JPL reviewers
Administrative Assistant
Collection Development Librarian
Reference Librarian
Jacque Gage
Lisa Brown
Administrative Assistant
Linda Cannon
Circulation & Collection Development Librarian
Patty Crane
Reference Librarian
Tammie Benham
Danya Walker, Assistant Circulation Supervisor
Leslie Hayes
Beth Snow
Tammie Benham
Childrens Librarian
Danya Walker
Assistant Circulation Supervisor
Leslie Hayes
Technical Services Librarian
Beth Snow
Teen Librarian

Book Reviews

Below are links to book, movie and database reviews written by the Joplin Public Library's librarians, Library Administrative Assistant and Senior Circulation Assistant. Earlier reviews and links may be found at our 2016-JPL Book Reviews,2015-JPL Book Reviews, 2014-JPL Book Reviews, 2013-JPL Book Reviews, 2012-JPL Book Reviews, 2011-JPL Book Reviews, 2010-JPL Book Reviews, 2009-JPL Book Reviews, 2008-JPL Book Reviews, 2007-JPL Book Reviews and at by searching the archives for "library book review". You can follow our blog at for these reviews or click on the link below.

Normally every year this page changes but 2017 is going to bring a LOT of new changes including a brand new website. We do not have a date of when it will go live yet, you can for now go to - for book reviews that are not on this page.

February 2, 2017 - Book Review: Maus: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History” and “Maus II: A Survivor’s Tale: And Here My Troubles Began” by Art Spiegelman
Review by Lisa Brown

February 2, 2017 - Book Review: Ingredienti: Marcella’s Guide to the Market, by Marcella Hazan
Review by Lisa Brown

January 15, 2017 - Book Review: Native Plants of the Midwest: A Comprehensive Guide to t he Best 500 Species for the Garden by Alan Branhagen
Review by Linda Cannon

January 8, 2017 - Book Review: A Study in Charlotte/by Brittany Cavallaro
Review by Beth Snow

January 1, 2017 - Book Review: The Girl With All the Gifts / by M. R. Carey
Review by Leslie Hayes


If you're interested in older reviews go to our:

2016-JPL Book Reviews, 2015 - JPL Book Reviews
2014 - JPL Book Reviews
2013 - JPL Book Reviews
2012 - JPL Book Reviews
2011 - JPL Book Reviews
2010 - JPL Book Reviews
2009 - JPL Book Reviews
2008 - JPL Book Reviews
2007 - JPL Book Reviews or go to and search their archives for "library book review".

Or follow our blog at for our reviews.