Review Policy

Dolly’s Bookshelf, Children’s Book Review reviews published fiction and non-fiction literature for children. We accept submissions from publishers, authors, illustrators, and publicists. Submissions are evaluated based on the following particulars: literary value, storyline, illustrative quality, and over-all presentation. We guarantee you a professional and non-biased book review.

Please submit your non-returnable work with a cover letter of relevant information, and include any press releases or supporting materials. We will review every book that we receive and can be contacted to discuss the date for a review (although the review will likely be published within a month of receipt of the book). If you would like confirmation that your submission has been received, please use delivery confirmation through your mailing service.

Traditional book submissions should be sent to:
Regina L., URS
1255 Broad Street, Clifton, NJ 07013

Additional Book Marketing

We also offer additional ways for you to market  and present your book with immediate options to gain publicity for your work:

  • Dedicated or Author Review: We can showcase your book as an “author review”. In this case, you can submit a review of your book, in your own words, with any images you would like to include. (Your own review will be edited to meet the site’s editorial standards—in other words, Dolly’s Bookshelf reserves the right to edit, include or not include any content, or a review in its entirety, if it doesn’t meet the needs or purpose of the site.) Or we can write for you a dedicated, unbiased, professional review.
  • Advertisement banner visible on all pages of for one month and linked to a URL of your choice. Banner ads are a useful way to gain recognition in the market by becoming highly visible to your target audience and offering a direct call to action with the simple click of a mouse.
  • Social Media Campaign offering SEO value: Interview and review pages will be shared on Diaper and Daydreams Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. Increasing communication fosters a deeper awareness of the author/illustrator/book.
  • Sponsored book advertisement  banner: Or, you can place a sponsored book advertisement  banner which would be displayed on our  home page and all content pages for a set amount of time.

For more marketing and advertising info, email diapersanddaydreams(at)gmail(dot)com or contact us here.

PLEASE NOTE: Our submission guidelines are for informational purposes only and do not constitute a solicitation of any work or materials. Submission of any materials shall be done at the author/illustrator/publisher/publicist’s own risk of loss or damage. No materials submitted will be returned.

DISCLOSURE: As part of every review, Diapers and Daydreams will be provided with a complimentary copy of the book or an advanced reading copy. We guarantee you a professional and non-biased book review. There is no requirement for Diapers and Daydreams to write a positive review, but you can expect an honest review with constructive advice on how to improve the book. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”