Title: Apocalypse TacoAuthor: Nathan HaleRelease Date: March 26, 2019Publisher: AmuletReview Spoilers: LowGoodReads | Amazon Apocalypse Taco is one of the weirdest books I’ve read in a long time. I’ve struggled with how to write this review because sometimes books are just so bizarre that you’ve got to just experience them for yourself. That’s how I […]
Title: Fake BloodAuthor: Whitney GardnerRelease Date: September 4, 2018Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young ReadersReview Spoilers: MildGoodReads | Amazon When I first saw the cover of Whitney Gardner’s Fake Blood I assumed this was some coming-of-age meta take on being a teenage vampire. The reality is so much better. Fake Blood is a charming, […]
I have been a Pokémon fan for literally decades now. I started watching the show as a kid and my first handheld console was the yellow, special edition Game Boy Color that came with Pokémon Yellow. As much as I love the series, though, I’ve never gotten around to reading […]
Title: Wild WeatherSeries: Science ComicsAuthor: MK ReedIllustrator: Jonathan HillRelease Date: April 16, 2019Publisher: First Second BooksReview Spoilers: N/AGoodReads | Amazon I have been meaning to check out the Science Comics series for a long time but their latest release, Wild Weather, finally got me. I’m raising kids in Tornado Alley and so weather is a […]
Title: Polar BearsSeries: Science ComicsAuthor: Jason ViolaIllustrator: Zack GiallongoRelease Date: December 31, 2018Publisher: First Second BooksReview Spoilers: N/AGoodReads | Amazon As the introduction says, polar bears are one of the most recognizable animals on our planet. There’s just something awe-inspiring by the massive, dangerous, and often beautiful creatures. As kids we’re amazed by them. And, […]
Title: The Faithful SpyAuthor: John HendrixRelease Date: September 18, 2018Publisher: Amulet BooksReview Spoilers: HighGoodReads | Amazon As we approach the Easter season I’m sure there are a lot of parents and grandparents out there trying to balance ‘the reason for the season’ with Easter basket surprises their (especially older kids) will actually like. The Faithful Spy by […]
Title: Great White Shark Adventure Series: Fabien Cousteau Expeditions #1Author: James O. FraioliIllustrator: Joe St. PierreContributor: Fabien CousteauRelease Date: March 5, 2019Publisher: Mcelderry BooksReview Spoilers: LowGoodReads | Amazon After years exploring the oceans and contributing to the family legacy, Fabien Cousteau is lending his name to an exciting new series of graphic novels called the Fabien Cousteau Adventures! The books […]
It’s a little strange to see the early 2000s as a nostalgic setting for a coming-of-age tale when that’s when I was growing up but it’s also part of what made me love Kiss Number 8 from the very start.
ho says you can’t mix fiction with a how-to-guide? First Second’s Maker Comics agree with that sentiment. As their backcover tagline proudly proclaims, the series features “easy do-it-yourself instructions and page-turning plots” to teaching young readers some handy real-life skills.
Bake Like A Pro! mixes an often hilarious fantasy story with some basic, baking recipes that can appeal to readers of any skill set!