Our Favorite Picture Books About Cats

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Sometimes calm, sometimes neurotic… The GeekMoms share their favorite picture books about these soft and often eccentric companions.

GeekMom Approved Reads for Surviving a ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Hiatus

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It’s been six weeks since the ‘Sleepy Hollow’ hiatus began, and if you’re anything like me you’re really starting to miss the weekly adventures of Abbie, Ichabod, Jenny, Frank, and the other inhabitants of the little New York town. I’ve been reading my way through the various ‘Sleepy Hollow’ publications on offer to see which are worth reading over the summer.

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.