| Jun 28, 2013
| 4:28 AM
Bucks County Playhouse which re-opened last year after nearly closing permanently, has had great year bringing in big names such as Andrea McArdle, Tyne Daly and James Earl Jones for adult fare at the New Hope theater. Now the playhouse which is turning...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 4:22 PM
In these days of Xbox and iPhones, there is something wonderfully refreshing about Bucks County Playhouse’s “Really Rosie,” a children’s musical that celebrates the imaginative power of kids. The show, the first children’s...
| May 9, 2012
He had already been proclaimed "the Picasso of children's books" by Time magazine when Maurice Sendak, then in his 30s, wrote and illustrated "Where the Wild Things Are," a dark fantasy that became one of the 10 bestselling children's books of all time....
| Nov 20, 2013
| 10:46 PM
The more than 70 children's books by Charlotte Zolotow are not, in many cases, escapist, fantasy fare.
"My Grandson Lew" is about a boy struggling with the death of his grandfather; "The Old Dog" concerns the loss of a beloved pet; "The Hating Book"...
| Jul 25, 2014
What literary character resonated with you when you were a child? We posed the question to Chicago-area authors in the lead-up to this year's Children's Read & Write program, which invites kids to submit book reviews for possible publication (see...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 6:54 AM
Q: What’s the state of affordable child care in South Florida?
Child care has become very expensive. It’s the third- or fourth-largest item on a parent’s budget behind food, rent and insurance. There are many wonderful child care...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:00 PM
It is always nice to see some old books — which I read to my now long-grown-up children — in a recommended list of children's reading for this summer. "There Is an Alligator Under My Bed" by Mercer Mayer and "Where the Wild Things Are" by...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Joaquin Phoenix refused to hug it out.
On an overcast November afternoon, in a $13-million Hollywood home with a skyline view stretching from downtown L.A. to the Palos Verdes peninsula, the notoriously press-averse actor was throwing a fit of pique...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 11:21 AM
British playwright Polly Stenham is still in her mid-20s, but she has received the kind of attention from the London theater power brokers — commissions, awards and lavish praise — that most emerging playwrights in the cash-poor world of...
| Jun 17, 2012
"I Am a Pole (And So Can You!)" (Grand Central: $15.99), Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert's bestselling satirical jab at the I'm-a-celebrity-so-that-qualifies-me-to-write-a-children's-book fad began as a joke during his memorable interview with the...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Apple will bring iBooks to laptops and desktops, it announced in the keynote of its Worldwide Developer Conference on Monday in San Francisco. Since the launch of the iBookstore in 2010, iBooks has only been available as an app.
The complete iBooks...