‘5 Minute Really True Stories for Bedtime’ reinvents non-fiction, parceling up the wonders of sleep and nighttime for children everywhere.
Whether you want to eat in 1985, 1955, 1885 or that 2015 that never happened, the ‘Back to the Future: Hill Valley Cookbook’ has you covered.
‘The Thief on the Winged Horse’ is a gothic-tinged novel about sorcerous dollmakers. It’s gorgeous and compelling from beginning to end.
‘Space Maps’ is the finest book ever reviewed for the Word Wednesday column. It’s a beautiful introduction to Space and the Solar System.
‘The Doors of Eden’ is a world-crossing, mind-bending science fiction novel with a diverse cast and inclusive theme. It’s also a triumph.
News of the death of the encyclopedia was premature. Britannica is back with its awesome ‘All New Children’s Encyclopedia.’
Nothing says ‘Star Wars’ like a Lightsaber. This amazing collection of every saber in the franchise is a must-have for any Star Wars fan.
Cory Doctorow is back with another novel in his ‘Little Brother’ universe. ‘Attack Surface’ is like having your eyes opened with a potato peeler.
This Week’s Word Is “Condensed.” We love a good timeline book here at GeekDad and Word Wednesday (a day late; sorry about that), and frankly, who doesn’t? 3 years ago, I reviewed the excellent What on Earth? Timelines book, from What on Earth? publishing. This year, it’s Laurence King’s turn to give it a go […]
Einstein’s Theory of Relativity is a beautiful illustrated book that aims to unlock the works of one history’s most important scientists
With it’s entrancing ilustrations ‘Mythopedia’ is a beautiful way to introduce your children to mythical creatures from all around the world.
Rian Hughes’ science fiction behemoth, ‘XX’ takes typography, memes, and algorithms on an odyssey into deep space.
Never in history has a book like ‘Climate Change vs Cranky Uncle’ been needed so badly. Channel its power of science and critical thinking!
‘Skulk’ is a beautiful maze and puzzle book. Thanks to the wonders of paper engineering it even has a maze that folds out into a large cube!
This Week’s Word Is “Wormwood.” Sometimes you just need to get on and read whatever everybody is saying you should read. I’ve had Rosewater by Tade Thompson sitting on my to-be-read pile for months, but such is the nature of to-be-read piles they tend to grow rather than diminish and so I never quite got […]
A world of houses and habitats can be found in ‘The Homes We Build.’ It’s a wonderful look about how we live, hot, cold, tall and small!
Zanib Main’s entertaining ‘Planet Omar’ series brings readers a children’s school calamity caper with a difference.
The ‘Alfie Fleet’ series by Martin Howard and Chris Mould are hilariously funny and filled with memorable characters with enormous hearts.
‘Two Tribes’ by Chris Beckett is a powerful science fiction novel that examines the destructive power of political division.
‘Wonderland’ by Juno Dawson is an updated Alice for modern teens. It’s an issue driven thriller that informs and entertains from start to finish.
The Infinite is a slim time-travel detective novel aimed at readers around 10 and upwards. It features a group of “Leaplings”, children who were born on 29th February, who also have “The Gift.”
‘The Cat and the City’ is a series of nested stories set in the sprawling metropolis of Tokyo. It’s a fabulous novel from start to finish.
‘The Land of Roar’ is a children’s fantasy in the grand tradition. It’s about facing fears, the strength of family, and the power of the imagination.
‘I’m not Dying With You Tonight’ is a timely novel about race, protest, and prejudice. If you’re only looking at the story from one direction, how can you see all its dimensions?
Lavie Tidhar’s ‘By Force Alone’ is an excellent reworking of ‘Le Morte D’Artur.’ It’s the ‘Sword in the Stone,’ but not was we know it!
‘High Rise Mystery’ introduces Nik and Norva, a new crime-fighting duo sure to delight middle grader readers everywhere.
If you have children who love telling stories, they will love this box.
‘Goldilocks’ by Laura Lam is a science fiction thriller about the fate of humanity. It’s geek heaven and grips from first page til last.
‘Match a Mummy’ is a pairs game with a difference. Learn about life on the banks of the ancient Nile whilst you pair like an Egyptian.
Jeanette Winterson’s ‘Frankissstein’ is an ambitious retelling of Mary Shelley’s classic novel that succeeds on just about every level.