This spring break Graham decided to turn double digits! That’s right, he is now 10 years old. I can’t even believe it myself. For his birthday he wanted to take a little camping trip. He also brought along two new books that are out for middle grade readers.
The little camping spot we head to has a creek that goes all the way around so the boys spent most of their time skipping rocks and dipping their feet (and bodies) in the water. We found lots of wildflowers down the little trail beside our campsite and hung up hammocks to chill and read in. There was a lot of bike riding and dirty feet. It was perfect.
Graham read Stick Cat: A Tail of Two Kitties and Olga and The Smelly Thing from Nowhere. Both of the books kept him entertained, but he says he enjoyed Stick Cat the most. I wonder if the fact that Olga was a girl interfered with making it his first favorite? At age 10 you’re still not quite into girls.
Stick Cat is a great read if your child is a fan of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Big Nate or animals in general. Graham is such an animal lover so this was a great fit for him. Olga is a great book for those who enjoyed Dear Dumb Diary and My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish. Either way, they are two great options for a new book this spring break or summer vacation.
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