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message 1: by Brandy (last edited May 12, 2015 12:30PM) (new)

Brandy | 64 comments This is the Children's books review group, which will include all types of novels and/or picture books classified as for children. As with other review groups, you will be expected to read and give an honest review of the book assigned to you. Assignments will be made after the group sign-up has filled.

Participants are expected to post reviews to Goodreads. If the review is positive (three stars or higher on Amazon), the review should be posted to Amazon as well, if the book is available there. This makes having accounts with both Goodreads and Amazon.com a requirement. The author and reviewer can discuss other sites to post reviews as well -- Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, etc.

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

If a reviewer and the author agree that the review should not be posted to Goodreads due to quality issues, the reviewer is relieved of the requirement of posting the review. If this occurs in the first round, the second reviewer is relieved of the requirement to read and review the book. This is entirely at the discretion of the reviewer and is not intended in any way to manipulate the rating of any book.

Please post to this topic, both when you receive review copies and when you post the reviews.

If you are going to be late with your review, either post to this topic as soon as possible or message the author and the moderator.

If your book has not been reviewed by the deadline for either round, contact the review group moderator. This is necessary to make certain that the review process is fair for everyone.

**Sign ups are open until May 14th--or until all six spots are filled***
**Please note that if you have joined an earlier group but did not fulfill your commitment you will not be accepted into new review groups.**

1. Tanja Russita, Who is Yan? https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
2. Aviva Gittle, Kitten & Snake https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
3. Priya Narayanan, the Moon Wants to be Spotless White, https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
4. Melissa L. Gill, Pepper and Pocahontas, https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
5. Princilla Murray, Girl of the Book, https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
6. Susan Day, The Haunted Circus, https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

Round 1 (May 12 - July 12)
Tanya reviews Aviva
Aviva reviews Priya
Priya reviews Melissa
Melissa reviews Princilla
Princilla reviews Susan
Susan reviews Tanya

Round 2 (July 12 - Sept 12)
Tanya reviews Priya
Aviva reviews Melissa
Priya reviews Princilla
Melissa reviews Susan
Princilla reviews Tanya
Susan reviews Aviva


message 2: by Tanja (new)

Tanja Russita | 26 comments Hi! My book "Who is Yan?" is in need for review! :)

On Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Who-Yan-rhymed-...

On goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...


message 3: by Aviva (new)

Aviva Gittle Hi, My book is Kitten & Snake:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Kitten-Snake-Fr...

Thanks!

-Aviva


message 4: by Priya (new)

Priya Narayanan (priya_narayanan) | 56 comments Hi,
My book is The Moon Wants to be Spotless White
Goodreads: The Moon Wants To Be Spotless White

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Moon-Wants-Be-S...

Thanks,
Priya


message 5: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Gill | 6 comments Hi- My book is Pepper and Pocahontas http://goo.gl/n96yJ2

Melissa Gill- mgill0627@aol.com


message 6: by Princila (new)

Princila Murrell (priz) | 7 comments My book is Girl of the Book

Thanks!


message 7: by Susan (new)

Susan Day (susandayauthor) | 30 comments Hi Everyone, I'd like my latest book reviewed, The Haunted Circus
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00V...

Email: astrosadventures@yahoo.com.au

I've read and reviewed Priya and Melissa's books already :-)


message 8: by Wendy (new)

Wendy Unsworth (mamahathaway) | 22 comments Hello, I would very much like a review for Kellie at Come-alive Cottage. This is the first book in the Come-alive Cottage series but also works well as a stand - alone. Kellie at Come-alive Cottage


message 9: by Brandy (new)

Brandy | 64 comments Hi everyone!

Sorry I didn't notice the sign up were filled. I've had a busy weekend. I will post the reading groups asap.


message 10: by Brandy (new)

Brandy | 64 comments Wendy wrote: "Hello, I would very much like a review for Kellie at Come-alive Cottage. This is the first book in the Come-alive Cottage series but also works well as a stand - alone. [book:Kellie at Come-alive C..."

Hi Wendy,
I'm sorry, but we only have six spots at the moment. But please join us for the next round.


message 11: by Brandy (new)

Brandy | 64 comments Reading groups have been posted.


message 12: by Wendy (new)

Wendy Unsworth (mamahathaway) | 22 comments Brandy wrote: "Wendy wrote: "Hello, I would very much like a review for Kellie at Come-alive Cottage. This is the first book in the Come-alive Cottage series but also works well as a stand - alone. [book:Kellie a..."

