Jody Fickes Shapiro

Author Jody Fickes Shapiro, discussing her children's books with Karyn Foley at the Calabasas Library.

Jody Fickes Shapiro was a school librarian, then a children's librarian in a public library, and then she started a children's book store, which she owned for many years.

Being involved in children's books practically her entire life has been a great and wonderful gift.  All these years of sharing children's books with practically anyone she meet, has made her life very happy.  She now writes books for children and their families.

Up,  Up, Up! It's Apple-Picking Time, her first children's book, with it's bright illustrations and crisp text does a nice job in expressing the delicious aromas and tastes of the various types of apples.  Along the way, children can pick up a simple lesson about natural resources and human resources in a small family-owned business. The various suggestions for tasty dishes made with apples may also leave readers with a distinctive hankering for something sweet.

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