Catherine Matthias

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I was an outdoor child - biking, swimming, endless nights of tag, hide-and-seek, and touch football. My book reading occurred at night, snuggled in bed, the light on past midnight, telling myself the lie, “Just one more chapter.”

My love of picture books became deep and enduring in my early twenties, when I taught in a preschool (though teaching toddlers is more like being a Maypole, something they can dash around and occasionally hold onto).

Half my lifetime ago, six of my books were published by Children’s Press, now an imprint of Scholastic. Four titles were part of their Rookie Reader series: Too Many Balloons, I Love Cats, Over-Under, and Out the Door. Two nonfiction titles: I Can Be a Police Officer and I Can Be a Computer
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Average rating: 3.7 · 79 ratings · 11 reviews · 14 distinct works
Too Many Balloons

3.80 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1982 — 7 editions
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I Love Cats

3.54 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 1983 — 5 editions
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Out the Door

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3.27 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1982 — 4 editions
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Over Under

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3.75 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1984 — 2 editions
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Demasiados Globos / Too Man...

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A Rookie Reader: Purple Is ...

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Los Gatos Me Gustan Más

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I Love Cats

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Puedo Ser Un Policia (I Can...

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I Can Be a Computer Operator

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 1985 — 2 editions
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The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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This book will make you look at the world, both micro and macro, differently. Then perhaps find a cave to hide in... or at least yell "incoming" more often.
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Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton
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I'm not usually a fan of science fiction/end times, but this was a fascinating psychological mystery wrapped in an enigma.
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The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
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If you love historical fiction, you'd have to love this book. Intricate and intriguing, it held me from first word to last. Who know 12th century England could be so fascinating... and dangerous.
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The Art of Invisibility by Kevin D. Mitnick
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This book is meant to scare you. Technology and social media have exposed us all to cyber theft. It's not an easy read for those of us not immersed in the technology, but if you take away one thing - it's use longer (25 mixed-characters) passwords, a ...more
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Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton
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Temperance Creek by Pamela Royes
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Wonderfully honest. The story of a girl who grows up in the wilderness of the Hells Canyon and Eagle Cap Wilderness area of eastern Oregon. It's a heart stopping adventure and a beautiful love story - the love of the wild and the love of a man. The w ...more
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A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck
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