Thank you! I didn't noticed the places were filled either! I will certainly apply next time.


message 13: by Tanja (new)

Tanja Russita | 26 comments Dear Brandy and Wendy, may I make an offer?
I review Priya in the second round, but she reviewed me already one round ago, in the previous Children's book review group.
Maybe I can review Wendy, she reviews Priya and Priya reviews me (other book) again? So it won't look like a simple review swapping between me and Priya?


message 14: by Princila (new)

Princila Murrell (priz) | 7 comments Tanja wrote: "Dear Brandy and Wendy, may I make an offer?
I review Priya in the second round, but she reviewed me already one round ago, in the previous Children's book review group.
Maybe I can review Wendy, s..."


This is confusing. I am reviewing you and Priya is reviewing me in round 2. If Priya will review you, whom will I review?


message 15: by Wendy (new)

Wendy Unsworth (mamahathaway) | 22 comments Tanja wrote: "Dear Brandy and Wendy, may I make an offer?
I review Priya in the second round, but she reviewed me already one round ago, in the previous Children's book review group.
Maybe I can review Wendy, s..."


As I am new to this just please confirm if there is nothing that will work well for you and I will do it!


message 16: by Brandy (new)

Brandy | 64 comments Princila wrote: "Tanja wrote: "Dear Brandy and Wendy, may I make an offer?
I review Priya in the second round, but she reviewed me already one round ago, in the previous Children's book review group.
Maybe I can r..."


Princilla in round 1 you will review Susan. In round 2 you will review Tanja.


message 17: by Brandy (new)

Brandy | 64 comments Princila wrote: "Tanja wrote: "Dear Brandy and Wendy, may I make an offer?
I review Priya in the second round, but she reviewed me already one round ago, in the previous Children's book review group.
Maybe I can r..."


If you want to work something out between yourselves that keeps everyone happy that's fine with me. Or, I can completely rearrange the groups with new pairs. It becomes way more challenging to try to coordinate individual changes.

Just let me know if you decide to change and I'll update the pairs.


message 18: by Wendy (new)

Wendy Unsworth (mamahathaway) | 22 comments Brandy wrote: "Princila wrote: "Tanja wrote: "Dear Brandy and Wendy, may I make an offer?
I review Priya in the second round, but she reviewed me already one round ago, in the previous Children's book review grou..."


Brandy, sorry, I am sure we don't want to make more work for you. I will just wait until the next round. Many thanks.


message 19: by Tanja (new)

Tanja Russita | 26 comments My idea will not change anything considering other authors - just me, Priya and Wendy. And even Priya's schedule will not change - just she will get not my, but Wendy's review.
That will mean for me that I will review not Priya's, but Wendy's book in the second round (and Aviva's in the first, as scheduled) and Wendy will review Priya.
That has two pros - 1. It will be more honest for me and Priya, because neither of us will get involved in direct review swapping.
2. Wendy will get one review instead of zero.
And no cons. And not more job for Brandy, I can arrange it by myself, contacting Priya and Wendy.
And, again, no changes for others.
So, may I?


message 20: by Wendy (new)

Wendy Unsworth (mamahathaway) | 22 comments Fine by me!


message 21: by Tanja (new)

Tanja Russita | 26 comments Okay, let's maybe do it right now? Wendy, please send me your book's pdf or mobi to tanja.ru@gmail.com and I will write Priya (I am sure she won't mind, that she should send her book to you, not me). Please provide her your email address:)


message 22: by Wendy (new)

Wendy Unsworth (mamahathaway) | 22 comments Tanja wrote: "Okay, let's maybe do it right now? Wendy, please send me your book's pdf or mobi to tanja.ru@gmail.com and I will write Priya (I am sure she won't mind, that she should send her book to you, not me..."

Thanks very much, Tanja - I have emailed you!


message 23: by Aviva (new)

Aviva Gittle Hi! So I need Tanya's email to send her a PDF of Kitten & Snake. Then, Priya needs to send The Moon Wants to be Spotless White to AvivaGittle@gmail.com. Thanks!


message 24: by Princila (new)

Princila Murrell (priz) | 7 comments I'm looking forward to reading your books, Susan and Tanja. Please send an epub or .mobi file to murrell@allwritingsaudi.com. A pdf would work, too.

Thanks!


message 25: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Gill | 6 comments My e-mail is mgill0627@aol.com, can I get a PDF or e-pub from Princilla and Susan.


message 26: by Aviva (new)

Aviva Gittle Oh, I need Melissa's PDF to AvivaGittle@gmail.com and Susan's email. Thanks!


message 27: by Susan (new)

Susan Day (susandayauthor) | 30 comments This is my review of Tanja's lovely book: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 28: by Susan (new)

Susan Day (susandayauthor) | 30 comments My email is astrosadventures@yahoo.com.au
:-)


message 29: by Aviva (new)

Aviva Gittle Aviva wrote: "Hi! So I need Tanya's email to send her a PDF of Kitten & Snake. Then, Priya needs to send The Moon Wants to be Spotless White to AvivaGittle@gmail.com. Thanks!"

