Alice, Wendy, and Dorothy Embark on A New Adventure Together in ‘Cheshire Crossing’

Title: Cheshire CrossingAuthor: Andy WeirArtist: Sarah AndersonRelease Date: May 28, 2019Publisher: Ten Speed PressReview Spoilers: LowGoodReads | Amazon If you’ve ever wondered what happened to the heroines of your favorite portal fantasies after they returned home then you’re in luck – Andy Weir of The Martian fame did, too. Cheshire Crossing brings together Alice from […]

‘Rocket to the Moon!’ Brings Young Readers Along on Mankind’s Journey to the Moon

Title: Rocket to the Moon!Series: Big Ideas That Changed the World #1Author: Don BrownRelease Date: March 5, 2019Publisher: AmuletReview Spoilers: LowGoodReads | Amazon Big ideas can change the world as the tagline for Amulet’s latest non-fiction kids’ graphic novel series reminds us. Rocket to the Moon! kicks off the series and introduces young readers to […]

‘The Singing Rock’ Introduced Readers Young and Old to Some Clever, Hilarious New Fairytales!

Title: The Singing Rock & Other Brand-New Fairy TalesAuthor: Nathaniel LachenmeyreArtist: Simini BlockerRelease Date: June 18, 2019Publisher: First SecondReview Spoilers: LowGoodReads | Amazon Fairytale stories and adorable, colorful illustrations collide in Nathaniel Lachenmeyer & Simini Blocker’s ‘The Singing Rock’. Pegged as a collection of ‘brand-new fairy tales’ this may be one of the most fun, all-ages graphic […]

Nathan Hale’s ‘Apocalypse Taco’ is One of the Weirdest Books We’ve Read This Year

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 […]

First Love Kinda Sucks in Whitney Gardner’s Fantastic ‘Fake Blood’

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, […]

Science Comics Tackles ‘Wild Weather’ in Their Latest Release

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 […]

‘Polar Bears’ Take the Spotlight in this Science Comics Title from First Second Books!

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, […]