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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Goodbye Stranger

5

New (school) year, new you? That is the question. Read more...

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Almost Super

4

It's heroes vs. villains in this story of people with superpowers who live among us. Read more...

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Blindsighted

5

Karin Slaughter writes books you cannot put down. Get them, cancel your plans and settle in. You've been warned! Read more...

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Weightless

4

Cyberbullying. Peer Pressure. Mental Health. These are the weighty topics addressed in Sarah Bannan's debut novel. Read more...

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Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen

4

Grammar nerds will love this witty memoir from a self-described "Comma Queen." Read more...

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How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why it Happens

4

As the school year ramps up, parents and students alike might want to review this enlightening book. Read more...

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Billy and Goat at the State Fair

4

A boy, his goat and a trip to the state fair. What could possibly go wrong? Read more...

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We Never Asked for Wings

5

Hold onto your hearts, Diffenbaugh has earned her literary wings in her second masterpiece and she is about to take your breath away. Read more...

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Gorillas in Our Midst

5

Yes, this is a picture book, but grown-up me could not stop laughing! Read more...

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Popular Crime

5

Making the world safe for murder the way he did for on-base percentage. Read more...