Books

Word Wednesday: ‘TIE Fighter Owners’ Workshop Manual’

Love technical specs? Love diagrams? Love TIE fighters? Then the TIE Fighter Owners' Workshop Manual is just for you! 

Father’s Day Is Coming: Have You Got Your GeekDad Books Yet?

It's that time of year again - when geeky dads everywhere get 'Star Wars' ties, LEGO coffee mugs, or their…

‘Papa Put a Man on the Moon’ Book Review

'Papa Put a Man on the Moon' is a delightful picture book that puts the huge scope of the Apollo…

′Masters of Comics′ is Truly a Great Giveable Book

This is the book for graphic novel lovers.

Word Wednesday ‘Science You Can Eat’

DK's 'Science You Can Eat' is filled with fascinating information and experiements to help your child understand what happens when…

Stack Overflow: 14 Stories About Stories

Today's Stack Overflow contains books about stories: about the joy of reading, the magic of words, the unreliability of narrators,…

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Amazon’s ‘Good Omens’ [No Spoilers]

Neil Gaiman has written and co-produced an adaptation of his and Terry Pratchett's beloved book about the Apocalypse, and we're…

Luke’s Romance Review Round-Up

Luke read a bunch of fringe romance titles, and now he shares his thoughts on them with you. Hint: He…

Word Wednesday: “Speak Up!”

'Speak Up!' Find your voice with the help of Tampon Tax campaginer Laura Coryton. It's a vital vibrant book for…

Word Wednesday: ‘Hello World’ by Hannah Fry

Hello World by Hannah Fry is a fascinating look at the algorithms that govern our lives. It examines the good and…

Stack Overflow: 8 Dino-mite Books

National Dinosaur Day is coming up! Here's a stack of picture books and comic books to help you celebrate!

5 Reasons to Read ‘Zero Bomb’ by M.T. Hill

'Zero Bomb' is a thought-provoking read about humanity's relationship with technology. Here are 5 reasons why you should read it.

Exclusive Excerpt From the New ‘Mysterious Benedict Society’ Book

A new 'Mysterious Benedict Society' book comes out in the fall, and GeekDad has an exclusive excerpt!

Interview with ‘Mysterious Benedict Society’ Author Trent Stewart – Part II

GeekDad talked to 'Mysterious Benedict Society' author Trent Stewart about the series and the upcoming new book. Read Part II…

Word Wednesday: ‘Crossing on Time’

For Word Wednesday this week, it's something of an honor to review a book by an author who created one…

Interview with ‘Mysterious Benedict Society’ Author Trent Stewart – Part I

GeekDad talked to 'Mysterious Benedict Society' author Trent Stewart about the series and the upcoming new book. Here's Part I…

Jack McDevitt Delivers a Solid Sci-Fi Mystery in ‘Octavia Gone’

I've written many times in the past about my fascination and love for the works of Jack McDevitt. Steven King…

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…

10 Reasons to Read (and Share) ‘The Next Great Paulie Fink’

Here are 10 reasons to read 'The Next Great Paulie Fink' and to share it with the kids in your…

Stack Overflow: Ian Doescher’s William Shakespeare’s Pop Culture

This week's Stack Overflow is short, but the books are so fetch.

Hurray for the Disruptors

Conventions must be challenged to see if they are just. Boundaries must be tested to see just how far they…

It’s All Greek to Me – ‘Paulie Fink’ and the Humanities

Homeroom teacher Mags' focus on the humanities allows author Ali Benjamin to benchmark character and story development using, of all…

Rural Representation in ‘The Next Great Paulie Fink’

Many cultures and family styles are featured in 'The Next Great Paulie Fink,' making it that much easier for young…

The Power of the Unlikable Protagonist

While my favorite central character archetype has long been the unreliable narrator, a close second is the hard to love…

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…

Back and Forth – The Storytelling Style of ‘The Next Great Paulie Fink’

Ali Benjamin uses the ubiquitous technology of the modern era to great effect in her new middle-grade novel 'The Next…

Word Wednesday: ‘Inventing Ourselves’ by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

'Inventing Ourselves' by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore. Possibly the book every parent of teenagers should read.

“You’re Not Paulie Fink.” — An Inauspicious Beginning

Ali Benjamin's 'The Next Great Paulie Fink' kicks things off by employing my favorite narrative device: in medias res storytelling.

The Author of ‘The Thing About Jellyfish’ Returns With ‘The Next Great Paulie Fink’

Caitlyn Breen is a recent transplant, new to the tight-knit community of Mitchell, VT, who finds herself charged with finding…