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

The Complete Periodic Table by Adrian Dingle (Basher Science Series) What the book’s about:   Adrian Dingle’s Complete Periodic Table devotes a page or two to each of the 115 elements, giving each element a voice, a shape, and a distinct personality. Each entry tells … Continue reading

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

Cobblestone from Cricket Media What the book’s about:   Cobblestone is an American history magazine geared to children. This month’s issue explores Chicago’s history and is packed with fascinating tidbits that have already sparked more than one intriguing dinnertime conversation. Why … Continue reading

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

Lunchbox and the Aliens by Bryan W. Fields Tucked in amongst all the Warriors books from The Nine-Year-Old’s babysitter was this surprising little gem by Bryan W. Fields. Lunchbox is your average basset hound and knows it — or maybe … Continue reading

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

If Your Name Was Changed at Ellis Island by Ellen Levine What the book’s about:   Ellen Levine’s book talks about what it was like for people who immigrated to the United States through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1914. Although the title implies … Continue reading

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

First Light by Rebecca Stead What the book’s about:   Rebecca Stead’s young adult novel follows 12-year-old Peter on a trip to Greenland. His father, a glaciologist, and his mother, a genetic scientist are headed to Greenland to study the effects … Continue reading

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

We are taking a break from talking books this week, so that we can tell you about a couple of The Nine-Year-Old’s favorite magazines. Whenever The Nine-Year-Old’s fourth grade teacher tells her she needs to mix a little more non-fiction … Continue reading

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

Niall and the Stone of Destiny by Lance MacNeill We went to a small outdoor Irish Christmas festival over the weekend, and while Gran and I were admiring the hand-knit Aran sweaters, The Nine-Year-Old was exclaiming over this book. What the book’s … Continue reading

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

Although you wouldn’t have guessed it from this blog lately, The Nine-Year-Old hasn’t completely given up reading. She’s just more or less given up reading new books. Over the past few weeks, she’s been savoring books we’ve already featured on … Continue reading

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

I’m outsourcing the Friday post completely to The Nine-Year-Old this week, because someone got to go to bed when Game Seven went into a rain delay, while someone else decided to stay up unconscionably late. This week’s books: Heir to the … Continue reading

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

Our mostly-weekly survey of the tidbits that cross The Nine-Year-Old’s desk. This week, The Nine-Year-Old pulls books from the red shelf. Math for Kids & Other People Too! by Theoni Pappas What the book’s about: Theoni Pappas’ math books are an engaging blend … Continue reading

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