About BooKa Uhu
Hi, and welcome to my blog!
There’s nothing much to explain really – what you see is what you get after all. Basically, I love children’s books and I plan to read and review as many of them as I possibly can. I read for all ages, from baby to Young Adult, as well as blogging about whatever bookish news I find particularly interesting along the way. I also review children’s non-fiction – jack of all trades me! I usually do video reviews for baby books and written reviews for all other age groups (with the odd picture here and there if I’m feeling especially tech-y). I’m in the process of adding audio buttons to each dyslexic-friendly title I’ve reviewed as well, just in case my blog colours/text cause issues. I’m hoping to eventually have an audio option for every post.
My review policy is if I don’t like it, I won’t review it. If you insist, I will discuss in private conversation why I don’t like a book, but otherwise I won’t review it on this blog. I strongly believe if you haven’t got anything good to say, don’t say it. On the other hand though, if I find a book that’s not personally to my taste but I can see others liking or finding useful, I will of course review it. And if I find a book I personally love, I will get overly enthusiastic about it and use far too many exclamation marks. So far, I’ve (happily) found very few books I’ve had to strike off reviewing 🙂 I must profess a fondness and inclination for more sci-fi or action/adventure based stories, but if something grabs me I will read it. I’ve even been known to read romance on occasion…
Most of the books I review I’ve sourced myself. If you’d like me to review a particular book though, you can find me on Twitter or leave a comment on a post to get in contact. I do have a bit of a reading backlog, but I will try to review anything I get sent as quickly as possible. If I’m not in a position to review a book, I will of course say.
Each book is put into an age category. If you look along the right hand side, you’ll find a list of the tags I’ve given to various book reviews too. I’m hoping that eventually no matter what topic you’re covering at school or have a hankering for, you’ll be able to find a tag for it on here. They can also act as a flag system, so for any parents out there worrying about content, check out the tags to see if anything’s in there you’d rather weren’t 🙂
Occasionally I will link to another website. I take no credit for the content of these webpages nor do I take responsibility for anything untoward that may be on them elsewhere on the site or in the comments/messageboards. I try to avoid linking to any dubious sites of course but I cannot check every single website in it’s entirety. I will always try to make it as obvious as possible exactly where I’ve found a webpage, if not linking to them directly.
And that’s pretty much it – hope you find something of interest here!