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A nerdy parent's guide to raising a nerdy child : an unofficial parenting guide / Leo Murphy.
Publication Information:
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, Inc., [2018]
Physical Description:
vii, 132 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Fantasy -- Comic books -- Anime & manga -- Science fiction -- Games & gaming -- Cult classics in film & television.


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649.1 MUR Book Adult General Collection

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Raise the coolest nerd the world has ever known!

Once upon a time, you were a nerdy child, and now that you're a parent, let's make sure your kid can be a nerdy child too! In a world filled with superheroes, wizards, spaceships, and magical telephone booths, everyone should be part of a fandom, and you can never start too early. This is for the parents who want to share their fantastical interest with their children in hopes that they too will grow up to become little nerds.

With essential guides to fantasy, comic books, gaming culture, and more, this parenting guide will help engage your little one with crafts, games, and recipes based on their new nerdy interests. Whether you want to raise a well-versed wizard or a caped crusader, The Nerdy Parents Guidewill ensure your quest succeeds!

Recommended reading lists and movie maps included!

Table of Contents

How to Use this Bookp. v
Introduction: Creating A Fanp. vi
Fantasyp. 1
Harry Potterp. 2
Percy Jackson and the Olympiansp. 17
The Lord of the Ringsp. 19
Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Firep. 28
Comic Booksp. 33
Marvelp. 34
Dcp. 51
Vertigop. 62
Image Comicsp. 64
Idw Publishingp. 68
Anime & Mangap. 71
Dragon Ball Zp. 72
Sailor Moonp. 74
Avatar: The Last Airbenderp. 76
Studio Ghiblip. 78
Science Fictionp. 83
Star Warsp. 84
Doctor Whop. 92
Star Trekp. 97
Battlestar Galacticap. 104
The Hunger Gamesp. 106
The X-Filesp. 110
Mystery Science Theater 3000p. 112
Games & Gamingp. 115
Nintendop. 117
Xboxp. 120
PlayStationp. 121
Minecraft: Gateway to PC Gamesp. 122
Settlers of Catanp. 123
Dungeons & Dragons (D&D)p. 125
LARPingp. 126
Recommended Gaming: Classics for Kidsp. 127
Cult Classics in Film & Televisionp. 129
Conclusion: The Secret to Contagious Enthusiasm with Your Kidsp. 133