Book Reviews

Book review: Great picture books for fall

Now that school is back in session, picture books are a great way to relax after a long day. The following are a selection of new pictures books that Off the Beaten Path is proud to share.

All the books are targeted toward children age 3 through 8, though picture books are also fun for kids who already know how to read; they help with building vocabulary, fluency and keeping kids engaged and interested in reading.

The book reviews of "Return," by Aaron Becker, "Lion Lessons," by Jon Agee, "The Forgetful Knight," by Michelle Robinson and Fred Blunt, "Good Night, Baddies," by Deborah Underwood and juli Kangas are written by Chris Erickson, manager of Off the Beaten Path. This review was originally published in Steamboat Pilot.

Book review: New novel enthralling tale of ambition, deceit

This book review of "The Muse," by Jessie Burton, is written by Chris Painter, director of Bud Werner Memorial Library. This review was originally published in Steamboat Pilot.

Book review: Memoir both flawed and beautiful

This book review of "TheLand of Enchantment," by Leigh Stein, is written by Jamie Burgess, bookseller at Off the Beaten Path. This review was originally published in Steamboat Pilot.

Book reviews: Novels take fictional look at family life

The book reviews of "A House Without Windows," by Nadia Hashimi and "Harmony," by Carolyn Parkhurst are written by Virgie DeNucci, bookseller at Off the Beaten Path. This review was originally published in Steamboat Pilot.

Book review: Book explores history, future of national parks

This book review of "The Hour of Land," by Terry Tempest Williams, is written by Jennie Lay, adult programs coordinator at the Bud Werner Memorial Library. This review was originally published in Steamboat Pilot.

Book review: Novel tells story of family, love, finding oneself

This book review of "The Light of Paris" by Eleanor Brown, was written by Chris Painter, director of Bud Werner Memorial Library. This review was originally published in Steamboat Pilot.

Book review: Epic novel spans four centuries

This book review of "Homegoing," by Yaa Gyasi, is written by Emily Katzman, assistant manager at Off the Beaten Path. This review was originally published in Steamboat Pilot.

Book reviews: Apple doesn't fall far from tree

This book review of " The Fireman," by Joe Hill  and " Lab Girl," by Hope Jahren, is written by Kim Brack, bookseller at Off the Beaten Path. This review was originally was published in Steamboat Pilot.

Book review: Debut novel fictionalizes Manson Family murders

This book review of "The Girls," by Emma Cline is written by Victoria Oheygi, receiver at Off the Beaten Path. This review was originally was published in Steamboat Today.

Book reviews: Children’s books to be featured at reading camp

This book review of "A Series of Small Maneuvers," by Eliot Treichel, "Tales of the Fallen Beasts: Spirit Animals Special Edition," by Brandon Mull and "The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1)," by Rick Riordan, is written by Emily Krall, executive director at BookTrails. This review was originally was published in Steamboat Pilot.