Category Archives: Kids’ Books

Our 5 Favorite Poetry Books for Kids

April is National Poetry Month, so let’s do a roundup of our favorite poetry books for kids. While a lot of children’s books use rhyming text to tell a story, these books are specifically created to showcase poems – whether originally written for a children’s audience or not. I love poetry books for kids that believe children can manage interesting,… Read more »

10 Children’s Books About Love and Marriage That Adults Can Enjoy Too

I never thought of “love and marriage” as a topic anyone would sit down to write a kids’ books about. I never sought out children’s books about love and marriage to read with my child. They just kind of wandered into the library bag… and some of them have become our favorite books. When I looked at them as a… Read more »

7 Great Kids’ Books About Superheroes (and Supervillains!)

Does the kiddo in your life love superheroes? You’re in luck! There are lots of creative, fun kids’ books about superheroes that C-Man and I have enjoyed as much as Boy Detective did. And what would superheroes be without supervillains? So here are our favorites children’s picture books about superheroes and the Bad Guys/Gals on the other side. You may… Read more »

7 Children’s Books for Cat Lovers of All Ages

My child LOVES cats. For a couple of years, he practically stalked one of the neighborhood cats. Unfortunately for him, his father and I will never, ever get a cat. Fortunately for him, his grandma owns a cat, and at least his parents don’t mind reading books about cats. So here are the children’s books about cats that we liked…. Read more »

16 Good Superhero Comics for Older Kids and Young Adults

Welcome to our list of recommended superhero comics for older kids, teens, and young adults! Some of the books below are your traditional mainstream superhero comics, some are break-the-mold independent work. All of them have fairly young protagonists who we think would be especially engaging to older kids and young adults. But actually, C-Man and I bought almost all of… Read more »

5 Lovely Children’s Books About Gardens

It’s been very “action” and “comics” around Planet Jinxatron lately, so let’s mix things up with a quiet set of children’s books. Plants are quiet, right? Perfect. Here are our favorite children’s books about gardens and gardening, which all go well beyond how to make green things grow. Even if you don’t have a young reader in your life, but… Read more »

13 Amazing Children’s Books About Magic

If you’ve ever been trapped reading a boring book to a young person, I feel your pain. These books are NOT boring. They’re really well written, and the art is beautiful and interesting. Even better, they’re about magic. Strange happenings, special powers, and mysterious characters. What’s not to love? I’d hand them to an adult looking for a light read,… Read more »

23 Good Comics for Kids

   December 15, 2013    6 Comments on 23 Good Comics for Kids

Many people think the word “comics” means “stories about superheroes.” It’s understandable! But there are many other kinds of comics too, and we love to recommend the really good ones that our whole family has enjoyed. How old should a kid be to read these books? I’d say you know the kid(s) in your life better than we do, but… Read more »