I see Tanja's email above. (Sorry for the misspelling.) I will email a link to download Kitten & Snake. Thank you!


message 30: by Brandy (new)

Brandy | 64 comments That's fine with me. Thanks for figuring it all out. :)


message 31: by Aviva (new)

Aviva Gittle Got Melissa's book; thank you! Now I just need Priya's book sent to AvivaGittle@gmail.com. :-)


message 32: by Priya (new)

Priya Narayanan (priya_narayanan) | 56 comments Hi Melissa, please send a pdf of your book to priya.nm@gmail.com
Wendy, Aviva, have sent you a copy of my book :)

Thanks
Priya


message 33: by Susan (new)

Susan Day (susandayauthor) | 30 comments Hi Aviva, I have reviewed Kitten and Snake here, Amazon and on my blog:
Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

What a delightful book!


message 34: by Aviva (new)

Aviva Gittle Thank you, Susan! Your time and lovely review are much appreciated!


message 35: by Wendy (new)

Wendy Unsworth (mamahathaway) | 22 comments Hi Everyone, here is my review of Priya's The Moon Wants To Be Spotless White. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
A beautiful book - thanks so much!


message 36: by Wendy (new)

Wendy Unsworth (mamahathaway) | 22 comments Hi Brandy - seems I have missed Round 2 but will be looking out for the next round! Let me know if you need anyone to 'stand in' at short notice.


message 37: by Princila (new)

Princila Murrell (priz) | 7 comments Hi Everyone,

My Round 1 review of Susan Day's The Haunted Circus:
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/review/R286SP75...


message 38: by Wendy (new)

Wendy Unsworth (mamahathaway) | 22 comments Wendy wrote: "Tanja wrote: "Okay, let's maybe do it right now? Wendy, please send me your book's pdf or mobi to tanja.ru@gmail.com and I will write Priya (I am sure she won't mind, that she should send her book ..."

Hi Tanja, just checking, did you receive a copy of my book? (Kellie at Come-alive Cottage) - I know it takes time to get around to reading/reviewing but just wanted to be sure that you received my email - thanks!


message 39: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Plond | 2 comments Hi every one It looks like I missed this round. I can not wait for the next round


message 40: by Aviva (new)

Aviva Gittle Priya wrote: "Hi,
My book is The Moon Wants to be Spotless White
Goodreads: The Moon Wants To Be Spotless White

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Moon-Wants-Be-S...

Thanks..."


I have posted my review on both Amazon & Goodreads! :-)

-Aviva


message 41: by Tanja (new)

Tanja Russita | 26 comments Hi Wendy!
Just noticed you asked me about if I got your book.
I wrote the review and left it on amazon in May:

http://www.amazon.com/review/RFBBZKOP...

Just noticed I haven't copied it to Goodreads - sorry! Just did it.

Best regards,
Tanja.


message 42: by Tanja (new)

Tanja Russita | 26 comments Dear Brandy and Princila,
it seems I haven't received 2nd rounds review prom Princila.
May I receive it now?
Have I sent you a book?
Best regards and thank you in advance!
Tanja.


message 43: by Princila (last edited Aug 11, 2015 05:11PM) (new)

Princila Murrell (priz) | 7 comments Tanja wrote: "Dear Brandy and Princila,
it seems I haven't received 2nd rounds review prom Princila.
May I receive it now?
Have I sent you a book?
Best regards and thank you in advance!
Tanja."


I started reading your book last night with my son. I know I have until September 12 to post my review. Or did I miss something?


message 44: by Tanja (new)

Tanja Russita | 26 comments Princila, so sorry! Just noticed it is September, I misunderstood it must be July.
Thank you, no rush!


message 45: by Wendy (new)

Wendy Unsworth (mamahathaway) | 22 comments Tanja wrote: "Hi Wendy!
Just noticed you asked me about if I got your book.
I wrote the review and left it on amazon in May:

http://www.amazon.com/review/RFBBZKOP......"


Thank you, Tanja, I very much appreciate your review!


message 46: by Princila (new)

Princila Murrell (priz) | 7 comments My round 2 review of Tanja's Who is Yan?

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/review/R31NVMYG...
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 47: by Princila (new)

Princila Murrell (priz) | 7 comments I guess I'm done here. Unfortunately, I still haven't gotten my round 1 review from Melissa L. Gill.


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