Category Archives: Chapter Books

The 3 books rocking our Family Togetherness Reading Separate Books Time

Our entire family is happy with the books we’re reading right now. This never happens. Continue reading

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Egmont’s Last Published List

Via Writing and Illustrating comes word that Egmont is closing its doors at the end of January, leaving their authors to fend for themselves. I can only imagine the emotional turmoil these writers are going through right now. I’m a … Continue reading

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The Villains of Children’s Fiction in the Dock

(Cross-posted from Caterpickles.) Over the weekend, a Caterpickles reader in London sent me a copy of an infographic from Lovereading detailing the sentences famous children’s book villains would have received, had they been tried in a European court (Thanks, Joe!). … Continue reading

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The Five-Year-Old Reviews Books: China Rabbits, Lighthouses, and Kindergarten, Oh My!

This summer The Five-Year-Old with characteristic enthusiasm has enrolled in not one, but two reading programs: our local library’s Dream Big, Read! reading program and the Imagination’s Destination Summer Reading program at Barnes & Noble. The library’s program asks The … Continue reading

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The Five-Year-Old Reviews Books: Dragons, Knights, and Brains, Oh My!

This summer The Five-Year-Old with characteristic enthusiasm has enrolled in not one, but two reading programs: our local library’s Dream Big, Read! reading program and the Imagination’s Destination Summer Reading program at Barnes & Noble. The library’s program asks The … Continue reading

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The Five-Year-Old Reviews Books: Frogs, Dinosaurs, & Borrowers, Oh My!

This summer The Five-Year-Old with characteristic enthusiasm has enrolled in not one, but two reading programs. The first is the Dream Big, Read! Massachusetts-wide reading program through our local library. The other is the Imagination’s Destination Summer Reading program at … 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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Book Review: Read Me Another Story

Read Me Another Story Compiled by the Child Study Association of America Illustrated by Barbara Cooney Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1949 Age Range: 4 to 8 One of the many things I love about my Aunt Jeanne is that she … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mr. Popper’s Penguins

Review cross-posted on our sister site, Caterpickles. Mr. Popper’s Penguins By Richard and Florence Atwater Illustrated by Michael Emberley (cover) and Robert Lawson (interior) Little, Brown & Company, 1992 (originally published 1938) Age Range: 9-12, reads aloud well to any … Continue reading

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