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Sticky Fun for Kids at the La Brea Tar Pits

Almost a year ago, I posted an interview with children’s author Barbara Ann Mojica, author of the award-winning series, Little Miss History. Her latest release was published in November of this year, and because I, personally, love using the downtime during winter break to visit museums with my kids, I thought her book about the… Continue reading Sticky Fun for Kids at the La Brea Tar Pits

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Q&A With Children’s Author Monika Mira

Joining us from the great state of Hawaii, please welcome award-winning author and illustrator Monika Mira, whose lifelong passion for marine conservation led her to develop beautiful educational material for children focused on marine science. Q. Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your books. A. I have always loved the ocean, so… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Monika Mira

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Q&A With Children’s Author Maretha Botha

My latest guest (pronounced Ma-rita Bo-thuh) writes stories for children of her observations and experiences while living in South Africa. Her latest chapter book in the Tales From Fauna Park series is quickly climbing the Amazon UK charts even as we speak! I hope you enjoy her fascinating story and books. Q. Hello Maretha. Please… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Maretha Botha

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In a cabin, in the woods…

In a cabin, in the woods, what comes next in that song…? If you can finish that line then you’ve probably been to summer camp. With only 3 weeks left on my kids’ school calendar (hard to believe) and summer planning well underway, I wanted to post about my summer-themed book for kids. It’s called… Continue reading In a cabin, in the woods…

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Q&A With Children’s Author Christopher P. Stanley

Today, I’d like to introduce an author who’s proof that multitasking does work well when approached with equal measures of enthusiasm. Christopher P. Stanley writes gorgeously illustrated children’s books and has recently launched his own publishing company, with plenty of books in the works. And, he does it all with a contagious sort of energy.… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Christopher P. Stanley

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A Short List of SoCal’s Best Places For Pumpkin-Picking

It was our tradition to visit a pumpkin patch in the countryside every fall, to spend the day soaking up the autumn colors–as much as this was possible in sunny Southern California–and bring home pumpkins for the doorstep, which we’d ultimately carve for Halloween.