Cool to be Kind: Kids’ Books on Kindness

Sure, February is all about romantic love, but we also want to celebrate the love for others that shines through simple acts of kindness. Kim Tano, the children’s book buyer at Powell’s City of Books, helped us out by selecting her favorite kids’ books on kindness for toddlers to tweens. (And, good news: The Burnside, …

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Graphic Novel Recommendations for Interesting Times

Thank you to local independent bookseller Books with Pictures for sharing kids’ graphic novel recommendations for these interesting times. Books with Pictures is open for limited browsing in their Southeast shop, free in-store pickup and free local delivery for all Portland metro locations. By Katie Pryde This is a weird time to parent, and if …

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Kids’ Books to Calm Worries

PDX Parent's editor Denise Castañon loves sharing new ideas with other Portland parents. You can find her cooking, eating, crafting and writing in Southeast where she lives with her husband, 5-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter.
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The pandemic, shutdown, economic turmoil and very violent images of police brutality we’ve experienced over the past few months — that’s more than enough to make anyone feel worried and anxious. And kids are not immune to anxiety. So we asked Kim Tano, the children’s-book buyer at Portland institution Powell’s City of Books, to recommend …

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Girl Power Graphic Novels and Comics

Comic books and graphic novels fill every room in my house. No matter how often I walk through the house and pick up a stack of books and reshelve them, another instantly reappears. If it’s not a stack of comics on the table, it’s a pile of drawings and homemade comics or a printout of …

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