Young Readers,Well Loved

A customer at our bookstore told us that a young couple with children 4 and 6, wrapped 24 books at the beginning of Advent and put them on the mantle. Some of the books were new and some were old favorites of the children. Each day that got to pick a book, unwrap it, and then they all read the book. What a wonderful way to inspire reading, and as your children are in your lap as you read to them, certainly they feel well loved.

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About Ciletti

Jim Ciletti, an award winning poet, filmmaker, and author, is the 2010-2012, Poet Laureate of the Pikes Peak region, and for 41 years, poet-in-residence for the Orme School Fine Arts Festival. Jim gives many workshops on the writing and performance of poetry, and makes poetry house calls to create personal poetry events. Ciletti loves everything Italian, including cooking for family and friends, and loves to plant garlic, make homemade wine, and eating peaches and plums. "Everyday is Christmas, but you don't always get everything you ask for. Sometimes more. Poetry celebrates life."
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