Tue07282015

Books

Books from local authors cover variety of topics


The Mountain View Public Library now has a “Local Author” shelf upstairs at the end of the fiction aisle. This week I’ll spotlight some homegrown talent, two local authors who have written compelling books on quite different subjects.

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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


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
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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