Elise Moser

Elise works with kids and teens at a public library, where her speciality is finding awesome book recommendations for customers. She has a degree in journalism and is a certified early childhood educator. When she’s not reading, Elise enjoys watching baseball, running, board games, and playing the flute. She lives in the St. Louis area with her partner Allen and their three cats.

8 Books about Race and Policing in America

Deepen your understanding of race, policing, and the justice system through these informative nonfiction books.

21 Crucial Books For 11th Graders To Navigate Change

The best books for 11th graders challenge readers with new information while also calming their fears about college and beyond, including titles like War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi.

What Makes a Book a Beach Read?

The beach read. Every summer the word reappears in conversation, but what exactly is a beach read. We've got some ideas and some book recs that fit.

8 Thrillers Told From Multiple Points of View

It's all about perspective—multiple perspectives. Check out this batch of thrillers told from multiple points of view!

11 Great Reading Comprehension Apps for Kids

A roundup of some of the best reading comprehension apps for kids help to promote understanding and encourage kids to keep reading.

When Your Favorite Author Says the Wrong Thing

What do you do as a reader and fan when your favorite author makes problematic and harmful statements? Here are some thoughts from the book world.

What Makes a Good Summer Reading Program?

We're talking to library staff about how libraries are working to plan for summer reading programs despite the limitations caused by a global pandemic.

The Thriller is Here to Stay: Exploring the Genre Post–GONE GIRL

Digging into the growth of thrillers and domestic suspense after GONE GIRL.

Branch Out with Historical Fiction: It’s More Than Just World War II

Here's why this reader thinks you should read historical fiction and some favorite books that aren't about WWII to get you into the genre.

Tips to Stay Focused While Reading

Tips and tricks for how to stay focused on reading during a time of uncertainty.