Book Reviews

The Consultant by Tj O'Connor

Tj O’Connor is a former government anti-terrorism agent. He…
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Wilder Girls by Rory Power

Being a teenage girl is rough. Being a teenage girl trapped on…

Dog Man by Dav Pilkey (and other graphic novels)

One of my favorite things about being a librarian is that I get…

A Pair of Infographic Eye Candies

Biographic Austen by Sophie Collins Seeing Science: An Illustrated…

MEET YASMIN by Saadia Faruqi & Bilal Cooks Daal by Aisha Saeed

Youth activist Marley Dias was inspired to begin her #1000BlackGirlBooks…

Anthony Bourdain Remembered

Anthony Bourdain was important to a lot of people. There is no…

"Stonewall: A building, an uprising, a revolution," by Rob Sanders and Jamey Christoph

Fifty years ago, in the summer of 1969, many significant events…

A Non-Fiction Variety Pack

                                The…
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Song for the Unraveling of the World by Brian Evenson

Reading slumps aren’t uncommon. Lately, I’ve been starting…

Breaker's Reef by Terri Blackstock

In our reviews the library staff often mention the variety of…

Mae Among the stars by Roda Ahmed & Look Up With Me: Neil deGrasse Tyson: A Life Among the Stars" by Jennifer Berne

The summer reading program is in full swing inside the library’s…

Shoot for the Moon: The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11 by James Donovan

Joplin Public Library started its Summer Reading Program on…

Bluff by Jane Stanton Hitchcock

If you’ve ever taken a writing course you’ve heard ‘write…

Teen Nonfiction Fun for Summer

  Make: Minecraft for Makers by John Baichtal Start…

A Field Guide to American Houses by Virginia Savage McAlester

May is Preservation Month, a celebration that promotes our heritage…