Book Trailer: ‘The Wild Ones’ by C. Alexander London

The Wild Ones

GeekDad is pleased to present the book trailer for The Wild Ones, the latest middle grade book by C. Alexander London. It’s about a country raccoon who goes to the big city and finds himself at the center of a battle between the wild animals and the housepets. London is the author of several books for middle grade readers, young adults, and adults. Continue reading

Armchair Travel With Lonely Planet Kids’ ‘Adventures Around the Globe’

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Exposure to other cultures, languages, geography, and ways of life is vital for our kids to learn that they aren’t alone in this world. They inhabit our planet along with billions of others, most of whom don’t share a common language, diet, or sense of fashion. Lonely Planet Kids continues to put out enjoyable books for kids to broaden their horizons. Continue reading

Stack Overflow: End of Summer Recommendations

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I am SO far behind in my book reviews. Not quite as far as Jonathan Liu, though. Heh heh. Sorry, Jonathan. Summer was great! So many books! Not only did I get to read many original novels, I got to revisit some series favorites. But now I find myself staring at my stacks. Again. So… time for some recommendations. I hope that one or more of the books below might catch your interest–and if you’ve read any of them, please let me know what you thought in the comments. Continue reading

Sunday Evening With Captain Owen Episode 015: ‘EMP Museum’


This episode Captain Owen starts us off with singing a little “Baby Beluga.” We then talk about his Batman Painting Book, a trip to the zoo with Papa and Gigima (his great grandparents), and a trip to the EMP Museum and the ‘Star Wars and the Power of Costume,’ ‘What’s Up, Doc?,’ and ‘Infinite Worlds’ exhibits. We finish off the episode playing Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote, or as Captain Owen calls it–Dog and Ostrich. Continue reading

Review: ‘Green Eggs and Ham – Read & Learn’ App


Dr. Seuss fans rejoice! ‘Green Eggs and Ham – Read & Learn,’ a digital book app, comes to iOS today. The ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ app is an interactive digital book for children three to six geared toward learning reading, spelling, phonics, and more. Continue reading

Hey You Geeks #47: Discussing the Works of Ernest Cline


With recent news regarding Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ernest Cline’s ‘Ready Player One’ and Cline’s new book ‘Armada’ now available, this weeks Hey You Geeks is about the writing, cultural impact and geekdom of Cline’s work. Continue reading

Felicia Day’s New Book Lets Us All Be Weird Together


‘You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost),’ Felicia Day’s memoir, was released today and is the perfect book for every geek. Continue reading

Stack Overflow: All in the Family


Ah, family: it can be the source of such great joy and yet also completely maddening at times. As you may expect, there are lots of kids’ books about family, some just to entertain, some meant to teach important life lessons. Here’s a collection of books about siblings, parents, and other family. Continue reading

Sandman Slim Returns in ‘Killing Pretty’

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I am absolutely, positively, insanely jealous over anyone who has not yet discovered Richard Kadrey’s urban fantasy series that features James Stark, aka Sandman Slim. Kadrey’s seventh book in the series, ‘Killing Pretty,’ just hit the stands… and it is outstanding. Continue reading

Kickstarter Alert: ‘Evolutionary Tales': A Child’s First Book on Evolution


‘Evolutionary Tales’ is a new book by Matt Cubberly with beautiful illustrations from May Villani that just launched on Kickstarter. ‘Evolutionary Tales’ showcases ten very different animals and how they evolved and is a great introduction to evolution for young children. Continue reading