Amazon.com and Goodreads are good websites to find online reviews of children's books. These websites have a large readership and rely on user-based content to advise visitors on what they should read or purchase in the future.Continue Reading
Amazon.com is a consumer-based collection of reviews, whereas Goodreads is a social media website devised for readers. As a result, a person going to Amazon should be aware that some of the reviews pertain to shipping or formatting problems. Before making a decision on content based on the reviews, read through the outliers to see if the complaints are pertinent to the book itself.
Goodreads provides a service that is completely user-based. If you are looking to connect with other people who share your taste in books, this is a good resource. You can add people as friends who read the same books as you, and their reviews show up in the news feed on your home page. As a member, you can even join groups dedicated to children's books and participate on forums where discussions of the merits of certain books take place. This is a good way to get a much more personal review of a book that you are considering reading to your child. Both websites are free to access, though Goodreads does require that you create an account to get the full benefits.Learn more about Children's Books