20 Science Fiction Webcomics To Make Your Geeky Heart Sing

   November 25, 2015    Comments Off on 20 Science Fiction Webcomics To Make Your Geeky Heart Sing

— This post was expanded with even more comics in November 2018. Happy reading! — Since I’m a science fiction loving gal, the webcomics with spaceships, aliens, and lasers have a special place in my heart. Here’s a first roundup with some of my absolute favorite science fiction webcomics… but I’m sure I’ll be back with more recommendations in the… Read more »

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 »

Why ALL kids need diverse books

   September 30, 2015    Comments Off on Why ALL kids need diverse books

I’m over at SheKnows today, talking about #WeNeedDiverseBooks and why it’s important for everyone. Read it here: 4 Reasons all kids need diverse books

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 »