I was looking for an audiobook for Miss Adventure and I to listen to as we travel to gymnastics meets. This had shown up on a list of good books for kids. As a bonus, it’s a Discworld book (#30) so I knew it would be good.
Length: 390 pages
Setting: the Chalk, part of Discworld with preindustrial technology Continue reading
Chan writes the webcomic PHD Comics that I follow. As he was writing this book, Chan provided regular updates, so I knew when it came out. I thought Mr. Curiosity might enjoy the light-hearted, yet scientific tone I expected based on the comics.
Subtitle: A Guide to the Unknown Universe
Genre: nonfiction science
Length: 340 pages of text, 354 pages total Continue reading
The Discworld books are pretty short, so I finished Equal Rites and still had a week of vacation left. On to the next Discworld book. Mort is the fourth book in the series, and the first book in the Death subseries. It’s also one of the BBC’s The Big Read books.
Length: 243 pages
Setting: various locations in Discworld Continue reading
Whenever I look for good graphic novels for kids, Squirrel Girl is always high on the list of suggestions. Finally, the library had one of books in the system, so I requested it.
Artist: Erica Henderson
Genre: superhero graphic novel
Length: 120 pages
Setting: the Marvel Universe, New York City Continue reading
This is the fifth book in the Old Man’s War series (which apparently I’ve only posted a review of the first book in the series – I’ll get to those other ones one of these days). It’s been out a few years now and I just never got around to it. I’m making an effort to finish those series this year.
Genre: space opera science fiction
Length: 431 pages
Setting: various points in the Universe, soon after the events in The Last Colony Continue reading
This was a book Mr. Curiosity found recently at the library. He had picked up To Be or Not To Be (a choose-your-own adventure version of Hamlet) last year and really enjoyed it. So, when he saw there was another similar book, he grabbed it.
Genre: choose your own adventure fiction
Length: there are 476 pages in the book, but you’ll never read all of them
Setting: the world of Romeo and Juliet, which bounces around in time, depending on which adventure path you take Continue reading
Genre: middle grade science fiction
Length: 426 pages
Setting: the U.S., present day
Interest: We needed an audiobook for a drive to Chicago. I was perusing the books available on the OverDrive app and saw this title. I vaguely recognized it and then realized from the description it was the basis for the movie Home. The kids and I enjoyed the movie (although I found Jim Parsons’ voice distracting) so I downloaded the book. Continue reading