Know a young critic?
Send them our way!
To encourage reading and jump-start creativity, we're giving kids an opportunity to be heard through the Chicago Tribune Read and Write program.
We're asking children ages 5-16 to submit book reviews about their summer reading. A selection of the reviews will be published in Printers Row Journal or online.
To kick off the program, we asked Chicago-area librarians to suggest well-written, age-appropriate books for summer reading. Below you will find their suggestions, divided into summer-themed categories.
— Printers Row Journal editors
How to submit
Children ages 5-16 are invited to submit book reviews for possible publication.
First, read a book from our list below or another title of your choice. We recommend visiting your local library for more suggestions.
Next, write down your thoughts on the book's lessons, storylines and characters. Younger children are welcome to draw their thoughts. Make sure to visit printersrowjournal.com to download and fill out a permission slip before emailing your written review as an attached Word document to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are submitting a picture, please attach the picture as a PDF to an email or snail mail us a copy at Chicago Tribune Read and Write Program c/o Courtney Crowder, 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611.
Visit printersrowjournal.com to learn more.