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Join Jessica at Buy Buy Baby for StoryTime!



Shine Your Light Books is teaming up with Tinseltot and Zalamoon as they launch their babygear lines at buy buy baby stores! To celebrate their launch, author Jessica Collaço will be at the buy buy baby stores in Mission Viejo (5/19@2:30 & 5/20@12:30) and Torrance (6/2@2:30 & 6/3@12:30) for 2 fun filled weekends! You have 4 opportunities to join Jessica as she reads, plays guitar, sings songs, signs books. The weekends will be full of giveaways (including our books), photo ops, storytimes, speaker sessions and more! 



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Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Author Jessica Collaço and Illustrator Simón Estrada will be signing books at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC on Sunday, April 22. Both titles will be available for purchase. Come join us for hula-hooping, bubble-blowing, craft-making and fun-having. Readers are encouraged to ask us any questions they might have about being an author or illustrator. Stay tuned to our Instagram page for specifics. See more information about the Festival here. We can't wait to see you there!!! 


Children's Earth Day Festival Culver City




We had a great time meeting readers at Star Eco-Station's Children's Earth Day Festival on April 2. Shine Your Light Books teamed up with Little Tree Kid Co who makes earth-friendly vegan crayons. Author Jessica Collaço read "Firenze's Light", signed books and gave out "Firenze's Light" coloring sheets. Kids had a great time trying out Little Tree's vibrant crayons and enjoying the day's festivities. 

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Manhattan Beach Farmers Market Reading 11/17

Join Jessica at the Manhattan Beach Farmer's Market on Tuesday 11/17/15. Jessica will be at the {pages} a bookstore tent for 2 story times: 11:30 and 12:30. She will read "Firenze's Light", teach empowering songs, sign books and hand out coloring and craft pages focusing on the theme of gratitude. Behind Metlox Plaza-13th St and N. Morningside Dr. See you there!

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Author, studio unite on Small Business Saturday

Motherhood may be a full-time job, but that's not keeping some women from simultaneously raising kids and running their own businesses.

That fact was on full display this weekend in Lafayette with Small Business Saturday, an annual effort since 2010 to encourage holiday shopping at small, locally owned operations. More