JPL reviewers
Teen Librarian
Administrative Assistant
Collection Development Librarian
Reference Librarian
Childrens Librarian
Tech Services Librarian
Danya Walker, Assistant Circulation Supervisor
Jacque Gage
Cari Rerat
Teen Librarian
Lisa Brown
Administrative Assistant
Linda Cannon
Circulation & Collection Development Librarian
Patty Crane
Reference Librarian
Jeana Gockley
Childrens Librarian
Phyllis Seesengood
Technical Services Librarian
Danya Walker
Assistant Circulation Supervisor

Book Reviews

Below are links to book, movie and database reviews written by the Joplin Public Library's librarians, Library Administrative Assistant and Senior Circulation Assistant. Earlier reviews and links may be found at our 2014-JPL Book Reviews, 2013-JPL Book Reviews, 2012-JPL Book Reviews, 2011-JPL Book Reviews, 2010-JPL Book Reviews, 2009-JPL Book Reviews, 2008-JPL Book Reviews, 2007-JPL Book Reviews and at by searching the archives for "library book review". You can follow our blog at for these reviews or click on the link below.


March 15, 2015 - Book Review: Murder in the Stacks: Penn State, Betsy Aardsma, and the Killer Who Got Away by David DeKok
Review by Patty Crane

March 8, 2015 - Book Review: Unbroken by Lara Hillenbrand
Review by Jacque Gage

March 1, 2015 - Book Review: The Hit by Melvin Burgess
Review by Cari Rérat

February 22, 2015 - Book Review: Die Again by Tess Gerritsen
Review by Phyllis Sessengood

Feburary 15, 2015: Casting By
Review by Linda Cannon

February 8, 2015 - Book Review: The Enemy Among Us:POWs in Missouri During World War II by David Feidler
Review by Danya Walker

January 25, 2015 - Book Reviews: And The Winner Is… - “El Deafo”by Cece Bell; “Absoluteindexly Almost” by Lisa Graff; “The Fourteenth Goldfish” by Jennifer L. Holm; “The Crossover” by Alexander Kwame; “A Snicker of Magic” by Natalie Lloyd; “West of the Moon” Margi Preus; “Counting by 7s” by Holly Goldberg Sloan; “The Last Wild” by Piers Torday; “Brown Girl Dreaming” by Jacqueline Woodson.
Reviews by Jeana Gockley

January 18, 2015 - Book Review: Looking for Me by Beth Hoffman.
Review by Patty Crane

January 11, 2015 - Book Review: Breakfast at Sotheby’s: An A-Z of the Art World by Philip Hook
Review by Linda Cannon

January 4, 2015 - Book Reviews: 12 Teen Authors to Read in 2015 - Feed by M.T. Anderson, Girl Stolen by April Henry, Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John, 13 Little Blue Envelopes, Ask the Passengers by A.S. King, Scowler by Daniel Kraus, I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga, The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness, Terrier by Tamora Pierce, Unwind by Neal Shusterman, Winger by Andrew Smith, Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Reviews by Cari Rérat

If you're interested in older reviews go to our:

2014 - JPL Book Reviews
2013 - JPL Book Reviews
2012 - JPL Book Reviews
2011 - JPL Book Reviews
2010 - JPL Book Reviews
2009 - JPL Book Reviews
2008 - JPL Book Reviews
2007 - JPL Book Reviews or go to and search their archives for "library book review".

Or follow our blog at for our reviews.