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Book Review: Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephen Pastis

School’s back in session, which means I’m once again sneaking peeks at the books that cross my path courtesy of the kids at the local middle school library.

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Detecting and neutralizing misinformation, a couple of book reviews, and other tidbits that crossed my desk this week: A Caterpickles miscellany*

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and reading about how to detect and neutralize misinformation this week –and how to teach my daughter to do the same. Here are a few of the articles, blog posts, and books I’ve found most helpful.

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My OcTBR Reading Challenge – Update

The more targeted approach to tackling my To-Read pile inspired by the folks at The OcTBR Challenge has resulted in me reading a ton of great books this month. In today’s post, I’ll tell you about four of them.

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Introducing the Caterpickles Bookstore and a word about affiliate links on Caterpickles

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it came to my attention that while Amazon continues to be fine, independent booksellers are suffering. That’s why I decided to become a Bookshop.org affiliate. Starting today, my book reviews may contain affiliate links to Bookshop.org, an online bookstore that provides financial support to independent bookstores nationwide. I’ve also added a new Caterpickles Bookstore Learn more about Bookshop.org, affiliate links on Caterpickles, and the new Caterpickles Bookstore.

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What I’ve been reading while we #stayathome

Today, I’m going to tell you about four of the books I’ve been reading lately: Some Tame Gazelle by Barbara Pym, The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis, Verses for the Dead by Preston & Child, Lord Sunday by Garth Nix, and Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari.

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What The Thirteen-Year-Old has been reading while we #stayathome

Today, The Thirteen-Year-Old tells us about four of the books she’s been reading lately: Rogue Princess by B. R. Myers, Randoms by David Liss, The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge by M. T. Andersen and Eugene Yelchin, and Meteor Men by Jeff Parker, Sandy Jarrell and Kevin Yolo.

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Educational Resources – General Studies

What do I mean by general studies? Basically anything that offers classes in more than one subject area. Think Khan Academy or the Great Courses series.

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Educational Resources – Reading and other book-related activities

Free ebooks, audiobooks, read-alongs, and other book-related activities to keep you and your kids entertained and engaged while you’re at home.

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My daughter’s school is closed for a month. What now?

I’ve spent a lot of time over the past few days on the phone with various parents trying to figure out what a reasonable plan for my daughter’s education during our area’s COVID-19 outbreak might look like. I’ve also spent several hours scanning the web to see what our online options are. Here’s what I think we might do.

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What are the kids reading this month?

Five of the books the students at my local middle school read last January. #books #MG

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