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

Just one book to highlight for you this week, because The Ten-Year-Old has been too busy tending to her various backyard spots to give me book reports. But she assures me that this one book is good enough to stand on its own.

The Case of the Weird Blue Chicken by Doreen Cronin 

Book cover for Doreen Cronin's The Case of the Weird Blue Chicken

What the book’s about: Dirt, Sugar, Sweetie, and Poppy were enjoying a quiet day at the Chicken Squad headquarters when a weird blue bird flies in with an urgent case. There’s been a house-napping! Can the Chicken Squad crack the case, and return the house to its rightful owner? (Will they even be able to figure out what kind of chicken the house-napping victim is?)

Why The Ten-Year-Old thinks you’ll like it: “It’s about four baby chickens, a grumpy squirrel, a blue jay, a shoe, and it’s told from the perspective of the dog. What else could you possibly want?”

Who The Ten-Year-Old thinks would enjoy this book: Anybody who wants a good funny adventure that’s easy to read.”

Although this book is the second in Doreen Cronin’s Chicken Squad Misadventure series, it was the first book in the series that The Ten-Year-Old encountered. This is clearly not a series you need to read in order. Of course, now that The Ten-Year-Old knows that there are more Chicken Squad stories to be had, she is lobbying for an unprecedented twice-in-the-one-week library visit.

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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 will focus on science, and how parents without a science degree can answer their curious child's questions without enrolling in a college level refresher course. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Eleven-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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