Between the Bookends: May 2015

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This merry month of May the GeekMoms have been stuck on Mars, trapped in a strange town, debating the merits of STEM and creativity in our schools, and solving puzzles in a future dystopia. Check out our reading lists as we get ready for the summer.

Review: ‘The Fangirl’s Guide to The Galaxy’

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There are some books whose titles that don’t just grab your attention, they leap up and lock your attention in a choke hold until you start reading them. ‘The Fangirl’s Guide to The Galaxy’ by Sam Maggs, released today, is one of those titles. The second I spotted the book, and its amazing cover, I knew I had to read it right then and there.

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.