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Summer page-turners from Northwest authors

It seems that Pacific Northwest soil is as fertile for children's books as it is for apple trees and espresso stands. Here are our picks for the season's best titles.

A Q+A with the author of Even Superheroes Have to Sleep

After wrangling her own boys at bedtime, unstoppable in their superhero capes, Seattle author Sara Crow was inspired to write a book to help would-be superheroes, princesses and pirates slow down at the end of the day.

Inclusive, realistic customizable Makies dolls represent kids with disabilities

A London-based doll company is letting kids create a doll that’s as unique as they are – and that realistically represents their bodies.

Snip happy at Wallingford's Li'l Klippers

Li’l Klippers, a kids' hair salon opened in 1988, is committed to making the whole process of getting a haircut less of an ordeal for little ones.

On heavy rotation: Harmonica Pocket's solar-powered new album

The Parents’ Choice Award-winning duo the Harmonica Pocket is back with their solar-powered seventh album.

New To You: Local kids' Consignment Shops Share Their Shopping Wisdom

We’ve asked a few of our favorite shops to weigh in on what you should buy used, and when buying new makes sense.

Free toy alert!

Plus, countless high-fives.

Quick, grab your ’stache!

20 Leagues’ emergency disguise makes for perfect birthday party favors and quick getaways.

Lovely lunar onesies from Temple of Cairo

Inspire future astronauts and daydreamers alike with these sweet moon-printed onesies.

Elliott the Otter's adventures around the Sound

If the inner workings of Seattle’s Puget Sound are your thing, then Elliott the Otter is your guy.

G&O Family Cyclery offers hub for family bikers

G&O Family Cyclery's Tyler Gillies and Davey Oil are best friends, riders, bike advocates and parents.

Even ninjas practice: An interview with children's author Sanae Ishida

Talented new author Sanae Ichida, who has called Seattle home for 13 years, is releasing her first picture book this month. 'Little Kunoichi: The Ninja Girl' is a unique story that encourages kids to practice and practice, even if it doesn’t always make perfect.

Balloons and beyond from birthday party hot spot Red Wagon Toys

Red Wagon's party offerings and well-curated toy selection hit a pitch-perfect tune.

Book pick: Larry gets lost again

Seattle author Eric Ode tells the tale of Larry, a lovable pup who gets lost under the sea.

Even superheroes have to sleep

Back the project from a Seattle mom via Kickstarter.

Seattle chocolates' spring line of surprises

With the fresh new packaging and seasonal flavors of Seattle Chocolates' spring line, it's hard to choose just one!

Seattle’s Julie Paschkis dishes on art and egg-centricities

Like the protagonist of her picture book 'P. Zonka Lays An Egg,' Julie Paschkis understands the transformative power of nature.
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