Apply here! We’ll ask you some questions about yourself and your platforms. Due to the volume of applicants, we will only reach out to reviewers who have been accepted.
Charlesbridge publishes high-quality books for children, with a goal of creating lifelong readers and lifelong learners. To this end, we continually strive to seek new voices, new visions, and new directions in children's literature. We publish board books, picture books, chapter books, and middle grade fiction and nonfiction under our main imprint and young adult fiction and nonfiction under our Charlesbridge Teen imprint. We also publish nonfiction for adult readers under our Imagine imprint. You can familiarize yourself with our list, including current and upcoming titles, at https://www.charlesbridge.com.
We are looking for reviewers representing the full range of our readers, with very engaged audiences, who focus on video content. Due to the cost of shipping, we are selective about working with influencers outside the US. We will base our decisions on your site engagement.
Three times a year, we’ll send you an email with a list of upcoming titles. Select the ones you want to see and as hard copies become available, we’ll ship them to your door! Read, enjoy, and share as you see fit. Please remember to tag us when you do—our handles can be found at https://linktr.ee/charlesbridge.
We don’t require you to post a review for every book you receive. At the end of each season, we’ll look back at the pool of book recipients to see who posted and how those posts performed. This helps us plan for the next season.
Gathering this information helps us hold to our goals for supporting a diverse readership. We seek to publish books which reflect the full range of experiences that children and young adults live every day, and to put our books in the hands of reviewers who can speak to those experiences. That said, giving this information is NOT mandatory and you will not be penalized in our recruitment process for keeping information about your identity private.
This is not a paid program.
We leave specific post timing to your discretion. You can check the release dates for each title on our website. We’d like to see your posts for each season before the next season starts. Our Fall season runs from September to December, our Spring season from January to April, and our Summer season from May to August.