LOCAL Houston | The City Guide JUNE 2016 - Page 11

According to the National Education Association (a division of the U.S. Department of Education), children who are read to at home have a higher success rate in school. Read your kids Berry’s Story by local illustrator Christy Sanderson who is publishing her first children’s book this summer. Follow a very small strawberry ninja on its journey to fulfill a destiny full of great things. Sanderson works both digitally and traditionally to create the world of her 17+ original characters. She streams her art live on Twitch.tv Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Keep up with development via twitter @bekyoot and at @happipaper on Instagram. We love when we find something special. That one-of-a-kind handmade item found on a special trip or at a flea market. The thrill of scoring the perfect gift for that someone special. Now imagine scoring that sensation countless times. At Pop Shop Houston, the modern crafts and art festival held at SILVER STREET STUDIOS JUNE 11 & 12, you’ll find an artfully curated festival of handmade and vintage shopping, art exhibitions, craft workshops and fun. Famed concocted cocktails by Double Trouble Caffeine & Cocktails will pair perfectly with a small bite tasting lounge featuring Kickin’ Kombucha, Bravado Spice, B Pop, Jolly Roger Jams, Food Music Live, Red Dessert Dive, Whole Foods and more. To set the atmosphere, there will be live performances by Gio Chamba, Hayden Jones and Amy Wilkinson, Leybon, Mind Shrine, DJs Czech One, Ceeplus Badknives and FREDster. www.popshopamerica.com june 16 | L O C A L 11