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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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...

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The Whispering Skull

4

If you liked Harry Potter, you should read this. There. I said it. Read more...

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The Magician's Lie

5

Deception, illusion, mystery and magic! This story has it all. Can you see the truth behind "The Magician's Lie?" Read more...

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Emma and the Blue Genie

4

This fantasy has a tiny genie, a pesky pup, a spitting dromedary and a blue-patterned grandmother. It is everything I never knew I wanted. Read more...

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The Devotion of Suspect X

4

A cool, calculated mystery that will keep you guessing-- even if you thought you already knew all the answers. Read more...