Robby Chartersand https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

3. Ella May Ella May Woodman and Father's Day for Beginner Readers

4. Ronit Tal Shaltiel Ronit Tal Shaltiel and Coloring book - The adventures of the numbers: (volume 4) addition and subsctcation

5. Gabriel Dietsch Gabriel Dietsch and Dancing on Daddy's Shoes

6. M. (Marina Dobrosavljevic) https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... and Princess Malorove and Other Short Stories

7. Scott Spotson Scott Spotson and Wizard Planet

8. Bonnie Ferrante Bonnie Ferrante and Action Alphabet

9. Mark Daydy Mark Daydy and The Check-Up: (British English Edition)

10. Karl Woodhouse Karl Woodhouse and https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

11. Priya Narayanan Priya Narayanan and https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...


message 2: by M (new)

M . | 29 comments https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...
Hi. I'd love to participate in this review group. Thank you. M_


message 3: by Scott (new)

Scott Spotson (scottspotson) | 272 comments I'll be there. Thanks.


message 4: by Gabriel (new)

Gabriel Dietsch | 8 comments How can I submit my book for review?


message 5: by G.J. (new)

G.J. Griffiths (gjgriffiths) | 794 comments Mod
Gabriel wrote: "How can I submit my book for review?"

Scott wrote: "I'll be there. Thanks."

M_ wrote: "https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...
Hi. I'd love to participate in this review group. Thank you. M_"


Gabriel, Scott, and M. you need to post your GR links to author site and the book you wish to submit for review. Thanks.


message 6: by Scott (new)


message 8: by Ronit (last edited Jun 15, 2017 10:00AM) (new)

Ronit (ronitsbooks) | 62 comments The book that I would to be reviewed is : Coloring Book - The Adventures of the Numbers: Multiplication and Addition.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

my anther page: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/6...

Thanks
Ronit


message 10: by G.J. (last edited Jun 05, 2017 01:58AM) (new)

G.J. Griffiths (gjgriffiths) | 794 comments Mod
A J Culey Is this you?
Ella May Is this you?

It looks as though the list is filling up quickly. Another 5 sets of links to come and I'll sort out the assignments. Please let me know whether you have reviewed/been reviewed by another author in the list before as there is no reciprocal reviewing allowed. I know about Bonnie and my book. Thank you.


message 11: by Scott (new)

Scott Spotson (scottspotson) | 272 comments I have reviewed G.J. but none of his children's books. I have reviewed Bonnie but not this one of her books. Ronit has reviewed my books, but not this one.


message 12: by Ella (last edited Jun 07, 2017 07:19PM) (new)

Ella May | 20 comments Here is the book I'd like reviewed, please.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...
@G.J., the link above is to a different person. This is my author link, https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
Also, I haven't reviewed any of these authors/ books before.
Thanks!

@G.J. I spoke too soon about having no conflicts. I have reviewed Gabriel's book, Dancing on Daddy's Shoes.


message 13: by Gabriel (new)

Gabriel Dietsch | 8 comments Here is the book I'd like reviewed...thanks!
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

My author link is https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/6...

First time on this website, love the content.

thanks
Gabriel Dietsch


message 14: by Bonnie (new)

Bonnie Ferrante (bonnieferrante) | 90 comments G.J. wrote: "A J Culey Is this you?
Ella May Is this you?

It looks as though the list is filling up quickly. Another 5 sets of links to come and I'll sort out the assignment..."


Ronit has reviewed me (Bonnie).


message 15: by Mark (new)

Mark Daydy | 14 comments Hi, this sounds interesting. If there are any spaces left, I'd like to join.

My book is The Check-Up. It's the first in a series of picture books aimed at ages 3 to 6 years(available in paperback and Kindle e-book).

Please be aware that I've published American English and British English versions (for .com and .co.uk).

