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20 Best Books To Read in January

  • FICTION

    THE WORLD AND ALL THAT IT HOLDS

    JAN. 24, 2023

  • NONFICTION

    AWE

    JAN. 3, 2023

NONFICTION

AWE

by Dacher Keltner

A timely reminder to appreciate the awe-inspiring everyday wonders flourishing all around us. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    MASTERS OF THE LOST LAND

    JAN. 17, 2023

NONFICTION

MASTERS OF THE LOST LAND

by Heriberto Araujo

An arresting examination of the history of extreme deforestation and violence in the Brazilian Amazon. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE FIGHT OF HIS LIFE

    JAN. 17, 2023

NONFICTION

THE FIGHT OF HIS LIFE

by Chris Whipple

There’s more to the current administration than meets the eye, and Whipple is a reliable, readable interpreter. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    ROE

    JAN. 24, 2023

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

ROE

by Mary Ziegler

As always, Ziegler is a clear explainer of a complex, gray-shaded body of law. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    THE WRONG KIND OF WEIRD

    JAN. 3, 2023

  • TEEN

    THE LOVE MATCH

    JAN. 3, 2023

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THE LOVE MATCH

by Priyanka Taslim

Candid, textured, and amusing: a novel readers will devour in one sitting. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    SPICE ROAD

    JAN. 24, 2023

  • CHILDREN'S

    THE INFINITE QUESTIONS OF DOTTIE BING

    JAN. 17, 2023

  • CHILDREN'S

    JUST JERRY

    JAN. 17, 2023

CHILDREN'S

JUST JERRY

by Jerry Pinkney ; illustrated by Jerry Pinkney

A moving work from a legend of children’s literature and a testament to his legacy of visual storytelling. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    SIMON SORT OF SAYS

    JAN. 31, 2023

  • CHILDREN'S

    WE ARE HERE

    JAN. 3, 2023

CHILDREN'S

WE ARE HERE

by Tami Charles ; illustrated by Bryan Collier

A powerful narrative about Black yesterdays that have built the foundation for all our tomorrows. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    YOSHI, SEA TURTLE GENIUS

    JAN. 10, 2023

CHILDREN'S

YOSHI, SEA TURTLE GENIUS

by Lynne Cox ; illustrated by Richard Jones

A mesmerizing glimpse at the miracles of the natural world. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    MILLOO'S MIND

    JAN. 17, 2023

  • CHILDREN'S

    AT THE DROP OF A CAT

    JAN. 24, 2023

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