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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Fat Boy Versus the Cheerleaders

4

One of my favorite new teen boy voices in teen literature. Ever. Read more...

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Tyringham Park

4

The most unflinching portrait of aristocratic dysfunction since Goya, "Tyringham Park" puts the "down" in "Downton Abbey." Read more...

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Six-Gun Snow White

4

The fairest of them all is packing heat. Read more...

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Panic

4

A suspenseful tale of brutal competition and secrets. Would you risk your own life in order to change it? Read more...

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Annihilation

4

"Annihilation" is a novel that's as dense, murky and foreboding as the mysterious Area X it seeks to describe. Read more...

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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...