WIN Steampunk Goodies by Artist Nat Iwata!

Steampunk. Not everyone gets it, but once you do, there is (probably) no turning back. I like UD’s definition, though I don’t know if steampunk enthusiasts will totally agree. “Steampunk is a subgenre of speculative fiction, usually set in an anachronistic Victorian or quasi-Victorian alternate history setting. It could be described by the slogan “What […]

A Little Tolkien Book: When The Hobbit and Little Golden Books Collide

There are countless children’s books that I consider important, but I think that “Little Golden Books” books strike a chord within all of us who loved to read as kids. There is something about these books that just does it for me. In fact, I went on a mini children’s book shopping spree for Christmas […]

What I Remember About Dinosaurs Revisited: Success!

In May, I shared with you a Kickstarter project that caught my fancy: a book project called What I Remember About Dinosaurs. It has been more than six months since then, and am I glad to see/hear that the project has been a success – in more ways than one. Brian Russell has been so […]

The Doctor Who Quiet Book – If You Want Your Kids to Grow Some B@lls

This quiet book is not for the faint of heart. If your kids are tough as nails, or you want them to not be wusses, then the Doctor Who quiet book just might be the best way to go about it. I am reminded of the Star Trek quiet book I wrote about last year. […]

Get Ready for Summer With Camp Myth on Kickstarter

The importance of high quality children’s books cannot be emphasized enough. While the perception of quality may vary from person to person, let’s just say that a good mix of fantasy and practicality is one of my requisites. Hence my backing up this Kickstarter project: Camp Myth. Camp Myth is a children’s book project by […]

What I Remember About Dinosaurs: A Kickstarter Project to Watch Out For

[UPDATE] The project is now live on Kickstarter. Show Brian your support! What I Remember About Dinosaurs. What do you remember about dinosaurs? To be honest, I don’t remember much at all. I do remember a period in my childhood when dinosaur picture and sticker books were all the rage. Back then, we had to […]

Art Spiegelman Takes On Maurice Sendak

It is a sad day for those of us who grew up fascinated with “Where the Wild Things Are“. A children’s classic, the picture book won numerous accolades including the 1964 Caldecott Medal. Perhaps more important than the awards is the fact that countless adults today have fond memories of their childhood, partly thanks to […]

Brits Get Lucky with Roald Dahl Stamps

Did you go through the phase of collecting stamps as a child or teenager? Did you engage in the good old activity of writing snail mail to pen pals from all over the world? Maybe today, as an adult, you still consider yourself a philatelist. If this is the case, then you might be interested […]

The Geek Dad Book for Aspiring Mad Scientists

Everyone kid wants to be a mad scientist, right? Maybe not, but I think it is safe to say that there are many parents who will not hesitate to encourage their kids if they want to be geeky. Or want to be a mad scientist when they grow up. I remember the delight and excitement […]

The ABCs of Geekdom

As a proud father, I understand the importance of teaching my kids about the things in life that really matter. You know, stuff like robots, video games, and computers. To help them learn, there’s now an ABC book just for kids, called My Little Geek.