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Got Yummy Milk?

Hot summer days equal cool summer drinks. Two-time national barista champ, Heather Perry, has teamed up with GOT MILK to create creative, calcium-rich recipes to make with your kids! We’re talking pure deliciousness: Red Velvet Frappes, Tiramisu Shakes and Honey Bee Lattes! Get your free recipe booklet. Enjoy!

Kidsguide: 2009-10

Kidsguide gets small! The theme for fall/winter was “Big Things in a New Small Issue,” and that is just what we did. The book was trimmed down to an 8 x 11 size––making it more convenient to put in your purse or glove box. Fall/winter’s cover was done by Lee White, illustrator for books such […]

Kidsguide 2008-09

This two issue set was illustrated by Brian Biggs, an incredibly talented illustrator, writer and accordion player living in Philadelphia. His work was featured on MoMA’s (New York’s Museum of Modern Art) website as an interactive museum tour for kids––that’s what initially caught our eye. The theme of spring/summer was a story editorial (our only), […]

Kidsguide: 2007-08

These illustrations were done by Kidsguide’s first international artist, Shane McGowen. Shane lives in Australia, but his artwork has been seen in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Sunday Times, plus lots of children’s books. Fall/winter was devoted to healthy living with editorial written by Sé Reed; the tips throughout the issue featured […]

Kidsguide: 2006-07

This set was illustrated by Ken Bowser, whose words and pictures have appeared in thousands of books, newspapers and periodicals. He also created the illustrations for our sister publication, Petsguide, and his daughter, an art student at the Ringling School of Art and Design, illustrated the cover of the 2009 Summer Calendar. Fall/winter’s theme was […]

Kidsguide: 2005-06

This two issue set was done by Jason Abbot, illustrator for several children’s books that included The Ravioli Kid: An Original Spaghetti Western and Rainy Day Music. Fall/winter was devoted to establishing family traditions; spring/summer was a celebration of our first 20 years with favorites and reader tips. This issue also marked over 1 million […]

Kidsguide: 2004-05

This two issue set was done by Jack E. Davis, known for a long list of children’s books he masterfully illustrated, including Bed Head, Marsupial Sue, The Zack Files and Bunion Burt. The spring/summer issue was devoted to 21 things every kid should do in the summer; fall winter focused on school lunches. The tips […]

Kidsguide: 2003-04

This set was illustrated Lee Calderon, who at the time was our first local artist since 1994. The spring/summer issue devoted to freebies was the first to announce our website; fall/winter was devoted to making homework easier. The later was (much to my chagrin) had a misspelled word on the cover. Can you find it? […]

Kidsguide: 2002-03

The cover art was produced by Tim Raglan, from Independence, Kansas. He illustrated a number of children’s books at that time that included “Go Track a Yak” and “The Wolf Who Cried Boy.” The summer issue was devoted to summer learning and dedicated to my daughter Lauren, who at Kidsguide’s first issue was in kindergarten […]

Kidsguide: 2001-02

During the production of the spring/summer issue my son was hospitalized in Berkeley for three weeks, the information editor delivered her baby a month early (thanks to Jason Kosareff for pitching in otherwise that issue would never have come out!) and our dear dog, the head of security, Dixie, died at age 15. Despite the […]

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