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Parents @ Play: You can never get enough of books

Reading is an incredibly important skill, one that can affect almost every aspect of your life. Unfortunately, too many kids (and adults) don't enjoy reading. Graphic novels and series by J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter), Lemony Snicket (A Series of Unfortunate Events), and Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson, The Kaine Chronicles, and others), have certainly helped attract young readers. But not all kids are interested in adventure, magic, or mystery. Here are some books for kids with other interests, including travel, building, filmmaking, writing, and life itself.

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Murakami: Putting normal characters in weird situations

I first heard of Haruki Murakami a decade ago and instantly knew we had a connection. It was while reading the first pages of his tome "1Q84," in which a young woman riding a taxi on an elevated expressway in bumper-to-bumper traffic realizes she is going to miss an important meeting, grabs her shoulder bag, steps out of the cab, and negotiates the fully jammed expressway by foot until she can make her way to the nearest ramp. I try to picture someone doing this on the Long Island Expressway.

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Koslow enthralls with historical fiction

If you were an English major in college, as I was, you spent hours swooning over F. Scott Fitzgerald – his brilliant stories, his glamorous existence, his hobnobbing with Hollywood moguls, and, of course, his passionate and doomed relationship with the exotic Zelda. You think you know the story, we all do. But the brilliant Sally Koslow, with her luminous storytelling, endless insight, and meticulous research, proves us wrong.

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Supermodel shares healthier ‘Cravings’

In her first cookbook, "Cravings," supermodel Chrissy Teigen proved that she knows her way around the kitchen. With her new book, "Cravings: Hungry for More," she builds on the successful formula of the 2016 best-seller. In a style that's witty, irreverent and refreshingly down to earth, she shares favorite recipes from comfort foods to variations on Thai dishes that she learned from her mom, Pepper.

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9 essential books to inspire young activists

Activism is in the air. Kids are hearing about marches and protests, boycotts and fundraising campaigns for all kinds of causes, from local to global. And increasing numbers of children's books are showing kids and teens how it's done. From stories of the authors' own activist experiences to how-to guides with tips on everything from organizing a rally to using social media to get the word out, these books offer a glimpse into the planning and passion that go into youthful activism.

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Feminist author Rebecca Traister talks ‘female rage’

Angry women are having a moment. They're protesting, rabble-rousing and running for office. They're shouting at a senator in an elevator, demanding that he look at them and attracting the eyes of the nation. Amid all of this comes Rebecca Traister's new manifesto, "Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger."

Watch kids read to dogs in Carmichael library

Kids read to dogs in a popular Sacramento Library program designed to promote reading on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at the Carmichael Library.