Author: Matt

  • Charlie Bumpers

    What is it: Charlie Bumpers is a series of chapter books about a 4th grader and his problems at school. There are audiobook versions of the stories, read by the author, that are fun to listen to in the car. BOOK 1 Charlie Bumpers vs. the Teacher of the Year BOOK 2 Charlie Bumpers vs. […]

  • bot.land

    What is it: “An online strategy game with a focus on automation” bot.land is a free (and ad-free) game where you design robots to fight other robots. The design takes the form of drag-and-drop code blocks, similar to Scratch and other kid-oriented programming environments. The game is multiplayer and allows you to compete against AIs […]

  • Caspar Babypants

    What is it If you ever wanted to hear the band The Presidents of the United States of America play Beatles covers and nursery rhymes, then have I got the band for you. Chris Ballew, the lead singer and basitarist of P.U.S.A. has a side gig as Caspar Babypants and has put out eleven albums […]

  • Goodnight Gorilla

    What is it Goodnight Gorilla is a bedtime book about a zookeeper (and his wife) who are putting zoo animals to bed for the night. Who is it for Board books that are meant to be read at bedtime are normally best for younger children, 2 or 3, but Goodnight Gorilla has so many little […]

  • Good Eats

    What is it Good Eats was and is a half-hour cooking show hosted by Alton Brown on the Food Network. Good Eats distinguishes itself from other cooking shows in 2 ways. The video editing and styling is very modern compared to the static camera typical of traditional cooking shows. In Good Eats, the camera is […]

  • Prodigy math game

    What is it Prodigy is an online game that relies on math to engage in battles with fantasy creatures. The game is a MORPG (multiplayer online role-playing game) and there is a limited social element where players can interact with other players. The game is free but the user is occasionally bombarded with in-game ads […]

  • Children Just Like Me

    What is it Children Just Like Me is a book with profiles of children from around the world. Each profile includes a photo of the child (typically aged between 7 and 10) and family, a description of where they live, what they eat, how they play, and what they learn in school. It’s a fun, […]

  • Parts – Tedd Arnold

    What is it Parts is a book about a kid who thinks his body is falling apart. There are also two sequels: “More Parts” and “Even More Parts” The book is written in rhyme: “I stared at it, amazed, and wondered, What’s this all about? But then I understood. It was My stuffing coming out! […]

  • Brain Bashers

    What is it Brain Bashers is a collection of free logic puzzles updated every day. The puzzles come in easy, medium, and hard varieties and are implemented in JavaScript so can be played on any computer or smart phone. Puzzles include: Sudoku, 3-In-A-Row, ABC Path, ABC View, Battleships, Bridges, CalcuDoku, Fillomino, Futoshiki, Hitori, Kakurasu, Killer […]

  • Secret Coders

    From graphic novel superstar Gene Luen Yang comes Secret Coders, a wildly entertaining new series that combines logic puzzles and basic coding instruction with a page-turning mystery plot! Follow Hopper and her friend Eni as they use their wits and their growing prowess with coding to solve the many mysteries of Stately Academy. What is […]