Illustration for Kids Book reports

Illustration for Kids Book reports (June 14, 2012)

It's summertime, and school's out. It's time to kick off your shoes, settle into a relaxing place and read the day away. Then, be a critic. Tell us what you thought of a book you recently read, and you could be published in Printers Row Journal.

Kids ages 5-16 are welcome to submit book reviews up to 150 words. Younger children may submit drawings instead. Selected entries will be published in a future issue of Printers Row Journal or online.

To participate, check back here to find a permission slip to download, which must be signed by a parent or guardian. Entries will be accepted by email at or by mail at:

Read and Write Program c/o Courtney Crowder, Chicago Tribune, 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, 60611.

For summer reading suggestions for children, visit your local library or check out the below list of more than 100 well-written, age-appropriate books picked by area librarians.

— Printers Row Journal editors

Elections and Politics

"Duck for President" by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Betsy Lewin (ages 4-8)

"Grace for President" by Kelly DiPucchio, illustrated by LeUyen Pham (ages 5-8)

"Let's Vote on It!" by Janice Behrens (ages 6-7)

"So You Want to be President?" by JudithSt. George, illustrated by David Small (ages 6-8)

"I Pledge Allegiance" by Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson, illustrated by Chris Raschka (ages 6-9)

"Bad Kitty for President" by Nick Bruel (ages 7-10)

"The Class Election From the Black Lagoon" by Mike Thaler, illustrated by Jared Lee (ages 7-10)

"A Woman for President: The Story of Victoria Woodhull" by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Jane Dyer (ages 7-12)

"Vote" by Philip Steele (ages 8-12)

"Every Human Has Rights: A Photographic Declaration for Kids" foreword by Mary Robinson (ages 10-14)