STUDENT BOOK REVIEW COLUMN
For local students to share recommendations with other students!
Eligible: Students who live or attend school in Hampshire County, grades 1 through 8 — as well as students living in or attending school in these “border” areas: Conway, Ashfield, Shutesbury, Sunderland, Leverett, and Whately.
Educators are welcome to send reviews of books chosen by their students, or reviews of books that an adult has read aloud or assigned to the class or student.
Deadline: 5pm on the first Wednesday of the month.
Publishing date: the last Wednesday of the month.
HERE’S WHAT REVIEWERS NEED TO KNOW:
Reviews have no minimum length, but shouldn’t exceed 250 words.(Exception: If a book is over 250 pages, 300 words is OK!)
A review MUST include:
Name of book
Name of author
Briefly: What’s it about?
If it’s a picture book, mention the artwork, too!
Name and grade level of book reviewer(s)
A review MAY include:
Connections between the book and your life, or the book and other books
Your opinion of the most suitable age group for the book
How you would have changed the book if you were the author or illustrator
What you liked best, or disliked the most, about the book
Please email reviews to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to NIE/DHG, PO Box 299, Northampton, MA 01061 or fax to 413-585-5299.
If we receive many reviews of the same book, we reserve the right to publish excerpts.
We will try to publish as many good reviews as possible. If space does not permit for one month, we may hold some reviews and publish them at the next available date.