2023 Staff Favorites: Books

In time for both year end list and shopping season, we have compiled staff recommendations of some of our favorite books published in 2023. Keep an eye out for our Movies and Music edition very soon!


The Coolest Beard by Betty Teckle

Down in the Dumps: The Mystery Box by Wes Hargis

One, Two, Grandpa Loves You by Shelley Becker

Water Day by Margarita Engle

A Girl Can Build Anything By e.E. Charlton-Trujillo and Pat Zietlow Miller     

How Does Santa Go down the Chimney? by Mac Barnett

Llama Llama’s Little Lie by Reed Duncan

Teen & Tween

Teen Titans: Robin by Kami Garcia

Nightbreaker by Coco Ma



America Redux: Visual Stories from Our Dynamic History by Ariel Aberg-Riger

President Garfield: from Radical to Unifier by C.W. Goodyear

Time Will Tell by Courtney Peppernell

Ice: From Mixed Drinks to Skating Rinks–a Cool History of a Hot Commodity by Amy Brady

60 Songs that Explain the 90s by Rob Harvilla

Hell, I Love Everybody by James Tate

Quantum Criminals: Ramblers, Wild Gamblers, and Other Sole Survivors from the Songs of Steely Dan by Alex Pappademas and Joan LeMay

Ephemera by Briana Loewinsohn


Lady Tan’s Circle of Women by Lisa See

Tom Lake by Ann Patchett

Vern, Custodian of the Universe by Tyrell Waiters

A Soul of Ash and Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout

You, With a View by Jessica Joyce

Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros

Jasper Vale by Devney Perry

Trust by Hernan Diaz

Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead

The Fraud by Zadie Smith

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