Welcome to Sonderbooks, a blog of book reviews by Sondra Eklund.

I’m a book lover, a librarian, and a writer. I began Sonderbooks as an e-newsletter in 2001 to tell my friends about all the wonderful books I was reading now that I worked at a library. Since then, it has evolved into a website and a blog, with the purpose of connecting people and books.

The blog will share books as I read them. The main site has all the reviews I’ve written, organized by type of book.

There’s an emphasis on books for children and young adults, but you’ll find all types of books here, for all ages. Every book reviewed is recommended — I don’t review books I don’t like. Books that I especially enjoy are given a starred review, and I make a list every year of Sonderbooks Stand-outs for the previous year.

Please feel free to leave comments! I am thrilled when I can share a book I love with someone who loves it too.

If you want to send me a copy so I’ll review your book — I’m afraid I’ll tell you it’s not worth your time. I am kept very busy reading library books and have a huge backlog of reviews to post — so I’m sorry, but I would not be able to guarantee that I would post a review any time soon.

For more about all the content I’ve built on my site since 2001, check my Info page.

Thanks for your interest in Sonderbooks, and Happy Reading!


  1. Hello,
    My name is Heather Hansen, I recently published my first children’s picture book in August. The Title is No Ants Please, It is about an adorable little ostrich that is tired of eating the same thing. He finds himself on a fun filled adventure through the wilds of Africa, discovering new foods, new animals and what they eat. Will he find a tasty new treat or will he bite of a bit more than he can chew?
    I was a pre-k teacher for many years, now I am homeschooling my two little ones and working on getting my teaching credentials.
    I came across your site and wanted to ask you if you’d be willing to take a look at my book and let me know what you think.

    Thank you so much for your time,
    Heather Hansen

    Title: No Ants Please
    Author: Heather Hansen
    Illustrator: Aleksander Jasinski
    Website: Home | Miss Heather Reads…

    1. I don’t review very many picture books — only those I totally love. And I read a big pile of them that come into the library. So it probably would not be worth your time to send it to me, sorry!

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