Books

Stack Overflow: Black and White and Red All Over

What's black and white and red all over?

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",…

Enjoy Your Artistic Summer With Hannah Konola

These Art Masterclass series might be what you were looking for.

Stack Overflow: Movie Magic

Today's stack is books about movies: grab some popcorn and dim the lights, because the show's about to begin!

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…

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,…

Review—’Painting Masterclass- Creative Techniques of 100 Great Artists’

Susie Hodge has been named the No. 1 art writer for The Independent, twice.

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…

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…

‘Gargantis’ Has Awakened – Are You Ready For Adventure? Read a Chapter!

There's a storm brewing over Eerie-on-Sea, and the fisherfolk say a monster is the cause. What is 'Gargantis' looking for?

Stack Overflow: Artist Biographies by Lucy Brownridge

As summer fast approaches there will be lots of time to learn about the masters.

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.

Watch Today: Taika Waititi and Friends Read ‘James and the Giant Peach’

Join actor/director Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok, What We Do in the Shadows), and many, many celebrity guests as they read…

Review — ′On a Starry Night: 52 Fun Things to Make and Do From Dusk Until Dawn′

Activities include bright ideas for both the outdoors and at home.

Teach Your Kids to (Secret) Code

A quick overview of some resources for getting your kids writing and breaking secret codes.

Word Wednesday: Story Out of the Box

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

Book Review: ‘Shorefall’ by Robert Jackson Bennett

'Shorefall' is the follow up to 2018s 'Foundryside' and again showcases author Robert Jackson Bennet's excellent worldbuilding and dialogue

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…

Stack Overflow: Celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, a time to recognize the ways that Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans have…

Joyous Books from Jim Benton

Two new Jim Benton books will have your young readers laughing up a storm.

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…

Commonplace Books Part 6: Helpful Products and Tools

This is the sixth and final article in my series about commonplace books, which highlights a number of products that…

Stack Overflow: Comics Grab Bag

Hello, book lovers: enjoy this stack of comics!

Commonplace Books Part 5: Automation

In this fifth article of the series about keeping a commonplace book I talk about how I am using automation…

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.

Stack Overflow: Happy Earth Day!

For the 50th Earth Day, here are some books about nature!

‘K&R’ by James Smythe: A COVID-19 Charity Novel

'K&R' is a chilling analysis of obsession and isolation. All profits from its sale will go directly to COVID-19 charities.

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…

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.

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…

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