The Nine-Year-Old’s year in books

The Year in Books Report for the brand-spanking new Caterpickles Goodreads account.

The Year in Books Report for the brand-spanking new Caterpickles Goodreads account.

I’ve been using Goodreads on a personal basis for years now. All those years, I’ve been tracking the books we review on Caterpickles on my children’s books shelf. But with 300 books and counting there, it occurred to me that perhaps my children’s books shelf was not turning out to be the useful resource for Caterpickles readers that I had intended.

Which is why I’m in the process of creating a Goodreads account dedicated to the books reviewed here on Caterpickles. Eventually, all of the book reviews here will also be over there. More importantly, those books will be shelved according to the age my daughter was when she first read them.

So the next time you’re in the market for a book to share with a child, you’ll be able to pop over to the Caterpickles Goodreads account and see what my daughter was reading at that age and what she thought about it.

It’s still a work in progress, but I’ve got all of her nine-year-old books up there, some of her eight-year-old ones, and hope to finish posting the rest from ages 4-7 by the end of next week.

Check it out, and if you’re on Goodreads, befriend us.

A sample of some of the books we read this year, from the Caterpickles 2016 Year in Books Report on Goodreads.

A sampling of some of the books we read this year, from the Caterpickles 2016 Year in Books Report on Goodreads.

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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