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Usually when you see a mash-up of two different brands that seem like a good fit it’s a fan-made bit of work. Not this, though – the BBC have partnered with Penguin Random House to produce a series of Doctor Who-themed Mr. Men books that will roll out starting in the spring of 2017.
The books will be illustrated by Mr. Men creator Roger Hargreaves’ son Adam, and the first set of books will feature the First, Fourth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors—but the range will eventually feature a book for all twelve Doctors (no, sir – all thirteen! …Assuming they do the War Doctor, of course).
As well as the books, there’ll be merchandise featuring Hargreaves’ take on the various Doctors Who. So, uh, wave goodbye to your wallet, I guess. Check out the covers for the first four books in the range below. [click to continue…]
With the heat of summer stubbornly dissipating, fall is sticking its head out around the corner just ahead. With this change of season that harkens to more wintry climes comes a bevy of options for those of us who crave entertainment of the fantastical or speculative variety. The autumn literary landscape is teeming with all manner of fantasy and sci-fi – not to mention a ton of cinematic and television offerings – and figuring out what merits your attention can be a tad daunting. Have no fear, loyal denizens of these Unbound Worlds: We’ve got you covered. It’s a busy stretch to the end of 2016 – and here’s a great selection of books, television, and movies that has us excited as all get out. [click to continue…]
Look at this thing. Make the mistake of laying it across your chest at night while reading and you might be crushed to death…or Death Note as it were.
Indeed, you can buy Death Note manga in a sensible 12 volume set on Amazon for $69, or you can try and hunt down this massive 2400 page volume that was released last week in Japan by Shueisha. It was only 2500 yen ($24) which is a damn good deal if you ask us. For that price you get the entire story AND a fun way to strength train. So, it’s not surprising that the books sold out quickly. Hopefully, there are still enough trees left on the planet to make more sometime in the future.
On the plus side, Death Note fans still have that Netflix film starring Willem Dafoe to look forward to in 2017. Check out another pic of the giant book below. [click to continue…]
Earlier this week we featured some awesome looking Star Wars beds and desks from Rooms To Go, and it appears that Pottery Barn has something to contribute to the Star Wars bedroom of your kid’s dreams.
In addition to the Millennium Falcon bed released last year, they’ve added an AT-AT bookcase, handy TIE Fighter storage boxes and some Vader and R2-D2 play chairs. Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]
One of the ways to increase the number of women in STEM fields is to foster interest in those fields at an early age. This Kickstarter project by Genius Games seeks to do just that with a new picture book series called Science Wide Open.
The 3-book set includes Women in Biology, Women in Physics, and Women in Chemistry. It highlights female scientists and their stories while teaching the basics of Chemistry, Biology, and Physics.
It features important female scientists both famous and obscure, including revolutionary cancer researcher Jane C. Cooke, the Newton-correcting Émilie du Châtelet, and element discoverer Dawn Shaughnessy. Learn more in the project video below. [click to continue…]
If you’re a fan of The Iron Giant, we have the perfect coffee table book for you.
The Art of The Iron Giant is a 144 page hardcover by Ramin Zahed gives you an in-depth look at the making of the movie. The book features a foreword by director Brad Bird and includes rarely seen development art and storyboards from the Warner Bros. archives. Take a peek inside… [click to continue…]
Deep in the woods in upstate New York, US firm Studio Padron planted the Hemmelig Rom (or “secret room” in Norwegian) – a cozy miniature library that could have been plucked right out of a storybook.
The 200 square meter cabin is made entirely from oak and is furnished with a bed, armchair, desk, wood burning stove and walls lined with books. Apparently it’s a guest house for a vacation home, so color me jealous. I would take this over a cupboard under the stairs any day. Take a peek inside… [click to continue…]
It appears that the artists and writers at Bungie up and decided to make a children’s book based on Destiny called, appropriately enough, D Is For Destiny. It’s a clever strategy. The time that you should be spending with your kids instead of playing video games can now be spent talking to your kids about video games. Brilliant!
From the world of Destiny, this rhyming alphabet book created by the artists and writers at Bungie takes young readers on a voyage through a universe of adventure. From Four-Armed Fallen to the Mysteries of Mercury and the Moon, D is for Destiny makes exploring the far reaches of the solar system as easy as A, B, C.
Check out some pics from the book below. [click to continue…]
Coloring books for adults are huge right now. You can find something for pretty much anyone. Even, as it turns out, pagan and witchy types.
The Occult Activity Book Volume Two is 52 pages of coloring, activities, and other fun things to delight your dark side. The description explains the awesome:
The Deluxe Occult Activity Book Volume Two picks up where its eerie predecessor ends and continues the reader’s extraordinary journey through mysteries of the unknown. Whether you’re soothing your inner demons with mindful coloring of fiendishly-rendered illustrations or summoning them from the depths of hell with a mad libs-inspired wordgame, our Occult Activity Book aims to disturb and amuse in equal amounts and is a fun way to explore your favorite esoteric themes.
Check out some pages from the book below. [click to continue…]
Illustrators Mauro Mazzara and Andrea Piparo have a Tolkien-themed coloring book coming out that focuses on the “beasts, monsters, and flora and fauna of Middle-earth” with some gorgeous illustrations of Smaug the dragon, Balrogs, Hobbits, Elves and more. Let’s take a peek inside shall we? [click to continue…]