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

Best wishes to all
Mark Daydy


message 16: by G.J. (last edited Jun 05, 2017 11:30AM) (new)

G.J. Griffiths (gjgriffiths) | 794 comments Mod
Hi Mark, I'm not sure where you got those links from but they do not check out. Harry Potter yes; but your book no! These links work however :-)

Mark Daydy

The Check-Up: (British English Edition)

The Check-Up: (American English Edition)

I'll add you to the list with these. Mark - and also Ella and Gabriel. Watch this space.


message 17: by Mark (new)

Mark Daydy | 14 comments Thank you.
Those links - I copied them, but unwittingly after the GR website had truncated them. Nice to know my truncated links lead to Harry Potter!
Thanks for adding my proper links. Just to mention - if a reviewer is in the U.S. to go for the American English version, and there's a Brit. English version for anyone in dear old Britain.
I'll await further instructions.


message 18: by Gabriel (new)

Gabriel Dietsch | 8 comments G.J. wrote: "Hi Mark, I'm not sure where you got those links from but they do not check out. Harry Potter yes; but your book no! These links work however :-)

Mark Daydy

[book:The Check-Up: (..."


G.J. did I post my links correctly?


message 19: by Ronit (new)

Ronit (ronitsbooks) | 62 comments Hi G.J

I have some conflicts, I can review Bonnie's book, she can't review me, I can't review your book,

Thanks

Ronit


message 20: by Ronit (new)

Ronit (ronitsbooks) | 62 comments Bonnie wrote: "G.J. wrote: "A J Culey Is this you?
Ella May Is this you?

It looks as though the list is filling up quickly. Another 5 sets of links to come and I'll sort out t..."


Hi Bonnie

I can review your new book.

Ronit


message 21: by Mark (last edited Jun 06, 2017 12:10AM) (new)

Mark Daydy | 14 comments Ah... I just noticed that I'm obliged to post to Amazon.com. I'm based in the UK and I'm not sure if I can do that. Have others worked around this issue?

Mark


message 22: by G.J. (new)

G.J. Griffiths (gjgriffiths) | 794 comments Mod
Mark wrote: "Ah... I just noticed that I'm obliged to post to Amazon.com. I'm based in the UK and I'm not sure if I can do that. Have others worked around this issue?

Mark"


Mark, there is usually no problem with posting your review on both Amazon sites. It appears to be OK if you have spent over £50 or $50 with Amazon previously, either site. I have entered the link to your British version on the list of members, so when you provide a book to a reviewer you need to sort out with them which is most convenient.


message 23: by Mark (new)

Mark Daydy | 14 comments That's great.
Many thanks.


message 24: by Bonnie (new)

Bonnie Ferrante (bonnieferrante) | 90 comments Ronit wrote: "Bonnie wrote: "G.J. wrote: "A J Culey Is this you?
Ella May Is this you?

It looks as though the list is filling up quickly. Another 5 sets of links to come and ..."


Okey-dokey.


message 25: by Gabriel (new)

Gabriel Dietsch | 8 comments so how does this work?


message 26: by Karl (new)

Karl Woodhouse | 14 comments Hi,

I'd love to join this group if it's not too late.

My author page is at:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

and my book link is at:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

I look forward to hearing from you

Thanks

Karl


message 27: by G.J. (new)

G.J. Griffiths (gjgriffiths) | 794 comments Mod
Karl wrote: "Hi,

I'd love to join this group if it's not too late.

My author page is at:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

and my book link is at:

https://www.goodreads.com/boo..."


OK you're on the list of authors Karl see message 1 above.

I'm just awaiting for A.J. Culey and her links before I set up the group assignments. If anyone is in contact with A.J. maybe you could give her a nudge? Thanks.


message 28: by Robby (last edited Jun 10, 2017 03:14AM) (new)

Robby Charters (robbycharters) | 203 comments How about my Papa Gander? I'll send a link presently.


message 29: by Robby (last edited Jun 10, 2017 03:20AM) (new)

Robby Charters (robbycharters) | 203 comments https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
A book for kids who feel they've outgrown mother Goose


message 30: by G.J. (new)

G.J. Griffiths (gjgriffiths) | 794 comments Mod
Robby wrote: "https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
A book for kids who feel they've outgrown mother Goose"


Hi Robby, that's great. You are on the list!

Now that I have a full list of 10 authors I can arrange a schedule for the next 3 months. I know we have some authors who have reviewed others here before so I will attempt to ensure there is no reciprocal reviewing. The list will appear later so if you can check there are no discrepancies about that. Thanks.
G.J.


message 31: by G.J. (last edited Jun 11, 2017 02:18PM) (new)

G.J. Griffiths (gjgriffiths) | 794 comments Mod
OK TO GO AHEAD WITH THIS LIST! SOME CHANGES NOW IMPLEMENTED. THANKS.
GSRG Children’s Books June 2017

Update: Here is the Schedule of Review Assignments.

