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Books and Cookies: Yes to literacy!

children bookstore

Unplugging the family is always high on my list. We got rid of our TV 8 years ago, but over the years our home has become filled with different kinds of screens. Say hello to the iPad, the iPhone and my 27-inch iMac. We are a tv-free family who is completely plugged in.

So when I stumbled across Books and Cookies while driving to Santa Monica Beach, I had to stop and check it out. Not knowing what to expect inside, I was blown away by the creativity and energetic vibe that this children’s bookstore emitted.  It’s like a haven for parents who want to get out of the house, yet also want their kids to have an enriching experience. Books take the main stage here, and the fun/cozy furniture invite exploration.

If only every town had a store like this— where reading was cool and the coffee was fresh.

During my 30 minute visit I met the owner, Chudney Ross and we talked briefly about Books and Cookies. I picked her brain about children’s books and she spent some time making up a list of her favorite children’s books for Family Sponge. Check it out here!

children bookstore
books and cookies

books and cookies

books and cookies
books and cookies

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One Response to Books and Cookies: Yes to literacy!

  1. Erica August 7, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

    Reading Reptile is a Kansas City staple. Fun, funky, and fresh. A magical space where the creativity of children’s literature and art meet. http://www.readingreptile.com/main/index.html

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