BOOKS AND COOKIES is a Children’s Bookstore, Enrichment Center and Event Space. The unique design of the Books and Cookies space makes it a safe and relaxing environment for the whole family – with the goal of bringing wonder and excitement back to reading and learning. The space is divided into three areas: The Bookstore/Interactive Reading Room, The Enrichment Center and new Indoor / Outdoor Learn and Play area and Event Space.
THE BOOKSTORE / INTERACTIVE READING ROOM is a sun-filled room stocked with both classics and new, contemporary must-reads for babies to tweens. The space is completely kid friendly with plenty of places to curl up and get lost in the pages of a book. We allow the families to pull the books down off the shelves to read because it is so important to fall in love before you chose which titles to take home. We just want to remind you to read gently!
In the mornings and afternoons, our ENRICHMENT CENTER is filled to the brim with parents and smiling little ones joining in on our caregiver-and-me activities. From daily story times to music classes, arts & crafts and wiggle worm fitness, our activities foster learning, fun and family interaction.
A unique aspect of our new location is the indoor / outdoor LEARN & PLAY AREA. With 600 shaded square feet outside and another 200 square feet inside, children will have the opportunity to read books in a teepee, build with blocks, make believe and play dress up, dance with bubbles, splash in our water table and climb our beautiful play structure hosted by CEDAR WORKS This unique space allows children to building critical thinking, gross motor and sensory skills in a safe, enclosed area.
Check out their online schedule for a complete list of classes, sctivities and events.
Let BOOKS AND COOKIES plan your child’s next birthday party and make it one that they will never forget! Storytelling… Parachute Play… Crafts, and more! Our staff will do all the work so you can kick back and relax while your child celebrates. Oh, and you don’t even have to clean up afterwards! We also host playgroups, baby showers, charity events, company parties, and more!
Books and Cookies was started by Chudney Ross, a successful writer, teacher, TV host and entrepreneur. One of her more recent projects was writing a children’s book series, Bean’s Books, the first of which came out in the summer of 2012. Mary Giuliani, CEO of Mary Giuliani Catering & Events in NYC, is also a partner of the shop.
ATAM in Pacific Palisades offers classes, camps and birthday parties around art, technology and music. Day long Summer Camps give kids the chance to explore various learning activities like Minecraft, Roblox and Movie Makers. After school classes include programming and app building and Musical Chairs an opportunity to try out different instruments including violin, viola, harp, guitar, drums and keyboards.
During the day while kids are in class parents make use of the studio learning photo shop and other computer skills.