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What’s The Eight-Year-Old reading this week?

Our mostly-weekly survey of the tidbits that cross The Eight-Year-Old’s desk. This week, The Eight-Year-Old reads every Horrible Harry book on her teacher’s bookshelf except one. 

A sampling of this week’s books:


Harry loves to do horrible things, and The Eight-Year-Old loves to read about him doing it. Every day this week, she brought home a different Horrible Harry book from the stash in her third grade classroom, and every day I heard her giggling her way through them all. Except for yesterday. Yesterday’s book was Horrible Harry and the Ant Invasion, and The Eight-Year-Old didn’t enjoy that one much at all.

The Eight-Year-Old’s review: “It was kind of creepy, Mommyo. Tell the folks at Caterpickles I think they should read all the Horrible Harry books except Ant Invasion.”

In the news:

One of my favorite things about having a longer walk to school this year is that it gives The Eight-Year-Old and I more time to talk about stuff. So much time, that we end up discussing news of the world at least twice a week. Here are some of the stories that caught our eye this week:

Note to parents: Although two of our stories come from it this week, Huffington Post is not a site you want your kids browsing on their own.

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4 Responses to “What’s The Eight-Year-Old reading this week?”

    • Shala Howell

      Remember when our respective little ones were toddlers and everything was “this week” to them? I used to think the complete inability to tell time was a phase, but more and more I’ve come to realize that everyone here at Caterpickles Central suffers from it to some degree. Have a great weekend, and thanks for reading (and taking the time to comment). 🙂


  1. gatheringplaceseasonfour

    You are welcome. Grandson when he learned to walk – RAN. later when he learned to read, the same! Now he, too, is eight and if I were to try to keep up with him, it might be “what has he read Today.”



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