‘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 Ready 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, […]

‘The Faithful Spy’ Tells a Story of Faith, War, and A Plot To Assassinate Hitler

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 […]

Fabien Cousteau Expeditions Kicks off With The “Great White Shark Adventure”

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 […]