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

Regular readers will recall that last week, The Eight-Year-Old took a firm stand on the subject of No Chapter Books on Spring Break Week. Spring Break would be All Comic Books All the Time, Mommyo, and There’s Nothing You Can Do About It Except Read One With Me. Well, imagine my surprise when I caught The Eight-Year-Old on our Very Large Red Reading Couch with a copy of Al Capone Does My Shirts.

book cover for Kate Hannigan's The Detective's Assistant

“Did Kate Warne really save Abraham Lincoln?”

This week, The Eight-Year-Old came home in triumph bearing a signed copy of Kate Hannigan’s The Detective’s Assistant. This sparked a minor disagreement about which member of our family would get to read it first. “You’ll have to get in line, Mommyo. I saw it first.” While I wait, my daughter has a homework assignment for me. “Mommyo, did Kate Warne really save Abraham Lincoln?”

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

Our mostly-weekly survey of the tidbits that cross The Eight-Year-Old’s desk. This week, The Eight-Year-Old tags along with Horrible Harry on his trip to the moon, with Harriet Tubman as she frees 300 slaves on the Underground Railroad, and with Emmy as she explores the mystery of her incredible shrinking rat.