This week, The Ten-Year-Old puts down her screen for some old-school fun, courtesy of the folks behind Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun. She also spent quite a lot of time being appalled at the conditions Japanese Americans endured during WWII, after reading The Journal of Ben Uchida: Citizen 13599, Mirror Lake Internment Camp.
This week, The Ten-Year-Old spent several happy hours with The Magic Thief by @SPrineas and trying to draw dinosaurs like the ones in John Malam’s Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Creatures.
This week, The Ten-Year-Old does the nearly impossible — finds a not-too-scary book about vampires (Fangtastic! by Sienna Mercer) and a not-too-scary book about space (Terra: Crash Course by Landry Q. Walker).
This week, instead of telling you about what my daughter’s reading, I want to tell you about a great book I’m reading. Friendship challenges in K-6 are just as complicated and emotionally fraught as ever. In Little Girls Can Be Mean, Michelle Anthony and Reyna Lindert describe a simple, four-step process that parents can use to teach their children to navigate these tricky social situations on their own.
During this week’s trip to our local library, The Ten-Year-Old discovered Doreen Cronin’s The Chicken Squad series. Of course, now that she’s realized that the book she picked out is actually the second book in the series, and not the first, she’s lobbying to go back to the library STAT. My master plan is working nicely.
This week, The Ten-Year-Old reviews The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester and Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos by R. L. LaFevers.
I’ve been using Goodreads on a personal basis for years now. Last year, I decided to set up a separate Goodreads page to track the books…
Hey, someone I don’t know yet read my book! (Liked it too!)
Looks like my daughter’s been reading Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci again.
This week, The Ten-Year-Old reviews Planet Tad by Tim Carvell and Dying to Meet You by Kate Klise and Sarah Klise.