Managing a freelance writing career this past year, I’ve been really happy to find some book gigs. I recently realized I never posted about them here. I hope to cross post in the future but, since March, I’ve been writing about and celebrating children’s books (mostly middle grade) on the Barnes & Noble Kids blog. It’s been super fun to interview authors, celebrate new books with review-like posts, and create lists of books to recommend to young readers and their parents and teachers. If you want to follow along, the link is here . The blog features picture books, chapter books, and middle grade. I most recently read and loved Corey Ann Haydu’s beautiful book Rules for Stealing Stars. I’m also editing YA and middle grade book reviews for Cleaver Magazine. There, we feature children’s books from small and independent presses. I’ve been finding some incredible hidden gems out there. Follow along here. For those of you who are interested in writing formal children’s book reviews for Cleaver Magazine, I’d love to work with you. While we do tend to have more reviewers than books to review, I would still love to add you to our list of reviewers. If you’re interested, let me know in the comments!