Take a convention center, fill it with books and the people who love them, and you’re bound to make a geek happy. Book Expo America is such an event, and it’s one of my favorites each year. Though it’s largely about publishers letting book buyers and librarians know what’s new in their catalogues, Book Expo is great for fans, chocked with author and illustrator appearances and signings.
I saw many books that I’m excited about, including these particularly geeky titles:
I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that the average kid’s first graphic novel is something in the Dav Pilkey oeuvre. My daughter has recently discovered Captain Underpants and its various spinoffs, so of all the books that I came home with, she was most excited about an advance copy of Super Diaper Baby 2: The Invasion of the Potty Snatchers. Spoiler alert: it’s even more hilarious than the first, with a pitch-perfect parody of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.
The title of The LEGO Ideas Book is misleading. It’s not about different ways to use the blocks you have, rather it’s an amazing look at the different sets, themes, and minifigs that Lego has released in its history.
Read about more books for geeks that Amy Kraft found at Book Expo America over on GeekMom.