Books

Kids at Home? Watch ‘Snacktime With Michael Hearst’ For Some Music and Learning

Friend of GeekDad Michael Hearst has started a daily YouTube live-stream where he reads selections from his wonderful and educational…

Commonplace Books Part 4: My Setup Using Ulysses

For the fourth article in my commonplace book series I talk about how I configure and use Ulysses to keep…

Bestselling Author Seanan McGuire Discusses Fandom and Fanfiction

Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Seanan McGuire discusses the role fandom and fanfiction has had on her career and why…

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…

Upgrade Your RPG Game With the ‘Big Book of CYBERPUNK Battle Mats’

Sixty wipe-clean page maps will run you through the shadows of neon streets, murder alleys, bars, supermarkets, offices, and across…

Stack Overflow: Comics Grab Bag

Today's stack: a grab bag of comic books!

Word Wednesday ‘Spoiler Alert!’

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

Book Review: ‘Light of Impossible Stars’ by Gareth L Powell.

With this series, Powell has marked himself out a progressive forward-thinking author, who understands the myriad complexities of human nature…

2020 Is The Year of The Dresden Files: “Peace Talks” & More!

Jim Butcher has announced not one but two new novels in The Dresden Files series this year. After Peace Talks…

Commonplace Books Part 3: Choosing a System

The purpose of this article isn't to go into excruciating detail on my commonplace book system selection process. Instead, what…

Stack Overflow: More Books for Women’s History Month

I'm continuing the theme from last week: here are more books celebrating Women's History Month!

Word Wednesday: ‘Make a Living Living’

'Make a Living Living' is a book about how to follow your dreams and make a living out of it.

Stack Overflow: Celebrating Women’s History Month

March is Women's History Month here in the United States, so today's column is a collection of books about women!

Word Wednesday: 25 Years of ‘Incredible Cross-Sections’

Stephen Biesty's 'Incredible Cross-Sections' has inspired children for a quarter of century. It's easy to see why in this anniversary…

Commonplace Books Part 2: Why Keep One and How?

If you read books at all (and I mean even if you read just a little) you should consider keeping…

Stack Overflow: Mysteries and Conspiracies

Today's column has kid spies and kid detectives, alligator spies, psychic agents, and giant fish creatures. Espionage, investigations, conspiracies, and…

Commonplace Books Part 1: What Are They?

If you read books at all (and I mean even if you read just a little) you should consider keeping…

Word Wednesday: ‘How the Brain Works.”

Ever wondered how your brain worked? Ever wondered how you wondered? Find out with DK's excellent new book 'How the…

Word Wednesday: The ‘Worldquake’ series by Scarlett Thomas

Scarlett Thomas's 'Worldquake' series is top-notch children's storytelling. It's a new and improved Harry Potter for the 2020's.

Stack Overflow: Art and Craft Books!

There is an art book for every age here.

Book Review: ‘The Unspoken Name’ by A. K. Larkwood

'The Unspoken Name' by A.K. Larkwood is an innovative fantasy filled with mad-gods, fractured worlds and awesome characters.

Word Wednesday:’I Don’t Like Books. Never. Ever. The End.’

'I Don't Like Books. Never. Ever. The End' is a well thought out, tactile reading experience, designed to switch children…

It’s the Ultimate Battle for Bedtime Supremacy! Check Out ‘Friday Night Wrestlefest’

Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s Friday night, and these kids are ready to wrestle! But what happens when Flying Mom Bomb…

Stack Overflow: Black History Month

Today's stack is mostly picture books (plus a handful of others) that are great reading for Black History Month—from the…

Word Wednesday: ‘China Through Time’

'China Through Time' travels through 2,500 years of history of China's Grand Canal in 14 beautifully illustrated panels.

The Quantified Shelf

When my daughter decided to keep track of books she finished this year, I decided to make it into a…

Stack Overflow: Brave New Worlds

Today's stack takes a look at some fascinating visions of the world: what it could have been, what it could…

Book Review: DK’s ‘We Are Super Heroes’

"All Special, all different, all powerful" and all in 'We Are Super Heroes' from DK. It's a perfect intro to…

Word Wednesday – ‘The Bat Book’

'The Bat Book' by Chalotte Milner contains everything you ever wanted to know about the nocturnal echolocating superhero-inspiring mammals.

Review—’Felt Menagerie,’ Off-the-Wall Animal Art

'Felt Menagerie,' the all-ages stitching of faux stuffed animal heads has a calming element to it that truly amazes me.

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