Spring titles are still on the horizon, but already we are seeing some wonderful new middle grade fiction titles. Here are a few we think are exceptional.
What would Harry Potter look like with iPhones instead of owls? Or Romeo and Juliet, if Juliet could have texted “brb, not rly dead”?
Young-adult fiction is rich with young women who investigate crimes, solve mysteries, and apprentice in magical archives.
March is women's history month: a time to reflect on the lives and accomplishments of women and their contributions in history and in contemporary society. Who better to honor this March than history's influential feminists?
Happy International Women's Day! We've compiled a list of powerful women who helped fight for women's rights.
Eight to 12 year olds are prime candidates for fun detective stories—and Nancy Drew isn’t the only game in town anymore! So we’ve compiled a list of series starring girl sleuths, for kids of any gender.
Participants at our book social reached out to share on romantic love, artistic passion, brotherly love, love of a place, love of an idea for our February Open Book Night.
Way back at the end of 2015, a few of us accepted Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge for the upcoming year. We promised to pop in with periodic updates about our progress, and here’s our first one!
Eliot may claim that April is the cruelest month, but we’re pretty sure it’s February.
Children's books whose namesakes are proud to be who they are.
Personal reflections on Harper Lee's first (and until now, only) novel.
Stephen King asked Twitter to come up with great novels about Ohio, and we rose to the challenge.
The city that never sleeps is the backdrop for some of literature’s best love stories. Here are our favorite romantic scenes that take place in the city, plus a map with their locations.
Here is a list of biographies that will take the reader well beyond high school history and National Gallery portraits to understand these men as anything but clear-cut themselves.
We had asked readers to tell us about a book that helped them explore or learn something new or to share a recently discovered book or author they loved.
Long-form nonfiction can be a great way to get a behind-the-scenes look at not just the "what" and the "why," but also the "how."
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), now in its fifth edition, is used as an authority for psychiatric diagnosis and is constantly under criticism, in controversy, or under revision. Clearly, the diagnosis of mental disorders in an ever-evolving practice. Here are a few books on the history of mental health.
Hollywood has officially gone YA, and blockbusters that started as young-adult fiction abound. So, we asked our team of expert librarians for their wishlists: What’s a YA book you’d like to see turned into a movie, and whom would you cast in the leading role?
Public domain images from Digital Collections that remind us of classic books.
Here’s a selection of recent titles, ranging from personal stories to practical self-help guides, that tackle different approaches to easing our minds and breathing through the stress.