Book Reviews

Hoopla electronic resources

This week, instead of writing a book review, I wanted to take…

Resources for Teen Drivers and Their Parents

Working in the library’s Teen Department, I frequently hear…

The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine by Lindsey Fitzharris

This book review is not for the faint of heart nor for the weak…

Diverse Picture Books

I started this week’s review with another novel in mind, but…
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nine, ten: a September 11 Story by Nora Raleigh Baskin

The heavy subject matter of the World Trade Center bombings of…

The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda

I recently finished the Stella Crown mysteries by Judy Clemens.…
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Kill Creek by Scott Thomas

Stories about haunted houses have been told for thousands of…

EVERLAND by Wendy Spinale

EVERLAND was one of those books I got sucked into before I realized…

There, There by Tommy Orange

In “THERE, THERE,” by TOMMY ORANGE, 12 strangers make plans…

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty

Reviewed by Tammie Benham At age eight, Lucy Callahan was…

Only Child by Rhiannon Navin

First graders huddled in a closet listening to the pop, pop,…

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

I don’t usually read true-crime books. The genre has never…

The Book of Essie by Meghan Maclean Weir

Recently, the Joplin Public Library Board allowed me to attend…