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Future Books For The Kid(s) In Your Life

Two of them, in fact, and I think it will be fairly obvious why I recommend both of them even though neither yet exists in a tangible form for me to read.

  • Firstly, you have The Best Book, presently Kickstartering, from Barnes, Ambaum, and Southworth. It’s about books, the fact that everybody can have their own idea of what the best book is, and how reading is its own reward. From the little we know now, it won’t take the approach of hitting a kid over the head with the idea that BOOKS ARE GOOD YOU SHOULD READ THEM; instead, it just presents the idea that everybody in the family reading something (and feeling passionate about it) is normal, ordinary, to be expected.

    It’s a good situation to emulate, and we’ll all get to do so provided the Kickstart (presently sitting around 7% funded after a day) succeeds. Actually, let’s get it considerably past the “success” point, as stretch goals will involve getting copies and supplemental material in the hands of libraries.

  • Secondly, you have the next (that would be third) book in James Kochalka’s Glorkian Warrior series, following 2014’s The Glorkian Warrior Delivers A Pizza and The Glorkian Warrior Eats Adventure Pie from last month. Kochalka being Kochalka, :01 Books being the publisher, and the first two being (in my opinion, based on review copies thoughtfully supplie by :01) excellent kid-amusers, I would have suspected that a third story (due in March of 2016) would be excellent under any circumstances.

    Given that I’ve learned that the third volume is titled The Glorkian Warrior and the Mustache of Destiny, I now have no doubts. Forward, my moustachey siblings, forward to destiny, and let’s hope some kids decide to emulate the heck out of us.

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