6 Winning Kids’ Books About Sports

What I know about sports could fit on an index card, but I do know a good children’s book. So here are some of our favorite children’s picture books about sports, from a mom who loves books and a kid who loves books AND sports. Boy Detective enjoyed these in his preschool and early elementary years, and I also genuinely liked them… even after reading some of them out loud half a dozen times! ...more

6 More Graphic Novels You Should Read

I’ve written about plenty of comics so far, from action-packed spy thrillers to memoirs about growing up. In this post I wanted to highlight some of the most distinctive, genre-defying books I’ve read. Football! ...more

Does everything have a rhyme?

Boy Detective: Does everything rhyme? Me: Are you asking whether every word has something that rhymes with it? Boy Detective: Yes ....more

Our 14 Favorite Silly Children’s Books

Silly is one of our family’s favorite things. Boy Detective loves to laugh, so it doesn’t take much to get him giggling. I’m more of a hard sell ....more

Our Favorite Silly Children's Picture Books!

Silly is one of our family's favorite things. Boy Detective loves to laugh, so it doesn't take much to get him giggling. I'm more of a hard sell ....more

Stop whatever you’re doing and read The Princess in Black!

When Candlewick Press offered us a review copy of The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, I said yes! Because who wouldn’t want to read this? Incognito princess fighting monsters? ...more

Stop whatever you're doing and read The Princess in Black!

When Candlewick Press offered us a review copy of The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, I said yes! Because who wouldn't want to read this? Incognito princess fighting monsters? ...more

I feel VERY reassured, thanks!

Boy Detective: If I had to go without pizza, or go without you, I would probably go without pizza so I could be with you. Me: “Probably.” But you haven’t quite decided yet. Boy Detective: Here’s the more reassuring thing! ...more

I feel VERY reassured, thanks!

Boy Detective: If I had to go without pizza, or go without you, I would probably go without pizza so I could be with you. Me: "Probably." But you haven't quite decided yet. Boy Detective: Here's the more reassuring thing! ...more

Sins of the Father: Superpowered YA Done Right

Multicultural and diverse literature has been such an amazing thing for our family. We’ve had to search for it, but we have found so many wonderful writers and artists from diverse backgrounds, telling stories that star all kinds of characters. Our lives are richer because of these folks’ hard work and talent ....more