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 »

Shh! We Have a Plan (and you know what they say about plans)

Have you ever been in that meeting where everyone is making a Big Important Plan, and you’re saying “hang on, there may be a problem!” and NO ONE is listening? Candlewick Press publishes so many of our favorite kids’ books, and they were kind enough to send over Shh! We Have a Plan by Chris Haughton. And this book is… Read more »

4 Children’s Books About Fairies That Adults Can Love Too

Fairies are possibly the most under-represented imaginary population in quality children’s picture books. I don’t understand why! My son has always loved fairies, so it’s taken extensive digging in the Austin Public Library catalog to create even this short list. And forget about finding any diversity, sadly enough. But here are the children’s books about fairies that have warmed my… Read more »

My 4 Favorite Secret Agent and Spy Comics

—-This post was updated and refreshed in June 2018. Happy reading!—- Dangerous missions! Conspiracies and betrayals! Fast cars! Deadly weapons! Spy comics have an infinite budget for special effects and different locations, so they’re possibly even better than spy movies. Here are four of my favorites – hopefully you find something new and exciting to read here, or feel free… Read more »

Getting To Yes

   November 17, 2014    14 Comments on Getting To Yes

I’m not sure he quite gets how this trick is supposed to work… Boy Detective: You love me, right? Me: Yes. Boy Detective: And you like me, right? Me: Right. Boy Detective: And you’re eating right now, right? Me: Right. Boy Detective: Give me a dollar. Me: No. Boy Detective (aggrieved): Awwwww, man! Me: Nice try, though. Thanks to C-Man… Read more »

Eight Years

   November 5, 2014    6 Comments on Eight Years

Until today, I would have told you that I post a wedding picture every year on our anniversary, except for the year I was not blogging, and last year when I posted a picture of the inside of our freezer instead… and backdated it. Today I discovered that I also skipped year two. While doing NaBloPoMo when I had a… Read more »