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Breaking News: The Caterpickles library is no longer sorted by color

Six and a half years ago, Michael proposed that we organize all of our book by color. Changing the color of the books in a room would be easier than repainting it, he argued. And so we did. We’ve kept … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rembrandt (Art for Children Series)

Tax season is still underway, but now my life has been complicated by the onset of Spring Break. Must be time to remind The Ten-Year-Old about this series of Art for Children, which she first read in August 2011. Harmensz. Van … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: “Did kittens get their name in Britain?”

This week’s Throwback Thursday post was originally published on April 12, 2012, when The Nine-Year-Old was only five. Sometime last year, The Five-Year-Old discovered the highly informative children’s book series “The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That.” The … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Fun with Jane

Someone’s been playing with my Jane Austen action figure. Related Links:  More Wordless Wednesdays on Caterpickles

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Book Review: Who Swallowed Harold?

Who Swallowed Harold? and Other Poems about Pets By Susan Pearson Illustrated by David Slonim Marshall Cavendish, 2005 Age Range: All Ages When I’m reading to myself, I like a good novel, preferably one without even a hint of blank … Continue reading

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Spring Break Round Three and Other News of the Week

Posting will be intermittent next week. I’ll be around, but then again so will The Five-Year-Old, and as she is ever so much more interesting than my computer, I’ll be spending my time with her. I’ll post as often as … Continue reading

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“Did kittens get their name in Britain?”

Sometime last year, The Five-Year-Old discovered the highly informative children’s book series “The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That.” The books relay all kinds of fun facts about the natural world in a Seussian rhyme scheme. The … Continue reading

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What? Where’s my Book Review?

Fear not, loyal reader. Although you would hardly know it from the silence on the site today, we are still reading very good books here at Caterpickles Central. We highly recommend Coyote Steals the Blanket by Janet Stevens. We love … Continue reading

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Book Review: Snow Friends

It’s school vacation week, and The Four-Year-Old has requested that I “give Caterpickles a rest” so that we can proceed directly to the play date portion of today’s itinerary. So I’m going to be truly lazy and use a book … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Burgess Bird Book for Children

The Burgess Bird Book for Children By Thornton W. Burgess Illustrated by Louis Agassiz Fuertes Little, Brown and Company, 1919 Age Range: All Ages My favorite book as a child was without a doubt the Burgess Bird Book for Children. … Continue reading

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