Category Archives: book reviews

I’m going on a road trip with two teenagers and I need some family-friendly audiobooks. Are all of your audiobooks on the first floor?

That’s a really good question. The Downtown Branch audiobook collection grew recently when all the audiobooks at the Central Library were relocated to the first floor, making it easier to browse our extensive collection. As for your road adventure, how … Continue reading

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I’m interested in graphic novels, but I don’t want to read about traditional superheroes. Do you have any suggestions on what I might like?

Despite what many people might think, there is so much more to graphic novels than Superman and Batman. Over the last decade, graphic novels have begun to receive attention as real works of art and literature. Whether you love history, … Continue reading

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I love to travel but I can’t afford to take a trip this summer. Can you suggest any unique or quirky travel books that I could read to help me experience a virtual vacation?

The History and Social Science Division has a fantastic collection of travel guidebooks, but you’ll also find some really interesting personal accounts of travels. Here are a few books to help you travel vicariously: Twitchhiker: How One Man Travelled the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Daddy Adventure Day, by Dave Keane

Do you remember your first baseball game?  In Daddy Adventure Day by Dave Keane, a young boy attends his first baseball game with his dad.  Many memorable things happen on their Daddy Adventure Day, a distinct day just for the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain: Meals Made Simple; Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Paleo Recipes to Make Anytime

Author Danielle Walker managed her own health turnaround from ulcerative colitis where she suffered an array of issues including malabsorption of vitamins and minerals, joint pain, drastic weight loss, as well as the inconvenience and expense of multiple hospital stays … Continue reading

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