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!

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.

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.

A DIY Mid-Century Medieval Guest Room Upgrade

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With two kids, a dog, and space at a general premium, having a guest room has never been an easy task for our growing family. We’ve made some sad attempts over the years to accommodate visitors, including a futon (shudder), a second-string queen sized bed (which ended up covered in marker), and an office/nursery combination. A year ago, we finally moved to a house that

Everyone Should Meet The Shadow Hero

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The Shadow Hero is a graphic novel with ties to the history of comics, racism, and the duality of first generation Americans, in an entertaining format that young YA and up will enjoy.

Review: Wordsearch!

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Wordsearch! by Goliath Games is a fun, family-friendly game. Check out our review!

This One Summer: Beauty In Realism

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This One Summer is a new graphic novel by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki. It is a YA book that transcends the genre into where most adult novelists wish they could go: honest and nuanced characters in that familiar world you forgot to cherish. The details of a summer beach town, and two girls on the brink of teen, may not be your memories, but the yearnings, confusion, and relationships certainly will reveal half-buried reminisces.

Review: Muppets Most Wanted

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When asking see it, stream it, or forget it, Muppets Most Wanted is an emphatic “see it”!

A Monsteriffic Christmas

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GeekMom Sarah watched Monsters University on Christmas day. What was your post-feast napping movie this year?

Hammer of Witches

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Hammer of Witches by Shana Mlawski is all about stories: fairy tales, religious texts, and history. She takes what we know of Columbus’ voyage to America and uses it as the backdrop about a boy learning the power of words, and the magic behind the meaning of stories. It’s a good book.

Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule!

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Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule is a card game with delightful images, silly names, and rhyming fun. It’s been played about a dozen times in my household; a new popular past time. This is interesting to me because I think the game has a kink to work out, yet the kids in my house won’t stop playing it, figuring out their own rules to get around any issues.