| 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"...
| Nov 24, 2013
Barbara Park's "Junie B. Jones" books, more than any haphazardly kept journal or carefully curated photo album, capture how dramatically my parenting has changed in the past eight years.
And how dramatically parenting has changed me.
Park's death at...
| Jun 7, 2013
During a 2003 "Fresh Air" interview with NPR's Terry Gross, Maurice Sendak, the much-praised children's book artist responsible for "Where the Wild Things Are," admitted that he never created picture books with children in mind. "I've convinced myself...
| Jul 10, 2013
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...
| Jun 28, 2013
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...
| Jun 6, 2013
After an absence of four years, the SouthSide Film Festival is bringing back its children’s film series with more than 60 children’s films, many of which have won awards. The free series includes six rotating blocks of children’s films...
| 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...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 6:09 PM
Flavorwire has put together an interesting gallery of photos of authors in their young, pre-fame days.
Some drip with irony: a smiling Sylvia Plath, and Jack Kerouac (in a tie!) at Horace Mann. Others are disarmingly cute: Samuel Beckett on his high...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 7:55 PM
It looked like a small cup of light-orange goo. Most of the students seemed hesitant to try it.
But not Erick Tadeo. The 8-year-old immediately took a heaping spoonful of pumpkin parfait, pronounced it was good and gave it two thumbs up.
| May 31, 2012
| 7:42 PM
For every kid with a scraped knee, a skinned elbow, a bumped head and a torn shirt — the inevitable result of being very determined not to learn from one's mistakes — Maurice Sendak was your man.
For every kid who builds forts out of old...
| 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...