Book Reviews

Random Treasures from the Stacks

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How the Post Office Created America: A History by Winifred Gallagher

I fancy sending and receiving mail: cards, letters, mail art,…

"A Polar Bear in the Snow" by Mac Barnett & "In the Half Room" by Carson Ellis

2020 has been a roller coaster of a year, but books have been…

The Hardest Job in the World: The American Presidency by John Dickerson

The time is nigh, fellow citizens. This Tuesday, we shall exercise…

Vanishing in the Haight by Max Tomlinson

The Summer of Love occurred in the Haight-Ashbury area of San…

The Last American Vampire by Seth Grahame-Smith

THE LAST AMERICAN VAMPIRE by SETH GRAHAME-SMITH is an alternate…

Untamed by Glennon Doyle & Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

I have been on a nonfiction reading kick of late, with autobiographies…

Comics Fun

Heart and Brain: Body Language by Nick Seluk Making Comics…

Mac B. Kid Spy by Mac Barnett and The Only Black Girls in Town by Brandy Colbert

Sometimes you just want to read a good mystery. In fact, I would…

The Broken Heart of America: St. Louis and the Violent History of the United States by Walter Johnson

History runs through St. Louis like a current. It’s downtown…

The Annotated American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Recently, an item appeared on my cataloging shelves that I needed…

The Sum of the People: How the Census has Shaped Nations, from the Ancient World to the Modern Age by Andrew Whitby

Even before the events that have changed our lives over the last…

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Before reading “BECOMING,” I knew little about MICHELLE OBAMA. I…

Resources for Teen Drivers and Their Parents--2020 Update

The Driving Book: Everything New Drivers Need to Know but Don't…

"You Matter" by Christian Robinson and "Everyone's Awake" by Colin Meloy

I am bursting with picture book recommendations! The last few…