Category Archives: book reviews

YA Book Review: The Bermudez Triangle, by Maureen Johnson

Maureen Johnson’s second novel, “The Bermudez Triangle,” details the friendship between three teenage girls – Nina, Avery, and Mel.  The girls have grown up together and been best friends for as long as they can remember.  The summer before senior … Continue reading

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At the Library, you’re surrounded by some of the best fiction ever written. Do you have any favorites you like to recommend?

Staff of the Humanities Division on the 3rd floor of the Central Library carefully tend one of the largest fiction collections in the country.  We’re often asked for our personal favorites.  Here they are: The Moviegoer, by Walker Percy. Picked by … Continue reading

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Book Review : Wild Sea Creatures by Martin Kratt and Chris Kratt

“Go, Creature Powers!”  Readers may recognize the authors, Martin and Chris Kratt, from the PBS television show Wild Kratts, in which the Kratt brothers inform children about animals in a hands-on way.  Wild Sea Creatures: sharks, whales, and dolphins! is a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

For Black History Month, I want to highlight a novel written by one of my favorite children’s fiction authors. Christopher Curtis is the winner of numerous book awards including the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Author award.  In … Continue reading

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Book Review: Every Breath by Ellie Marney

What if Sherlock Holmes was the boy next door? In Every Breath, Australian young adult writer Ellie Marney’s  first U.S. release, readers meet Rachel Watts. Rachel is an outback girl stuck in the big city of Melbourne whose best friend is … Continue reading

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