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Book review: Wonderful teen novel debut

In a world where the color of your blood means everything, Mare has known only hard work and hardship... "The Red Queen" is a wonderful teen debut with an addictive story line. (This review originally appeared in the Steamboat Pilot)

Book review: An astounding first novel

Fourteen-year-old Kevin is riding in the back seat of the car. He and his mother are on their way to spend the summer with Pops, his maternal grandfather, in Medgar, Kentucky. It had been two months since Kevin’s 3-year-old brother, Josh, had been killed...

Book Review: Great historical World War II fiction

In war, heroic action is evident both on the battlefield and at home. Most war stories focus on combat deeds, but civilians also fight for their countries in ways that may be equally as dangerous as picking up a weapon.

Book Review: Exploring race and immigration

Michelle Dover, the circulation services manager at Bud Werner Memorial Library, reviews these two books about race and immigration.

Staff Picks for February 2015

In the dead of winter, there's nothing nice than curling up

Staff Picks for January 2015

This month, Virgie introduces us to the hero of the movie, Unbroken - Louis Zamperini - who completed his book just two days before his death, at the ripe old age of 97. In his closing statement he wrote that he wanted his life to count up to the very last minute! This book is evidence that he did.

'Luck Uglies' an adventure!

The Luck UgliesI cannot say enough about this gem of a tale! This is a story full of character, humor, magic and wonder, one that I could not put down until finished, and even then I was aching for more.

'High Divide' a beautiful historical fiction

"The High Divide" tells the story of an American family and the rift — or divide — that threatens to break their bonds and their lives.

2014's great picture books to read aloud

Sarah Kostin is the children's librarian at Bud Werner Memorial Library and today she delighted readers of the Steamboat Pilot with this wonderful collection of children's books!

5 books for children and young adults to check out for the New Year

In addition to our picks for adults, we bring your 5 books as chosen by our youngest readers, as featured in the Steamboat Pilot today...