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Dad shares tattoo tales in new picture book

Daddy’s arms are good for hugs. They’re big and strong and colorful, too. They look kind of like one of your favorite picture books; in fact, Daddy says the drawings on his arms are just like a story to him. In the new book “Tell Me a Tattoo Story” by Alison McGhee, illustrated by Eliza Wheeler, each picture says something important.

‘Quiet Power’ helps introverts seek acceptance

“Quiet Power” author Susan Cain is an introvert; so is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Beyoncé, Emma Watson and Steve Wozniak, creator of Apple computers.

Kids will roar over new dinosaur book

Once upon a time, there were all kinds of dinosaurs on earth. Huge ones. Ginormous ones, and a little boy wanted to be one ofthem. He wished he could be a great big dinosaur — but he didn’t exactly know how. He was certainly willing to find out, though, and who better to learn from than another dinosaur?

Beginnings of basketball, football, soccer and more explored in new book

Rules are rules, and in sports you have to follow them. But why are games played like that, with different balls and a field of certain size? “On the Origins of Sports,” by Gary Belsky and Neil Fine, explains those head-scratchers.

Pals are mad about pups in new book

Kids and dogs: They create their own mutual Fan Club every time. So wouldn’t a kids’ book about dogs — a book like “Bailey: Puppy Pals” — be perfect? The answer, if you want a gentle book for your animal-lover, is “yes.”

Prepare to tear up with book about pups

Here’s fair warning: If your family has ever loved a dog, it’s going to be really hard not to get teary while reading this book to your child. Very hard. And yet, you’ll smile through your tears.

Meet Norman the not-so-normal ape in new book

Every child knows that being just slightly outside of normal is way more interesting than doing things the conventional way. It’s more enjoyable, too, as you’ll see in “Normal Norman.”

Kids can take an armchair trip with ‘National Parks Guide U.S.A.’

A hundred years ago, President Theodore Roosevelt “made it his mission” to preserve as much natural land as possible, “so thatfuture generations could enjoy” it. So what’s your family interested in seeing this summer? Do you like history or hiking?Swimming or soldiers? Animals or American statues? You’ll find them all in parks — and you’ll find them in this book.

New book follows man on a monarch mission

Kids who hold a fascination with caterpillars and bugs will find a kindred spirit in Linda Vander Heyden’s title character. Mr. McGinty is smart and definitely resourceful, but also a little childlike in his need for the butterflies’ well-being and his zeal to save the caterpillars at any cost.

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