Children’s Picture Book Ratings Explained

Using a 10-star system, I rate each book based on the below criteria.

  • Illustrations
  • Story
  • Theme
  • Readability
  • Enjoyment
  • Originality
  • Goals achieved
  • Recommendability
  • Characters
  • Son’s opinion


Should I like a story but feel the illustrations were lacking or felt the author went off track then I knock a star point off. It’s that simple really.