Staff picks

Browse all our staff-written book reviews, featuring books for all ages, from kids through adults. Or, focus in on just what you're looking for by filtering our picks by age or genre.

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Vampires in the Lemon Grove

4

These are stories that strain credulity while endeavoring to delineate exactly those things that make us human. Read more...

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A Hundred Flowers: A Novel

5

You won't regret taking a journey with this ordinary family facing extraordinary times. Read more...

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Nelly Gnu and Daddy Too

5

Hip, hip, hooray! It's a super-duper daddy and daughter day. The perfect read for little ones and their exceptional dads. Read more...

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This is a Moose

4

This is a book about the mighty and noble moose, or is it? This is also giggle-inducing tale about being what you want to be. Read more...

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Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress

5

If you're looking for a fun story about a delightfully different little boy, I strongly recommend you make friends with Morris Micklewhite. Read more...

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Get Outside Guide: All Things Adventure, Exploration, and Fun!

5

The perfect companion to the library's Summer Reading Club, this book will get your family outside and exploring the great outdoors' many wonders! Read more...

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Plastic Purge: How to Use Less Plastic, Eat Better, Keep Toxins Out of Your Body, and Help Save the Sea Turtles!

4

SanClements has convinced me. Plastic is our frenemy! Read more...

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Magic Marks the Spot

5

Pirates and magic and gargoyles-- oh my! This is a fantastical pirate tale that will make landlubbers wish for life on the high seas. Read more...

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Half Bad

4

Witches living among humans, in England, undetected. A teen boy with magical powers. Thinking of Harry Potter? Think again. Read more...

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Navy SEAL Dogs: My Tale of Training Canines for Combat

4

There are about 600 military working dogs. They are smart, strong and aggressive. I don't want to meet one. Read more...