Alice Nuttall

Alice Nuttall is a children’s and webcomic writer who spends her free time reading, knitting, and playing D&D, occasionally all at the same time. Her superpower is the ability to find a cup of coffee no matter where she is. She blogs at

An Absolutely Serious Guide to Fantasy Transportation

Here are some of the worst and best ways to get around our favorite fantasy worlds, from cannonball bubbles to flying castles.

9 Macabre Medical Mystery Books

Medicine can be fascinating, but also bloody, mysterious and sinister. It's not surprising that it has inspired many medical mystery books, like Lakewood by Megan Giddings.

9 Inventive Robot Books for Kids

Is your kid batty about bots? If your child loves all things robots, check out the best robot books for kids, from board to chapter books.

Roll Up, Roll Up: How To Create An Awesome D&D Character

Want to play Dungeons & Dragons, but struggling to create the perfect character? Find approaches, resources, and other D&D character ideas!

Libraries vs. the Cost of Living Crisis

Llibraries are well-placed to help people deal with some aspects of financial pressure. One Rioter shares how libraries are helping in the cost of living crisis.

9 of the Best Books about Grief

These books about grief, both practical workbooks and heartfelt memoirs, show people grieving that they're not alone.

8 Celtic Mythology Books for Readers of All Ages

Celtic mythology has inspired writers and historians for generations. Find books, including Sword Stone Table, that will introduce readers new and old to its world.

Why Animals Belong in the Library

Animals aren't usually allowed in libraries, but one Rioter explores how some have used animals to help both readers and the library itself.

Lovecraft Minus Lovecraft: The Best Cosmic Horror Books that Reject Lovecraft’s Racism

Love cosmic horror, but hate H. P. Lovecraft's racism? Don't despair - there are plenty of otherworldly horror stories out there to enjoy.

What to Read When the World Feels Hopeless

The opposite of hopelessness is action. These books, including We Do This 'til We Free Us by Mariame Kaba, will help inspire and reassure you that, together, we can work to make the world better.