The SBJ Book Society, Square Books Jr.’s first official book club, is not your average book club. There are two age divisions with separate meetings. The Phase I group consists of ages 8 through 11 (with some exceptions) and Phase II consists of ages 12 through 15. Both Phase I and Phase II of the SBJ Book Society will choose, read, and discuss one exciting, quality work of fiction every month. We don’t just pick any old book – we compare novels, new and old, and narrow our selection to the most intriguing and relevant titles. SBJ Book Society members are encouraged to write book reviews and post them to the Square Books, Jr. website (publishers and authors love this).
Publish Your Book ReviewsThe following site reviews were submitted by readers like you. Discovered (or created) a cool site we should know about? Click here to add URL.
May 5, 2006 -- From Adrian, a parent from Elora, Ontario, Canada, who is affiliated with the site
Bookhooks is an online book reporting center where students in grades 1 to 12 can publish illustrated book reviews. The free site also features literacy resources and games.
April 26, 2006 -- From Sashank, 8 years old from Bandung,Indonesia, who is not affiliated with the site
It’s a cool space for kids to publish their poems, stories and book reviews.Only good work from kids all over the world. They also have these role model interviews and a feed back section
September 25, 2000 -- From Sandy, a reader from Springfield, Missouri who is affiliated with the site
Searchable by state and by alphabet, America Writes for Kids links to nearly l00 authors’ and playwrights’ webpages, along with many other useful resources in children’s literature and theater for young audiences. Both book and play reviews are welcome in the guestbook and comments and reviews are published monthly. Click on “Missouri” to enter a contest and win a free book!
June 19, 2000 -- From Christina Lewis, a parent from Olathe, Kansas who is affiliated with the site
KidsBookshelf is a children’s literature web site for kids, parents, and teachers offering book reviews, writing contests, recipes, crafts, games, an author/illustrator spotlight, links to other great sites, print and color pages, and links for teachers. We also accept stories, book reviews, and artwork from kids as well as articles and ideas from parents.
June 6, 2000 -- From Carol Zimmerman, a reader from Stamford, CT who is affiliated with the site
As we enter the summer months, when kids really do need something to do, some 20,000 fourth through twelfth grade youth across the United States who have been touched by books would like to share with other kids their suggestions for reading. From Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, to Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, the students are recommending the books that have changed their own way of thinking about the world.
May 28, 2000 -- From Sandy Asher, a reader from Springfield, Missouri who is affiliated with the site
America Writes for Kids is linked to children’s authors’ and playwrights’ Web pages, and is searchable by state and alphabet. It’s also interactive: Tell the world about your favorite book or play, or click on “Missouri” to enter a contest and win a free, autographed book. Dedicated to promoting literacy and creativity by introducing young people to “real, live” authors.