Books

Make/Play/Watch/Read: Find the Artist Within

Being an artist takes time, patience, and kindness for ourselves. Take some time to Make/Play/Watch/Read and find the artist within.

July 23, 2021

The GeekMom Picture Book Roundup: Summer 2021

Here are nine of my favorite picture books from 2021 that I hope you and your family will enjoy reading…

July 17, 2021

Make/Play/Watch/Read: World Chess Day (July 20)

Chess is one of the oldest international games in history, and it has its own special day: World Chess Day…

July 16, 2021

Make/Play/Watch/Read: A Pirate’s Life for Me

Time to Make/Play/Watch/Read your way to the high seas in search of treasure! It's a pirate's life for everyone!

July 3, 2021

3 Otherworldly Books for Fans of UFOs, Aliens, and the Paranormal

With the subject back in the news, here are three recent books that touch on UFOs, aliens, and other related…

July 2, 2021

Between the Bookends: 3 Books We Read in June 2021

We hope you will find something interesting within the three books featured in this month's Between the Bookends.

July 1, 2021

The Saga Continues: ‘The High Republic: The Rising Storm’ – Cavan Scott

Cavan Scott takes the High Republic reins with 'The Rising Storm' which is set just a few months after the…

June 29, 2021

Pride Month 2021: ‘Wranglestone’ by Darren Charlton

'Wranglestone' by Darren Charlton is a queer YA story set in post-apocalyptic America in the years following a global zombie…

June 29, 2021

Pride Month 2021: ‘Both Sides Now’ by Peyton Thomas

'Both Sides Now' by Peyton Thomas is a YA novel about a transgender teen boy in the approach to the…

June 27, 2021

Pride Month 2021: ‘Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating’ by Adiba Jaigirdar

'Hani and Ishu's Guide to Fake Dating' by Adiba Jaigirdar is a contemporary YA novel about two Irish, Bengali girls…

June 25, 2021

Pride Month 2021: ‘Be Dazzled’ by Ryan La Sala

'Be Dazzled' by Ryan La Sala is a YA, dual-timeline novel about a teenage cosplayer set in the world of…

June 23, 2021

Pride Month 2021: ‘Trouble Girls’ by Julia Lynn Rubin

'Trouble Girls' by Julia Lynn Rubin is a YA story about two queer teenage girls, inspired by 'Thelma and Louise'…

June 21, 2021

Pride Month 2021: ‘Here the Whole Time’ by Vitor Martins

'Here the Whole Time' by Vitor Martins is a body-positive, Brazilian YA novel about two gay teen boys who live…

June 19, 2021

Pride Month 2021: ‘Almost Flying’ by Jake Maia Arlow

'Almost Flying' by Jake Maia Arlow is a contemporary, LGBTQ, middle grade centered around theme parks and rollercoasters.

June 17, 2021

Pride Month 2021: ‘Bi the Way: The Bisexual Guide to Life’ – Lois Shearing

'Bi the Way: The Bisexual Guide to Life' by Lois Shearing is a non-fiction book that explores bisexuality in detail.

June 15, 2021

Pride Month 2021: ‘Me, My Dad, and the End of the Rainbow’ by Benjamin Dean

'Me, My Dad, and the End of the Rainbow' by Benjamin Dean is the story of twelve-year-old Archie whose dad…

June 13, 2021

Make/Play/Watch/Read: E3 and Video Games

Here's to the gamers and the game developers! Make/Play/Watch/Read with our tribute to video game developers.

June 11, 2021

Pride Month 2021: ‘The Deepest Breath’ by Meg Grehan

'The Deepest Breath' by Meg Grehan is an unusual, LGBTQ middle-grade book that is written entirely in verse.

June 11, 2021

Pride Month 2021: ‘As Far As You’ll Take Me’ by Phil Stamper

'As Far As You'll Take Me' by Phil Stamper is about a gay 17-year-old from Kentucky who lies to his…

June 9, 2021

Pride Month 2021: ‘Ace of Spades’ by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

In 'Ace of Spades,' Devon & Chiamaka (the two Black students at their school) are targeted by the anonymous 'Aces'…

June 7, 2021