ADVENTURES FOR KIDS in Ventura, California delivers exactly what its name promises--a porthole to adventure, with lots of square footage, nooks, hideaways, places to sit, dream, rock and read!
Founded in 1979 by the legendary and beloved Jody Fickes Shapiro, this bookstore has provided decades of rich, dedicated service to the children, families, educators, authors/ illustrators and the commmunity.
Jody turned AFK over the reins of the store in 2005, so that she could pursue her writing career. The new owner, Barbara O'Grady, continues in this strong tradition of literary excellence and service, providing an ongoing, stellar line-up of talent. On May 25th, our buddy and recent guest blogger, Greg Trine will be signing the sixth book in his hysterical Melvin Beederman series, Attack of the Valley Girls, and author/illstrator Mary Ann Fraser will be signing Mermaid Sister on June 7th.
From their website: We have provided quality children's books and music to families and teachers throughout the country and internationally. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you find the perfect book or gift from our thousands of books. We love our work, and it shows. Ask about our hand-picked collection of great reads for grown-ups, including our suggestions for book groups.
Here is where you will find this great indie!
Adventures for Kids
3457 Telegraph Rd.
Ventura, California 93003
Please give Barbara and Jody a big rah-rah-sis-boom-bah for their inspired work!
Two fans from Santa Barbara,
Mary & Robin