Review Policy

We are now OPEN to reviews. I do receive a large amount of requests, and I will do my best to respond to everyone, but unfortunately I can’t accept every request. If you send a request and it is denied, this is most likely due to being inundated with requests, rather than an opinion on your story.

I am also reviewing for Kids Book Reviews now, so there has been a delay in posts over the last few months as many of my reviews will now be posted on their website first, before being posted here.

Before sending your request, please read the review policy below to see if your book fits in here at Ragamuffin Books.


Children’s fiction: Picture Books, middle grade, early readers, chapter books, wordless picture books, and Young Adult. I am particularly keen on books by Australian authors/illustrators.


I prefer hard cover or paper backs. I do not accept PDFs.


I will attempt to get back to authors/publishers/publicists as soon as possible. Reviews can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. If your book does not fit this blog and I am unable to review it, you will be notified.

Review Style

I generally try to keep reviews positive as Ragamuffin Books is about sharing great children’s fiction. I rarely give stars or scores. If there are things I think could be improved, it will be mentioned in the review. If I particularly dislike a book, I will not review it.

Social Media

All reviews are posted across social media pages including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads and Pinterest. If you have specific tags, hashtags or accounts you want mentioned – please advise in your email.


Check out the contact page to get in touch and get your book reviewed, or if you have any questions!