Book Reviews

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…

It's All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World's Family Tree by A. J. Jacobs

A. J. Jacobs has amused and informed us by living for a year…

New titles for Spring 2018 / various authors

Book review by: Leslie Hayes Maybe it's the boost of energy…

Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson

Writing about social justice issues can be difficult when the…

Bugged: The Insects Who Rule the World and the People Obsessed with Them by David MacNeal

The First Day of Spring is but two days away: Easter Lilies,…