Category Archives: childrens

The Artist who Loved Cats by Susan Schaefer Bernardo and Courtenay Fletcher

This is a lovely children’s storybook that is also a biography of Fin de siecle artist Theophile Steinlen. Most known for his Chat Noir poster, Steinlen was a prolific and beloved artist who also campaigned for social issues with his … Continue reading

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Cheating in Esports by Marcia Amidon Lusted

In this book, topics such as gambling (whether using skins or money), software and equipment hacks, player enhancement drugs, and more are covered. All the books in the series are 50 pages and this one does feel the weakest in … Continue reading

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Gaming and Professional Sports Teams by Douglas Hustad

This book is one in a series exploring different aspects of the burgeoning esports industry: from women in the profession to cheating, to the development of professional esport teams. With this volume, we get a survey of the different types … Continue reading

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Women in Esports by Meg Marquardt

Women in Esports is a grade 5-8 book giving a realistic look at the current esports situation and where women are (and aren’t) making in impact.  Three topics are covered: gamers, programmers/staff of game companies, and those who do casting/media … Continue reading

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Space Cat and the Kittens by Ruthven Todd

While this is definitely a wonderful series all around, this last book is undoubtedly the weakest; it lacks the imagination and the spark of the previous three. The ending is abrupt and a focus on the kittens being stupid and … Continue reading

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The Spell of Whirldungen by A.J. Madelin

Sadly, this book really failed to connect with me at all. Problematic writing with a storyline that felt like a Harry Potter fanfiction after the writer binge watched Lemony Snickett; it was hard to get through. Chris Spratt is happy … Continue reading

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Space Cat Visits Venus by Ruthven Todd

Written in 1958, this is a beloved book to many for a good reason: it is beautifully illustrated, has a fun story, and the author put in as much as was known about space travel at the time (remember, no … Continue reading

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