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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Raymie Nightingale

4

There is no stronger bond of friendship between kids than those forged through summer adventures. Read more...

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The Royal Nanny

4

Anglophiles take note, Karen Harper's new book is just for you! Read more...

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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

5

An unforgettable read about the importance of stable, affordable housing. Heartbreaking, but ultimately hopeful. Read more...

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Dirty Words and Filthy Pictures: Film and the First Amendment

4

Take a cinematic tour of the First Amendment. Or be like me and just cut to the naughty bits. Read more...

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Paper Girls

5

A lively and dazzling new series from some big names in the comic book industry. Read more...

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The Unexpected Everything

4

Andie has her summer all planned out, but then the unexpected happens… Read more...

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Midnight Crossroad

4

Everything is not as it seems in Midnight, Texas. Read more...

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Eat Street: The ManBQue Guide to Making Street Food at Home

4

Food is messy. Food is loud. And most of all, food should be easy! Read more...

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Black Rabbit Hall

4

It's like an episode of "Downton Abbey"-- set in the 1960s-- and directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Read more...

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Worm Loves Worm

5

Who knew earthworms could be so cute? Welcome to the wedding of Worm and Worm. Read more...