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Posts from the ‘Books’ category

Mostly posts about books, but every once in a while, we’ll love a movie or TV show so much we’ll talk about it here too.

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

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.

Book Review: Little Girls Can Be Mean

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.

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

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.