Focus On: Children’s Books

NetGalley offers a wealth of insightful data that sheds light on the latest trends and preferences, and this month we’re focusing on children’s books. If you haven’t browsed the Children’s Fiction, Children’s Nonfiction, or Middle Grade categories recently, you may be missing out! In the last 12 months, publishers have added nearly 4,500 new books, generating a lot of engagement and excitement from the NetGalley community.

Children’s and Middle Grade books receive a lot of interest from reviewers, educators, librarians, booksellers, and media who use NetGalley to discover new books to share with their audiences.

In the last 12 months, publishers added nearly 4,500 new books to NetGalley in these categories!

Read on for a glimpse at some of the Most Requested* and Top Performing** books in these categories!

Most Requested Children’s Fiction

On average, books in the Children’s Fiction category receive about 71 requests and auto-approvals. This includes activity generated when a publisher invites a reader to access the book using the NetGalley widget or makes the book available to ‘Read Now’, in addition to organic requests from NetGalley members. The Feedback Ratio (amount of Feedback returned based on all types of approval) is 25%.

* Most requested status changes regularly. Books listed in this article were among the most requested on June 16, 2023.

Top Performing Children’s Fiction

** “Top Performers” refers to the amount of Feedback titles received. Books listed in this article were among the Top Performers in May 2023.

Most Requested Children’s Nonfiction

On average, books in the Children’s Nonfiction category receive about 52 requests and auto-approvals. The Feedback Ratio is 29%.

Top Performing Children’s Nonfiction

Most Requested Middle Grade

On average, books in the Middle Grade category receive about 96 requests and auto-approvals. The Feedback Ratio is 17%.

Top Performing Middle Grade

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This newsletter was sent to over 33,000 members who are interested in Children’s and Middle Grade titles, and saw a 44% open rate!

Information in this article is from May 2023, unless otherwise specified. Data includes details from and