Jaime Herndon

Jaime Herndon finished her MFA in nonfiction writing at Columbia, after leaving a life of psychosocial oncology and maternal-child health work. She is a writer, editor, and book reviewer who drinks way too much coffee. She is a new-ish mom, so the coffee comes in extra handy. Twitter: @IvyTarHeelJaime

Unexpected and Compelling Biblical Retellings

From flood stories to murder mysteries, here are 10 books that retell stories of the Bible in new, compelling ways, like Forging a Nightmare by Patricia A. Jackson.

10 Charming Holiday + Christmas Books For Toddlers

Find great winter holiday-themed and Christmas books for toddlers to read with your littlest ones. Let’s take a look!

YA and Middle Grade Native and Indigenous Graphic Novels and Comics

The beautiful art of these Indigenous graphic novels, like This Place: 150 Years Retold by various authors, make visual a history and adds to the power of their stories.

The Best Middle Grade Fantasy Series to Discover Right Now

From jinn adventures and tea dragons to dinosaurs in New York City, you'll find fun and escapism in these middle grade fantasy series, including Maya and the Rising Dark by Rena Barron.

New November Nonfiction

These new nonfiction works include memoirs, works in translation, nature writing, biography, and anthologies.

Exploring the Best American Series

The Best American Short Stories anthology has been around since 1915 and had some interesting iterations. Here's a brief history.

The Best Children’s Books of All Time

We go way beyond Goodnight Moon to find the best children's books of all time, from early picture books to chapter books.

The Best New Nonfiction Books Out in October 2022

These new nonfiction releases include books exploring disability justice, queer identity, intergenerational trauma, and the pandemic.

Unique Nonfiction to Add to Your TBR Pile

These unique and niche nonfiction books refuse to follow the status quo when it comes to subject matter or even perspective.

How to Plan a Baby-Sitters Club-Themed Party

Whether you love the original books, the newer adaptions, or all of the above, here's how to celebrate the BSC with a themed party!