Did you know … as of September 2023 KBR is ranked #2 in the top 25 Best Australian Children’s Book Blogs and Websites by Feedspot (second only to the global powerhouse of Kids’ Lit, SCBWI. It’s a honor we humbly attribute to our dedicated team of reviewers and contributors and of course YOU, the reader. It’s a genuine privilege to be able to share our unashamedly ridiculous love of children’s books with you all.
Kids’ Book Review is a 100% voluntary children’s literature and book review site that supports and features authors, illustrators and publishers Australia-wide and internationally.
Founded by Australian author/illustrator, Tania McCartney in 2009, it is run by a small team of women who have decades of experience in the children’s book industry, with roles such as author, publisher, editor, illustrator, bookseller, blogger, book designer, typesetter, speech pathologist, teacher, librarian, children’s literature academic, psychologist, early childhood educator, IT techie, digital content creator, magazine editor and columnist, education specialist, mother and book lover.
We cover news, reviews, interviews, articles, guest posts, events, specialist literacy articles and much more, attracting readers from all over the world including teachers, librarians, industry professionals, and of course – parents and kids.
KBR consistently falls into the top 700,000 – 900,000 websites worldwide (Alexa), and has over 600 referring domains, with a PR Quality listed as ‘strong’. With over 4 K Instagram followers and a social media presence that earns its place among some of Australia’s best Kid Lit sites, KBR frequently ranks #1 in a Google search for ‘reviews, books, kids, children’s books’ and was ranked no. 23 in the Top 100 Review sites worldwide in October 2016. In December 2017, KBR was honoured as the world’s #1 kidlit site by Feedspot. We achieve an average of around 80,000 hits per month, with a peak of 249,395 for the month of November, 2017, and we are proud to be one of the most respected literary sites on the web.