Children and Teen Book Reviewer, Puget Sound Council for the Review of Children's Media
- Evaluates resources to assure their quality, pertinence, and inclusiveness
- Evaluates resources to inform selections appropriate to a range of ages and developmental stages
I assign a grade level and an overall quality rating to each book I receive, as well as write a short review which will help librarians decide if the book is appropriate for his or her collection. Since young people's books can appeal to a wide age range, readers may be at very different developmental stages. Therefore, while I always want to let librarians know whether or not a book is well-written, original, and engaging, I also alert them to any content which may be considered less appropriate for younger readers.