My 15 Favorite Magical and Fantasy Webcomics (So Far…)

—-This post was double-checked and freshened up in June 2018. Happy reading!—- I usually lean more towards science fiction than fantasy, but WOW, there are some amazing fantasy and magical webcomics out there. The art! The stories! The reading of webcomics on my tablet in bed when I should really be sleeping! (I know some of you do that too.)… Read more »

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

I used to keep a list of “try these first” graphic novels here, until I got too many “try these first” suggestions and they escaped! So if you’re already a fan of comics and graphic novels, you can go straight to the list of ALL my many graphic novel recommendation roundups. If you’re not reading them yet, I’m here to… Read more »

20 More Young Adult Graphic Novels and Comics We Love

— This post was double-checked and expanded in October of 2018. Happy reading! — 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… 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 in one sitting, despite being on a crowded, noisy airplane with a seven year old chattering in my ear. 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 engrossing, it felt… 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 »