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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Journey

5

Can an ordinary red crayon take you on a stunning and incredible journey? This flight of fancy says, "Yes!" Read more...

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The Lucy Variations

4

Sometimes being a piano prodigy just isn't all it's cracked up to be. But I sure do like to read about it! Read more...

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane

5

Listening to this novel reminds you of being a little kid tucked in tight while your favorite grandparent reads you a dark and magical bedtime story. Read more...

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Bear Says Thanks

5

What does a bear do when he is alone and bored? Throw a party of course! But who will save the day when bear discovers that his cupboard is bare? Read more...

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The Great Lollipop Caper

4

One cranky caper is tired of being overlooked by kids at the dinner table. His evil plan will have your family laughing out loud! Read more...

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The Gumazing Gum Girl: Chews Your Destiny

4

A sticky new superhero for fans of Captain Awesome, Captain Underpants or the Powerpuff Girls. Read more...

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An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace

4

This book will encourage you to take more time in your kitchen as you revel in the simplest of ingredients! Read more...

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The Husband's Secret

4

My jaw literally dropped when Cecilia read the secret letter. Then I got to the end and it dropped some more. I did not see that one coming! Read more...

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All Our Yesterdays

5

The first time a drain, a time machine and a list have added up to awesome. Read more...

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The Wicked Girls

4

If psychological thrillers are your bag, pick this up and you'll be creeped out in no time! Read more...