Jenny Bristol

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

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…

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

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

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…

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…

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

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

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…

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.

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.

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.

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…

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,…

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…

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.

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…

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.

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…

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…

‘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'…

‘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.

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…

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.

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…

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…

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.

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

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

‘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.

‘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.

‘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…

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!

‘The Minard System’: Charles-Joseph Minard’s Innovative Use of Statistical Graphics

Charles-Joseph Minard was a French civil engineer who elevated turning statistical data into visual representations into an art form. A…

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