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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Lucky Boy

4

The story of an undocumented Mexican woman, an Indian American woman and the boy that holds their hearts. Read more...

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The Fifth Season

5

An award-winning fantasy book of such intensity, its magnitude will leave you with many fabulous aftershocks. Read more...

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Big Little Lies

5

Oh, calamity! I loved this book about "parents behaving badly!" Read more...

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Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

5

An impressive celebrity memoir that is both laugh-out-loud funny and heartbreakingly tragic. Read more...

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Cilla Lee Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire

5

Cilla Lee-Jenkins is part Chinese, part Caucasian and 100% awesome! Read more...

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Book Uncle and Me

4

Don't underestimate a nine-year-old's ability to be a force of community change! Read more...

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Fever Dream

4

An enthralling, nightmarish tale comes to life in this striking debut novel. Read more...

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Piecing Me Together

4

Beautiful cover? Refreshingly real and super-strong female character? Yes, please! Read more...

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Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era

4

An urgent call for the re-imagining of American education, in order to better prepare students for the realities of the 21st century economy. Read more...

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The Japanese Lover

4

This beautiful story shows that love is not always black and white; and while all things must end, some things endure for a lifetime. Read more...