Book Reviews

Historic Missouri Roadsides by Bill Hart

This book review is a celebration of sorts of both the Missouri…

FRONT DESK by Kelly Yang

If you have seen the movie “Elf,” you are familiar with the…

The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes by Zachary D. Carter

If there's one college course that seems to fall into the "liked…

Before She Was Helen by Caroline B. Cooney

Caroline B. Cooney is known for her young adult novels but she…

18 Tiny Deaths by Bruce Goldfarb

18 TINY DEATHS: the Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and…

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

A couple of months ago I saw a Netflix trailer for a movie called…

We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell, illustrated by Frane Lessac

Pictures have such power!  Bright and bold or quiet and soft,…

The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman by Margot Mifflin

March is Women’s History Month. To celebrate, I encourage you…

WHEN YOU TRAP A TIGER by Tae Keller & WE ARE WATER PROTECTORS by Carole Lindstrom

I know the actual Super Bowl just happened, but I did not watch…

The Silence by Don DeLillo

Illusory though it is, there's an endorphin-rush moment when…

Cozy Reads for January

Hidden Treasures by Jane Cleland The Crystal Cave Trilogy…

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Matt Haig’s THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY is a sliding doors novel about…

Jeana Gockley: JPL director shares her favorite reads of 2020

Goodbye 2020, hello 2021.   As the previous year is wrapped…

A Pair of Comics--Classics and Cats

Long Story Short: 100 Classic Books in Three Panels by Lisa…

The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to The Hidden World of Everyday Design By Roman Mars and Kurt Kohlstedt

I sort of stole this book review from my husband, meaning that…