Contest Details

Ready! Set! Read! Review!
Whether your talent is writing or drawing, we have a contest for you!


Each student will write an original 200-300 word book review of a book of his or her choosing. The top three entries will win a gift certificate from Brilliant Books for the reviewer and a collection of Moonbeam Children's Book Award winning books for the library of his or her choosing.

Please make sure each student picks his or her favorite library (such as an elementary school library or local public library branch) to receive the
grand prize book collection.

Each submission needs to include a cover page with the following information:
*Title of Book Reviewed
*Student’s Name
*Guardian’s Name
*Home phone number & email
*Student’s Library of Choice

The essay can be typed or handwritten.
Some “thought starters” students can include (though are not required or limited to):
What did you like about the plot?
What characters did you like and why?
Would you have changed the story in any way?

Please include with the art a separate piece of paper with the following information:
*Title of Book and Scene/Character Featured
*Student’s Name
*Guardian’s Name
*Home phone number & email

Reviews and art can be submitted at any participating library, including your local TADL branch, via email to Amy Shamroe, or by mail to:
Traverse City Children’s Book Festival
1129 Woodmere Ave., Suite B
Traverse City, MI 49686

Contest deadline is October 30, 2015

If you have any questions about the contest, please contact Amy Shamroe via email: