Indie book reviews

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Our Reviewers won’t judge your book as compared to other self-published titles, but against other books, period. Our ratings are based on the following criteria, although reviewers are able to award partial stars (i.e. a 1.3 or a 4.7), rather than rounding up or down to a whole or half number.

1/5

Really bad 
Work on it.

2/5

Mediocre
1-2 bright spots.

3/5

Good
Worth reading.

4/5

Very Good
1-2 spots that need work

5/5

Excellent!
Must-read.

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WHERE WILL YOU GO, RICKY JO?

By Tom Murdoch
Rating:
3.2 / 5

In WHERE WILL YOU GO, RICKY JO?, a colorfully illustrated book for early readers, children can follow a Chihuahua puppy on his various adventures—from his...

IR Approved

MY UGANDAN HILL

By C. H. Colman
Rating:
4.8 / 5

When Charles Colman's family move to Uganda, Africa, they discover a world far different than post-WWII Britain.

ELFISH: The King of Rockfish

By Billy Simpson, Jr.
Rating:
3.8 / 5

ELFISH: The King of Rockfish is an underwater re-imagining of a rock star’s ascent.

IR Approved

REECE’S VINTAGE TALES

By N. Reece Ho-Sheffield
Rating:
4.0 / 5

A set of new and inspired-by stories in REECE’S VINTAGE TALES give parents a variety of morality lessons to choose to read with and to...

NO ORDINARY GIFT

By Evon Smith
Rating:
3.0 / 5

A kitten named Petra adapts to a new home - but will a squirrel-sparked adventure cause disaster?

MOMMY CAN I EAT THIS?

By Maria S
Rating:
3.0 / 5

From dextrose to high fructose corn syrup, cavities to obesity, MOMMY CAN I EAT THIS? by Maria S. is an adventure in what people need...

IR Approved

HERE COMES INGO

By Odeta Xheka
Rating:
4.5 / 5

HERE COMES INGO is a beautifully-illustrated, text-free picture book that welcomes children to the world of imagination.

IR Approved

THE WATER PRINCESS

By Ronald Ricci
Rating:
4.5 / 5

A story within a story, THE WATER PRINCESS is a unique tale about how one of the most well-known constellations came to be.

ADVENTURES OF ONE UP MAX: Runic and the Crystal Cave

By Lisa Shawver
Rating:
4.5 / 5

ADVENTURES OF ONE UP MAX: Runic and the Crystal Cave is a book for young readers that includes a loveable dog and a young dragon. 

IR Approved

THE SOFA SLOTHS

By Miriam Kay, Illustrated with Jenny Dang
Rating:
5.0 / 5

THE SOFA SLOTHS is a delightful tale by Miriam Kay illustrating the importance of getting up and doing something--anything--other than sitting in front of a...

THE LAST SURVIVING DINOSAUR: The TyrantoCrankaTsuris

By Steven Joseph, Illustrated By Andy Case
Rating:
3.5 / 5

THE LAST SURVIVING DINOSAUR: The TyrantoCrankaTsuris by Steven Joseph is a unique tale about cranky behavior from the very last dinosaur, from whom humans are...

IR Approved

TRYGG, THE DINOSAUR

By Paula Louise Salvador, Illustrated by John Bindon
Rating:
4.8 / 5

Opposites attract in TRYGG, THE DINOSAUR, a bittersweet middle grades novel about orphaned dinosaurs — one a tiny carnivore, the other a huge herbivore —...

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