Review Assignments:
Start on Monday 12 June 2017 and End Monday 4 Sept 2017


Round One: runs from 12 June to 3 July 2017

1. Mark Daydy reviews G.J. Griffiths
2. G.J. Griffiths reviews Robby Charters
3. Robby Charters reviews Ella May Woodman
4. Ella May Woodman reviews Karl Woodhouse
5. Karl Woodhouse reviews Marina Dobrosavljevic
6. Marina Dobrosavljevic reviews Bonnie Ferrante
7. Priya Narayanan reviews Scott Spotson
8. Scott Spotson reviews Gabriel Dietsch
9. Gabriel Dietsch reviews Ronit Tal Shaltiel
10. Ronit Tal Shaltiel reviews Mark Daydy
11. Bonnie Ferrante reviews Priya Narayanan

Round Two: runs from 3 July to 24 July 2017

1. Priya reviews G.J.
2. Mark reviews Robby
3. G.J. reviews Ella May
4. Robby reviews Karl
5. Ella May reviews Marina
6. Karl reviews Bonnie
7. Marina reviews Scott
8. Bonnie reviews Gabriel
9. Karl reviews Ronit (extra)
10. Gabriel reviews Mark
11. Ronit reviews Priya

Round Three: runs from 24 July to 14 August 2017

1. Gabriel reviews G.J.
2. Ronit reviews Robby
3. Mark reviews Ella May
4. G.J. reviews Karl
5. Robby reviews Marina
6. Ella May reviews Bonnie
7. Karl reviews Scott
8. Marina reviews Gabriel
9. ?? reviews Ronit
10. Scott reviews Mark
11. Ella May reviews Priya (extra)

Round Four: runs from 14 August to 4 September 2017

1. Scott reviews G.J. (different book)
2. Gabriel reviews Robby
3. Ronit reviews Ella May
4. Mark reviews Karl
5. G.J. reviews Marina
6. Robby reviews Bonnie
7. Ella May reviews Scott
8. Karl reviews Gabriel
9. Marina reviews Ronit
10. Bonnie reviews Mark
11. ?? reviews Priya

Round 4a to run from 4 to 25 September, if necessary, for those kind people who are reviewing an extra book to make this group work reasonably efficiently.
**NOTE If anyone can step up to review either Ronit or Priya it would be much appreciated. Thanks.



message 32: by Bonnie (new)

Bonnie Ferrante (bonnieferrante) | 90 comments Thanks for all your work. Unfortunately, I can not review Ronit but she can review me (round 3).


message 33: by Ronit (new)

Ronit (ronitsbooks) | 62 comments Hi G.J

I have two colnflics, Bonnie and Scott can't review me, I have reviewed one of their books before. I can review them.


message 34: by Scott (new)

Scott Spotson (scottspotson) | 272 comments Hi, I have reviewed Bonnie before (twice) so she cannot review me. It was a long time ago, though, so if more than a year is enough to cure the conflict, then fine with me.


message 35: by G.J. (new)

G.J. Griffiths (gjgriffiths) | 794 comments Mod
Scott wrote: "Hi, I have reviewed Bonnie before (twice) so she cannot review me. It was a long time ago, though, so if more than a year is enough to cure the conflict, then fine with me."

Ronit wrote: "Hi G.J

I have two colnflics, Bonnie and Scott can't review me, I have reviewed one of their books before. I can review them."


Bonnie wrote: "Thanks for all your work. Unfortunately, I can not review Ronit but she can review me (round 3)."

Whoa, everyone! Time for a re-think and a jiggle.
I had made a note of some of those conflicts and thanks for the feedback, but missed them somehow. The main problem is when we have 2 or 3 "old hands" submitting to the group. I'll have another look but it could mean inviting ANO member or only arranging 3 reviews and not 4 for some people.


message 36: by G.J. (new)

G.J. Griffiths (gjgriffiths) | 794 comments Mod
Another "solution" to this is when there is another kind author in the group who is willing to take on an extra review so that we can go ahead as is. I would do it but I already have review clashes with Bonnie, Ronit and Scott plus 3 other groups I am involved with.

