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  • 5 Graphic Novels for Kids That Tackle Tough Issues

    Kids are more perceptive than many adults give them credit for, and they know when there’s something big going on in the lives of people around them, be it something good or something not so good. Sometimes, however, it’s hard to know how to talk to kids about subjects like …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-05By S.W. Sondheimer
  • Why We Need NOUGHTS AND CROSSES and Its Upcoming Adaptation

    It’s not an exaggeration to say that Malorie Blackman’s Noughts and Crosses series has had a massive impact on my life. I read the first book in the series when it came out in 2001, when I was a tiny baby 15-year-old, and it was a major factor in helping …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-05By Alice Nuttall
  • A Reluctant Spy, Lady Sherlock, and More Must-Read Mystery and Thrillers

    A monthly roundup of favorite mystery and thriller reviews from the biweekly Unusual Suspects crime newsletter, highlighting some great new releases and backlist mysteries that shouldn’t be missed. It’s the end of the year—and decade, apparently—so book lists are all about Best Of Lists right now. This is not that …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-05By Jamie Canaves
  • Taking From The Vulnerable: JPay, States Charge Incarcerated For Free Ebooks

    Following on the heels of the news that incarcerated individuals in West Virginia will be charged by the minute for access to ebooks via state-provided “free” tablets comes word from another prison tablet technology group that appears to buck the trend of choking educational material access to vulnerable incarcerated populations. …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-05By Kelly Jensen
  • How to Read in Another Language (Before You’ve Actually Learned It)

    For some of us, being able to read in another language is the dream. There’s this general idea out there that learning a language is primarily about speech and verbal communication, and that reading is only a means to that end. But sometimes, reading in that other language is the …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-05By Elisabeth Cook
  • On Failing the Goodreads Challenge

    I have participated in the Goodreads Challenge since 2012. And 2017 was the first and only year (so far) that I failed. Miserably. I pledged a modest 90 books, and ended up with a total of 77 completed. When I stared at the final number before the calendar rolled over, …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-05By P.N. Hinton
  • 20 of the Best Harry Potter Earrings

    Harry Potter earrings might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think jewelry, but what is the point of jewelry if not wearing things we love and that make us happy? For millions of people around the world, Harry Potter certainly makes us happy. Christmas is …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-05By Carolina Ciucci
  • 12 of the Best Kids’ Cookbooks

    I remember my first cookbook well: it was one of those Klutz Kids cookbooks (possibly this one?) that came with a ring of brightly colored measuring spoons. I think it was in my Easter basket somewhere around 1993. I pored over it to choose my first recipe, and decided on …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-05By Jesse Doogan
  • Want a Geeky Home? Craft your Perfect Comics Cavern

    My house is a house of geekery. It helps that my husband and I are both comic geeks, though we sometimes find ourselves at odds over who’s going to represent in our relatively small space; the best birthday present I got him this past year, for example, weren’t the Aquaman …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-05By S.W. Sondheimer
  • Read Harder: Fairytale Retellings by Authors of Color

    This list of fairytale retellings by authors of color is sponsored by TBR: Tailored Book Recommendations. TBR is Book Riot’s subscription service offering Tailored Book Recommendations for readers of all stripes. Been dreaming of a “Stitch Fix for books?” Now it’s here! Tell TBR about your reading preferences and what …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-05By Mary Kay McBrayer

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