Book Reviews

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…

The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson

As I mentioned in my most recent review, I challenged myself…

Just Peachy: Comics about Depression, Anxiety, Love, and finding the humor in Being Sad by Holly Chisholm

I have not officially been diagnosed with depression or anxiety,…

Stay: A Girl, a Dog, a Bucket List by Kate Klise and M. Sarah Klise

Dogs. I love ‘em. So when I saw “Stay” featured on the…

Thyme of Death by Susan Wittig Albert; Blood Oath by Linda Fairstein; Justice in Plain Sight by Dan Bernstein

Although not by conscious choice, most of my reading lately has…

The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Goblins by Clint McElroy

Joplin Public Library started its 2018 Summer Reading Program…

Art Matters by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman has been a long-time advocate for librarians and…

Rice, Fish, Noodle: Deep Travels through Japan's Food Culture by Matt Goulding

My passion for food and travel began with Anthony Bourdain. …

Come With Me by Helen Schulman

I’m a sucker for alternate universe stories. Exploring “what…

How To Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded time Traveler

Imagine time travel being a marketable business and time machines…

Finding Langston by Lesa Cline-Ransome

This February, I challenged myself to read all of the Coretta…

The Burglar by Thomas Perry

Thomas Perry’s latest novel, The Burglar, has many of the elements…

I Am Behind You by John Ajvide Lindqvist

I’m a horror fan. Well, a lightweight horror fan. I much prefer…

What the Night Sings by Vesper Stamper

Book review by Beth Snow   Coming of age stories are…