We have undoubtedly entered a new golden age for children’s literature; the quality and variety of children’s books being published these days is astounding and very comforting, sealing the future of what is a vital component of any childhood. However, the sheer volume of books published can become a bit of a hurdle for parents looking for a good read for their children, or family and friends looking for a gift for a child in their lives, and recommendations and word of mouth can have a vital role to play in supporting book selection. There are a lot of websites and blogs (including yours truly) which fulfill this role, but one can never have too many tools to support adults with children’s book selection and I was intrigued to discover Kinfo, a free app which is designed, developed and supported by parents only.
At the moment, Kinfo offers three categories to choose from: place, product, other: but they have just started a Book category, which allows parents to share and check out recommendations of books children have enjoyed.
Adding books is easy, choose ‘I want to recommend a product’, type in the title of the book you want to recommend, and the app will automatically come up with the book for you, then all you need is to add your review. The next app update will offer a specific book category, making it easier for parents to recommend their favourite family reads.
Here is a sneak peek of the reviews I added to Kinfo:
Unlike many apps, this is not a listings app, and you can trust that the books reviewed are those that have been enjoyed by families.
Kinfo is easy to use and to navigate, and allows you to:
* search for books that have been recommended
*make you own recommendations of books your children and yourself have enjoyed
*give a ‘like’ for recommendations
*add friends or follow parents whose recommendations you like
Kinfo is currently only available on iOS for Apple but an android version is in development. You can download it from here .
Super Duper Giveaway!
To celebrate, Kinfo are running #UKLittleReaders this summer, and as part of these celebrations, these generous folks are offering a lucky winner the opportunity to win the five books I have recommended on the app. You might have noticed that the common factor of these books are that they have all been translated from French to English. I hope you will enjoy them! Of course, you can check my reviews by downloading the app!
How to enter the giveaway:
* Visit and follow Kinfo through their various social media platforms
* Share this competition on Twitter, including @librarymice and @KinfoApp
* Download the free app and recommend a book you and your children have enjoyed for extra entries!
Please enter through Gleam below:
* This giveaway is open to all UK residents only.
* It is open for 14 days only, until 11.59pm on Monday 28th August.
* The winner will be chosen via Gleam and announced on this page.
* The winner will be contacted by email by the good people at Kinfo, who will also send the bundle directly to them.
Note: This is a sponsored post, but opinions are my own. Not product is reviewed on Library Mice unless it meets my reviewing policy.