Word Wednesday

Word Wednesday: ‘The Doors of Eden’ by Adrian Tchaikovsky

'The Doors of Eden' is a world-crossing, mind-bending science fiction novel with a diverse cast and inclusive theme. It's also…

November 18, 2020

Word Wednesday ‘Britannica: All New Children’s Encyclopedia’

News of the death of the encyclopedia was premature. Britannica is back with its awesome 'All New Children's Encyclopedia.'

November 11, 2020

Word Wednesday ‘Star Wars – The Lightsaber Collection’

Nothing says 'Star Wars' like a Lightsaber. This amazing collection of every saber in the franchise is a must-have for…

November 4, 2020

Word Wednesday: ‘Attack Surface’ by Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow is back with another novel in his 'Little Brother' universe. 'Attack Surface' is like having your eyes opened…

October 21, 2020

Word Wednesday: ‘History of Everything (in 32 Pages)’

This Week's Word Is "Condensed." We love a good timeline book here at GeekDad and Word Wednesday (a day late;…

October 15, 2020

Word Wednesday: ‘Theory of Relativity’

Einstein's Theory of Relativity is a beautiful illustrated book that aims to unlock the works of one history's most important…

October 8, 2020

Word Wednesday: Mythopedia

With it's entrancing ilustrations 'Mythopedia' is a beautiful way to introduce your children to mythical creatures from all around the…

September 30, 2020

Word Wednesday: ‘XX’ by Rian Hughes

Rian Hughes' science fiction behemoth, 'XX' takes typography, memes, and algorithms on an odyssey into deep space.

September 23, 2020

Word Wednesday: ‘Cranky Uncle vs Climate Change’

Never in history has a book like 'Climate Change vs Cranky Uncle' been needed so badly. Channel its power of…

September 16, 2020

Word Wednesday ‘Skulk” by Robin Etherington

'Skulk' is a beautiful maze and puzzle book. Thanks to the wonders of paper engineering it even has a maze…

September 9, 2020

Word Wednesday: ‘Rosewater’ by Tade Thompson

This Week's Word Is "Wormwood." Sometimes you just need to get on and read whatever everybody is saying you should…

August 19, 2020

Word Wednesday – ‘The Homes We Build’

A world of houses and habitats can be found in 'The Homes We Build.' It's a wonderful look about how…

August 12, 2020

Word Wednesday: ‘Planet Omar’

Zanib Main's entertaining 'Planet Omar' series brings readers a children's school calamity caper with a difference.

August 5, 2020

Word Wednesday: The ‘Alfie Fleet’ Series

The 'Alfie Fleet' series by Martin Howard and Chris Mould are hilariously funny and filled with memorable characters with enormous…

July 29, 2020

Word Wednesday ‘Two Tribes’ by Chris Beckett

'Two Tribes' by Chris Beckett is a powerful science fiction novel that examines the destructive power of political division.

July 22, 2020

Word Wednesday: ‘Wonderland’ by Juno Dawson

'Wonderland' by Juno Dawson is an updated Alice for modern teens. It's an issue driven thriller that informs and entertains…

July 15, 2020

Word Wednesday: ‘The Infinite’ by Patience Agbabi

The Infinite is a slim time-travel detective novel aimed at readers around 10 and upwards. It features a group of "Leaplings",…

July 1, 2020

Word Wednesday: The Cat and the City by Nick Bradley

'The Cat and the City' is a series of nested stories set in the sprawling metropolis of Tokyo. It's a…

June 24, 2020

Word Wednesday: ‘The Land of Roar’

'The Land of Roar' is a children's fantasy in the grand tradition. It's about facing fears, the strength of family,…

June 17, 2020

Word Wednesday ‘I’m not Dying With You Tonight’

'I'm not Dying With You Tonight' is a timely novel about race, protest, and prejudice. If you’re only looking at…

June 10, 2020

Word Wednesday: ‘By Force Alone’ by Lavie Tidhar

Lavie Tidhar's 'By Force Alone' is an excellent reworking of 'Le Morte D'Artur.' It's the 'Sword in the Stone,' but…

June 3, 2020

Word Wednesday: ‘High Rise Mystery’ by Sharna Jackson

'High Rise Mystery' introduces Nik and Norva, a new crime-fighting duo sure to delight middle grader readers everywhere.

May 20, 2020

Word Wednesday: Story Out of the Box

If you have children who love telling stories, they will love this box.

May 13, 2020

Word Wednesday: ‘Goldilocks’ by Laura Lam

'Goldilocks' by Laura Lam is a science fiction thriller about the fate of humanity. It's geek heaven and grips from…

May 6, 2020

Word Wednesday: ‘Match a Mummy’

'Match a Mummy' is a pairs game with a difference. Learn about life on the banks of the ancient Nile…

April 29, 2020

Word Wednesday: ‘Frankissstein’ by Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson's 'Frankissstein' is an ambitious retelling of Mary Shelley's classic novel that succeeds on just about every level.

April 22, 2020

Word Wednesday: Author Onjali Q. Raúf

We review Onjali Q. Raúf's pair of excellent children's novels that focus on difficult issues whilst remaining filled with empathy…

April 15, 2020

Word Wednesday: ‘The Breach’ by M.T. Hill

M.T. Hill's 'The Breach' is a slow burning urban horror that chills with its creeping sense of dread.

April 8, 2020

Word Wednesday “Echo Cycle” by Patrick Edwards

'Echo Cycle' is intriguing and compelling specualtive fiction, that tips its hat to Orwell whilst also taking its readers to…

April 1, 2020

Word Wednesday ‘Spoiler Alert!’

A book that uses infographics to examine the structure, themes, and tropes of genre movies - what's not to love?

March 25, 2020

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