Look at art from all over the globe with artist David Hockney, paintings dance and sing through the streets of New York, story based on two paintings by Dutch artist Vermeer, Pablo Neruda composes a joyful poem about an onion, and a boy who grows up be a Poet Laureate of the United States, Juan Felipe Herrera.
At the end of the summer, we spent a full day in Yosemite National Park exploring the recently re-opened Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias. Here are highlights, suggestions for trails, and travel tips for an enjoyable family visit.
Summer is winding down, but travel to adventurous and far destinations with new children’s books. And kids can stay as long as they like! Read books about China, Egypt, Guatemala, Easter Island and Australia.
See if you can spot ghosts of two young princes, playing in the Tower of London. Visit Tokyo Senso-ji temple, established with miraculous appearance of Kannon and a golden dragon. Windswept headland in Cornwall England is site of Tintagel Castle, birthplace of King Arthur. In Greece, explore ruins of ancient Mycenae, founded by legendary hero Perseus who killed snake-haired Medusa. And wander through the Jewish quarter in Prague where Rabbi Loew breathed life into a clay giant.
On the Redwood Coast in northern California, explore the largest remaining groves of old-growth coast redwoods, the tallest trees in the world Here’s our tips for family trips to the Redwood Coast, how to identify coast redwoods, park areas, hiking in the redwoods, beaches, and wildlife.