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Valerie Lewis and Monica Holmes are the co-owners of Hicklebee's Children's Bookstore in San Jose. There was an article today in the Palm Springs Desert Sun today about a talk that they gave to Palm Springs elementary school parents on "New and Noteworthy Children's Books."

Valerie Lewis said to the parents: "It's not your job to teach your children to read - it's the teacher's... Your job is to teach (children) the joy of books." She and Monica Holmes went on to share concrete recommendations for helping children to learn to love books. They also made several book recommendations. You can find them in the Desert Sun article. I'm sure that you can also go to Hicklebee's and get recommendations in person, too! Happy Book-Buying! -- Jen

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