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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Books of Wonder - Peter Glassman

On yesterday's show, Mindy interviewed Peter Glassman, the owner of Books of Wonder, "New York City's oldest and largest independent children's bookstore, as well as the city's leading specialist in children's literature both new and old."

They talked about a number of great series for kids to read. One series that he mentioned is the Oz Series books. Camille has read all 14 books in the original series, however, what was very interesting was to learn more about the history of the books, like that one came out every year right before Christmas, and giving these books turned into a Christmas tradition.

Another favorite of Peter's was Half-Magic by Edward Eager. Camille and I have enjoyed many of the books in this series as well. Even though the books were written in the 1950's, they are timeless in some sense.

Another series he talked about was Sluggers, which Chloe thinks sounds pretty awesome.

Camille and Chloe can't wait to get to NYC and visit Peter Glassman's Books of Wonder store!

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