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    Give the Gift of Peace for the Holidays

    This holiday season, make your gift shopping count. Purchase a copy of the new Barefoot Books title, One City, Two Brothers, and support the ongoing mission of Peace Games, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending the escalating trend of violence in this country by empowering children to be peacemakers. One City, Two Brothers is a beautifully illustrated folktale of love, generosity and peace. This Barefoot Books version of the classic story of the founding of the city of Jerusalem is written by Chris Smith and illustrated by Aurélia Fronty. It tells the story of two brothers who put each others’ needs above their own and will make a lovely holiday…

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    Another Toy Recall – We’ve Gone Well Beyond Lead

    Aqua dots were expected to be one of the hottest toys of the holiday season here in the States. The beads are similar to those craft beads that fuse together with heat, except that these fuse with water. The product has already been recalled from Australia and is expected to be recalled in the US shortly. According to CTV.ca: "Scientists in Australia say tests have revealed that the beads contain a chemical that the body metabolizes into the "date rape” drug GHB (gamma hydroxy butyrate). The compound can induce unconsciousness, seizures, drowsiness, coma and death. " Apparently, several children in Australia have already become seriously ill after eating the beads. …