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Archive for July, 2010

Max & Ruby DVD Giveaway

Max and Ruby If you’ve got Max & Ruby fans at your house, then you’ll want this. The irrepressible duo are heading to Grandma’s house in this new Nickelodeon DVD, “Max & Ruby: A Visit with Grandma,” for mud pies, rainbow paintings, puzzles and more. Cute, no? And it can be yours – just click “comments” and tell us, what’s your favorite memory of times you spent with your grandmother? We’ll draw a winner’s name on … hmmm… this week’s already halfway over! Monday, July 19.

Meanwhile, congrats are due to Jennifer J – who won last week’s Mary Engelbreit cookbook!

Posted on Wednesday, July 7th, 2010
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Lawn Boy & Sally: A Reader Review

Lawn Boy Returns The avalanche of just-published books keeps overwhelming my desk! So I enlisted the help of regular reader Noreen and her kids, who reviewed two books – a chapter book for the tween set, and a picture book for little ones. There’s nothing like a book review by a regular reader to cut through the hyperbolic hype! And cut through, they did. Suffice it to say, Noreen does not mince words.

So here’s the scoop on Stephen Huneck’s picture book, “Sally’s Great Balloon Adventure,” and Gary Paulsen’s “Lawn Boy Returns,” the sequel to his very popular “Lawn Boy.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Monday, July 5th, 2010
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PARENT TALKS: Babies, Dads & More

Crying babyBooties Camp
July 7, 10 a.m. to noon at Bananas, Oakland
Bananas’ popular Booties Camp launches a new series of five classes for new and expecting parents, starting with “Baby Basics.” Topics include bathing, breast feeding, sleeping, baby-proofing, time management and more.

Childhood Matters: Economic Recovery
July 11 from 7 to 8 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and streamed live on
Join Nurse Rona and panelists Sherry Tennyson, executive director of the American Canyon Family Resource Center, as they discuss family finances and ways to find help.

Booties Camp
July 14, 10 a.m. to noon at Bananas, Oakland
The second in Bananas’ popular 5-week Booties Camp for new and expecting parents, focuses on baby language and brain development.
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Posted on Monday, July 5th, 2010
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