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Chicago’s Biggest Book Fair Is Back July 23-26

Jul 9, 2015
The Newberry Book Fair on July 23-26, Chicago’s biggest annual used book binge, has something for every reader.

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Sherlock Holmes: major exhibit to open at Museum of London


He’s one of the most famous residents of London and a brilliant detective known all over the world -- so famous he now has a museum exhibit devoted entirely to him.
He’s one of the most famous residents of London and a brilliant detective known all over the world -- so famous he now has a museum exhibit devoted entirely to him. more
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London’s food scene takes it to a new level at Camden Lock


Entrance to Camden Lock
The Global Food Kitchen at Camden Lock Market in London is famous not only for good eats but for its shops and stalls—more than 200. No wonder it attracts 6 million visitors a year and is the hub of the growing street food movement here. more
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Curry, beigels and bacon sarnies on a family food tour of London’s East End


Ned and his bacon sarnie
London's East End famously was home to immigrants for centuries—French, Irish, Jewish, and most recently Indian (the famous Brick Lane lined with Indian curry restaurants is here). There are also hipsters and artists -- the area is as famous for its street art and pop up shops these days. more
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Half Moon Bay, CA, gets ready for families with lots of pumpkins


Farmer John and one of his chickens
Farmer John Muller, a third-generation California farmer, is also the mayor of Half Moon Bay, which bills itself as the World’s Pumpkin Capital. The coastal climate here, with warm days and cool nights, is perfect for growing pumpkins. more
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Two London hotels that treat kids like royalty that lives across the street


Street view of Rubens at the Palace
The Rubens at the Palace and Egerton House hotels in London offer families an upscale experience. The kids are treated like the royalty that live across the street from the Rubens. more
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Kids discovering “Horrible Histories” of spies at the Imperial War Museum in London


Horrible Histories Spies exhibit at Imperial War Museum in London
Real spies know there are a lot better ways to disguise your looks—like putting cheek pads in your mouth to change the shape of your appearance. At the Imperial War Museum in London, kids gave a thumbs up to the Horrible Histories Spies exhibit. more
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A Family Day in Denver: Bikes and Botanic Gardens


A Denver B-Cycle station
Taking the Kids Correspondent Allison Tibaldi says Denver is one America’s most bike-friendly cities and its bike-sharing program makes it easy to get around on shiny red bikes. more
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A Kid Facing Fears and Pushing Limits at Mount Snow Family Camp


Kellen kayaking
Sheri McDonald writes that her children have all gone to summer camp, but it was really special to be with them together at Mount Snow Family Camp while they gained confidence and took on new challenges more
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The Family Table at Mount Snow Family Camp


Eating breakfast at Mount Snow Family Camp
Sheri McDonald says it easy to grab a plate of food and sit in front of the television or keep working while we eat. On her recent trip to Mount Snow Family Camp she had a reminder of how valuable the family table is. more
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Unplug and Reconnect at Mount Snow Family Camp


Tubing on Lake Whitingham
Sheri McDonals's son was having trouble imagining a week with no iPod, computer or video games. Once they arrived at Family Camp, they didn’t think about wifi again. more
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