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AlphaPET Zoup A to Z
By Stacey P. Morgan
(, 60 pages)

Good reading begins with one important step: learning the alphabet—something Wayne’s Stacey Morgan makes easy in this whimsical book aimed at preschoolers and dog lovers. Beautiful portraits of a variety of breeds combine with clever rhymes and interactive questions for a fun way to teach and learn. Rhyming stories are told from the perspective of the pets. Morgan’s photos are on display through mid-January at Christopher’s, 108 N. Wayne Ave., Wayne; book signing Dec. 5, 6-9 p.m.

Taking Care of Your “Girls”: A Breast Health Guide for Girls, Teens, and In-Betweens
By Marisa C. Weiss, M.D., and Isabel Friedman (Three Rivers Press, 273 pages)

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Written by a doctor at Lankenau Hospital and her daughter, a Friends’ Central alum, Taking Care of Your Girls is the perfect icebreaker for a scary subject. Full of good advice, funny stories, diagrams and quotes (3,000-plus girls and their moms were surveyed), it confronts girls’ fears about the disease head-on, and offers detailed explanations of how the cancer develops, risk factors and how it’s treated. A must for anyone with “girls.” (Photo by Luigi Ciuffetelli)

Christmas Beer: The Cheeriest, Tastiest, and
ost Unusual Holiday Brews
By Don Russell (Universe, 208 pages)

Philadelphia Daily News beer columnist Don Russell takes his work seriously. And when you get your hands on this comprehensive guide to the 2,000-year-old tradition of brewing and drinking festive ales and lagers during the winter holidays, you’ll be glad he does. A great stocking stuffer. Available at See Russell Dec. 7 at the Winter Warmers Tasting at the Philadelphia Armory, 3205 Lancaster Ave.; (215) 823-4850. (Photo by Luigi Ciuffetelli)

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