Sophie Brown

‘When the Past Was Around’: A Point-&-Click Puzzle Game Exploring Loss

'When the Past Was Around' is a short, sweet, and surreal narrative point-and-click puzzle game exploring loss and grief.

January 23, 2021

Three New Novels for 2021 Inspired by Old Classics

I spent the first weeks of 2021 reading 3 books that take classic novels & authors & give them a…

January 21, 2021

‘Violet Veil’ Middle-Grade Series Kicks Off with ‘A Case of Grave Danger’

Tomorrow, Sophie Cleverly releases book one of her new middle-grade series: 'The Violet Veil Mysteries', which is set in the…

January 20, 2021

The Saga Continues: ‘The High Republic: Light of the Jedi’ – Charles Soule

'Light of the Jedi' by Charles Soule is a novel set in the outer rim where the Jedi are called…

January 5, 2021

Between the Bookends: 3 Books We Read in December 2020

This month's Bookends is a little thinner than usual, but Sophie and Rebecca still have three books to share, and…

January 1, 2021

‘Inertial Drift’: A Retro Racer That Keeps Things Simple Yet Satisfying

'Inertial Drift' is a racing game set in a retro style '90s future that uses unique Twin Stick Controls to…

December 19, 2020

‘Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2: Grand Prix’ Is Cartoon Karting Family Fun

'Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2: Grand Prix' is a fun racing game in the style of 'Mario Kart' where you race…

December 18, 2020

‘Superliminal’: A Puzzling Game Where Perception Is Reality.. Or Is It?

'Superliminal' is a video game that uses your perception of size, depth, and relative location to create some totally unique…

December 16, 2020

Comparison: Bluetooth, Wireless Headphones for Kids

With Bluetooth and wireless headphones becoming the norm, I compared two sets of headphones aimed at younger listeners to see…

December 14, 2020

Hornby Brings Traditional Toy Trains Into the Modern Age With Eurostar

Bring an element of international travel glamour to your holiday season with the Eurostar electric train set from Hornby.

December 11, 2020

The Little Hands Card Holder Helps Little Gamers Hold Big Hands

The Little Hands Card Holder is a helpful little gadget that allows younger players to more easily hold onto a…

December 10, 2020

Six More Fandom-Inspired Cookbooks From Insight Editions

I've spent the last few weeks working my way through six of the latest fandom-inspired cookbook options from Insight Editions.

December 8, 2020

7 Picture Books to Enjoy With Young Readers This December

Sophie and Rebecca have put together a list of seven picture books that will be ideal for reading together over…

December 6, 2020

The Saga Continues: ‘From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back’

'From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back' contains 40 stories by 40 authors to celebrate the 40…

December 5, 2020

Between the Bookends: 6 Books We Read in November 2020

Can you believe it's time for the final Between the Bookends of 2020? We're here to share what we're reading…

December 1, 2020

Celebrate the Return of ‘The Crown’ With Three Royally Splendid Reads

Celebrate the return of 'The Crown' with three books filled with the same scandals, tragedies, and difficult choices you have…

November 15, 2020

Celebrate Healthcare Heroes with History Heroes and Julia Donaldson

Celebrate the hard work of our healthcare heroes this holiday season & encourage kids to do the same with History…

November 11, 2020

‘A Fold Apart’: A Folding Puzzle Game About Navigating Loneliness

'A Fold Apart' is a puzzle game with an emotional backstory that follows a couple facing the challenges of a…

November 5, 2020

‘Name the Emoticon’: An Ideal Card Game for Virtual Get-Togethers

'Name the Emoticon' is a simple flashcard style party game where phrases are "written" using emojis and other players must…

November 5, 2020

Review: ‘History Comics: The Challenger Disaster’ by Pranas T. Naujokaitis

'History Comics: The Challenger Disaster' by Pranas T. Naujokaitis is a middle-grade graphic novel that explores the disaster in detail.

November 3, 2020