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It's Children's Book Week, And Literature Has Come A Long Way

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(Photo by Mark Brodie - KJZZ)
Linda Radke is President of Five Star Publications in Chandler. Her friend is the Story Monster.

Summer vacation isn’t that far off for many Arizona students — next week in some districts. And, while there may be no more teachers for a little while, educators are hoping the old phrase stops there, and doesn’t continue on to “no more books.”

This week is Children’s Book Week, and Linda Radke says things have come a long way since “Pat the Bunny,” and “Goodnight Moon.”

Radke is President of Chandler-based Five Star Publications, which has a kids’ division called Little Five Star.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.