Is there a review-doctor in the house who doesn't mind reviewing 5 books over the 4 rounds? It could be extended to 4 months in their case of course. Thanks.


message 37: by Karl (new)

Karl Woodhouse | 14 comments Hi,
I've not reviewed anyone in this group yet and would be happy to do some more.
Karl


message 38: by G.J. (new)

G.J. Griffiths (gjgriffiths) | 794 comments Mod
Karl wrote: "Hi,
I've not reviewed anyone in this group yet and would be happy to do some more.
Karl"


Thanks, Karl. That would be really helpful. Still no more submissions from other authors unfortunately :-(

If there are no objections it could work if I take Scott's suggestion about Bonnie reviewing his book and you reviewed Ronit instead of Bonnie in round 3. It means that Ronit only receives 3 reviews, not 4, unless there is a time gap of 1 or 2 years since she reviewed Scott? Opinions?


message 39: by Scott (new)

Scott Spotson (scottspotson) | 272 comments I don't mind doing an extra book. Aren't children books pretty short anyway? Thanks.


message 40: by Priya (new)

Priya Narayanan (priya_narayanan) | 56 comments Hi,
If its not already too late, I'd like to pitch in with my book. Here are my links:
Priya Narayanan
When Grandma Climbed The Magic Ladder

Thanks and regards
Priya


message 41: by Ronit (new)

Ronit (ronitsbooks) | 62 comments I have reviewed Scott's and Bonnie's books​ a few months ago


message 42: by Ella (new)

Ella May | 20 comments I am also happy to review an extra book, if it helps out.


message 43: by Bonnie (new)

Bonnie Ferrante (bonnieferrante) | 90 comments I can do an extra PICTURE BOOK if needed.


message 44: by G.J. (new)

G.J. Griffiths (gjgriffiths) | 794 comments Mod
Priya wrote: "Hi,
If its not already too late, I'd like to pitch in with my book. Here are my links:
Priya Narayanan
When Grandma Climbed The Magic Ladder

Thanks and regards
Priya"


Ella wrote: "I am also happy to review an extra book, if it helps out."

Thanks Ella that is very helpful and so does including you and your book Priya. Watch this space - it may mean some only do/receive 3 reviews if I'm to make it work! Sorry folks :-(
Revised schedule in the next few hours hopefully!

G.J.


message 45: by G.J. (new)

G.J. Griffiths (gjgriffiths) | 794 comments Mod
OK folks please see the Update of the Review Schedule in Message 31 above. Two extra review volunteers needed for Ronit and Priya if anyone cares to offer. I have had to use Ella and Karl already - Big Thanks to them!


message 46: by Scott (new)

Scott Spotson (scottspotson) | 272 comments Hi, I'm due to review Gabriel, but he doesn't have a message option on his author profile on Goodreads. How may I contact him?


message 47: by G.J. (last edited Jun 11, 2017 02:46PM) (new)

G.J. Griffiths (gjgriffiths) | 794 comments Mod
Scott wrote: "Hi, I'm due to review Gabriel, but he doesn't have a message option on his author profile on Goodreads. How may I contact him?"

Hi Scott, I just sent him a message using the Send Message next to the add as a friend label. It seemed to work OK.

Gabriel you need to set up your Author Page see here: https://www.goodreads.com/author/prog...

to help things to work more efficiently. Thanks.
G.J.
Below is Gabriel's current page (But not verified author)
https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/6...


message 48: by Scott (new)

Scott Spotson (scottspotson) | 272 comments Thanks, I managed to send him a message.


message 49: by Karl (new)

Karl Woodhouse | 14 comments Hi,

I can't seem to find any option to contact Ella May to share my book. I have a book funnel link to share if I can make contact.

@Ella May - please message me via my author page then I can respond.

Thanks

Karl


message 50: by G.J. (new)

G.J. Griffiths (gjgriffiths) | 794 comments Mod
Karl wrote: "Hi,

I can't seem to find any option to contact Ella May to share my book. I have a book funnel link to share if I can make contact.

@Ella May - please message me via my author page then I can res..."


Karl, see my reply to Scott in message 47 above. Same thing applies about contacting Ella May - use "Send Message" next to add as friend etc.


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