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Parents who nurture reading abilities early on at home make all the difference in children's reading skills. A simple way to aid a child in becoming proficient in reading skills is to read to aloud to them at home and during nonschool times. Encourage children to read while travelling also.

Children's books can be found throughout the Keys. Most attractions, museums, parks, and resorts in the Florida Keys have books which will appeal to children. Bookstores in the Florida Keys while generally small, have a ready supply of interesting books, new fiction, children's' books, plus beach books and best sellers for adults.

 A list of some bookstores and as well as a few other locations for books in the Florida Keys is provided below:

Book Nook - MM 100 - Key Largo

Book Nook has a large selection of books. best sellers, classics, magazines, music tapes and CDs, Florida books, Open 7 days a week, Monday through Saturday 9 AM - 8 PM, Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM, 305-451-1468

Flamingo Books and Stuff - MM 99.5 - Key Largo

New and Used books, best sellers, discounts, special interest and Florida books, paper back exchange, 305-451-5303

Cover to Cover Books - MM 90 - Tavernier

91272 Overseas Highway Tavernier Shopping Center - Children's books, best sellers, local interest and Florida books, Also has educational games, music, gifts AND a coffee bar. Open 7 days a week, Monday through Saturday 9 AM - 7 PM, Sunday seasonal, 305-853-2464, FAX 305-853-2465

Four Winds Books - MM 82.5 - Islamorda

Local interest, best sellers, 305-664-2291

Hooked on Books - MM 82.6 - Islamorada

Open five days a week, Tuesday through Saturday 9 AM to 5:30 PM, Best sellers, new and used books, 305-517-2602

Food for Thought - MM 51 - Marathon

Food for Thought has books for children and books for all interests. Best sellers, hard cover, paperbacks, fiction, nonfiction and magazines. 305-743-3297

Museum Store at Tropical Crane Point Hammock - MM 50.5 - Marathon

A great place to take the children for books about nature and marine life plus the Children's Museum, Natural History Museum, Nature Trails Tour, and Adderly Village are free for youngsters under 12, $7.50 for adults. 305-743-9100

Marathon Discount Books -Near 22 Street in Marathon - Marathon

New and used books, books for children and books for all interests. Best sellers, hard cover, paperbacks, fiction, nonfiction, discounted books, books of local interest, 305-289-2066

Edie's Shop - MM 30 - Big Pine

Located in the Big Pine Plaza , Edie's Books has children's books, books of local interest, best sellers, fiction and nonfiction, travel books. The shop also has gifts and Hallmark greeting cards. 305-872-3933

Blue Moon Trader - MM 29.7 - Big Pine

Books, music, gifts, Kid's Corner, 305-872-8864

Fast Buck Freddy's - Duvall Street - Key West

Books for children plus all sort of educational toys, local interest books, Children's books by Key West author, Shell Silverstein

 

 

Books for Adult readers - The annual Books and Coffee Series in Marathon offers a number of sessions where readers can meet authors. Run by nthe Marathon Library and St, Columba Episcopal Churh the group offers meetings on thursdays during the fall and winter months 

  


 

A to Z INDEX OF CATEGORIES   

A -

ACCOMMODATIONS - FAMILY ORIENTED RESORTS
ACCOMMODATIONS FAMILY - OTHER

AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS
AIRPLANE RIDES
ANIMALS
ART AND CRAFTS

ACTIVITIES, BOOKS, GAMES, IDEAS FOR TRAVEL

B -

BABY FOOD, ACCESSORIES, BABY SITTING
BASEBALL AND BASEBALL DIAMONDS
BARBERS AND BEAUTY SALONS
BATHROOMS

BEACHES AND BEACH ADVISORIES
BEACH PHOTOGRAPHERS

BICYCLES

BIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES

BIRTHDAY PARTIES - BALLOONS, COSTUMES, ENTERTAINMENT, MAGICIANS
BOATS - CANOES, RENTALS, SAILING, TOURS AND SCENIC RIDES
BOWLING

C -

CAMPING
CAR SEATS
CHILDREN'S CAMPS
CHILD CARE CENTERS
CHILDREN'S SERVICES
CHRISTMAS
COMPUTER GAMES

D -

DANCE LESSONS
DENTISTS
DEPARTMENT STORES
DOCTORS - FOR CHILDREN
DOLPHINS PROGRAMS AND ENCOUNTERS

E -

ENVIRONMENT

F -

FISH FEEDING, FISHING - DOCKS - MARINAS - PARTY BOATS

FOOD - CHILD FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS , BURGERS , PIZZA

FESTIVALS

G -

GAMES - COMPACT FOR TRAVEL

GOLF
GYMNASTICS

H -

HOCKEY
HOSPITALS

I -

ICE CREAM

J -

JOURNALS, TRAVEL DIARIES AND SCRAPBOOKS FOR KIDS

K -

KARATE
KAYAKING

L -

LACROSSE
LESSONS (See
tennis, wind surfing, wakeboarding, piano,sailing, swimming, recreation programs, arts and crafts )
LIBRARIES

M -

MAGICIANS
MOVIES
MUSEUMS

N -

NATURE WALKS
NURSERY SCHOOLS (See CHILD CARE CENTERS )

P -

PARASAILING
PHOTOGRAPHY FOR CHILDREN / FAMILIES
PIANOS LESSONS
PLAYGROUNDS AND PARKS (see also SCHOOLS)

 

Q -

QUARRY

R -

RAILROADS
RECREATION
READING
RESCUE SQUADS

 S -  

SAILING - LESSONS, SAILBOAT RENTALS, SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT
SANDALS AND SHOES
SCHOOLS - REGISTRATION, IMMUNIZATION (public),
SCHOOLS (private),
SKATING
SNORKELING AND SNUBA,
SOCCER
SPAS
SUMMER RECREATION
SUNSET CELEBRATIONS AND CRUISES
SWIMMING

T -

TACOS
TENNIS COURTS AND LESSONS,
TOURS
TOYS
TRANSPORTATION
TUTORING

V -

VIDEO MOVIE AND GAME RENTALS,

W -

WAKEBOARDING,
WALKING,
WINDSURFING SUPPLIES AND LESSONS,
WEDDINGS

Y-

YOUTH GROUPS, ORGANIZATIONS, AND CENTERS (see also CAMPS),

Z -

ZOOS (see ANIMALS )

 


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