ABC News senior White House correspondent (and father of two) Jake Tapper delivers the scoop from 1600 Pennsylvania. Now he dishes to little insiders with a list of his favorite kids’ reads.
The Adventures of Tintin, by Herge
Bartholomew and the Oobleck, by Dr. Seuss
“Rain, always rain. Why can’t we have something different for a change?”
Rupert Bear books, based on the comic strip by Mary Tourtel
“[The] fantastic adventures first appeared in the British Daily Express newspaper in 1920.”
Nutshell Library, by Maurice Sendak
“These books … are Sendak whimsy at their finest.”
Encyclopedia Brown, by Donald J. Sobol
“Little mysteries with answers in the back.”
The Great Brain, by John Dennis Fitzgerald
“Taking place in Utah at the end of the 19th century, the stories are fun exercises in cleverness and trickery.”
Knuffle Bunny: a Cautionary Tale, by Mo Willems
“Don’t worry — it has a happy ending.”
Cars and Trucks and Things That Go, by Richard Scarry
“On every two-page spread … Scarry has hidden a picture of a tiny insect — Goldbug.”
The King with Six Friends, by Jay Williams
“King Zar is an out-of-work king who sets out to find work.”
Ant and Bee books, by Angela Banner
“These were a series of more than a dozen British children’s books published in the 1960s and ’70s.”
Daisy Baby & Mommies Too Moving Sale
What: Before the shop heads to new digs, score clothes, bedding, and furnishings at up to 50 percent off.
Why: Everything’s coming up roses.
When: Thru Jan. 31. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. & Mon., by appointment.
Where: 4924 Del Ray Ave., Bethesda (301-654-7477).
Apple Seed Maternity & Baby Boutique Winter Blow-Out Sale
What: Score 25-70 percent off maternity lines like Olian and Japanese Weekend.
Why: The idea is planted.
When: Thru Jan. 31. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 115 S. Columbus St., Alexandria (703-535-5446).
Children’s Theater Festival
What: Bilingual story time, dance performances, and plays from groups like Los Quetzalitos.
Why: They’re all about acting out.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St., ll lvl., Arlington. Tickets online at teatrodelaluna.org.
Photo: Randy Sager