I keep six honest serving-men:
(They taught me all I knew)
Their names are What and Where and When
And How and Why and Who.
From "The Elephant's Child" by Rudyard Kipling
What is the purpose of "Young Readers"
To promote the love of reading to even the youngest readers by providing parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, teachers, librarians, fellow bloggers, and booklovers of all ages, with reviews of current books published for young children aged 0 to age 8 or 10. The focus will primarily be on new books--published since 2006. The site also will review past titles if they are a particular favorite of mine, or if I feel that they are still relevant and would benefit from more exposure.
Where can you find Becky’s reviews?
My reviews can be found on three websites primarily: Becky's Book Reviews. Young Readers. Operation Actually Read Bible.
My reviews can also be found on the Young Adult Book Central (YABC) site. (Blog)
When is the site updated?
I post daily to Becky's Book Reviews. I try to post three to four times a week to Young Readers. And I try to post three to four times a week on Operation Actually Read Bible. There are times I post every day on all three. But there are also times when I might not have posts ready to go for OARB and YR.
How do I choose what to review?
I am happy to receive review copies of board books, picture books, early readers, chapter books for ten and under crowd. (Activity books, cloth books, books with CD or DVD, etc.) My review policy is in the sidebar of the blog.
I also review library books.
Why did I create Young Readers? Why do I feel compelled to blog?
I love to read. I love to write. I love to discuss. I love helping readers connect with books. I want to help promote reading. I want to introduce books and authors to readers. The site helps me do this. It is also immensely satisfying to do this. It helps me keep track of what I read. It helps me connect with a community of readers.
Who is Becky of Young Readers?
I am a reader, first and foremost. I am a reader who happens to have a background in English literature and library science. I have a BA and MA in English literature from Texas Woman’s University. I have a MLS degree from Texas Woman’s University. My specialization is children’s and young adult literature. This is my calling in life to promote the love of reading, the love of books, to connect books with readers, to encourage lifelong reading habits.
© Becky Laney of Young Readers