Answered By: Katelyn Browne
Last Updated: Dec 12, 2019     Views: 27

There are several ways to find trade reviews for children's and young adult books. I recommend starting by searching Rod Library's holdings:

Go to the Rod Library home page ( and search for the title of your book (in quotation marks) and the word review. For example, to find reviews for Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina, I typed in “merci suarez changes gears” review. Make sure the OneSearch tab is highlighted.

A screenshot of the library's homepage with an orange arrow pointing to the search term ""merci suarez changes gears" review" in the OneSearch search box

If the title of your book is one common word, like Draw by Raúl Colón, you may want to include the author’s name: draw raul colon review


Look for search results that have (Children’s review) and/or (Book review) in their title. To get to the review, use the "Full Text Available" link to navigate to the selected database. You may need to log in with your CatID if you’re off-campus.


See this document for suggestions about additional ways to find reviews of children's books, as well as contact information for Katelyn Browne, Youth Services Librarian, who can assist you further.