Category Archives: Reviews: Books

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

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). Continue reading

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What’s Mommyo reading this week?

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. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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

The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester What the Book’s About: Piper McCloud can fly. And while doing loop-the-loops in the air is a blast for Piper, it’s less fun for her neighbors in Lowland County to watch. Piper’s … Continue reading

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Caterpickles’ Year in Books

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 my daughter and I have reviewed on Caterpickles. They are sorted onto shelves according … Continue reading

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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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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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