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INDIE ROUNDUP

February Indie Books Roundup!

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 excited about, from independent, university, and small presses we love. February’s a strange month, […]

by × February 24, 2014 ×

ATTACK OF THE GIANT HAMSTER

6 Books For Boys Who Hate Reading

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 would unenthusiastically read to us, felt like an excruciating scene from The King’s Speech. Granted, part […]

by × August 1, 2013 ×

PARENTING

The 6 Most Honest, Least Insulting Parenting Books

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 me into one of two states: panic (because I am apparently doing everything wrong) or defeat (because I’ve […]

by × July 25, 2013 ×

KID STUFF

Eyewitness Books: Kids’ Reads that You’ll Love, Too

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 labor, all send me scurrying toward the safety of the nearest climate-controlled building, […]

by × July 16, 2013 ×

FATHERS

Books for the Cool Dad in Your Life

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 involved a colicky two-month-old screaming, screaming, and screaming some more. I’ve learned a lot in […]

by × June 14, 2013 ×

KID STUFF

10 Things to Do With Your Kids This Summer

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 without care In hopes that some Clean Out Fairy soon would […]

by × June 13, 2013 ×

KID STUFF

5 Reasons Horror in Children’s Literature Is a Good Thing

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 three—both of whom are undeniably fascinated by spooky things. Their new favorite animated television show […]

by × April 29, 2013 ×

NONFICTION

The Best Book You’ll Hate Reading

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 imagined you could feel, filling you up and overflowing. What they don’t […]

by × March 20, 2013 ×