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February Indie Books Roundup!
We love independent publishers, but great indie releases have a way of getting past us. Enter the Indie Roundup, a monthly review of new books we’re...
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6 Books For Boys Who Hate Reading
Until recently, my 7-year-old son was a reluctant reader. We’d tried a variety of books and incentives, but every session of storytime, where he...
The 6 Most Honest, Least Insulting Parenting Books
I’ll confess: most books written by parenting professionals on HOW to parent haven’t been all that helpful to me. Typically, they’ve sent...
Eyewitness Books: Kids’ Reads that You’ll Love, Too
I would like to preface this post by pointing out that I find nothing less interesting than a farm. Dirt, smells, poop, the threat of back-breaking...
Books for the Cool Dad in Your Life
Tomorrow marks my second official Father’s Day, but I’m counting it as the first, since all I can remember about last year’s was that it...
10 Things to Do With Your Kids This Summer
‘Twas the first week of summer and all through the land Not a Mom was still signing folders, not even a Dad. The backpacks were slung in the garage...
5 Reasons Horror in Children’s Literature Is a Good Thing
I’m a genre fiction book reviewer, so it’s sometimes my job to read really creepy stuff. I’m also the father of two young girls—six and...
The Best Book You’ll Hate Reading
Everyone loves to tell you your life is going to change after having kids—that things will never be the same, but that you’ll discover a love you never...