Books

A Stunning New Hardcover Edition of ‘Dune’ by Frank Herbert

Frank Herbert's classic sci-fi novel gets a beautiful new edition.

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…

Word Wednesday: Smells

'You Smell!' and 'Poo!' two excellent books that will help slake your child's fascination with bodily functions.

‘Weird Little Robots’ is the Magical Tale of a Girl, Her Robots, and Making Big Choices – Win a Copy!

When two science-savvy girls create an entire robot world, they don’t expect the robots to come alive. But life may…

Stack Overflow: Tackling Tricky Topics

It's easy to talk to our kids about being nice, playing outside, and having adventures. But some topics get a…

Word Wednesday: DK’s ‘Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Life’

'Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life' from DK Books. Everything you ever wanted to know about life before humans in a single…

Stack Overflow: 7 Picture Book Biographies

Picture books are a fantastic way for younger kids to learn about real people who have made an impact on…

Review: ‘The Balance Point’ by Jordan Ring

If you are an entrepreneur or even just someone like me who has a regular 9-to-5 job but does a…

Word Wednesday: “DC – Women of Action”

A history of female DC characters and creators, 'Women of Action' is a lovingly crafted homage to some of greatest…

5 Reasons to Read ‘The Kingdom’ by Jess Rothenberg

'The Kingdom' is a special confection. A magical theme park with a dark center and a mystery that is pure Agatha…

5 Reasons to Read ‘Malamander’ by Thomas Taylor

Author Thomas Taylor is back with 'Malamander.' A mystical middle-grade novel set in a seaside town. Here are 5 Reasons…

Word Wednesday ‘Flight’ by Zack Scott

'Flight' by Zack Scott offers a detailed look at the physics and engineering of flight. It's a sumptuous visual history…

5 Reasons to Read ‘Lord of Secrets’ by Breanna Teintze

'Lord of Secret' is a funny, empathetic fantasy novel with an innovative magic system.

Word Wednesday: Remake ‘Alice in Wonderland.’

This Week's Word Is "Wonderland." This week I bring you a classic story, but not in a book, in a…

5 Reasons to Read ‘The Last’ by Hanna Jameson

'The Last' is isolated in a Swiss hotel after a nuclear apocalypse. If that wasn't bad enough, one the final…

Word Wednesday: ‘The Truth Pixie Goes to School’

'The Truth Pixie Goes to School' A wonderful rhyming children's story that extol's the virtues of being the "best you…

′Loki, Where Mischief Lies′ Introduces the Young Villain to Book Fandom

Darkness moves in a different way than the light.

5 Reasons to Read ‘The Warehouse’ by Rob Hart

The Cloud bills itself as a commercial Utopia. Inevitably, things are not what they seem. Here are 5 reasons to…

Word Wednesday: ‘My Very Important World’

DK's 'My Very Important World' is perfect for explaining the world to our children, whilst putting them at the heart…

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.

Stack Overflow: 8 Back-to-School Picture Books

To help get your kiddos back into the school routine, here are some picture books about schools!

Word Wednesday: ‘Bauhaus Ballet’

This one is a little leftfield compared with my usual Word Wednesday fare, but why not come on a trip…

5 Reasons to Read – ‘The Monster Who Wasn’t’ by T C Shelley

'The Monster Who Wasn't' is steeped in folk-tale legend. Reminiscent of great classic children's stories, here are 5 reasons to…

Word Wednesday: Science Ninjas

'Science Ninjas: Big Trouble with Simple Machines' is a perfect introduction to the principles of engineering.

Harry Potter and the Inevitable Question

Why is 'Harry Potter' the book that's brought up when people learn my daughter is an advanced reader?

5 Reasons to Read ‘Recursion’ by Blake Crouch

If you read one book this year make it 'Recursion' by Blake Crouch. Captivating and highly original, it's a perfect…

Stack Overflow: 4 Novels

This week's stack: two science fiction novels, and two speculative dystopian novels.

Josh Keaton Discusses ‘Kulipari,’ Career, and Craft of Storytelling at SDCC

Josh Keaton has played many characters over the years. I met with him at SDCC to discuss his role on…

5 Reasons to Read the ‘Rotherweird’ Trilogy

The 'Rotherweird' trilogy is a time-consuming, sometimes convoluted read, but the payoff is well worth the effort.

Stack Overflow: To Infinity … and Beyond!

My last Stack Overflow celebrated the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, and I figured this week might be a…