Welcome to Kiss the Book
Kiss the Book was started back in 2003 by Cindy Mitchell, the librarian at South Jordan Middle School in Utah. She decided to share her book thoughts online with her friends and colleagues in her state, especially after they found out how many books she really does read in a year. For the first year or so, Cindy did every review herself, but the next year students came on board when she started SLAB - the Student Library Advisory Board.
KTB went from webpage to blog in 2006 - and added new reviewers - school librarians and public librarians who are all as dedicated to getting information about the great, the good and the avoidable in children's lit. We now cover the entire K-12 spectrum and review over 1000 books a year.
The books that we review are provided to us free of charge from the publishers. Cindy started this relationship herself when she attended her first ALA Conference and learned that publishers do such a thing. No publisher has ever asked for particular favors or reciprocity, nor has any publishers quit sending books because of negative reviews. While rarely a publisher sends a small piece a swag as advertisement for a book, the items do not effect the opinions of the reviewers nor the published reviews.
If you would like to submit a book for review please send an email to Cindy at firstname.lastname@example.org