Books

Stack Overflow: Comic Book Adventures

Today's stack is about comic book adventures! Some are based on folklore and legends, and some are wholly new, but…

January 18, 2021

GeekMom: 7 Picture and Photo Essay Books to Teach History to Kids

History as a topic is a pretty big, all-encompassing one. We want our kids to learn about history—and more than…

January 14, 2021

Stack Overflow: Our Favorite Books of 2020

Here are some of our favorite reads from 2020.

January 11, 2021

Review: ‘Amari and the Night Brothers’

'Amari and the Night Brothers' offers a magical world alongside our own, fast-paced adventure, and a strong, inspiring girl protagonist.

January 6, 2021

GeekMom: The Saga Continues: ‘The High Republic: Light of the Jedi’ – Charles Soule

Today is an exciting day for Star Wars fans. After a wait of almost two years, including a significant delay…

January 6, 2021

Book Review: ‘Bear Head’ by Adrian Tchaikovsky

'Bear Head' by Adrian Tchaikovsky is a Mars-based SF novel that examines civil rights and hive mind technology. It's also…

January 5, 2021

Stack Overflow: 2021 Reading Resolutions

Today, we're sharing our hopes and dreams for 2021—at least when it comes to our reading habits.

January 4, 2021

GeekMom: Between the Bookends: 3 Books We Read in December 2020

Congratulations! You made it through 2020 and have arrived (safely, we hope) in a brand new year. Here’s hoping that…

January 2, 2021

Learning Coding from a Picture Book in ‘A Day in Code: Python’

Shari Eskenas' latest picture book, 'A Day in Code: Python' teaches readers to the basics of coding in the programming…

December 31, 2020

Stack Overflow: 2020 Year-End Reading Reflections

Here's what some of us managed to read this year, compared to our resolutions at the beginning of the year.

December 28, 2020

‘Rainbow Revolution’ Is a Triumph

'Rainbow Revolution' is a photograph collection at heart, but includes biographic essays about some of the subjects as well, giving…

December 22, 2020

Stack Overflow: Math Effect

Today's stack is about math: how it can be fun, beautiful, or even dangerous.

December 21, 2020

Word Wednesday: “5 Minute Really True Stories for Bedtime”

'5 Minute Really True Stories for Bedtime' reinvents non-fiction, parceling up the wonders of sleep and nighttime for children everywhere.

December 16, 2020

GeekMom: Make/Play/Watch/Read: In the Garden

Let’s be clear: My preference will always be for a real garden. I love getting my hands dirty, watching the…

December 13, 2020

Word Wednesday: ‘The Official Hill Valley Cookbook’

Whether you want to eat in 1985, 1955, 1885 or that 2015 that never happened, the 'Back to the Future:…

December 9, 2020

GeekMom: Six More Fandom-Inspired Cookbooks From Insight Editions

I’m a bit of a fan when it comes to a fandom-inspired cookbook, as evidenced by several of my previous…

December 9, 2020

GeekMom: 7 Picture Books to Enjoy With Young Readers This December

The cold nights of December, at least for those of us in the northern hemisphere, are the perfect time for…

December 7, 2020

GeekMom: The Saga Continues: ‘From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back’

Following on from the success of the first From a Certain Point of View anthology, From a Certain Point of…

December 6, 2020

Word Wednesday: ‘The Thief on the Winged Horse’ by Kate Mascarenhas

'The Thief on the Winged Horse' is a gothic-tinged novel about sorcerous dollmakers. It's gorgeous and compelling from beginning to…

December 2, 2020

GeekMom: Between the Bookends: 6 Books We Read in November 2020

Can you believe it’s already time for the final Between the Bookends of 2020? While many of us will be…

December 1, 2020

Word Wednesday: ‘Space Maps’

'Space Maps' is the finest book ever reviewed for the Word Wednesday column. It's a beautiful introduction to Space and…

November 26, 2020

A Meal Fit for a King: Thanksgiving With ‘Heroes’ Feast’

In our house, this year's Thanksgiving dinner is based on recipes from the newly released 'Heroes Feast: The Official D&D…

November 24, 2020

Gift Idea: Get the GeekDad Books for the Geeky Parents in Your Life!

One of the most important things we can do with our kids is spend time with them, playing games and…

November 23, 2020

Stack Overflow: Up Close

This week we're looking at some books that bring you up close and personal with their subjects, whether through photography…

November 23, 2020

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

Review: ‘Three Keys’ by Kelly Yang

'Three Keys' by Kelly Yang continues the story of Mia Tang as she strives to right the wrongs that affect…

November 18, 2020

Stack Overflow: Pulling Back the Curtain

Last week I shared several big books about other worlds. This week, we're taking a peek behind the curtain: how…

November 16, 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

Stack Overflow: Windows to the World

Books let us peer into other worlds and see things we normally can't see: faraway places, microscopic details, peeks behind…

November 9, 2020

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