Book Reviews

Hogfather by Terry Pratchett

There are many stories about the resilience of Christmas. From…

The Woman Who Built a Bridge by C.K. Crigger; Shutter by Ramona Emerson

Deciding to try something new to me, I picked a couple of novels…

Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy

Greetings and welcome to my first book review! While I’ve never…

This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub

As Alice Stern approaches her fortieth birthday she feels unsatisfied…

Cool Math: 50 Fantastic Facts for Kids of All Ages by Tracie Young and Katie Hewett

Let’s face it, for some of us, “math” can be a four-letter…

A Magic Steeped in Poison by Judy I. Lin

In Judy I. Lin’s debut novel, A MAGIC STEEPED IN POISON, certain…

Everything in its Place by Pauline David-Sax and Berry Song by Michaela Goade

A young girl discovers the connecting power of books in Pauline…

Nasty, Brutish, and Short: Adventures in Philosophy with My Kids by Scott Hershovitz

At the risk of alienating some readers right from the jump, I’ll…

The Messy Lives of Book People by Phaedra Patrick

When she has time around her three cleaning jobs and family,…

Bicycling with Butterflies by Sara Dykman

Full disclosure: I chose to review this book because author Sara…
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Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult

Diana O’Toole has her life completely mapped out - educational…

The Happy Inbox by Maura Nevel Thomas

I have over 3,000 emails in one (of four) of my work-related…

Back to School Picture Books

For most area kids, school starts this week. In light of that,…

The Last Days of the Dinosaurs: An Asteroid, Extinction, and the Beginning of Our World by Riley Black

It’s something we know without recalling perhaps when and where…