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“This is not helpful information right now, Mommyo”

We are on Day Five of The Howells All Being Home At Once, and things are going about as well as can be expected, to borrow one of my husband’s more useful phrases. Today’s installment includes lessons in homeschooling by the under-equipped and other tidbits from our attempt to shelter in place.

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The Caterpickles Middle Grade Gift Book Guide: Part 3 – Ten Great Nonfiction Books for Middle Schoolers

This week, we publish Part 3 of The Caterpickles Middle Grade Gift Book Guide – 10 Great Nonfiction Books for Middle Schoolers. Have you read any of these? What do you think? #books

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“Is that truck exhausted?”

Once upon a time, I used to use Saturday mornings to post funny things my then four-year-old daughter said. She still says a lot of funny things, but as a twelve-year-old, her jokes have longer build-ups and don’t lend themselves to a quick burst of humor. But when going through…

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Book Review: Sorcery & Cecelia, or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot (Cecelia & Kate #1)

Sorcery & Cecelia, or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot (Cecelia & Kate #1) By Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer Harcourt, 2004 Age Range: Middle Grade and up The events in Sorcery & Cecelia, or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot play out over a series of letters between two cousins in Regency…

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

The Star Diaries by Stanislaw Lem What The Star Diaries is about I was more than a little surprised to see The Eleven-Year-Old pick up this book this summer. Lem’s Star Diaries seems like a rich read for adults, much less eleven-year-olds. And yet, there she sits, by turns giggling…

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

This week, The Ten-Year-Old puts down her screen for some old-school fun, courtesy of the folks behind Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun. She also spent quite a lot of time being appalled at the conditions Japanese Americans endured during WWII, after reading The Journal of Ben Uchida: Citizen 13599, Mirror Lake Internment Camp.

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

This week, The Nine-Year-old reviews Lunchbox and the Aliens by Bryan W. Fields and President Taft is Stuck in the Bath by Mac Barnett.

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Look what the 9YO left on my computer this time

I wonder which book inspired this? Also, Admiral Canelo is going to have to learn not to leave his Top Secret CAT-FACEĀ files open on a shared computer if he wants to keep his Level 12 Security Clearance. Related Links: More funny stuff my family says on Caterpickles

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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 reviews Missy Piggle-wiggle and the Whatever Cure by Ann M Martin, Mammoths and Mastodons by Cheryl Bardoe, and Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar.

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

This week, The Nine-Year-Old reviews Zoo Borns by Andrew Bleiman and Chris Eastland and Breaking Cat News: Cats Reporting on the News that Matters to Cats by Georgia Dunn.

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