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The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate | Jacqueline Kelly
Calpurnia Virginia Tate is eleven years old in 1899 when she wonders why the yellow grasshoppers in her Texas backyard are so much bigger than the green ones.With a little help from her notoriously cantankerous grandfather, an avid naturalist, she figures out that the green grasshoppers are easier to see against the yellow grass, so they are eaten before they can get any larger. As Callie explores the natural world around her, she develops a close relationship with her grandfather, navigates the dangers of living with six brothers, and comes up against just what it means to be a girl at the turn of the century. Debut author Jacqueline Kelly deftly brings Callie and her family to life, capturing a year of growing up with unique sensitivity and a wry wit. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate is a 2010 Newbery Honor Book and the winner of the 2010 Bank Street - Josette Frank Award.
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Blueberry
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Eggs Beautiful 💛📒🌼 1y
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Blueberry
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1. Yes. The Mrs. Pollifax series
2. No
3. Tagged The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

@MoonWitch94 #ThoughtfulThursday

I tag @NataliePatalie

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing ☺️📚🌿 1y
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Blueberry
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1. Two Trees Make a Forest
2. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
3. Pine tree

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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HonoraryGilmoreGirl

Best book ever for rainy summer days!

IvorysBooks Guess who it is? 2y
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SpiderGoddess
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1. Calpurnia Tate

2. My loves, my work (which I also love), and food.

3. My sense of smell

@Eggs
#wondrouswednesday

Eggs Me too on # 3 🤗🤗 2y
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batsy
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Thanks for the fun #ISpy @erzascarletbookgasm these are some silhouette covers. Interestingly both Calpurnia and Flavia are lovely child characters 🙂

@Centique @merelybookish @readordierachel feel free to share some covers of the sun, the moon, the stars, or any celestial body if you'd like 🌞🌙⭐

merelybookish Fun! I will see what I can find! 🌞🌙⭐ 2y
Centique That sounds like fun to me too! 2y
Cathythoughts ✨✨✨✨✨ 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm Great finds 👍 2y
GatheringBooks they DO look good together. 2y
Erofan Beautiful 😍 2y
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Crazeedi I loved this story and the sequel 3y
silentrequiem @Crazeedi Such great books! 3y
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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyApr19 Day 14: #Look and be still. I have yet to read this award-winning novel, but it seems perfect for our upcoming reading theme on redefining womanity. #WomenReadWomen2019

Crazeedi Omg this book and the second one were absolutely fantastic! Highly recommend!!! 3y
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megansimon

“It‘s amazing when you can see when you just sit quietly and look.”

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megansimon

I read this when I was younger and it was such a good book. Although I don‘t remember exact details, I remember I was fascinated about it and learned how women were forced to live in the past. It‘s very informative while still being interesting.

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megansimon
Pickpick

This book is a good introduction to how life has changed for women over the years and the concept of women‘s rights. I like how it has the story from a child‘s perspective. The imagery is great in this story.

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wingedsnails

“It was too bad, but sometimes a little knowledge could ruin your whole day, or at least take off some of the shine.”

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Blueberry
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1. Lilacs and plumeria 🌸
2. Squash
3. Garden. I grow strawberries, raspberries, and rhubarb.
4. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly

#GardenParty @REPollock

REPollock Ooo, plumeria. Also great rec!😄👍🌷 4y
monalyisha Weirdly, zucchini is the one vegetable I know for sure that my pet rabbit doesn‘t like. Fun fact? 😅 4y
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crhealey
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Page 16 and I am in love with Calpurnia Tate! She loves books and the water and she's just so spunky!

