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Category Archives: What the 10yo is reading
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
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
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
This week, The Ten-Year-Old and I are headed out to see Disneynature’s Born in China. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales between April 21 – April 27 will go to support the World Wildlife Fund’s efforts to restore habitats essential to the survival of the wild pandas and snow leopards featured in the film. Continue reading