Books for Geek Kids


Last year, a kid told my son that only geeks like books and that reading is stupid. My son just laughed and replied with something along the lines of, “And that is why I am and always will be smarter than you.” He makes me so proud.

Reading should be for everyone! Unfortunately, I just read an infographic today that stated 80% of US families have not read a story together in the past year, and 42% of high school graduates will never read another book for the rest of their lives. Heartbreaking statistics. Buy those kiddos BOOKS! Read together as a family. Let your children see you reading yourself.

Here is a list of some of our favorite geek books. You should note that almost half of them are published by DK Publishing. I am an official DK blogger and love them dearly. I love you all dearly too, so be sure to read to the end because I have a fabulous giveaway that is going to make you jump up and down, especially for you LEGO lovers!

The photo above contains the following books, in order from top to bottom:



Star Wars : Would You Rather?

a booklet full of fun Star Wars themed questions for kids

Of course, we cannot leave out mom! Here are 4 of my favorite cookbooks.

Earlier, I highlighted the book Doctor Who Encyclopedia. This is my son’s all-time favorite book. The author, Gary Russell was a script editor on Doctor Who and also editor of the DW magazine. We were blessed enough to receive an autographed copy because my friend Rachel was at an author book signing in Texas and was sitting right next to Gary at their signing table.


Now, onto the giveaway that I promised. DK Publishing is giving away a copy of the new LEGO Minifigure Year by Year: A Visual History.


LEGO® Minifigure Year by Year: A Visual History shows the evolution of this classic toy for the first time ever, with exquisite photography and fascinating facts about each and every minifigure included.

Featuring more than 2,000 of the most significant, popular, and rare minifigures, this engaging reference guide explores minifigures chronologically by theme. Fans will learn little-known facts about their favorite minifigures in this first-ever publishing of the evolution of the famous LEGO minifigure. Includes 3 iconic minifigures!

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  1. Carol Graft

    I love your lists! Some I’m not sure I’ve heard about. (narnia cookbook? how cool is that!?!)
    Love the legos. One can never have enough. (well..hubby would disagree) and big sister when she is choring in/picking up the living room.
    I love, love, love DK books too. (that and another publisher with amazing illustrations)
    thanks so much for this giveaway. My 9yo son (and probably a few others of my children) would love this book.

  2. Deana

    My boys love legos. We sometimes check out lego books from the library and they will sit and look at them for hours. We have never seen this one though. Thanks for the chance to win.

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