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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
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
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
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