Call for Reinberger Reviewer Videos

Due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19 and the current closure of the Kent State campus, the Reinberger will no longer be filming kids book reviews onsite as part of our Reinberger Reviewers: A Kids Book Review Series.

However, we would love for parents and caregivers to send in video clips of their children reviewing their favorite books at home. You can view our collection of kids book reviews on our YouTube channel for inspiration, or the video below:

If your child is interested in participating, please fill out our updated interest form. Below are some tips for filming your child’s book review!

How to Film a Book Review

When you first begin filming, we recommend asking your child a few simple discussion questions about the book. You don’t have to worry about editing your voice out of the footage as you ask these questions; our team will take care of that. Think of this as a conversational “Q&A” portion. This warm-up exercise will give your child the chance to reflect on their opinions of the book.

After the discussion questions, you can let your child talk freely about the book for 1-2 minutes. There is no need to worry about making this a ‘perfect take’ since our team will be making edits afterward. Bloopers are encouraged :).

Here are some questions you could ask your child during their review:

  • What did you think of the book?
  • Why do you think other kids would like this book?
  • How did the book make you feel?
  • What were some of your favorite parts of the book and why?

At the end of the review, please have your child say the Reinberger Reviewers catchphrase: “This was a great Reinberger read!”

We’d be happy to give additional advice about filming. Please reach out to RCLC Director Michelle Baldini at mbaldini@kent.edu with any questions. We can’t wait to see your videos!

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