Review Policy

Review Policy

I review:
  • Board books
  • Picture books
  • Easy readers and beginning chapters
  • Middle grade
  • Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Graphic Novels in all of the previous categories
I very rarely review young adult, poetry, picture book biographies, or sequels to anything.

Monday: Nonfiction Monday (nonfiction reviews)
Tuesday: fiction reviews (irregular, when I have a backlog)
Wednesday: Read, Read, Read said the Baby (board book reviews) OR Small Readers (easy reader reviews)
Friday: fiction reviews (picture books, beginning chapters, middle grade fiction)
Saturday: This Week at the Library
Sunday: RA RA READ (irregular) and other features

I schedule reviews months in advance. If you would like a specific date for a review, I will do my best to schedule it. In general, I don't participate in blog tours, interviews or contests, but it doesn't hurt to ask, especially if you're an author I've previously reviewed.

Review content:
I do give critical reviews; if I wouldn't recommend a title to a patron or purchase it for the library I will say why in detail with (hopefully) constructive criticism.

Review copies:
I do not review titles that are available only as ebooks. I do not review titles that are not available through my primary vendor, Baker & Taylor. I do not accept self-published or vanity press titles. I do not respond to all requests for reviews.

Flying Off My Bookshelf
This is my secondary blog where I post short reactions to basically everything else I read that is not reviewed here. All posts go up as I write them and I do not send publisher notifications for this blog, unless it is a title I specifically requested.

More about my other blogs

My blogs represent my personal views and not those of my employer.

For further information, please contact me at JeanLittleLibrary(at)

About my job: My name is Jennifer Wharton and I am the Youth Services Librarian of the Matheson Memorial Library in Elkhorn. I am responsible for programming, collection development, marketing, and outreach for ages 0 to 18 as well as providing reference and reader's advisory for children and adults. I specialize in programming for preschool through middle school and am passionately interested in helping children explore the world through books and experiential programs!

About my personal library: My personal library, over 2,000 books, is named after Canadian author Jean Little. Check out her website for more information on this fabulous author! My library is open for viewing on LibraryThing, along with thousands of other books I have read but do not own.

About me: I like guinea pigs, large furry dogs, gardening, walking, jigsaw puzzles, William Byrd, sewing, quilting, knitting, Ute Lemper, Bugs Bunny, opera, and apricots. I grew up in Austin, Texas and I aspire to live and work in the Puget Sound area someday.

Review Policy last updated May 12, 2015