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  • Best Books Of The Year, as Chosen by a 3 and 6 Year Old

    Best Books Of The Year, as Chosen by a 3 and 6-Year-Old

    I have two very opinionated readers. The eldest, L, has helped me make these lists the past two years. The youngest, M, is now joining the blogging game and is excited to share her favorite books that were published in 2020. As noted in previous years, these are favorites as chosen by my children –…

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  • Five Great Graphic Novels for Teens and Adults

    Five Great Graphic Novels for Teens and Adults

    There exists an unwanted stigma around graphic novels. They are too dark and gritty, some say. The format of this art style does not match with the serious tone of dark narratives, some say. Graphic novels are just comic books with blood, language, and mature themes, some say. None of these three descriptions fully capture…

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  • The Best Books of 2019, as Decided by a 5-year-old

    The Best Books of the Year, as Decided by a 5-Year-Old

    Last year, I wrote a blog post on my 4-year-old’s favorite books published that year. Well, we’re doing it again! And as you may have guessed, this time she’s 5. This time we have some chapter books added. And this time, we went back through her archive of library checkouts to ensure we didn’t miss…

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  • Books for Pride Month

    11 LGBTQ Titles for Adult Readers

    In honor of LGBTQ pride, here is a show-stopping book list that describes the lives, struggles, and strengths of LGBTQ characters and people, fact or fiction. These 11 books celebrate the spirit of the movement and implore us, at any age, to build a better world. Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin, 1956 (Fiction) An American,…

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  • Book Buzz

    Book Buzz Recommendations: June

    (Ages 1-3) Just Like My Papa by Toni Buzzeo A lion cub, who wants to be just like his father, imitates his every move. (Pre-K –K) Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin Find out exactly how much dragons love tacos, but be sure not to feed them salsa or you’re in for a hot surprise.…

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  • Geek Pride Day

    Geek Pride Day

    “Being a nerd is not about what you love, it’s about the way that you love it.” – Wil Wheaton Geek Pride Day (Día del orgullo friki) was first proposed and organized on May 25, 2006 by Spanish blogger Germán Martínez as a celebration of all things geeky. What started as a small, local meetup…

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    Vision: 2016’s Best Surprise Graphic Novel

    2016’s best surprise in the graphic novel world has to be Tom King’s sci-fi suburban drama “Vision“. Relatively new to the professional comic scene, King once was an assistant to the legendary “X-Men” writer, Chris Claremont. He put his comic career on hold to become a counterterrorism operations officer for the CIA after the September…

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