Sophie Brown

‘MonsterStreet’: Thrills and Chills for Middle-Grade Readers

'MonsterStreet' is a series of middle-grade spooky stories and a great introduction to classic horror tropes including werewolves and monsters.

October 17, 2020

GeekMom Halloween Reading Roundup 2020 – YA and Adult Part One

Today's Halloween Reading Roundup is aimed at teens and adults with 5 books featuring monsters, witches, vampires, & other unworldly…

October 15, 2020

Get Set for ‘Ben 10 Versus the Universe’ With Cartoon Network and Boom!

'Ben 10 Versus the Universe' will debut on Cartoon Network at 10 am local time, so I read the latest…

October 9, 2020

GeekMom Halloween Reading Roundup 2020 – Middle Grade

Today's Halloween Reading Roundup features middle-grade Halloween reads, with eight stories guaranteed to bring spooky vibes to your shelves.

October 8, 2020

The Saga Continues: ‘Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising’ by Timothy Zahn

'Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising' by Timothy Zahn is the first in a new trilogy of books that detail Thrawn's life…

October 7, 2020

LyricPop Returns With Four New Picture Books Based on Classic Songs

LyricPop use the lyrics from classic songs and adapt them into picture book format and now the series is back…

October 6, 2020

Between the Bookends: 6 Books We Read in September 2020

As the weather starts to cool off (for those in the northern hemisphere at least) there couldn't be a better…

October 1, 2020

GeekMom Halloween Reading Roundup 2020 – Babies to Grade School

This year's Halloween Reading Roundup is split into multiple parts; today will focus on books for babies, preschoolers, & grade…

October 1, 2020

The Saga Continues: ‘Doctor Aphra’ by Sarah Kuhn

The second 'Star Wars' original audio drama centers on Doctor Aphra, a rogue archaeologist & classic anti-hero first introduced in…

September 23, 2020

‘How It All Blew Up’ by Arvin Ahmadi, A Muslim LGBTQ Bildungsroman

'How It All Blew Up' by Arvin Ahmadi is a YA, LGBTQ, Own Voices story told from the perspectives of…

September 22, 2020

7 Cat-Themed Games for the Whole Family

Many cat-themed tabletop games have been produced over the years and I'm here to share seven of my favorites with…

September 9, 2020

The Saga Continues: ‘Ahsoka’ by E. K. Johnston

The YA novel 'Ahsoka' by E. K. Johnston continues Ahsoka's story and explores what happened to her in the time…

September 4, 2020

7 Picture Books from 2020 to Read with Your Family

Here are seven diverse picture books released during 2020 that are well worth reading aloud with your children at bedtime.

September 3, 2020

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Streets’ by Haakon Hoel Gaarder

'Streets' is a tile-laying/worker placement game from the team behind 'Villagers' that is currently funding on Kickstarter.

September 2, 2020

Happy Socks Partners with Disney for New Retro Range

Disney has partnered with Happy Socks to produce a retro, 80s-themed range of socks starring Mickey, Minnie and the gang.

September 2, 2020

Between the Bookends: 6 Books We Read in August 2020

In this month's Between the Bookends, Sophie and Rebecca share five middle-grade and YA books they have enjoyed recently.

September 1, 2020

‘Star Wars Episode I: Racer’ Remastered Is Retro ‘Star Wars’ Done Right

'Star Wars Episode I: Racer' is a remastered edition of the classic 1999 Nintendo 64 racing game now available on…

August 28, 2020

5 Fantastic Middle-Grade Books Perfect for Back to School

I've put together a bunch of fantastic middle-grade books covering a variety of genres and styles that I hope will…

August 21, 2020

My First Scalextric: A Fast-Paced Home Racing Set That’s Not Just for Kids

My First Scalextric: Looney Tunes is a small scale, themed Scalextric set aimed at younger children aged from three and…

August 19, 2020

The Saga Continues: ‘Poe Dameron: Free Fall’ by Alex Segura

'Poe Dameron: Free Fall' by Alex Segura is a YA novel that covers the period in Poe's life where he…

August 18, 2020