My Problem With Princesses

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Why do we still have princesses in modern stories? Why is this still part of our culture?

The Depths of The Riverman Triology

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Is the girl crazy? Is there really a world where children are like gods? Or is there a dark reality hidden behind the story? The Riverman Trilogy.

The Wild World of David Derrick

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Whether portraying an animal debate as to who is the scariest thing in the jungle, or showing a defiant boy pretending to be every animal under the sun, the books of David Derrick inspire imaginative play at every age.

Between the Bookends: March 2015

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This month’s Between the Bookends selection includes demonic advice, a future British dystopia, and dinosaur sex – just thankfully not all at once!

Happy World Read Aloud Day!

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March 4, 2015 is World Read Aloud Day! Why not start an adventure with your child–toddler or teen–today?

Building a Personalized Library

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Looking for a fun creative gift to start your child’s library? Consider a personalized collection bearing their name.

Princess Decomposia And Count Spatula

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Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula is a creepy-cute graphic novel by Andi Watson. Read an interview on the characters and the yummy treats in the book!

Find Time for Creativity With Art Before Breakfast and Other Books

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I’ve always been envious of those who draw with ease, and those who actually enjoy it. Part of my non-enjoyment of drawing is a self-fulfilling prophecy, though. The more I draw, the better at it I am. And I’m reminded to keep at it, to not give up or continue to resign myself to be bad at drawing.

Between the Bookends: February 2015

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This month’s Between the Bookends sees the GeekMoms reading about talking cows, dystopian future entertainment, a steampunked wild west, a wall of Trudd, and some big changes for Harry Dresden.

Wrapped in Plastic: A Revealing Look at Twin Peaks

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If it’s been a long time since your last visit to Twin Peaks, or you’d just like to explore the town in a little more depth, then Andy Burns’ new book Wrapped in Plastic might be perfect for you.

We Are All The Bad Mother

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“I am a bad mother.” It’s a thought that has gone through all of our heads at least once, possibly daily. In the era of picture-perfect Pinterest parenting, the feelings of inadequacy come easily.

Tea Without Princesses

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Tea parties don’t have to be about sparkles and lace. Here are some picture books to liven up your tea party for all genders and styles.

Are YOU Ready for the Zombie Apocalypse?

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GeekMom Mel takes a look at Roger Ma’s new The Zombie Combat Field Guide: A Coloring and Activity Book for Fighting the Living Dead. Your survival may well depend on this book.

Growing Into Molly Grue

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I’ve read The Last Unicorn countless times. Last year, something really odd happened. Reading along, I came to the part where Molly meets the unicorn for the first time, and… well, there was this suspicious moisture in my eyes.

Project Superhero: A Book For Your Young, Comics-Loving Girl

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In this fiction/non-fiction hybrid for pre-teen girls, Jessie’s 8th-grade class embarks on the Superhero Slam, a year-long project to explore heroes and superheroes—culturally, scientifically, and sociologically—culminating in a one-on-one debate for superhero supremacy.

GeekMom’s 2014 Gift Guide of Books

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Today’s gift guide is full of books: Historical books, storybooks, reference books, baby books, comic books, and more. There is something for everyone on this list!