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

Although you wouldn’t have guessed it from this blog lately, The Nine-Year-Old hasn’t completely given up reading. She’s just more or less given up reading new books. Over the past few weeks, she’s been savoring books we’ve already featured on Caterpickles, which is one of the reasons I haven’t been too motivated to keep up with the Friday book posts.

More or less giving up reading new books is not the same as completely giving up new books, however, so at long last we have two new books to tell you about.

Magic Trixie by Jill Thompson

magictrixieWhat the book’s about:   Magic Trixie’s no-good very bad week. Her baby sister gets all the attention in the family. Worse, she’s the reason Magic Trixie didn’t get to eat her favorite cloudberry pancakes. With her turn for show and tell coming up at the end of the week, Magic Trixie decides to solve two problems at once — she’ll wow her classmates by making her baby sister disappear for good.

Why The Nine-Year-Old thinks you’ll like it: “This is a good book series. I’m grouchy that I can’t find the next book in any library other than my school library because their copies are always checked out.”

Fuzzy by Tom Angleberger and Paul Dellinger

fuzzyWhat the book’s about: Vanguard One Middle School has a new student, and it’s Maxine Zelaster’s personal mission to help him survive the experience, even if he is a robot.

Why The Nine-Year-Old thinks you should pick it up: “Tom Angleberger’s work is really good. Also Dellinger seems good too. Did you know Tom Angleberger is married to Cece Bell [the author of El Deafo]?”

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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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