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|What are Professional Book Reviews?|
• Written by professionals including teachers, librarians and scholars.
• Length varies from several lines to several paragraphs
• Usually offer a brief summary of the book as well as critical thoughts about how it will be used and received by readers.
• Include Fiction and Non-Fiction titles.
How Might You Use a Review?
Example: At your T.A.‘s suggestion, you’ve picked a children’s book on bullying to share with your grade two class. You love the story, but also have doubts about whether it is age-appropriate or uses overly harsh language.
• Reading several published reviews on the book will help you judge its appropriateness and appeal.
• Reviews will generally discuss any sensitive or potentially problematic material.
• A glowing review can give you confidence that you are truly sharing something of value with your students.
• If the reviewer recommends the title, you can use this information to justify choices to parents/ administrators if needed.