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

Writer of things ranging from optical network switching white papers to genetic testing patient education materials to historical fiction set in an 1880s asylum. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write than the current one), my writerly self can be found blogging about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, or musing about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.wordpress.com.
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