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Book Reviewing

To find out the latest books for review contact the Assistant Editor, Cait Morgan

childcareinpractice@qub.ac.uk

Guidance for Book Reviews

A book review should provide an overview of contents and an evaluation of a book's relevance. The review should address the main ideas, approaches and interpretations of the author and not merely offer a summary. The review should demonstrate that you have read the book thoroughly and your critique should be based on your own personal knowledge of the subject matter. Both the strengths and weaknesses of the book should be addressed.

Format of the Book Review

  • Title of the book

  • Names of authors or editors

  • Year of publication

  • Price

  • Name and complete address of publisher

  • Number of pages and  ISBN number

  • Your name, title, organizational affiliation and email address.


Please try and limit your review to 1,000 words.

The following questions may help you complete your review:

 

  • What is the purpose of the book?

  • Who are the intended audience?

  • Is it interesting and relevant to this audience? 

  • Does it make a worthwhile contribution to the existing literature?

  • How is it different or what does it add?

  • Is it accurate? clear? concise? interesting? well-organized?

  • Does it flow well? Is it up to date?

  • Are figures, tables, images and photos worthwhile and appropriate?

  • Does the author's writing style work well with the material?

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