Books

Adventures on Trains: My Favorite Middle-Grade Book Series in 2021

This month I picked up the next books in the Adventures on Trains series: 'Kidnap on the California Comet' and…

April 14, 2021

‘We Just Click’ Is a Sweet Collection of LEGO-Themed Love Notes

Lighthearted LEGO-themed love notes fill this new little book from Chronicle Books.

April 8, 2021

Make/Play/Watch/Read: National Library Week (USA)

Celebrate your library with a week full of books, movies, games, and bookmarks. It's National Library Week and they deserve…

April 8, 2021

Make/Play/Watch/Read: ‘Star Trek’s First Contact – April 5

Prepare for 'Star Trek's First Contact with our fun Make/Play/Watch/Read activities for all ages, newbies and Trekkies alike.

April 2, 2021

Dive Into National Poetry Month With Candlewick Press

April is National Poetry Month, and what better way to dive in than with some books by Candlewick Press that…

April 2, 2021

Between the Bookends: 4 Books We Read in March 2021

In this month’s between the bookends, Sophie and Rebecca share four books they read in the month of March.

April 1, 2021

I Truly Came to Appreciate Beverly Cleary As a Parent

GeekMom Elizabeth discusses the impact of Beverly Cleary on her family.

March 31, 2021

The Lost Book Sales of 2020

Looking forward to a year of used book sales, fewer and more spaced out of course, but 2021 should hold…

March 25, 2021

Make/Play/Watch/Read: A Slice of Pi Day

Pi Day has rolled around again and we have the best Make/Play/Watch/Read to sweeten your celebrations.

March 12, 2021

The Saga Continues: “Shadow Fall” & “Victory’s Price” by Alexander Freed

With the third installment of Alexander Freed's Alphabet Squadron trilogy having dropped last week, I took the time to finish…

March 11, 2021

GeekMom’s International Women’s Day Reading List 2021

Happy International Women's Day! Here is a selection of books that are all great choices to read today, either alone…

March 8, 2021

Make/Play/Watch/Read: IWD 2021 and Choose to Challenge

Choose to challenge the same-old ideas for International Women's Day and join in with our Make/Play/Watch/Read!

March 5, 2021

6 Educational Picture Books to Enjoy Reading This March

I have spent the last few weeks reading some brilliant picture books covering topics from vehicles to dinosaurs, racism to…

March 2, 2021

Between the Bookends: 7 Books We Read in February 2021

In this month's between the bookends, Sophie and Scott share seven books they read in the month of February across…

March 1, 2021

Getting Ready for Read Across America Day – March 3

Because we all need a little more holiday time, let's make Read Across America day a proper holiday this year.…

March 1, 2021

Easy Paper Jewelry Inspired by ‘Demon Slayer’

Make easy jewelry using lightweight watercolor paper inspired by the anime series 'Demon Slayer' and traditional Japanese games.

February 23, 2021

‘Artists in Residence’ Gives a Glimpse Into Artists’ Private Spaces

If you've ever wanted to learn where artists live and how they organize and decorate their own homes, this book…

February 21, 2021

Make/Play/Watch/Read: Happy Birthday, Charles Darwin

Make/Play/Watch/Read has evolved in honor of Charles Darwin Day with great ideas to get you started.

February 12, 2021

Between the Bookends: 8 Books We Read in January 2021

Despite everything that has gone on in this eventful month, Sophie, Rebecca, and Robin have been reading plenty of books…

February 1, 2021

5 Picture Books that Celebrate Unity and Positivity

Six recent picture books that promote the same messages of unity and positivity we heard from the Capitol steps last…

January 28, 2021