Include title, author, place, publisher, publication date, edition, pages, special features (maps, etc.), price, ISBN. Hook the reader with your opening sentence. Set the tone of the review. Be familiar with the guidelines — some editors want plot summaries; others don’t. Some want you to say outright if you recommend a book, but not others. Review the book you read — not the book you wish the author had written. If this is the best book you have ever read, say so — and why. If it’s merely another nice book, say so. Include information about the author– reputation, qualifications, etc. — anything relevant to the book and the author’s authority. Think about the person reading your review. Is this a librarian buying books for a collection? A parent who wants a good read-aloud? Is the review for readers looking for information about a particular topic, or for readers searching for a good read? Your conclusion should summarize, perhaps include a final assessment. Do not introduce new material at this point.