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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Mastering the Art of French Eating

4

This book will delight the traveling foodie in all of us! Read more...

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Catching Kisses

5

This book takes you on a sweet journey around the United States, and shows the many ways love is expressed. Read more...

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The Winter People

3

A bone-chilling read that will have you screaming... DO NOT OPEN THE CLOSET DOOR!! EVER! Read more...

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Crab Monsters, Teenage Cavemen and Candy Stripe Nurses: Roger Corman, King of the B-Movies

4

Never mind the teddy bear and blankie. These are my precious childhood memories. Read more...

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President Taft is Stuck in the Bath

5

This book is what you get when you mix "King Bidgood's in the Bathtub" with a bit of history! Read more...

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The Well's End

4

Wowza. This fast-paced sci-fi mystery about a killer virus run amok had me on the edge of my seat! Read more...

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Inside the Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York's Legendary Chelsea

3

A history of the Chelsea Hotel, also known as the coolest building on Earth. Read more...

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Americanah

5

A beautifully-told story about two people born in Nigeria who fall in love, move apart and have to make unexpected choices about their lives. Read more...

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Pandora's Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal

4

An interesting, educational and sometimes humorous look at the American diet (from processed cheese to boxed cereal), and how it got that way. Read more...

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Jane, the Fox, & Me

4

What do "Jane Eyre," foxes and little girls who look like sausages have in common? Surprisingly, a lot. Read more...