ACHUKA’s Recommendations Explained
We’ll be shortly adding our Picks pages back and, as announced at the end of last year, these will revert to a fixed focus on children’s and YA books.
There will be a number of ways in which books can get a mention and be covered on ACHUKA, so here’s a breakdown and a rationale:
Our regularly updated Picks Pages are to be thought of like a bookshop’s special display tables.
These are the books we want to bring to your attention.
They are not books we have necessarily read, and in some cases they may be books we haven’t even been sent for review (they may have come to our attention via a catalogue or when browsing in an actual bookshop or by some other promotional means), but they are books which, whether it be by virtue of their authors, their packaging or their resumes, we feel are worthy of prominent display.
The new ACHUKA listings will consist of:
- Picture Books
- Poetry & Retellings
- Classics & Reissues
- Young Adult
with occasional specially themed feature listings.
Books can also get a mention on the blog, sometimes just in passing, but more particularly with one of the following two tags:
Worth A Look
Worth A Look – means we have an instinct, based on years of experience in reviewing and appraising children’s books, that books so marked will at least be worthy of consideration. The recommendation will not have been based on any direct reading or necessarily any physical contact with the book.
How About? – on the other hand a book tagged with How About? will be one that we have received for review, one we have handled and examined, and at least dipped into.
It is probable that there will be some overlap between books tagged in either of these ways, and with books on our Picks pages.
Lastly a book can be reviewed in full, and will then be listed in ACHUKAreviews.
To appear in ACHUKAreviews a copy of the book must be sent in to ACHUKA, and a full mailing address can be obtained by filling out the Contact form.