One of the reasons I launched ChildressInk.com was to share books that couldn’t fit in Girls’ Life. Space is so limited, and there are simply too many great books–which is why I don’t write negative reviews. Anything you see listed on my sites are some of what I consider the best in new releases, or all-around great books.
As I’ve streamlined my reviewing process, I find I still have so many great books I want to share, so I have figured out a new method. I have created some new slideshows and categories on ChildressInk.com:
- Girls’ Life finalists: books from each issue that made it to the final cut.
- Books I want to read but know I’ll never have time.
- Books my kids selected out of my multitude of piles. (With four kids, I have my own focus group.)
- And finally, longer reviews on select titles, including genre, age group, and core curriculum standards when applicable.
I just updated my site with holiday book ideas and Girls’ Life finalists. Coming soon: Books I want to Read and What the Kids Chose.
This holiday season (and every day of every season), sit down and read a book, on your own or with your children. I’ve selected some to get you started.
Welcome to my newest feature–GL Finalists–the books I narrowed down for each issue, the best of the best. Enjoy!