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Portland Winter Light Festival -Travel with Children

Portland Winter Light Festival -Travel with Children

Overcast skies are perfect for viewing light sculptures early enough for children to enjoy them, though a quarter of an inch of rain in the hour and half we were at the Portland Winter Light Festival was a bit more than we anticipated! Along the banks of the Wilamette river, the Portland Winter Light Festival was designed to celebrate the spirit of winter and warmth...

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Whales Passing

Whales Passing

Whales Passing by Eve Bunting was published in 2003.  It’s a cute story about a little boy standing with his father and watching the orcas go by.  The little boy wonders about the orcas and how they find their way and imagines what they are saying about him in return.  Whale watching can be a lot of fun with kids and can be done both from the shore as well as...

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Apples to Oregon

Apples to Oregon

 Apples to Oregon by Deborah Hopkinson and Nancy Carpenter was published in 2004 and is a tall tale loosely based on the story of a pioneer named Henderson Luelling who left Iowa for Oregon in 1847 with his family and a wagon carrying seven hundred plants and young fruit trees (you can find out about the types of plants he brought here...

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