Between the Bookends: July 2015

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This month in Between the Bookends, the GeekMoms have been reading about alien parasites, parenting skills, dark fantasy, climbing Everest, and the songs that tell the story of modern Britain.

Geek Speaks… Fiction! Guest Author J. Kathleen Cheney

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Please help us welcome fantasy author J. Kathleen Cheney to GeekMom! Ms. Cheney is the author of The Golden City series from Roc Books. “The Shores of Spain,” book 3 in the series, has just been released today.

Geek Speaks…Fiction! With Guest Brian Kirk

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This week on Geek Speaks…Fiction! we welcome author Brian Kirk. Brian’s highly anticipated psychological horror book, ‘We Are Monsters,’ is coming out on July 7th from Samhain Publishing.

Welcome To the World of Aetaltis!


“Journey to a distant land where bold adventurers wield magical blades against dark creatures from the shadowy depths. Thrill to the arcane power of enigmatic sorcerers as they master forbidden arts to strike down their diabolical enemies. Marvel at the courage of common folk who refuse to surrender to the tide of evil sweeping over the land. These, my friend, are the CHAMPIONS OF AETALTIS!” –Marc Tassin

Scholastic Books Saves the Summer

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Dakster refuses to let her son slip into an electronics-induced coma. With Scholastic Books’ help, her son won’t know what hit his imagination.

Between the Bookends: June 2015

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Books about Sherlock Holmes, Hannibal Lecter, plus a report on the new Judy Blume and the new teen smash, The Selection series, are among what the GeekMoms are reading.

‘Floral Frolic': A Beautiful New Picture Book on Kickstarter

Support Floral Frolic on Kickstarter, a cute fox story with beautiful watercolor art.

One of Ariane’s favorite artists from last year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Cari Corene, is currently running a Kickstarter campaign for an adorable picture book she co-authored and co-illustrated with Amanda Coronado. Here’s an interview with these talented ladies.

My Favorite Picture Books Right Now: June 2015

GeekMom Ariane shares her favorite picture books library finds recently.

A list of favorite picture books library finds about learning to find yourself, having confidence in your big plans, exploring your passions, and much more, plus a couple of non-fiction books exploring women’s rights through history.

Doodling With the Classics

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From the creators of BabyLit, DoodleLit uses the art of doodling to spread the appreciation of classic literature.