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

The Aesthetic Brain by Anjan Chatterjee. Photo credit: Oxford University Press.

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!

A Great Scottish Export? The Gruffalo.

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“A moose took a dauner through the deep, mirk widd. A tod saw the moose and the moose looked guid.” A favored children’s book, in Scottish?

Between the Bookends: September 2014

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Wondering what the GeekMoms have been reading this month? As the new school year begins, our choices include time travel romance, astronaut biographies, kings’ messengers, Irish immigrants, killer cakes, and The Doctor.

The Digital Mystique: An Interview With Author Sarah Granger

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GeekMom interviews Sarah Granger, author of the recently released The Digital Mystique: How the Culture of Connectivity Can Empower Your Life- Online and Off, which officially launches this week as the most comprehensive guide on understanding, strategizing, and optimizing your online presence and activity.

Screening Twilight

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Screening Twilight takes a critical look at the saga and its place in the wider cultural landscape through a collection of academic essays.

Drift: A Unique Summer Read

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The new YA novel makes you paint an entirely new universe in your mind; one that has battles, magic, and love, all on the back of a giant turtle.