Books

Word Wednesday: The ‘Alfie Fleet’ Series

The 'Alfie Fleet' series by Martin Howard and Chris Mould are hilariously funny and filled with memorable characters with enormous…

July 29, 2020

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…

December 2, 2017

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…

November 28, 2017

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.

November 15, 2017

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…

November 8, 2017

‘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…

October 31, 2017

‘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…

October 23, 2017

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…

October 20, 2017

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…

October 19, 2017

‘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.…

October 16, 2017

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…

October 15, 2017

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…

October 13, 2017

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'…

October 13, 2017

Making Bad Look Good: A Disney Villains Giveaway

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

October 9, 2017

‘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…

October 6, 2017

‘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…

October 4, 2017

My Potter-Aged Kids

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

September 25, 2017

‘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.'

September 23, 2017

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?

September 21, 2017

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…

September 20, 2017

‘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…

September 19, 2017

‘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

September 17, 2017

The Bookworm Paradox

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

September 8, 2017

‘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.

September 5, 2017

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

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

September 5, 2017

Road to Kickstarter 8: Setting the Kickstarter Goal

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

September 1, 2017

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…

August 31, 2017

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…

August 30, 2017

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…

August 15, 2017

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…

August 5, 2017

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