In which Mommyo is very proud

As you may remember, this summer The Five-Year-Old signed up for the Dream Big, Read! program at her local library and pledged to read 30 books. We completed the goal with a day to spare, and on Friday her school gave her an award for it.

The Five-Year-Old’s Dream Big Award, which she received at her school this week. (Photo: Shala Howell)

Congratulations, The Five-Year-Old!

About Shala Howell

I spent two decades helping companies like Bell Labs, Juniper Networks, and a genetic testing company that was later acquired by CVS translate some of the world’s most complicated concepts into actionable, understandable English. Now I'm working on a much harder problem -- fostering children’s curiosity and engagement in the scientific, artistic, and linguistic world that surrounds them. The first book in my Caterpickles Parenting Series, What’s That, Mom?, focuses on how to use public art to nurture children’s curiosity in the world around them. My next book will focus on science, and how parents without a science degree can answer their curious child's questions without enrolling in a college level refresher course. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Eleven-Year-Old at, chatting about books and the writing life at, and tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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One Response to In which Mommyo is very proud

  1. Barbara says:

    Wow, Grandma is very proud too. Another congratulations to The Five Year Old.


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