- About Our Reviews: When we review a book, it's because we have read it and thought about how it can best be used when working with students. Our reviews will never include spoilers. We promise to write honest reviews about the books and will look for positive elements in a book. We do our best to not accept a book if we don't feel we will enjoy it or be able to include it as a recommendation to teachers for use in their classrooms. We may include warnings when it comes to a book that might not be appropriate for a certain age group. We reserve the right to edit any of our reviews at any time.
- E-Mail Information: Please contact us if you would like to send a book to review at firstname.lastname@example.org - jen(at)teachmentortexts(dot)com or email kellee at email@example.com - kellee.moye(at)gmail(dot)com. We check our e-mails daily and should respond within 48 hours. If you are interested in posting any of our reviews or content on your site, please contact us beforehand.
- Review Timeline: We both truly love children and young adult literature and will gratefully accept most books for review; although, as we are both full time educators, we do not promise to review within a certain time-frame though we will attempt to follow a time-frame if one is requested. When agreeing to review a book, we do not guarantee a fully positive one but that we believe that it is honest and fair. We also do not guarantee that each book sent will fit the objective of Teach Mentor Texts and therefore may not receive a full review.
- Author Interviews/Guest Posts/Blog Tours: We would love to consider your author interview/guest post/blog tour if we feel the book is appropriate for our blog. Please contact us for more information.
- Disclosure: Sometimes we may receive books and/or Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs) for review, but we do not receive monetary compensation for any of our reviews. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are solely our own, not the schools' or the school districts' that we work for. The books we review are books we believe worthy of classroom or student use based on our experience as teachers working with students from pre-K to 12th grade.
We are happy to review children's picture books, middle reader, and young adult novels. This blog is all about how texts can be used in classrooms. We will accept any genre or format to review as long as the topic is suitable for schools (no naughty books or religious books, please). Hard cover, paperback books, and e-books are accepted.