Our 15 Favorite Poetry Books for Kids

Welcome to 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 handle interesting writing and imagery. The variety of… Read more »

9 Children’s Picture Books About Knights That Adults Can Love Too

As with robots, children’s picture books about knights are fewer and further between than I’d like. I’m not sure why. Do castles and dragons no longer captivate children’s imaginations? I’d say no, at least from my experience with my son from ages four to six especially, because he loved knights. So here are my son’s favorite books about knights that… Read more »

4 Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic Graphic Novels I Love

I love post-apocalyptic stories! And as you know, I love comics. So, these are my favorite post-apocalyptic comics. (Disclosure: Amazon links are affiliate links.) I originally posted my graphic novel rec lists in 2012-15, but they’re being refreshed and expanded in 2023-24 as I re-read most of the books to make sure I’m still enthusiastic about recommending them. However, please… Read more »

18 Geeky & Nerdy Romance Novels, Novellas, and Short Stories

Yep, it’s a post full of romance novels about the geeky and nerdy among us. Video games, programming, hacking, collectible card games, epidemiology, climate change science, neurosurgery, archaeology, the college newspaper, comics, fandom, Victorian fashion, theater… it’s all here. “Geek” pretty much describes everyone who lives in my house, so this roundup is close to my heart. (Disclosure: Amazon links… Read more »

13 Fantastic Graphic Novels About Politics, Race, and Activism

Here are some of my favorite comics that tell stories about politics, race, social change, activism, and justice – all the good and bad that goes with our world’s history on those issues. I hope you find something new and interesting to read here! (Disclosure: Amazon links are affiliate links.) I originally posted my graphic novel rec lists in 2012-15,… Read more »

16 Princess Picture Books That Everyone Can Love

Boy Detective let me know early that he did NOT like princesses. “Mom,” he said, “I like FAIRIES, not princesses.” Strangely, though, he loved every princess book in this list. It’s amazing how a good story can transcend genre prejudices, isn’t it? And I enjoyed reading them as much as Boy Detective did. (Disclosure: Amazon links are affiliate links.) My… Read more »

10 Stellar Children’s Books About Art and Creativity

My son always loved to paint, draw, and collage when he was younger… none of which is in my repertoire. Did I tell you I got kicked out of art school? But I loved how my kiddo became passionate about art, and so I looked out for books to validate and encourage that interest. Here are some of our favorite… Read more »

6 of My Favorite Funny Romance Novels

I’m a sucker for a romance novel with wry humor, snark, high-quality banter, or the fun kind of bickering. Every single book on this list made me laugh out loud multiple times. So take a look, and hopefully you’ll find something new and fun to read! (Disclosure: Amazon links are affiliate links.) I originally posted this list in 2017, but… Read more »