What’s on The Seven-Year-Old’s mind this week?

Our semi-weekly survey of the tidbits that cross The Seven-Year-Old’s desk.

In the news:

Did this man catch a giant catfish or the spawn of Cthulhu?
(Huffington Post)
The Seven-Year-Old’s grandpa got her hooked on the TV show River Monsters, so naturally she was fascinated to read all about this giant 280-pound catfish on the Huffington Post. I just wish the not-safe-for-kids quality of the sidebar articles on Huffington Post didn’t mean I had to stand over her shoulder while she did it.

Baby woolly rhino discovered in Siberia is first ever found
(Huffington Post)
Before I could pry her away from the quagmire of sensationalist reporting that is the Huffington Post’s science section, The Seven-Year-Old clicked on an article about the discovery of a remarkably well-preserved woolly rhino in Siberia.

SashaWoollyRhinoTired of hovering over her shoulder, I quickly diverted her to the National Geographic Kids site.

A sampling of this week’s books:


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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 Caterpickles.com, chatting about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.blog, and tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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