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, […]

‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ Channels the Old School, Action-Packed Kids’ Adventures of Our Childhoods

The Kid Who Would Be King Release Date: April 16, 2019Cast: Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Dean Chaumoo, Tom Taylor, Rhianna Dorris, Angus Imrie, Rebecca FergusonStudio: 20th Century FoxExtra Feature Rating:  ★★★★☆Rating: ★★★★☆Review Spoilers: LowAmazon | IMDB | Wikipedia | RT  When I first heard of The Kid Who Would Be King I didn’t expect to like it as much as I […]

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 […]

The Questioneers Are Ready to Take Your Growing Readers on All-New Adventures!

If you’re not familiar with the Questioneers brand you may be familiar with the books: Rosie Revere, Engineer; Ada Twist, Scientist;and Iggy Peck, Architect. These three fantastic picture books feature bright, creative young people dealing with some often outrageous situations and finding solutions through science, technology, and their innate ingenuity. […]

The Marvel Alphablock is Here To Introduce Your Favorite Heroes to the Next Generation of Fans

Title: Marvel AlphablockIllustrator: PeskimoRelease Date: April 16, 2019Publisher: Abrams AppleseedGoodReads | Amazon If you’re not familiar with the Abrams Block Book series you’re missing out. They’re epically oversized board books covering a variety of topics and recently they’ve been getting pretty nerdy. The Marvel Alphablock is the latest licensed franchise to get the block […]

‘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, […]

‘Max and the MidKnights’ Are Here to Save the Day!

Title: Max and the MidKnightsAuthor: Lincoln PeirceRelease Date: January 8, 2019Publisher: Crown Books for Young ReadersReview Spoilers: High (A major plot twist is revealed – BEWARE!)GoodReads | Amazon If you have kids around then the name Lincoln Peirce is probably familiar. He’s the creator behind the Big Nate series which tends to have a similar appeal to the Diary of Wimpy Kid books. […]

‘The Little Guys’ Offers a Unique Message and a Genuine Opportunity for Discussion With Your Kids

Title: The Little GuysAuthor: Vera BrosgolRelease Date: April 2, 2019Publisher: Roaring Brook PressReview Spoilers: HighGoodReads | Amazon Ususally when you sit down to read a children’s book you have a general idea of where the story is going to go. Not so with Vera Brosgol’s newest book, The Little Guys. I almost hate to do a review […]