Category Archives: Kids’ Books

Recommended Comics For Kids, From Littles to Teens

So many kids love reading comics, but it can be hard to find high-quality, original, diverse, age-appropriate graphic novels and comics for kids. It’s taken me several years to build up my big list of recommended comics for kids (which also has a comics for kids Pinterest board version) but I’m committed to promoting as many good books as I… Read more »

14 Super Picture Books for Kids: Add These to Your Library List!

The picture book section of our library is like a candy store for me. Boy Detective is now eight years old, but he still enjoys good picture books, so there’s nothing to stop me from collecting armfuls of them. Then I bring you the best here on the blog! All my children’s book recommendations are here, or check out my… Read more »

14 Great Graphic Novels Starring Girls and Young Women

There are so many great comics and graphic novels starring girls! I wish there were more diversity of various kinds, but I’m hopeful that we’re moving that direction. I’ll definitely bring you news as I find more diverse books to recommend. In the meantime, please enjoy my newest finds for outstanding graphic novels and comics for older kids, teens, and… Read more »

12 More Good Comics For Kids

   November 30, 2015    6 Comments on 12 More Good Comics For Kids

I’ve recommended good comics for kids before, and even good superhero comics for kids, but I just keep finding more good ones! So here’s another collection of the best we’ve found, all appropriate for elementary school and up. Grab that library card, get to the bookstore, whatever works! (New to my blog? All my kids’ comics recommendations are here, or… 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 »

6 More Fun Children’s 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 fun children’s books just because. (New to my blog? All my children’s book… Read more »

The 7 Best Children’s Books About Ninjas and Samurai

Some things are totally fun for make believe, but you’d never want them around in real life. Pirates, living dinosaurs, Jedi battles, etc. Basically anything where you get in fights or get eaten. Ninjas fall into this category, because real ones were hired assassins. Pretend ninjas, though, are just silently cool and acrobatic. Way better. Despite the common childhood fascination… Read more »