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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Baby Birds: An Artist Looks into the Nest

4

Julie Zickefoose's awesome art and light-hearted prose about baby birds are a real tweet. Read more...

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Frank and Lucky Get Schooled

5

Frank, the boy, and Lucky, the dog, are the two best learning pals you could ever hope for. Read more...

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Goldfish

4

When your dreams dry up, it's time to dive into a new dream. Read more...

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The Portable Veblen

4

Two people take a chance on love with a little help from a squirrel. Read more...

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Pop Sonnets: Shakespearean Spins on Your Favorite Songs

4

Want to add some culture to your pop culture? Check out this hilarious little book! Read more...

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You May Also Like: Taste in an Age of Endless Choice

4

Bad news, aficionados: Your tastes are prosaic and predictable. Oh, and they're not all yours either. Read more...

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Save Me a Seat

5

Kids can be so inspiring in the ways they band together and overcome differences! Read more...

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Kitchens of the Great Midwest

5

Getting to know Eva Thorvald is a real treat! Read more...

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It's Okay to Laugh: (Crying is Cool, Too)

5

comedy = tragedy + time/rose wine Read more...

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The Assistants

4

If an author like Jennifer Weiner wrote a movie like "Office Space," it would be just like this. Read more...