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

ComicCollection Our mostly-weekly survey of the tidbits that cross The Eight-Year-Old’s desk. This week, The Eight-Year-Old asked me to run a special all-comic book edition to commemorate the start of Spring Break Season.

A sampling of this week’s books:

It’s hard to say that The Eight-Year-Old is reading these books this particular week, because she dips into these books pretty much every week. However, with Spring Break season upon us, she has already informed me that these books will be all she’s reading while school’s out. She has kiboshed every single chapter book I’ve suggested for the Spring Break reading list, even the ones with dragons. The Eight-Year-Old means business.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go off into the corner and practice my Spring Break mantra: “Reading comic books is better than watching TV — Reading comic books is better than watching TV — Reading comic books is better than watching TV” because it’s not working yet. Must be something wrong with the way I’m saying it.

A sampling of this week’s news:

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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, Did Dinosaurs Have Belly Buttons?, is currently planned for release in 2018. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Ten-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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