The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate is the “something to read” that Maude received for Christmas. She sped through it during vacation and now I’m reading it to both Maude and Olive, at a much slower pace, at bedtime. It’s so good! I am only 5 chapters in so maybe I will change my mind at some point, but right now I’m super impressed. I love smart and interesting girl characters. Plus, the cover is really nicely designed. : )
That reminds me. About a year ago, when Maude was 10, I was working in the kitchen and she walked in and confessed, “Mom. Sometimes I judge books by the cover.”
(So do I.)
P.S. — This isn’t a book for the little kids. I’m thinking 9 and older would be just right.