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Kate Messner


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Why did you start this website?
We started this site because we know how hard it is to choose the right books for kids. We know what it’s like to stare at the shelves at the bookstore and wonder how to find the "just right" book. We know what it’s like to browse online and come up empty handed...or to order books only to find them unread or inappropriate. Having experienced this frustration firsthand, we decided to create an easier way for others to make these choices.

Why is Sweet on Books different from other children’s book review websites?
™ is unique for several reasons. The methodology we use for evaluating books is exclusive to Sweet on Books. Our reviews are written solely by moms who understand what you are looking for because they share a common interest and objective. We also provide recommendations and critical information versus a simple book description which is typically found elsewhere.

Why did you make your own Reader Levels?
We tried using the grade, age and publisher determined levels and found that they didn’t always fit our needs and didn’t seem to follow a consistent standard. We also found that many other moms were having the same problem. So we decided to create a universal system grouping books based on a similar level of complexity and readability.

How did you determine the Reader Levels?
We did it based on a careful evaluation of language, story elements and visuals, as well as the format, layout and design of each book.

Who reviews the books?
We read and review every book ourselves.

Can I recommend a book to you?
Yes, we would love to hear your recommendations. Click the CONTACT button to find the email address where you can send us your suggestions.

Do you write negative reviews?
We do sometimes include books we don’t like, but since our main objective is to provide great books to recommend, for the most part the books reviewed will be positive.

Can I comment on a review?
Yes, you can comment on a review. Simply click the COMMENT button on any review page to tell us what you think.

Do you accept Review Copies/Books from publishers?
We do accept review copies of new titles from publishers. We accept these copies to keep current and bring you the best and newest titles available in the children's literature world. Our reviews are our honest assessment of the book and not influenced by how we obtained the book. The review is the same whether or not we have received the book from a publisher, bought it ourselves, borrowed it from a friend, or borrowed it from the library.

Do you review every book you receive?
Sadly, we can't get to every book.

Can my child comment on a review?
Yes, children can comment on reviews too. Please indicate in your comment that the reviewer is a “kid” and what their age is. Also, take a look at our kids' site, My Sweet Reads, where kids can submit their own book reviews!

How do you decide which books to review?
We read as many books as we can and review titles that cover a variety of categories and reader levels. We try to find books that are unique and noteworthy that you might not find on your own. When we receive advanced copies from publishers we will post reviews of books that are not yet in stores.

Do you represent or receive payment from any publishers or authors?
NO we do not receive any payment from publishers or authors. The reviews and opinions on ™ are solely our own.

What about those links to Amazon?
Links to material on contained within this site may be affiliate links for the Amazon Associates program, for which this site may receive a referral fee.