Everything the younger set is craving now
~ By Stephanie Simons.
Not surprisingly, there’s a lot of super-sweet kids’ stuff going on in the Bay Area, including gear and goods for all ages – from Mimi the Sardine in Corte Madera to TruKid in the East Bay to LunchBots on the Peninsula. On our list:
Mad A Bot You
Wee want more…
On your Mark, get set!
Kids 10 and up are hotly awaiting the release of “The Mark of Athena,” which hits stores Oct. 2. The book completes best-selling author Rick Riordan’s “Heroes of Olympus” trifecta (OK, we’re counting Riordan as a local because he used to teach in the Bay Area). Spoiler alert: Annabeth and Percy are together at last, as are the seven demigods of the prophecy. $11, RickRiordan.com
“I want my Mimi!”
Mimi the Sardine locally manufactured, Swedish-designed products are built for lil’ spills. Every cute-as-pie backpack, bib and apron is machine-washable and eco-coated without harmful chemicals. $14.95-$38.95, mimithesardine.com
Dress up their bedrooms with ultra-modern (and dare we say best-looking-ever) beanbags. A smaller spin-off of the Fatboy Original for grownups, the Fatboy Junior makes the perfect lounger or mattress for sleeping. $159, at the SF-based online retailer DesignPublic.com
We’re wild about these cutie-patootie creatures from Japonesque Baby, based in San Ramon. Among the highlights? Hippo hairbrushes, alligator combs, penguin nail clippers and monkey safety scissors. $5.50-$16.50, japonesque.com