It’s a great week for some all age comic books for those young readers in your house.  There are lots of titles for boys, girls and some that are fabulous reading for any and all.  Of note for all readers is Teen Titans GO! trade paperback #1 that collects issues 1-6 of the popular comic book series.  Garfield #35 is great too, as it Hero Cats #4 which has really warmed us on the premise of super hero cats.  There are many more all age comic books out today, dig the list and see which one can hook your young reader.

The links will take you to Things From Another World and will save you 10% or more on comics.  If you want to head out to your local comic book store and pick these up today then dig the link, find out where yours is located and get your kids reading some all age comic books.

Teen Titans trade paperback #1

These are the new all age comic books for Wednesday, March 4, 2015


Power Down, Little Robot treads familiar ground.  A child doesn’t want to go to sleep and his mother is trying valiantly to get them in bed. Roll your eyes if you want to, but the subtle dialogue by Anna Staniszewski and retro-future illustrations by Tim Zeltner make the book super cute.

Power Down, Little Robot


Power Down, Little Robot succeeds in a crowded field of good-nite books because of its art and clever words. You don’t have to be a techie to dig it either.


Adventure Time: Frost & Fire on DVD review

March 2, 2015

The episodes in Frost & Fire are funnier than the ones I’ve seen before. I don’t know if the weirdness of Adventure Time has finally been accepted by my psyche and now I can see the true funny aspect of it. It’s possible that the show is just getting better and funnier, which is also a result of the first reason.
Regardless, this is entertaining stuff and it’s easy to see why this is the number one show on Cartoon Network.

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Leonard Nimoy, Oren Miller and the ties that bind

March 1, 2015

Damn. I had cancer and I’m older than him, was my immediate thought. Then I thought about his young children, his wife and what they’re going through. I thought about the utter randomness of cancer and how it can target certain parts of the body. Then, I felt lucky, fortunate and thankful to be where I am today.
Oren was a husband and father, but also a blogger and a father, but he was the aforementioned first.

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The Lunch Witch, graphic novel girl power with a witch twist

February 28, 2015

The Kitchen Witch is drawn is such a manic, chaotic manner that it immediately grabs your attention. Much the way that the pages of Battle Bunny became as much a part of that story, The Kitchen Witch uses its pages to resemble a book that’s been used. Some of pages have spaghetti stains, thumb prints, purple cabbage marks, coffee spills and more give the pages of the book, irrespective of the story, personality and flair.

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Counter programming as a parenting tool can yield the wrong results

February 27, 2015

When I was 12 I remember sitting on the bed with my mother and asking if I could ride my bike around Europe. In my 12 year old mind’s eye I saw myself going to the store in the hilly countryside to pick up the latest issue of Spidey. I wasn’t a Tour de France afficianado, I was just curious and, dare I say, making conversation with mom.
“Absolutely not”, she said without missing a beat or entertaining the idea.
Her immediate decision about future events that she couldn’t control didn’t register with me then. It didn’t even register in my mind about the near future time of high school. However after college the seed was planted and it was time to wander.

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What the kids are watching on Netflix #StreamTeam

February 26, 2015

Stella and Sam is one of the sweetest shows that we’ve seen in ages. It’s the story of Stella and Sam who go outside and have grand adventures using just their imaginations. This is feel-good all ages television that will allow kids to see exactly where their minds can take them when they allow it.
Eliot Kid’s introduction is artsy and creepy. Should I let the children see this, I thought. After watching just a couple of minutes the answer is a big fat yes. Eliot uses his imagination and friends to discover wild, new things, visit places and more. It’s a fun show with a great soundtrack that has throwback fun for parents to enjoy too.

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How to save money with Shell and Fuel Rewards Program

February 25, 2015

I know what you’re thinking. I need another reward program like the cat lady on the corner needs another kitten. Shell and Fuel Rewards Program is simple, fits in with your life, offers a variety of ways to cash in on the savings and, here’s the kicker; actually has something that we all need every week. The Fuel Rewards Program is a loyalty program that ends up saving you money on the things that you’re already doing. Do you shop online, eat out, buy groceries, shop at Shell, use your MasterCard, use your Fuel Rewards Network MasterCard, buy gift cards or have friends that want to save money? If you answered yes to any of those then you’re already doing it and the next time you do it without being in the Fuel Rewards Program it’ll cost you money.

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