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Kids' Books for Christmas

Host Scott Simon talks with Daniel Pinkwater, Weekend Edition's ambassador to the world of kiddie literature, about two new childrens' books. They are "The Yellow Umbrella," by Jae Soo Liu, and "Another Perfect Day," by Ross MacDonald.

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Daniel Pinkwater
Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.