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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The Invention of Wings

5

A slow starter turns out to be an amazing story that made me want to look through the history books. Read more...

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Promise Land: My Journey Through America's Self-Help Culture

4

Part memoir, part history and part cultural anthropology, "Promise Land" offers a window into the world of the self-help industry. Read more...

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Station Eleven

5

If you like a little Shakespeare with your apocalyptic fiction, then this genre-bending book is for you! Read more...

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The Sweetheart

4

A triumphant and unique debut about a shy girl who transforms herself into one of the most infamous female wrestlers of all time. Read more...

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Ms. Marvel

4

Move over, boys. There's a new superhero in town. Read more...

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Gracefully Grayson

5

What do you do when your outside doesn't match who you are on the inside? Do you dare to be true to yourself? Read more...

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The 34-Ton Bat

4

While away the winter doldrums and begin the countdown to opening day with this offbeat look at baseball's history. Read more...

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Once Upon an Alphabet

5

A unique alphabet book for lovers of quirky, funny stories. Read more...

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The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee

3

A revealing look at one of our most famous living authors. Read more...

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Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir

5

This quick read packs a punch with its funny yet poignant look at growing up as a tomboy. For anyone who's ever been a kid. Read more...