Category Archives: Reading

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

Oh my goodness, it feels like forever since I’ve done one of these. I may have failed to tell you about The Ten-Year-Old’s reading life, but that life has been rich and full of books nonetheless. Let’s see if I … Continue reading

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

Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke The wonderful thing about moving is that unpacking the books slowly gives books that were overlooked at the previous home a second chance at capturing The Ten-Year-Old’s imagination. I had first purchased Dragon Rider for … Continue reading

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

Our books are mostly still packed up in boxes. Fortunately, The Ten-Year-Old’s new fifth grade teacher keeps an ample supply in her classroom, most of which are new to The Ten-Year-Old. Even better, when the kids at lunch aren’t gossiping … Continue reading

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Breaking News: The Caterpickles library is no longer sorted by color

Six and a half years ago, Michael proposed that we organize all of our book by color. Changing the color of the books in a room would be easier than repainting it, he argued. And so we did. We’ve kept … Continue reading

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

This week, The Ten-Year-Old dives into summer with a book of scary (but not too scary) stories to tell around a campfire. Continue reading

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

This week, The Ten-Year-Old discovers Douglas Adams and begins a new series from an old favorite, Lauren Myracle. Continue reading

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

This week, The Ten-Year-Old steals Grandpa’s copy of Closer Magazine’s Elvis: The Collector’s Edition. Continue reading

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

This week, The Ten-Year-Old discovers a wonderful new-to-her middle grade mystery series by James Ponti. Continue reading

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The Ten-Year-Old Presents: The Best Books of Her Fourth Grade Year

School’s out, so it must be time for The Ten-Year-Old to pick her favorite books of fourth grade. The Ten-Year-Old strongly recommends you have copies of both Spaceheadz by Jon Scieszka and Marley by John Grogan on hand this summer in case of reading. Continue reading

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

Mabel Gray and the Wizard Who Swallowed the Sun by Clayton Smith First, the disclosure: I learned about this book two years ago, when I took a self-publishing class from Clayton Smith at the Chicago Writer’s Conference. I laughed my … Continue reading

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