Tom Burns

A proudly geeky dad of a proudly geeky daughter


Tom Burns is a husband, dad, writer, and editor. He founded Building a Library, a blog devoted to helping parents find the right books for their kids, and has written for Brightly, 8BitDad, Mom.me, Reading Rainbow, and many other outlets.


Detroit, MI



Fun Facts

  • One thing I wish I knew before having kids:

    Having kids means you have to make friends with other parents, which is the WORST.

  • Most embarrassing parenting moment:

    When my 3-year-old daughter screamed at a poor, acne-covered teenaged waiter because she thought he had chicken pox. I tipped him 90%.

  • My parenting motto:

    People dumber than me are having kids all the time, right? RIGHT?!

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