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

2023 Science Books to Add to Your TBR Right Now

These 2023 science books, covering everything from sea creatures to the cell and cult life to the cosmos, belong on your TBR.

New Releases: January 2023 Nonfiction

As we begin a new calendar year, it's the perfect time to get excited about a year of new books. Dig into January 2023 new nonfiction, including Your Hearts, Your Scars.

The Unexpected Education I’m Getting While Homeschooling

One parent delights in homeschooling her son as she finds herself developing interests in certain topics she hadn't had before.

We Are More Than Our History: On Also Reading Books About Joy

Books about Jewish history and tragedy are important...but as important, and often missing, are books on Jewish joy.

Fun Books to Read During Hanukkah

Here are some fun books to grab during Hanukkah, reads specifically about the holiday and its themes or that are just a fun escape, including How to Excavate a Heart by Jake Maia Arlow.

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.