Want to know how we rate the books we read? We use a 5-Point Rating system, based on the following criteria:

1. Book Cover – Does the book cover draw us in and make us want to read the book? 1 to 5 points.

2. Plot & Storyline – Is the plot original, and does it have a believable storyline that moves at a good pace? 1 to 5 points.

3. Age-Appropriate – Is the book a good fit for its intended audience? 1 to 5 points.

4. Illustrations – Do the illustrations “pop,” and do they help tell the story? 1 to 5 points.

5. Layout/Design – Does the page layout and overall book design work well? 1 to 5 points.

6. EXTRA – The “WOW FACTOR” – Picture Book Depot comes across all types of beautifully-illustrated books, but some books have that extra “oomph;” that little something we call The WOW FACTOR that makes for an unforgettable read. We determine the WOW FACTOR on a scale of 1 to 5 points.

**NOTE: This EXTRA “WOW FACTOR” criteria pushes the most outstanding books to the front of the line.

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  1. I have recently self-published my second children’s book (written and illustrated by me) on Amazon. I would like to have you review ‘AMAZING MATILDA: A Monarch’s Tale’. You will find it on my webpage. ‘The Tangram Zoo and Word Puzzles Too! is also there. Second Edition written and illustrated by me. It would be great if you would review them both. Thank you. I look forward to hearing from you. Bette A. Stevens

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