How To Spread Love this Valentine’s Day –

Nothing says “I love you” better than reading to your young children and spreading kindness through giving back.

Open up one of these books and create sweet memories this Valentine’s Day.

Love Is, by Diane Adams; illustrated by Claire Keane

“Perfect for any fond gift or tender moment, this story of a girl and a duckling who share a touching year together will melt hearts old and young. In this tenderly funny book, girl and duckling grow in their understanding of what it is to care for each other, discovering that love is as much about letting go as it is about holding tight.”


I’ll Love You Always, by Mark Sperring; illustrated by Alison Brown

How long will I love you? If you need to know, I’ll tuck you in tightly, then whisper it low . . .

This moving declaration will reassure little ones that such a special love lasts through days, weeks, months, years, and far, far beyond!

Perfect for snuggling in to read together, I’ll Love You Always is a beautiful rhyming promise of love from Mark Sperring brought to sweetest life by bestselling illustrator Alison Brown, and is perfect to share with anyone you’ll love . . .



Or consider spreading love this Valentine’s Day by giving back – 

  • “Remember Those Who Serve You. In the spirit of service, think of all those people who make your life easier and more convenient — every single day. Give a thank-you card to the bus driver or the barista who serves you your latte. Personally thank the janitor who keeps your office or campus clean, or the people who pick up your trash. Leave your waiter an extra tip, and smile — big — at the gas station attendant.”
  • “Send Love Letters. Not just to your sweetheart, but to people and organizations that are doing good things for the world. Tell them why you respect and appreciate their work, and that they really do make a difference. If you’re feeling extra romantic, include a donation in the envelope.”
  • “Love the Environment. Don’t say it with flowers — unless they’re organic. Buy fresh organic blooms from your local farmer’s market, or send a bunch from Organic Bouquet, which donates 10 percent to charities like CARE, the Global Fund for Women, and the American Red Cross.”

by meredith

Time for Tea!

Hear ye, hear ye!

You’re invited to tea on March 4th at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena!
Imagine Tea is designed especially for children and will feature a remarkable touch of magic. Junior performers from the famed The Magic Castle will be on hand to entertain young guests, performing close-up magic while children dine on a specialty tea menu of sandwiches and whimsical desserts, accompanied by pink lemonade, milk and a selection of fruit-infused, caffeine-free teas.
A portion of Imagine Tea proceeds will benefit our programs!

To book a reservation, please call (626) 585-6218.

Priced at $48 per adult, $36 per child (ages 4-11), excluding tax and gratuity.

by Alesha Dailey

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Here at Milk+Bookies, we know 3 day weekends are best spent cuddling up with a good book, enjoying new activities, (& maybe treating yourself with a cookie or two!)

This MLK weekend, consider honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and teaching your kids the importance of service by volunteering in your local community, or perhaps reading books with them that carry on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Never forget that one book or one act of service can change the trajectory of a child’s future!

by meredith