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Fort Point-San Francisco with Kids

Fort Point-San Francisco with Kids

No visit to the Presidio is complete without a stroll along the northern shoreline with its amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the city.  From Crissy field, a former U.S. Army Airfield, the northern waterfront has something for everyone with spectacular views, great recreational opportunities and a a chance to view wildlife in the restored tidal marsh....

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Review: The Tree Lady-San Diego with children

Review: The Tree Lady-San Diego with children

The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever written by H. Joseph Hopkins and illustrated by Jill McElmurry tells the story of a rebellious little girl who managed to change the way people thought and viewed the world. Katherine Olivia Sessions loved plants and forests.  In the 1860s, she explored, got dirty and generally did...

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Review: Squirrel and John Muir-Yosemite National Park

Review: Squirrel and John Muir-Yosemite National Park

 “Floy filled the hours by talking to the family’s pet parrot, balancing on a plank by the woodpile, making mud pies, and capturing frogs.” – Not the typical activities for a young girl in the mid 1800s. Nicknamed “Squirrel” by her family for her antics in Yosemite Valley, Floy was definitely a tomboy and quickly latched on to her...

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Review: Henri Matisse Drawing with Scissors-Nice with children

Review: Henri Matisse Drawing with Scissors-Nice with children

Written in the style of a school report, Henri Matisse: Drawing with Scissors (Smart About Art) written by Jane O’Connor and Illustrated by Jessie Hartland does a great job of depicting the evolution of Matisse as an artist from his first still life to his last paper cut outs.  It’s a great way to encourage children to use their imagination and also...

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Review: Humphrey the Lost Whale-San Francisco with children

Review: Humphrey the Lost Whale-San Francisco with children

Humphrey the Lost Whale written by Wendy Tokuda and Richard Hall with illustrations by Hanako Wakiyama is based on the true story of a whale who swam from San Francisco Bay up the Sacramento River and got stuck and how the community helped him find his way home Every year, humpback whales migrate north from Mexico to Alaska along the West Coast of the United States....

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Degas and the Little Dancer

Degas and the Little Dancer

Degas and the Little Dancer by Laurence Anholt is a fictionalized account of the story behind the statue of La Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans, one of Degas’ most recognized works.   Laurence Anholt’s series on artists and their works is a nice way to introduce art to children, and makes what they see in a museum that much more accessible. Degas and the...

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