Jenny Bristol

Jenny Bristol is Editor-in-Chief of GeekMom and an Editor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, facilitating the education of her two wickedly smart kids, losing herself in history, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

Smithsonian Coloring Books: Learn About Dinosaurs, Airplanes, and More

The Smithsonian has a new line of coloring books which will appeal to both adults and curious kids.

January 27, 2021

Knit Your Way Through ‘Harry Potter: Knitting Magic’

What do you think of when you think of Harry Potter? I’m sure any number of images appear in your…

March 2, 2020

The Canterbury Cathedral by MicroDesigns: Phenomenal Vaulted Style, Itty Bitty Footprint

Now you can build the famous Canterbury Cathedral on a tiny scale!

March 2, 2020

Get Your Geek On With Nerdy Stuff From the Mensa Store, Now Open to the Public

The Mensa Store, once open to only members, is now open to the public and is peddling its nerdy wares…

January 14, 2020

IDW Partners With Smithsonian Enterprises to Create New Graphic Novels

Stay tuned later this year to see new comics and other products created through a new joint effort from IDW…

January 9, 2020

NASA Comes Out With 2020’s Moon Phase Calendar and Calculator

Download and assemble NASA's free 2020 Moon Phase Calendar and Calculator now!

December 14, 2019

Helping Kids Understand the U.S. Constitution Makes for a Future Informed Electorate

Understanding what makes up the U.S. Constitution, how our government is set up, and the historical context for it all…

December 8, 2019

From the Depths of Outer Space to Traveling to the Age of the Dinosaurs

Whether you're into space or dinosaurs, Smithsonian Books' two new references are something to behold.

November 26, 2019

Ever Wanted a 7-Inch Tall LEGO Minifigure? Now’s Your Chance

Now made of gorgeous oak, the traditional LEGO Minifigure has grown up a bit.

November 1, 2019

Discover Unusual Places Around the World With ‘Atlas Obscura (2nd Edition)’

"Where should we go next?" you ask? The folks at Atlas Obscura have hundreds of suggestions.

October 24, 2019

Harry Potter Is Always in Season: 3 New Books From the Wizarding World

Three new books from Insight Editions will make your season festive as only Hogwarts, the Wizarding World, and everything Harry…

October 10, 2019

New Logic Game ‘Domino Maze’ Is a Topplingly Good Time

Reading Time: 4 minutesI’m a logic puzzle fan from way back. When other kids might have been reading comic books,…

September 9, 2019

PIVOT! Brand-New ‘Friends’ LEGO Central Perk Set Comes Out Today!

Relive the late '90s and early '00s with this brand new LEGO set, Central Perk, based on the 'Friends' television…

September 1, 2019

Savor Stephen Fry’s Reimaginings of Greek Myths in ‘Mythos’

A fun way to read the traditional Greek myths, Stephen Fry's 'Mythos' is out today in a new U.S. version.

August 27, 2019

Apollo 50th: Celebrating ‘Apollo’s Legacy: Perspectives on the Moon Landings’

On this 50th anniversary year of the first moon landing, learn about some old and new perspectives on the significance…

July 16, 2019

Backyard Neapolitan Pizza in About a Minute With the Ooni Koda

Reinvent your summer cookout with an Ooni Koda, adding super-fast pizza to your outdoor eating repertoire.

May 16, 2019

Learn Entry-Level Astronomy With National Geographic’s ‘Backyard Guide to the Night Sky’

Study the night sky from your own backyard, with your kids, your friends, or just yourself, but don't forget to…

April 25, 2019

Announcing the 2019 Mensa Select Tabletop Game Winners!

As they do every year, the folks at American Mensa hold a weekend o' games, Mensa Mind Games, where Mensa…

April 15, 2019

‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’: Getting to Know Mister Rogers the Poet

Revisit the songs of 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood' in poetry form in this brand new book highlighting 75 of Fred Rogers'…

March 24, 2019

‘Power Up: Your Incredible, Spectacular, Supercharged Body’: We Are All Made of Energy

Learn how powerful our bodies are when you read 'Power Up' with your kids.

March 19, 2019

Announcing the Newest LEGO Ideas Set: Steamboat Willie!

You don't need to adjust your set. This brand new LEGO Ideas set, featuring Mickey and Minnie Mouse from "Steamboat…

March 18, 2019

In Which a Skeptic Becomes Converted to Noise-Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones: The Edifier W860NBs

This GeekDad writer is now a convert to both Bluetooth headphones and those with Active Noise Cancelling.

March 17, 2019

Rethink Zoology With ‘Animal Anatomy’

Sophie Corrigan reinvents animal diagrams, renaming body parts with terms that are alternately adorable and clever (and sometimes both) in…

March 12, 2019

Go on Some ‘Math Adventures With Python’

You got your math in my programming! You got your programming in my math! With this book, anyone can learn…

March 9, 2019

You’ll Melt Over ‘Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug’

Join Tiny on an adventure to make his friend feel better through the power of a good hug.

February 26, 2019

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of ‘Office Space’ With Milton’s Swingline Red Stapler

Get (and protect) your own Swingline Red Stapler, just like Milton!

February 20, 2019

‘Living Maps: An Atlas of Cities Personified’: Gorgeous, Strange, and Thought-Provoking

This unusual new book is filled with personified art and descriptions of 28 different cities worldwide.

February 19, 2019

‘The I Wonder Bookstore’ Celebrates, Pokes Fun at Books

If you're looking for books about books, 'The I Wonder Bookstore' is a one-stop shop.

February 12, 2019

‘Death Wins a Goldfish’: What Would You Do With a Year Off?

If you were Death, what would you do with a year off? What aspects of the world of the living…

February 5, 2019

Happy 50th Birthday to the LEGO DUPLO Brick!

DUPLO, LEGO's line of bricks and sets for the youngest of children, has hit the half-century mark!

February 1, 2019

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