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

Thing Explainer by Randall Munroe Being able to explain complicated ideas in simple terms is one of my favorite art forms. In Thing Explainer, Randall Munroe sets out to explain how complicated stuff like the microwave (food-heating radio boxes), the International Space Station … Continue reading

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

Wolf’s Boy by Susan Williams Beckhorn Set in Paleolithic times, Wolf’s Boy tells the story of Kai. Shunned by the members of his village because of his club foot, Kai ultimately turns to a local pack of yellow wolves for companionship. … Continue reading

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

The Secret Knowledge of Grown-ups by David Wisniewski The Ten-Year-Old doesn’t want me reading this book. Apparently the stash of secret knowledge it gave her about the reasons why grown-ups make up all those rules is too important to share with … Continue reading

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

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll For her tenth birthday, The Ten-Year-Old’s aunt and cousins sent her an Alice-in-Wonderland party in a box. When The Ten-Year-Old opened it up, she found two cousin-made chocolate chip cookies labeled “Eat Me,” a shelf-stable … Continue reading

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

This week, The Ten-Year-Old and I are headed out to see Disneynature’s Born in China. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales between April 21 – April 27 will go to support the World Wildlife Fund’s efforts to restore habitats essential to the survival of the wild pandas and snow leopards featured in the film. Continue reading

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

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson What the book’s about: The Nine-Year-Old read this book as part of her school’s Global Reading Challenge. I think I may have mentioned this before, but in case I haven’t, for the Global Reading Challenge, the … Continue reading

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

The Complete Periodic Table by Adrian Dingle (Basher Science Series) What the book’s about:   Adrian Dingle’s Complete Periodic Table devotes a page or two to each of the 115 elements, giving each element a voice, a shape, and a distinct personality. Each entry tells … Continue reading

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

Lunchbox and the Aliens by Bryan W. Fields Tucked in amongst all the Warriors books from The Nine-Year-Old’s babysitter was this surprising little gem by Bryan W. Fields. Lunchbox is your average basset hound and knows it — or maybe … Continue reading

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

If Your Name Was Changed at Ellis Island by Ellen Levine What the book’s about:   Ellen Levine’s book talks about what it was like for people who immigrated to the United States through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1914. Although the title implies … Continue reading

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

First Light by Rebecca Stead What the book’s about:   Rebecca Stead’s young adult novel follows 12-year-old Peter on a trip to Greenland. His father, a glaciologist, and his mother, a genetic scientist are headed to Greenland to study the effects … Continue reading

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