Fun Places Publishing

Welcome As the creators (i.e., authors) and publishers of Fun and Educational Places to go With Kids and Adults in Southern California, we are thrilled to introduce you to this premier Southern California guidebook. The book was voted the Best Family Guidebook by Los Angeles Magazine in their annual "Best of LA" issue. We've also written and published Fun and Educational Places to go Journal, designed to help your children journal about the places they visit. Check out our products list for more information about these books.

Author Susan Peterson also speaks to various groups about places to go in Southern California, or as a motivational speaker. See our services for more information about booking her to speak or about doing a fund raiser for your group.

If you are a reseller contact us to place a purchase order.

About Us

Author Susan Peterson has written weekly columns for the Los Angeles Times and the Long Beach Press Telegram, as well as feature articles for parenting and family magazines. She has also appeared on television and has been heard on various radio stations around the Southland. Communicating a wealth of information with a humorous and animated style, Susan is a sought after speaker at parenting groups, MOPS and other mothers' groups, educational conventions, school programs, Girl/BoyScout leaders' meetings, and more.

If you are interested in having Susan speak to your group of 30 or more, please contact her formore information.

Services

SPEAKING

Susan Peterson is a veteran homeschooling mom of three busy and adventuresome boys. Her comprehensive guidebook, Fun and Educational Places to go With Kids and Adults in Southern California and accompanying journal, came from a desire to learn and teach by hands-on exploration and education. Susan has also written weekly newspaper columns for the Long Beach Press Telegram and the Los Angeles Times and has been featured on several radio and television shows. She lends her expertise by speaking to numerous groups around the Southland about field trips - where to go and how families can make the most of their time together. Susan regularly gets rave reviews for her informative, funny and motivational talks. Contact us for more information.

FUND RAISING

If you are looking for a fun and easier fund raiser for your group or charity, consider selling the Fun and Educational Places to go With Kids and Adults in SouthernCalifornia and/or the Fun and Educational Places to go Journal. Make the books available for purchase and keep a portion of every sale and you aren't responsible forany books not sold. Contact us for more information.

Products

Fun and Educational Places to go With Kids and Adults in Southern California 10th Edition

NOTE: This is the 10th edition of the book published May 2014.

This premier Southern California guidebook was voted Best Family Guidebook by Los Angeles Magazine in their annual "Best of LA" issue. The book has 864 pages and over 2500 entries, with four indexes--by name, city, price, and theme. There is also a comlete calendar section and ideas and resources section.

Each entry (see sample) has a thorough description that includes phone number, address, website (see our Links page), hours, admission, recommended ages, length of time at attraction, and birthday party potential. There is no other comparable guidebook for So Cal!

This edition retails for $25.95 and can be purchased from us directly for $25.50, which includes sales tax and shipping in the U.S. Please contact us to order by phone, or select Add to Cart to buy through PayPal.

Fun and Educational Places to go With Kids and Adults in Southern California 9th Edition

This older edition, published April 2011, retails for $24.95 and can be purchased from us directly, while supplies last, for $13.50, which includes sales tax and shipping in the U.S. Please contact us to order by phone, or select Add to Cart to buy through PayPal.

Fun and Educational Places to go Journal

This newly updated journal is designed to guide and encourage kids to write about their travels. There are sections for short trips and longer trips, as well as travel tips and games. Next time you ask your kids how their trip was and they say "It was fun," remember the Fun and Educational Places to go Journal.

This edition retails for $6.95 and can be purchased from us directly for $8.95, which includes sales tax and shipping in the U.S. Please contact us to order by phone, or select Add to Cart to buy through PayPal.

A to Z Poetry for Kids

Poetry exists ~
a lost craft that lingers still
waiting to trigger
an avalanche of pure words.
Unlock creativity

Don’t recognize this type of poem? It’s called a Tanka and it’s just one of twenty-six different types of poems you’ll find in this book. Within these pages is a treasury of poems, all designed to expand your knowledge of poetry. Each entry includes a letter of the alphabet and a different profession for each letter. You’ll then find a picture and a unique poem for each profession along with a description of how to write that type of poem. By the time you’re done reading this book, whether you’re four years old or four hundred, you’ll be exposed to an awesome world of poetry; one you maybe didn’t know existed!.

This hardback book retails for $14.95 and can be purchased from us directly for $15.95, which includes sales tax and shipping in the U.S. Please contact us to order by phone, or select Add to Cart to buy through PayPal.

Candid Conversations

Over 165 thought-provoking questions that promote stimulating conversation around the dinner table, in the car, or anywhere.

Sample questions include: If someone had to describe you, what would they say? / What is the funniest thing that ever happened to you? / Noah Webster is asking you to make up a word. What is the word and what does it mean? / Where would you like to live and why? / If you could trade places with someone who would it be and why? / How do you think you are different from your friends?

The set retails for $10.00. It can be purchased from us directly for $13.50, which includes sales tax and shipping in the U.S. Please contact us to order by phone, or select Add to Cart to buy through PayPal.

Animal Tongue Twisters from A to Z

This fun coloring book features 26 tongue twisters from "Angry Antelopes" to "Zealous Zebras". Each tongue twister has a clever drawing (see sample) that can be colored and a page for the young artist to provide their own picture. At the end of a book is a glossary that explains the complicated words (like zealous) and space for the reader to write and illustrate their own tongue twisters. It's great for speech therapy too!

The book retails for $5.95. It can be purchased from us directly for $6.95, which includes sales tax and shipping in the U.S. Please contact us to order by phone, or select Add to Cart to buy through PayPal.

Contact Us

Contact Us

We are anxious to hear from you about our books, products, web site or speaking engagements. Please get in touch using whichever method is most convenient for you.

Resellers please contact us to place a purchase order for any of our products

Phone: (562) 867-5223
Email: orders@funplaces.com
Address: Fun Places Publishing
6124 Capetown St.
Lakewood, CA 90713
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