Companion book to "Roosevelts" series makes great gift

Sometimes even picture books end up on my nightstand.


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.


'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.


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.


From story to bookstore: Local journey highlights Halloween

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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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