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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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...

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All Four Stars

4

Gladys wanted to create the perfect creme brulee, and it was working until the kitchen curtains caught on fire and her parents discovered her secret. Read more...

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A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal

5

From now on, all my friends are going to be strangers. Read more...

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Yes Please

5

Looking for a memoir that perfectly balances humor, honesty and words to live by? Yes, please! Read more...