Everyone knows a young reader or two who absolutely love non-fiction. Often times they’ll choose books that let them learn about real life people and the world around them rather than picking up the next Diary of a Wimpy Kid book. The First Names Series is perfect for precocious readers […]
Get ‘Edumacated’ With Fun Facts!
Edumacation is like peeking into Andy’s fact-filled brain. It reads less like a scientific tome and more like a conversation with your best friend. It’s light, funny, and you come out of it feeling good about yourself! (Thanks to the publisher for the review copy.)
Instagram Star Pumpkin the Raccoon Gets Her Own Book!
Pumpkin: The Raccoon Who Thought She Was A Dog Author: Laura Young Release Date: October 4, 2016 Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Genre(s): Non-Fiction GoodReads | Amazon Review Spoilers: N/A Pumpkin the Raccoon finally has her own book now, folks! A lot of Internet social media stars have been getting their own books recently and we’re very happy to […]
Tetris: The Games People Play by Box Brown Tells the History of Everyone’s Favorite Game
Tetris: The Games People Play Author: Box Brown Release Date: October 11, 2016 Publisher: First Second Genre(s): Non-Fiction Review Spoilers: Low GoodReads | Amazon As you can probably tell from my five star rating, I love this book. This book is a very strong contender for a spot in my personal list […]
Required Reading for STEM Educators and Students – Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World
Title: Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World Author: Rachel Ignotofsky Release Date: July 26, 2016 Publisher: Ten Speed Press Genre(s): non-fiction Review Spoilers: N/A GoodReads | Amazon Did you know that a woman invented the calculator? How about that another woman discovered the sun’s chemical composition? And another conducted the famous “Doll Experiment” from Brown v Board […]
‘Food: A Love Story’ Whets the Appetite
Author: Jim Gaffigan Release Date: October 24, 2014 Publisher: Crown Archetype Genre(s): Humor, Non-Fiction Rating: ★★★☆☆ Review Spoilers: Mild GoodReads | Amazon I love food and I wanted to love this book, but Food: A Love Story turned out like burnt popcorn in my eyes – I’m not going to say no to popcorn, but it […]
Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling Entertains, but does not Exceed Expectations
Author: Mindy Kaling Release Date: September 15, 2015 Publisher: Crown Archetype; First Edition Source: Blogging for Books Genre(s): non-fiction, humor, autobiography Rating: ★★★☆☆ 1/2 Review Spoilers: Light GoodReads | Amazon Let me get this out of the way first: Why Not Me? is a good read- it’s one of the better ways to […]
Breakups Suck. “It Ended Badly” Doesn’t.
It Ended Badly: Thirteen of the Worst Breakups in History Author: Jennifer Wright Release Date: November 3, 2015 Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. Source: Netgalley Genre(s): historical non-fiction, humor Rating: ★★★★☆ Review Spoilers: N/A GoodReads | Amazon Jennifer Wright’s book, It Ended Badly, is the literary equivalent of ice cream and Kleenex. Whether you’ve […]
Princesses Aren't Just for Fairytales
Princesses Behaving Badly Author: Linda Rodriguez McRobbie Release Date: November 19, 2013 Publisher: Quirk Books Source: Quirk Books Genre(s): History, Biography, Non-Fiction, Women Rating: ★★★☆☆ Review Spoilers: None GoodReads | Amazon | Quirk Books We all know the classic Disney interpretations of the old fairytales with their princesses and princes, talking animals and happy endings. Most of us […]
Eric Smith's Dating Advice for the Everyday Geek
The Geek’s Guide to Dating Author: Eric Smith Release Date: December 3rd, 2013 Publisher: Quirk Books Source: Quirk Books Genre(s): Self Help, Dating, Non-Fiction Rating: ★★★★☆ Review Spoilers: N/A GoodReads | Amazon Ever since I first heard became of it I’ve been intrigued by Eric Smith’s upcoming book The Geek’s Guide to Dating. I mean, I’m a geek. […]