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Book Notes: April 14, 2013

By Staff reports

Bird book for kids

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Amber Elmore, of Sissonville, has written her second book in the Betsy Beansprout series. "Betsy Beansprout Bird-Watching Guide" shows kids how to have fun while bird watching. It contains Betsy's own journal of all her favorite local birds, and encourages kids to create their own birding journal.

The Betsy Beansprout book series teaches kids how to have fun outdoors. Each book is written from the perspective of a 6-year-old girl who lives on a state park and therefore considers herself a nature expert.

A release party for the bird-watching book will take place June 1 at the Charleston Cabela's. Her book is published by ShadeTree Publishing in Ashland, Ky. For more information, www.ShadeTreePublishing.com.

Boomer book events

BOOMER, W.Va. -- A series of events of scheduled to promote a new book by James Thibeault, titled "Boomers: 400+ Tips and Hints From The Generation That Refuses To Grow Old."

At 10 a.m. Thursday, Thibeault will be at the Boomer Post Office, where Baby Boomers will gather to launch his collection of generational wisdom, and will postmark copies of his book to other Boomer communities and to leaders he wants to encourage to take up his call.

Afterward, Thibeault will bicycle to 2504 Kanawha Blvd. E., home of the Midland Trail Scenic Highway Association, for a reception at 2:30 p.m. Free, signed copies of "Boomers" will be given to guests.

Thibeault and his wife developed Good Living Homes in Malden in 1981.

A portion of the proceeds from book sales will benefit Kanawha Valley Village People, a member of the Village to Village Network for Baby Boomers who are designing their own retirement in their own homes through Internet support.


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