BOOK REVIEW: 'The Mistletoe Secret' by Richard Paul Evans

As holiday romances go, I'd have to say that "The Mistletoe Secret" is a notch above. I think it's better because there really is a secret inside this book.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations' by Dan Ariely

No matter where you get your paycheck or salary, the truth is that you are the boss of you.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Brief Histories of Everyday Objects,' 'Beethoven's Skull'

The election is over. The semester's almost finished. Even the year is running out of time. At the end of these (and your day), you want something light to relax with and "Brief Histories of Everyday Objects" is perfect.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Little Shaq: Star of the Week' by Shaquille O'Neal, illustrated by Theodore Taylor III

Being a responsible kid has its rewards.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Ella Fitzgerald' by Stéphane Olliver, illustrated by Rémi Courgeon, translated by Penelope Stanley-Baker, narrated by John Chancer

Sad, but true: you might have to go through disappointments. Other kids might call you names or pick on you. Things won't always go your way, but the good news is that your parents will help you through the bad ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Tales of the Talented Tenth: Bessie Stringfield' by Joel Christian Gill

You aim to touch as much of the world as you can. It's a common desire and, as in "Tales of the Talented Tenth: Bessie Stringfield" by Joel Christian Gill, you might make history while you're doing it.

BOOK REVIEW: 'We Gon' Be Alright' by Jeff Chang

Have we ever really made any progress on race relations at all? In the new book "We Gon' Be Alright" by Jeff Chang, the answer is maybe — and it's fixable.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Ticktock Banneker's Clock' by Shana Keller, Illustrated by David C. Gardner

In the new book "Ticktock Banneker's Clock" by Shana Keller, illustrated by David C. Gardner, you'll see how one really interesting project can lead to another.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives' by Gary Younge

On Nov. 23, 2013, most Americans were preparing for Thanksgiving. We were marking the anniversary of JFK's assassination and watching the weather, the news on Iraq, or the Baylor-Oklahoma State game. We were enjoying our weekend. And on that Saturday, ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'A Life Everlasting' by Sarah Gray

In the new memoir "A Life Everlasting" by Sarah Gray, the best of news is sometimes followed by the worst.

Top Authors Thrill Fans at National Book Festival

The annual Library of Congress National Book Festival drew an estimated 200,000 people to the Walter E. Convention Center in D.C. Saturday, with more than 120 featured authors, concession stands, panel discussions, craft tables and famous book signings from celebrated ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Crossing the Thinnest Line' by Lauren Leader-Chivée

Just like every other business in America, you have good weeks and bad. You have financial feast-or-famine and you'd like more of the former than the latter. Author Lauren Leader-Chivée says she knows how you can achieve that and in ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Dream a World Anew' by the National Museum of African American History & Culture

While it’s true that familiar names are everywhere in this book — Wheatley, Turner, Douglass, Truth, Tubman — readers will also be absolutely treated to stories and mini-biographies from regular people throughout history.

Baltimore's 'Boys of Dunbar' Celebrated in New Book

In the early 1980s, Dunbar High School in Baltimore enjoyed one of the most successful basketball programs in the nation, featuring a roster adorned with future NBA stars. Now, author Alejandro Danois has captured their tale in a new 246-page ...