Do your parents help you with your blog?
Rather surprisingly, no. We manage this website, write posts, and contact and interview authors without any parent help. All emails are also written by us as well, whether it's responding to a review request or business offer, interacting with our readers, or interviewing/contacting authors. However, our parents always check our inbox first to be sure we don't read any spam.
How can I reach you?
Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How long have you had this blog? Is it your first website?
We are, surprisingly, only on our second year of Kid Book Reviewer. And although this has become a common sight, we are delighted every day when we receive inquiries or comments, since this still feels very surreal to us. This is not, however, our first website. Olivia has been building website since she was seven, but not many have lived to see this day. Best Family Trips Ever, our travel blog, is one of our all-time favorites, since we get to relive all of our amazing travel experiences through writing. Oscar also just started a lego review website called Kid Lego Reviewer.
Do you like the same types of books?
Usually, we each dislike or appreciate the same books, but we definitely don't always read or enjoy the same ones. Oscar tends to stick to books like the Ranger's Apprentice, while Olivia avoids "war" books but will read pretty much anything else. However, both of us occasionally pick up a book we're not used to reading, so don't be scared to send Oscar a realistic fiction about life in elementary school and Olivia a book about ninjas fighting samurai. :)
Which sibling hangs out around Kid Book Reviewer more?
Oscar is (admittedly) a more avid reader, so he tends to review the books more often than Olivia does. But Olivia mainly manages this website and our social media, though Oscar enjoys helping her with that. Right now, though, Olivia's mainly working on her new website, theCramm.
Do you do guest posts? From kids?
We will do guest posts (even from fellow kids), but keep in mind that we need to be sure the post you'll be sending us is sophisticated (in writing) and would fit our intended audience. If you like, you can send over a preview of a post you'd like to write via our contact page, but that doesn't guarantee we will post it.
Do you respond to every email you receive?
We try to respond to everything within 24 hours, but please keep in mind that we still need to devote attention to school, family, and friends. So as much as we'd love to dedicate every minute of our lives to Kid Book Reviewer, it probably (sadly) won't be happening. If we don't respond within a month, chances are we didn't receive your email. In that case, just try again, and we'll do our best to get back to you. Unfortunately, while we try to respond to every email, we cannot accept every review request - for whatever reason applies. If it is a difficult time for us to review things (ie, the first week of school), then we will respond to your review request letting you know this, but also telling you that, if we have an opening or if things clear up, we'll try to contact you again in case you are still interested. But please, never hesitate to write to us! Thus far, we have only had to turn down a couple of requests, and we've replied to every email that is not spam.
Between the two of you, how many books do you read a week?
As far as chapter books (which take up the majority of our website) go, we read about five a week. In the summer, this nearly doubles.
Can I send you my book or short story to help proofread?
Unfortunately, we do not accept unpublished/unfinished manuscripts to help proofread. Sorry! However, we do (usually) accept self-published books, just as long as they are complete and editted.
Can I use excerpts (or all) of your reviews?
Absolutely! We only ask that you give credit to us (Kid Book Reviewer). If you would like to do so, please contact us to let us know.
If you have any other questions to add here, don't hesitate to contact us!