Book Reviews

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,…
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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

Book review by: Leslie Hayes Stories about haunted houses have…

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…

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 really…

The Book of Essie by Meghan Maclean Weir

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

Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders, Illustrated by Steven Salerno

Although I don't read a lot of children's storybooks, one occasionally…

Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

This is the story of Virgil, Valencia, Kaori, and Chet, and…