Kid’s Book Corner: A Fresh Year of Reading (and Poems) Starts Now

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BY JO PERRY “Whatsoever your hands find to do, do it with all your might.” ––Moina Belle Michael I hope the holidays brought stacks of books for your children. Here is a bright bouquet of picture books for everyone in your family to enjoy. … [Read more...]

Kids’ Book Corner: We’re Thankful for Books!

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BY JO PERRY If you want your children to become lifelong readers, show them that you value books by giving them as gifts. Below is the first of two columns devoted to books your kids will enjoy giving and receiving during the … [Read more...]

Kids’ Book Corner: Get Involved in the Great Backyard Bird Count This Weekend with Books for the Birds

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BY JO PERRY A bird does not sing because it has an answer.  It sings because it has a song. ~Chinese Proverb I’ve always felt that childhood and flight are connected: for children everything is possible and imagination and the body are … [Read more...]

Kids’ Book Corner: Books That Will Keep The New Year Bright

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There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book. ­­—Marcel Proust BY JO PERRY Two sweet new books celebrate children’s literature one is for adults and one is for girls. A third explores the … [Read more...]

Kid’s Book Corner: A Snowy Season

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BY JO PERRY Though it doesn’t snow in southern California, you and your kids can enjoy the delicate and mysterious symmetry of snowflakes with these frosty and very cool books: Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, illustrated by Mary … [Read more...]

Kid’s Book Corner: Books to be Thankful For In November

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BY JO PERRY November is a time for the things children cherish most: family, food, affection and tradition. It means preparing the Thanksgiving green-bean casserole that no one really likes exactly the same way it’s always been made, and Aunt … [Read more...]