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Why “The Snowy Day” Might Be the Best Kid’s Book Ever

“I turned to literature to teach my son more about conflict resolution and dealing with his emotions. It wasn’t until I took a look around our bookshelf at home when I realized that our books were primarily animal characters or had Caucasian protagonists. Where was the color? Where was the diversity?”

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Book It to These Drop-In Story Times This Winter

Beat the winter doldrums with our handy-dandy list of local library and bookstore story times. The best part? They’re totally free!

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Monuments Go! New App Makes Exploring the National Mall a Game

Likened to Pokenom Go, this new app encourages kids to walk from monument to monument in search of a challenge.

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Inside Top Ten Toys with the Totally Awesome Awards 2016

Top Ten Toys just won a Totally Awesome Award for Totally Terrific Toy & Book Store in Seattle. We recently spoke to them about their experience as a business owner, the best advice they’ve ever received and more. Hear what…

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Inside Mr. Mopps’ Toy Shop (and) Mr. Mopps’ Children’s Books with the Totally Awesome Awards 2016

Mr. Mopps’ Toy Shop and Mr. Mopps’ Children’s Books just won a Totally Awesome Award for Totally Terrific Toy & Book Store in San Francisco. We recently spoke to them about their experience as a business owner, the best advice…

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20 (FUN!) Resolutions for Bay Area Families

This New Year, how about you resolve to buy cute kids’ clothes, drink coffee and eat burgers—all with your awesome family? If you like the sound of that, check out our 20 fun-filled resolutions for 2016.

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Book ‘Em!: Free Story Time Events in New York City

They don’t call New York book country for nothing; whether we’re reading the Post, Proust, or Paper magazine, we New Yorkers love our literature. That means lots of free story times for you and the kid at bookstores, cafés, toy…

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The Best Spots To Eat, Shop and Play in Park Slope

Hop on the 2/3 or the F train, and join us on a tour of one of NYC’s most family-friendly neighborhoods.

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Zoobean: Hand-Selected Books Delivered to Your Door

Hundreds of titles in the children’s aisle of your fave book store adds up to lots of stumped parents trying to figure out what reads are most inspiring and appropriate for their little reader. We’ve found a solution to your…

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3 Things to Know Today (October 19)

Here are 3 things to know for today, Sunday, October 19.

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Books to Beat the Winter Blues

As parents to rambunctious kids, when it comes to keeping our kiddos occupied during the winter months, we can never have too many indoor activities to fall back on. But, when your local play space knows your kids by their…

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Get Reading: 7 Kid-Friendly Bookstores in Seattle

Every Seattle family has their favorite kid-friendly bookstore and this list has bound together the best of the best.

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Go Shopping Without Having to Book a Sitter

There was a time not too long ago when your kiddos would sit quietly in the shopping cart (or better yet, sleep) while you were free to shop around the store. Now, your kiddos are mobile and need either constant…

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Discover Back-to-School at University Book Store

Looking for the best quality school supplies, the coolest styles, and some fantastic deals on the stuff your student needs for the school year? University Book Store has you covered.
You’ll discover everything on your list when you shop with…

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Phoenix Books

3957 24th St
(between Sanchez St & Noe St)
San Francisco, CA 94114
We love the cozy, hip and comfortable vibe of Phoenix Books, the intimate Noe Valley bookshop that carries a well-organized and reasonably-priced collection of new and used…

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Seattle Kids Indoor Fun: Guide to Storytimes

Slogging through a rainy season in the Pacific Northwest with a little one ready to get out of the house isn’t easy. Luckily, Seattle-area libraries and bookstores offer interactive, educational and (even better) free storytimes every day of the week.…

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A Seattle Story

Once upon a time there was a little girl named Lizzy. She was always writing and was often lost in her own little dream world. Her mom saved a note from her first-grade teacher which reads in part, “Dear Lizzy,…

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