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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
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
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
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
This week, The Ten-Year-Old discovers Douglas Adams and begins a new series from an old favorite, Lauren Myracle. Continue reading
This week, The Ten-Year-Old steals Grandpa’s copy of Closer Magazine’s Elvis: The Collector’s Edition. Continue reading
This week, The Ten-Year-Old discovers a wonderful new-to-her middle grade mystery series by James Ponti. Continue reading
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
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
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