Books

Have a Very ‘Die Hard’ Christmas This Holiday Season

Yes, Virginia, 'Die Hard' is a holiday movie! Why not get into the spirit with a new illustrated picture book…

GeekMom Gift Guide: All Things Jane Austen

Jane Austen-themed gifts are always appropriate for fans of her works. Here are some obvious and not-so-obvious options for gift…

Between the Bookends: 9 Books We Read in Oct-Nov 2017

In this month's Between the Bookends, Lisa, Rebecca, Melissa, Sophie, and Chris share their favorite books from the last month.

7 Captivating Historical Fantasy Books

Waiting for the latest installment of "A Song of Ice and Fire" and still want to get your historical fiction…

‘The Empress’ and Other Great Sequels

'The Empress' is just as exciting as the first book in its series. Rebecca Angel reviews it, and lists other…

‘Ultimate Slime’ Is The Ultimate Book for Slime Makers

Whether they're looking for just the right slime recipe, ideas for making new kinds of slime, or even suggestions for…

Start Prepping Now for NaNoWriMo

It's time for some serious NaNoWriMo prep. Are you ready? So let's get geared up and ready to go. Here…

Philip Pullman Is My Shadow Self, and Other Convoluted Philosophies

Everyone has to face their inner daemons (see what I did there) in order to grow. Why do I get…

‘Five Minute Read-Aloud’ Update and Tips

As a gift, Rebecca Angel uploaded videos of a read aloud for her husband. Things didn't turn out as planned.…

Between the Bookends: 12 Books We Read in Sept-Oct 2017

In this bumper edition of Between the Bookends, Rebecca, Amy, Corrina, Chris, and Sophie share some of their favorite books…

Shout-Out to Klaus Baudelaire, Heroic Nerd

I just feel like celebrating that, in Lemony Snicket's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events,' one of our protagonists is a…

Celebrate Halloween With ‘Supernatural’ and Insight Editions

Surrounded by the spooky and the spectral, Halloween is the perfect time of year to dive into the latest 'Supernatural'…

Making Bad Look Good: A Disney Villains Giveaway

Want a deep dive into the stories of iconic Disney Villains? Here's your chance!

‘The X-Files: Earth Children Are Weird’ Giveaway

'The X-Files: Earth Children Are Weird' by Kim Smith is a new kid-friendly picture book that is perfect for reading aloud…

‘Sorcery for Beginners’ Is Magical

To get me into the Halloween spirit, I just read Matt Harry's 'Sorcery for Beginners.' As it comes with instructions…

My Potter-Aged Kids

I have three Potter-aged kids, so I'm going to reread the books as a parenting guide.

‘The Lost Letter: A Victorian Romance’ – Clean Romance in an Austen-Like World.

'Pride and Prejudice' meets 'Beauty and the Beast' in 'The Lost Letter: A Victorian Romance.'

Happy 80th Birthday to ‘The Hobbit’ (And My Grandmother)

Evil Genius Mum has two big celebrations: the 80th anniversary of The Hobbit AND her grandma's 80th birthday. Coincidence?

A Supa Epic Afternoon With Dav Pilkey

My kids and I met Dav Pilkey at part of his Supa Epic Tour o'Fun, to the delight of all…

‘Everybody’s Son’: An Ode to Chapter Sixteen

Chapter Sixteen of Thrity Umrigar's novel, 'Everybody's Son,' is a marvelous example of writing at its finest, where form meets…

‘Alphabet Book’ a Charming New Way to Explore the ‘Mouse Guard’ World

'Mouse Guard' creator David Petersen and illustrator Serena Malyon talk about the ABCs of their new book from BOOM! Studios

The Bookworm Paradox

Why haven't I been reading many books lately if I love them so much? Could it be because I love…

‘Click’d’: The Programming Was the Easy Part

A glitch in Allie's viral app has done more than hurt her program. It may also cost her her friends.

Can’t Sleep? Journal With ‘The Nocturnal Journal’

Can't sleep? Why not use that time productively and do some self-reflection?

Road to Kickstarter 8: Setting the Kickstarter Goal

A Kickstarter is only as successful as the financial planning behind it.

The One Thing You Should Pick Up for Your Kids on Force Friday II

There's one book you should absolutely pick up on Force Friday II: BB-8 on the Run, written by Drew Daywalt…

Holy Cats, Batman: Tim Hanley’s ‘The Many Lives of Catwoman’

Discover Catwoman's complex history in Tim Hanley's 'The Many Lives of Catwoman: The Felonious History of a Feline Fatale' from…

Between the Bookends: 10 Books We Read in July 2017

In this month's Between the Bookends, Corrina, Anika, Rebecca, Amy, Sophie, & Bookends newcomer Chris share books to see you…

Bodger’s ‘5 to 1’ Doesn’t Represent

As a fan of dystopian fiction, I was eager to read it. However, I'm afraid that my enjoyment of the…

Meet Miles Morales, Spider-Man in This Compelling New YA Novel

'Miles Morales: Spider-Man' is a novel for ages 12 and up from Jason Reynolds that masterfully introduces the character.

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