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Dbenford
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"The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate" by Jacqueline Kelly. I have to say this was an interesting book. I'm not really into science and nature stuff but this book was good. This book is about eleven year old Calpurnia Tate in 1899 Texas. Calpurnia is a very curious young girl who has 6 brothers. So you can certainly imagine what crazy things she has to deal with. Calpurnia and her curious mind go on a journey of all that science and nature has to offer

Dbenford Through her many questions about green and yellow grasshoppers that lives in her backyard. Calpurnia begins to form an unbreakable bond with her grandfather. I found 2 different links that I thought would be fun to do in the classroom https://creeksidelearnjng.com/evolution-of-calpurnia-tate/ and dbp.theatredance.utexas.edu/content/evolution-Calpurnia-tate. The UDL I chose was 3.3 (Guide information processing, visualization and manipulation) 5y
Dbenford The ELL strategy that I chose was 17 (Provide contextual support through audio visuals, models, demonstrations, realia, body language and facial expressions) This book also won a Newbery award. The strategies that you could use for this book are IR, LC, AS, and GR. #UCFLAE3414F17 (edited) 5y
DrSpalding I have added this book to my stack. This would be an excellent book to use to encourage STEM professions being that she wanted to become a scientist. Excellent summary. 5y
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Lmstraubie
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When I first started this #audiobook I was ready to abandon it within the first 20 minutes. I'm glad I didn't. The story about 11 year old Calpurnia takes placein Texas at the turn of the century. That is 1899-1900. For this reason sexism and slavery are common place. This is what turned me off in the beginning, but Calpurnia is not settling for what society, or her mother, think a girl should be. Her relationship with her Grandpa is extraordinary

Amie This book has been on my tbr for so long. I need to read it! 5y
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Lmstraubie
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Next up on #audiobook 🎧
#middlegrade

mrp27 I didn't do it in audio but I really enjoyed this one and its sequel. 5y
Lmstraubie @mrp27 So far, so good! 5y
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JuliaQuinn
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One of my favorite books ever.

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Aseleener
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Pickpick

I read this to my 6 and 8 yr old daughters. I have mixed feelings about it. The story was entertaing and the writing was good. Calpurnia is a likeable, relatable character. I could have done with less of the gender-role crisis though. I mean come on, it was 1899. But we loved the family dynamics and there were several lol moments, which I love when reading to my girls. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ E for #LitsyAtoZ #readalouds #kiddielit

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Blair_Reads
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Today was full of "life" things so I didn't get to read as much as I would have liked to. But I read this beautiful book. I love you Miss Calpurnia Tate ?? The ending was good, but it left me wanting more. I'm so glad @Peddler410 let me know there are other books with her. I want her to go and do amazing things!! The last 40 or so pages I was yelling and clapping and hugging my puppies. So many great feelings.

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Blair_Reads
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Ooooooooooohhhhhhh heeeeeeeeeeeeeeell no

PaperbackReader I actually used that word in a short story I'm working and cringed the entire time I typed it! 6y
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Blair_Reads
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So manny giggles are being had over here. Delightful book 😊

RanaElizabeth Love this book. 6y
Auntynanny Such a great book 🐰❤️ 6y
Peddler410 @Blair_Reads Did you see my post about the Calpurnia Tate vet book? I think there's a series to introduce younger kiddos to the wonderful character that is Calpurnia Tate! 😊 6y
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Blair_Reads
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Starting a little earlier this morning for the #24in48 One of my students asked for book recommendations so I have been trying to read more middle grade/YA lately. I saw some posts on Litsy about this one that sounded delightful. So I'm happy to be reading it this morning 😁

PatienceFortitude I need to catch up on good YA also 6y
slhbooks I suspect I would love this one! To the 📚📚📚it goes. 6y
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MSzyd
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Day 71: "It was interesting that such a slight frame could contain so large a person." #shoes by #jcrew

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Aseleener
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Just started this tonight. Reading aloud to my daughters. Loving Callie so far! #kiddielit #readalouds

Blair_Reads 😂😂 love this! 6y
RanaElizabeth This was such a great story! 6y
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Caryl
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Loved Calpurnia; still need to read Charles & Emma. #seasonsreadings2016 #silhouettesoncovers

Aseleener On the library waitlist for Calpurnia. I want to read it to my kids. 6y
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Krisjericho
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I own so, so many books, but very few with silhouettes on the cover, I guess. So I took this image from google because it was a library book that I already returned. :) Books like this are why I love reading challenges. I don't think I would have picked it up on my own, but it fit a category, so I read it. And I loved it. If you have never done a reading challenge, I highly recommend it! #silhouettecover #seasonsreadings2016

literarymermaid I agree! This was my first year doing reading challenges and it brought me some great books I wouldn't have read otherwise. 6y
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Krisjericho
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And...this is why I can't have Halloween candy, particularly chocolate, in my house before Halloween. No readathon for me tomorrow because I'll be working at the library all day, but I'm trying to finish this one up tonight, whist consuming my #readingsnacks. #booktober

