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BOOKS by the Bay

By Jackie Burrell
Saturday, January 5th, 2008 at 8:00 am in Books.

BeckaSFCover It’s always fun to read books with Bay Area ties, and we’ve got a new kid lit trio that fits that bill perfectly. First up, the newest entry in the Becka and the Big Bubble series by former San Franciscan Gretchen Schomer Wendel and her brother Adam Schomer, “Becka Goes to San Francisco.” This series for preschoolers follows Becka, the rhyming tot, as she blows bubbles and floats off to various venues. This time, she hits the Bay Area, complete with cable cars and such beloved landmarks as the Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower and curvy Lombard Street.

Lafayette author Kristen Altbaum’s “The Queen’s Wish, A Fairytale About Adoption” hasn’t gone mainstream yet, but you can pick up a copy of the sweet fairytale – proceeds go to Doctors Without Borders – at Lafayette Books, Rakestraw and other local book shops.

And Wednesday Kirwan, a Bay Area Discovery Museum educator, takes on the topic of naughty children adorably in “Nobody Notices Minerva,” a picture book about a little Boston terrier and her family.

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