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 »

8 More Recommended Graphic Novels

I’ve written about plenty of comics so far, from action-packed spy thrillers to memoirs about growing up. In this post I wanted to highlight some of the most distinctive, genre-nonconforming books I’ve read. From football to fashion, from insect scientists to Jewish folktales, I love all of these unique books. (New to my blog? All my comics recommendations are here,… Read more »

Stop whatever you’re doing and read The Princess in Black

When Candlewick Press offered us a review copy of The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, I said yes! Because who wouldn’t want to read this? Incognito princess fighting monsters? Perfect! Art by LeUyen Pham? Even better! (New to my blog? All my children’s book recommendations are here, or check out my children’s books Pinterest board. My… Read more »

Sins of the Father: Superpowered YA Done Right

Multicultural and diverse literature has been such an amazing thing for our family. We’ve had to search for it, but we have found so many wonderful writers and artists from diverse backgrounds, telling stories that star all kinds of characters. Our lives are richer because of these folks’ hard work and talent. So when Diverse Book Tours was looking for… Read more »