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  • Walter Dean Myers, celebrated young adult author, dies at 76

    Walter Dean Myers, a celebrated author known for writing books about young African Americans, such as "Monster," "Fallen Angels" and "Hoops," has died. He was 76. "Walter's many award-winning books do not shy away from the sometimes gritty truth of...
  • Downtown Supermarket Seems Sketchy

    Do-No supermarket development seems to be way ahead of schedule, what with the amount of taxpayer-financed, ballpark-flavored Kool-Aid already being so widely consumed. The Courant is fanning the fantasy-land flames of this nonsense with fiction after...
  • The teeny tiny Bronte books

    The teeny tiny Bronte books
    In 1829-30, Charlotte Brontë was 13 and her brother Branwell Brontë 12. Creating fantasy worlds they called Angria and Glass Town, the siblings made teeny tiny books. Measuring less than 1 inch by 2 inches, the books were made from scraps of paper and...
  • Florida school nixes John Green's 'Paper Towns,' prompts outcry

    John Green’s novel “Paper Towns” is set in the place he grew up, Orlando, Fla. It’s a murder mystery that won the 2009 Edgar Award for young adult mystery, and a great read, and must have seemed ideal summer reading to the...
  • Civic kicks off classic family film series

     
    Civic Theatre of Allentown invites parents to share some of the most beloved classic children’s films with a new generation when the 19th Street Theatre debuts its Family Film Series with “The Black Stallion” at 11 a.m. Saturday. The...
  • "Gruff!" at the Lehigh Valley Zoo

     
    Join the goats and trolls of "Gruff!" for some fun at the Lehigh Valley Zoo Sunday. The cast will present scenes from the show 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Zoo's Peacock Pavilion. Zoo admission is $12; $11, seniors and $10, ages 2-11. The zoo is at...
  • Daniel Keyes, author of 1966 novel 'Flowers for Algernon,' dies at 86

    Daniel Keyes, author of 1966 novel 'Flowers for Algernon,' dies at 86
    Daniel Keyes, whose fascination with the workings of the mind drove a writing career that produced the classic 1966 novel "Flowers for Algernon," died Sunday at his South Florida home from complications of pneumonia, his family said. He was 86. "Flowers...
  • J.D. Salinger fascination drives two new books

    J.D. Salinger fascination drives two new books
    The famously reclusive J.D. Salinger wouldn't allow himself to be known. And yet assorted authors continue to probe his life. Inevitably, they are forced to reiterate the same few scattered facts other scribes have pored over before. That's the fate...
  • Elephant Rock Books enters Y.A. with 'The Carnival at Bray'

    Elephant Rock Books enters Y.A. with 'The Carnival at Bray'
    Is there room in the Young Adult landscape for a coming-of-age novel that is not about vampires, set in a dystopian future, or written by John Green? Elephant Rock Books thinks so. The independent publisher, based in Connecticut but with strong...
  • Review: 'The Silkworm' by Robert Galbraith

    Review: 'The Silkworm' by Robert Galbraith
    In "The Silkworm," J.K. Rowling's entertaining second novel under the pen name Robert Galbraith, private detective Cormoran Strike searches for the missing husband of Leonora Quine only to uncover his bizarre murder. "Seven plates and seven sets of...
  • 'Girl on the Golden Coin' a juicy vacation read

    'Girl on the Golden Coin' a juicy vacation read
    Marci Jefferson's debut novel "Girl on the Golden Coin" paints a rich and vivid portrayal of the fascinating life of Frances Stuart (1647-1702) and her struggles as the 15-year old mistress of French King Charles II. The prologue opens in the narrator's...