7 Outstanding Comics About Being A Hero


Yay, we’re back to the themed roundups of excellent comics and graphic novels! This is so exciting. Superheroes are hot right now thanks to blockbuster movies and popular television shows. Beyond that world, though, you can find amazing independent writers and artists telling stories about superheroes, and about what being a hero really means (even when you don’t have superpowers)…. Read more »

My 15 Favorite Magical and Fantasy Webcomics (So Far)


I usually lean more towards science fiction than fantasy, but WOW, there are some amazing fantasy and magical webcomics. I just started reading webcomics this year, and quickly fell in love. The art! The stories! Reading webcomics on my tablet in the dark in bed when I should really be sleeping! (I know some of you do that too.) Here’s… Read more »

How to Get Started Reading Comics and Graphic Novels – With Plenty of Suggestions!


If you’re already a fan of comics and graphic novels, you can scroll right down to the recommended books in this post. If you’re not reading comics or graphic novels yet, I’m here to help you get started! The basics first: “graphic novel” is just a term for any book-length work that’s told in a sequence of pictures, usually arranged… Read more »

15 More Young Adult Graphic Novels and Comics We Love


Need a graphic novel for a young adult or older kid? You’re in luck, because these days they’re exploding out of the publishing industry so fast that I can’t keep up. Here’s another roundup of favorites I’ve discovered since my last post of comics recommendations for this age group. Compared to little kid comics, these books have more complex stories… Read more »

15 Children’s Picture Books We’re Loving Right Now


I’ll never outgrow reading picture books. Lucky for me, eight year old Boy Detective doesn’t seem to be outgrowing them either. Until that luck runs out, I’m enjoying reading him all the amazing books I find in the stacks of the Austin Public Library. Here’s a roundup of some of our recent favorites. Hope you find something to love in… Read more »

Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older: you’ll forget it’s fiction


I read Shadowshaper on a crowded airplane with a seven year old chattering in my ear… because once I started reading this book, I could not stop. No matter how many interruptions, how many times I had to look away, I went right back to it. The world of Shadowshaper is so large and so engrossing, it felt just as… Read more »

7 More Fun Children’s Picture Books You Shouldn’t Miss


When I started my children’s picture book series, I never imagined creating over 25 posts full of our favorite books. From robots to gardens, dogs to fairies, and everything in between. I’m not done yet, but I’m taking a break from themes to celebrate a handful of books just because. So here are a few of our most recent favorite… Read more »