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Denim Jungle “Tour”

4 Apr

This week begins my Denim Jungle Tour!

I’m so excited to come down to the height of my favorite fans—the kids—and see The Denim Jungle freshly from their point of view.

Look for me (and Leo) at these book stores, schools, and events… with more coming soon!

  • Thursday, April 7, 10:00am: Interlake Preschool, Seattle, WA
  • Saturday, April 9, 11:00am: Mockingbird Books, Seattle, WA
  • Tuesday, April 19, 11:00am: Phinney Books, Seattle, WA
  • Friday, April 22, 10:00am: Kapowsin Elementary School, Graham, WA
  • Saturday, July 23 (time TBD): Imagine Children’s Museum, Everett, WA

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12 Days of Christmas Thankfulness: Day 1

25 Dec

Christmas Thankful Cathy Mom

My birthday (the big 4-0!) has added an extra patina of sentimentality and reflection to this holiday.

In honor of this milestone—punctuated by finally unlocking the “author” achievement—I’ve assembled my own 12 days of Christmas* Thankfulness.

Day 1: Cathy Taylor
Day 2: Sue LaGow
Day 3: Ryan Hylland
Day 4: Jackie Phillips

Day 5: Szaba and Von
Day 6: Shanon Lyon
Day 7: Kerry Colburn
Day 8: Debbie Reber
Day 9: Peter Orullian

Day 10: Christa Charter
Day 11: Steam Crow
Day 12: 1986 State Fair Judging Panel

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Multicultural Children’s Books

17 Mar

Multicultural Childrens BooksOne of the most magical things about books is their ability to transport us into other places, lives, and experiences.

This is especially important for kids, giving them a larger context of the world beyond their backyards—thus paving the way for creativity and acceptance.

Here are some our family’s favorite multicultural children’s books.

I would love to add to this list, so please share yours, too!  Continue reading

Kids’ Books

16 May

Szaba Book PileIn honor of Children’s Book Week, here are 87 great kids’ books. (That should help keep your minions busy this summer.)

Bookmark it, load up your library queue, or head to your local bookstore to pick up a few for someone special.

Most of these are for younger kids, but if you scroll down to the bottom, you’ll find 15 or so for older kids, too (or simply for kids at heart).

Obviously, this isn’t an end-all-be-all list. There are simply too many great ones to ever catalog them all.

How many have you read? Bring back any memories? What would you add? I’d love to hear your responses in the comments!

Recommended Kids’ Books

Wombat Stew
Naughty Bus
In a Blue Room
The Story of Ferdinand
A Long Way Away
Superhero Employment Agency
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