Kids, Kids Every Where


Children’s Day in the Plaza in San Luis Obispo was a success Saturday with moms and dads and grandparents and of course kids enjoying the sun and the fun. I was at the Whiz Kids Toy Store booth making bookmarks with the kids. They liked the bright colored paper, punches, pens and markers as they made their bookmarks and decorated them.


I had my usual display of my own children’s books and one little girl recognized a book that she had, Butterfly Girls. She even remembered me coming to her school to read one of my other books, Hopping to the Moon. I collected some email addresses for my monthly newsletter to let parents know when I am conducting more paper craft and bookmaking classes for kids. I wasn’t allowed to sell my books, but passed out brochures and hopefully some of those who took them will make their way to Whiz Kids or one of my other sales outlets and buy my picture books.

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Whiz Kids Toy Store gave away gifts and had word puzzles for the kids. I was pleased to be sharing their booth. Children’s Day is a yearly event, sponsored by two local art groups, Passport to the Arts and the Arts Council. As I walked around, I saw kids and families ever where making art and enjoying themselves. There were puzzle booths, lego booths, and painting booths. I saw booths for making butterflies, booths for face painting (always a favorite with kids) and booths playing music. I enjoyed being a part of this creative and energetic scene.


About berylreichenberg

I am a storyteller. Writing and illustrating books for children, I have published over 35 titles. Three of my books, "Ants on a Log", "Camouflage", and "The Mysterious Case of the Missing Birthday Cake" have been published by a traditional publisher, Oak Tree Press. These are available from Oak Tree and Amazon as well as other outlets. The others are published by and can be seen on their website. Some of my stories are in prose and some in verse. All are designed for small children and young school children. My fiction stories are designed to delight these children and help them learn about themselves and the world around them. I also have a number of nonfiction books about animals, the natural world, and other cultures. I illustrate my stories with drawings and photographs. I hold a Master's Degree from UCLA and have taught school in California. I hope that young children and their adult companions will enjoy reading my books as much as I enjoy writing them.

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