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!

Between the Bookends: November 2014

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As we leave behind Halloween and head inextricably forwards towards turkey, trimmings, and tinsel, the GeekMoms are still finding time to read. If you dare to join them this month you will find astronauts, dragonslayers, mysterious children, Plato, a platypus, and a rather curious dead dog.

Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy

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Peruse the intricate, beautiful, and interesting costumes of the original trilogy of Star Wars. Interviews, explanations, photographs, and concept art take us on a tour of how this aspect of the movies was put together.

Chilling Reads for Chilly Days

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Love to read creepy books on chilly nights? Here are 10 to try this fall and winter, from middle grade to adult.

Chatting with Jen Wang, In Real Life

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GeekMom Melanie had the opportunity to chat with artist Jen Wang about her work on the new graphic novel, IRL (In Real Life).

This Book Just Ate My Dog!

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Interactive and silly, This Book Just Ate My Dog! will be a winner for a younger read aloud.

Between the Bookends: October 2014

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It’s Halloween season and the GeekMoms have been reading some surreal and spooky books to prepare, as well as our usual varied choices. Check out this month’s Bookends for Floridian sci-fi, WWII France, a C. S. Lewis retelling of an ancient Roman myth, and a selection of classic children’s stories.

Coming to Terms With The Aesthetic Brain

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While men across cultures prefer women with “some baby-like features,” they also look for high cheekbones and narrow jaws in their partners, because while youth equates with health, too much youth could indicate that a mother lacks the necessary maturity to adequately care for a child.

Cory Doctorow Talks About His Graphic Novel, IRL

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GeekMom Melanie talks to Cory Doctorow, author of such books as Little Brother, Makers, and Rapture of the Nerds, and co-editor of Boing Boing, about his upcoming graphic novel, IRL (In Real Life).

Cowboys Vs…Dinosaurs?

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In Kid Sheriff and The Terrible Toads, a band of outlaws are terrorizing an old-west town with cow-kissin’, and chili insultin’. It’s up to Kid Sheriff, and his knowledge of dinosaurs to save the day!