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Catherine Recommends….

My wonderful and gifted old daughter began this list when she was 6 years old. She loves to read and now that she is in middle school she has lots of ideas about what is well received for the younger crowd, as well as for teens. She thought everyone should know what she is interested in reading, and I’m always glad to tell others about great books or learning tools for kids. If they aren’t playing one of my bingo games, have them check out these books! 

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Here’s what’s on Catherine’s current list:

Catherine Recommends….Art Supplies

213-Piece Deluxe Art Set with Wood Case

“I like it because it has sooooo many colors!”

Catherine Recommends….Books

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Author: J.K. Rowling

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
Author: Jon Schieszka

“The Stinky Cheese Man is about a woman who had some stinky cheese, and she made a man, and he runs away.”

P Is for Passport
Author: Devin Scillian

 How I Became a Pirate
Author: Melinda Long;

“At the end, the little boy goes back to where he lives and…”(Opps! Catherine was going to tell you the ending!!)

Frog and Toad Are Friends
Author: Arnold Lobel

Junie B. Jones First Grader

The Adventures of Amelia Bedelia

A Guide to Backyard Astronomy

How We Learned the Earth Is Round

T Is for Touchdown
Author: Brad Herzog

Catherine Recommends….Magazines

Ranger Rick

National Geographic Kids

Kids Discover

Martha Stewart Kids

Disney’s Princess

American Girl

Here’s Cat’s Story: The Aliens of the Hot Sauce Galaxy

Once upon a time, there was a race of aliens from the Hot Sauce Galaxy… “Today is a day of glory! Today is the day that we steal all of the cows from the Milky-way Galaxy!” their Leader Fudge N. Nugget announced, and on those words they flew off in their Burritos mobiles. It was a long journey, and they got very bored. “Are we there yet?” was asked so many times that it became their motto.  It was a very long time before they picked up their first signal from Earth, “What is this?”  Fudge N. Nugget asked his crew when they showed it to him, “We don’t know sir, but I’ll call it Disney Channel” his crew responded. “Oh wait! They are trying to make contact!” They cried as the screen began to pick up sound, which went something like this, “I’m Chyna Anne McClain from Ant Farm and you’re watching Disney Channel!” “See I told you guys that’s what it’s called!” the technician, Baaab squawked when Disney Channel went on a commercial break. When they entered the Milky-way Galaxy they were very surprised, “Where are all the cows?” asked the technician, Baaab when they neared Earth. “I don’t know Baaab, maybe they are on this planet over here!” Fudge N. Nugget replied as he steered his burritos mobile toward Earth. The burritos mobiles all landed on the beach with a thud. The aliens decided to get out and explore, they were amazed by what they found. “Baaab, come here and decipher this strange writing at once!” Fudge N. Nugget commanded. “I think it says ‘The Best Pizza Ever’, but what’s ‘pizza’?” Baaab asked. “Let’s go check it out. CHARGE!” Fudge N. Nugget ordered as they stormed they pizza parlor. The aliens marched in and ate a super-extra-large pepperoni, anchovy, mushroom, bell pepper, veggie, sausage, bacon, olive, twelve-cheese pizza. “ That was the best ‘pizza’ I’ve ever had!” Baaab exclaimed “we should have this stuff at home, so let’s take it!” the Leader Fudge N. Nugget shouted as he led the march into the kitchen to steal the recipes. When they had taken everything in the  pizza parlor, they hopped into their burritos mobiles and headed home for their all-night pizza party! The End. Oh yeah, and they all lived happily ever after!…