Reader’s Advisory

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Virtual Staff Picks

Merrimac library staff post their book picks each Friday on the library’s Facebook page. The postings include book covers and short reviews of the works read.

The Common Sense Media

Books, entertainment and technology recommendations for families with reviews by parents and kids.


A monthly book review publication for all genres and ages.


A reader’s resource that features: read-alike recommendations for every title, author, and series, as well as book discussion guides, and book lists by themes. Sign in with your library card number (patron ID). NoveList Service

New York Times Book Review

A weekly supplement to The New York Times featuring book reviews, news and author interviews.

National Public Radio Books

News about books and authors along with picks for great reads.

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Kids and Teens

Reading Rants

A website created by a Middle School Librarian to showcase Young Adult fiction including reviews by teens.

Young Adult Library Services

A website focused on ages 12-18 to search 4,000+ books, audiobooks, and films from YALSA's book awards and book lists.

No Flying No Tights

A graphic novel review website including titles for children, teens and adults.

Reading Rockets

A website focused on helping children in PreK-grade 2 learn to read. It includes book lists and reviews, tips for parents, and more.

A Book and a Hug

A website created by a librarian and educator for kid’s to discover their reader personality type and a database to search and find their next favorite book.