Librarianaut This book is soooooo good!! 6y
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Krisjericho
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I am doing a few reading challenges this year, and books like this are one of the reasons I am so very glad that I am. I probably would not have picked up this little gem otherwise. One of the challenges had an item - "Read a book recommended by someone you just met." A patron at the library told me I should read this one. I'm only about a quarter of the way in, but it is great. A twelve year old girl in 1899 becoming interested in science.

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RanaElizabeth
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Pickpick

Absolutely charming and wonderful. Strong girl trying to figure out her place in a world when the only place for her is as a wife. Great family dynamics. Going to send these books to my nieces.
Full review over on Goodreads.

Bibliogeekery I read this with my niece, such a great book! 6y
Kmmsellers Such a wonderful book! 6y
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RanaElizabeth
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RanaElizabeth
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Feeling a bit slumpy which means I default to middle-grade sweetness.

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Pronounced_ing
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Reading this on a friend's recommendation. A fun MG book about a spunky science-loving girl in 1899.

Dlazarin Please preview for smart 8 year olds okay thanks bye. 6y
Booktrovert This is such a great read! 6y
quarterlane I loved this book 💖 6y
Pronounced_ing @Dlazarin This would be excellent for a smart 8yo imo. No sad/scary parts; plucky science-oriented girl; gentle family humor. 6y
Dlazarin It sounds perfect. Thank you! 6y
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Though I have yet to read "The Evolution of Calpirnia Tate" I'm feeling an intense amount of cover love for it.
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#booknerd #booknerdigan #bookstagram #igreads #book #books #ireadya #yalovin #fantasy #flatlay #bookflatlay #yafantasy #youngadult #becauseofreading #bookphotography #biblophile #bookaddict #bookworm #bookstagramfeatures #melt #poetry #selenecastrovilla

FoldedPagesDistillery I want to read this too. You're right, the cover helps 😂 6y
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L'evoluzione di Calpurnia | Jacqueline Kelly
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Bibliogeekery
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I read this with my 9 year old niece in our weekly book club. Set in 1899, it centres around the precocious and curious Calpurnia Tate who has a passion for the natural world and a distaste for gender norms. I'm seeking recommendations for books or series for two girls (6 and 9) for a road trip.

Bibliogeekery They've already read all of Harry Potter, the Mysterious Benedict Society and Lemony Snicket. It's a two week trip with lots of driving so I want to find some good titles to keep them enthralled. Any thoughts? 6y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag How fun! Nooks and Crannies by Jennifer Lawson, the Friday Barnes series by R. A. Spratt, the Poppy Fields mystery series by Tanya Landman, Hook's Daughter by Heidi Schulz and The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell. 6y
SoniaC Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman 6y
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Broke_Girl_Reads Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce! 6y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled My daughter loved The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (but there are sad parts) and The One and Only Ivan 6y
Mayread Anne of Green Gables, The Witches, Because of Winn-Dixie, Savvy, Howl's Moving Castle series-- anything by Diana Wynne Jones. 6y
Lindy Great suggestions so far! Also try 6y
Lindy If the girls like animals, Jim Dale narrates James Herriot's Treasury for Children 6y
Lindy Kate Winslet narrates 6y
SusanInTiburon I second @Lindy's suggestion of Jim Dale reading Herriot. Love!! Jim Dale reading Harry Potter is my all-time fave but maybe not for a 6? 6y
SusanInTiburon I liked One Hundred and One Dalmations narrated by Martin Jarvis. 6y
SusanInTiburon Oh, I see they already heard HP. Well, never mind me! The Narnia Chronicles are terrific if they're ready for that. Think Kenneth Branagh narrated. 6y
Ellen_C Patricia Wrede has a couple of series for that age: the Cecilia and Kate novels and The Enchanted Forest Chronicles. I haven't read them all but they feature strong smart girls and a good amount of humor. 6y
Bibliogeekery Wow! Thanks everyone for all the suggestions!! 6y
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