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Books

Companion book to "Roosevelts" series makes great gift


Sometimes even picture books end up on my nightstand.

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Children's author signs books at Linden Tree


Author Tiffany Papageorge is scheduled to sign copies of new her book 11 a.m. Dec. 6 at Linden Tree Books, 265 State St., Los Altos.

Papageorge’s “My Yellow Balloon” (Minoan Moon, 2014) is a Mom’s Choice “Gold” winner. In the book, the Los Gatos author helps children when it’s time to let go, giving them the courage to experience loss – from a move to divorce or death – and a language for understanding change.

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'Orphan Train' recounts hidden chapter in U.S. history


Historical fiction often tells a story in a much more entertaining and readable way than a simple recitation of the facts.

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Helping kids catch a few Zs: Local dental hygienist pens meditative bedtime book


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Mimi Sommers, who works at a Los Altos dentist’s office, recently wrote a children’s book.

A local dental hygienist recently published a book that aims to ease parents and children during a sometimes anxious exercise – bedtime.

Mimi Sommers, who has worked for more than a decade for John B. McBirney, D.D.S., in Los Altos, recently released her first children’s book, “Relax-a-bye Baby” (Angus MaGregor Books, 2014), based on her son E.J.’s nightly trouble falling asleep. Sommers wrote that her son, 6 at the time, experienced nightmares that caused him to dread bedtime.

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From story to bookstore: Local journey highlights Halloween


Courtesy of Dee Ellmann
Jenny Hurwick self-published her picture book last month after decades of storytelling.

During her years working as a teacher and a Los Altos mom, Jenny Hurwick loved to tell stories. One tale she crafted for her son just seemed to stick – the adventures of a mischievous witch, Frazzle, and her sidekick, the trusty cat Twitch.

A decade passed, but the story kept knocking around Hurwick’s mind. Her children grew up, she moved to Los Gatos, but Frazzle kept flying.

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