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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 down time during winter break to visit museums with my kids, I thought her book about… Continue reading Sticky Fun for Kids at the La Brea Tar Pits

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Q&A With Author Marc Remus

Please welcome award-winning, globe-trotting children’s author, Marc Remus to the Reading Room today. Q. Greetings, Marc! Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your work. A. Hello, Shana and thanks for having me here. I was born in Germany and educated in the US. I graduated in painting and illustration in Pasadena, CA… Continue reading Q&A With Author Marc Remus

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Fall Back Festival, San Diego, Nov. 6

Next weekend, after you’ve set your clocks back and enjoyed that extra hour of sleep, here’s something to do with all that extra energy: a free children’s festival in the San Diego Gaslamp quarter. And I’ll be there, selling my books, so please stop by and say hello! Fall Back Festival~Children’s Historic Street Faire Sunday,… Continue reading Fall Back Festival, San Diego, Nov. 6

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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.