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  • Prequels and Sequels book club

    Prequels and Sequels book club
    Our club: We are Prequels and Sequels. We are a diverse group of moms and daughters who live in the city. Our daughters attend the same Montessori school. We started meeting in 2009 when the girls were in the 3rd grade. Our meetings: We meet every six...
  • 2015 Children's Read & Write: Librarians recommend exciting books

    2015 Children's Read & Write: Librarians recommend exciting books
    We've asked Chicago-area librarians to suggest well-written, age-appropriate books in six categories for our annual Children's Read & Write program. Here are their suggestions. The Animal Kingdom "How to Speak Dog" and "How to Speak Cat" by Aline...
  • Review: 'How to Raise an Adult' by Julie Lythcott-Haims

    Review: 'How to Raise an Adult' by Julie Lythcott-Haims
    All parents are amateurs. So we turn to the "experts" to answer our questions about vaccinations and sleep schedules and developmental milestones, as well as the more cosmic queries we wrestle with: Will my child be happy? Will my child fit in? Will my...
  • Review: 'In the Unlikely Event' by Judy Blume

    Review: 'In the Unlikely Event' by Judy Blume
    If you've ever wondered how childhood experiences impact a novelist's plots and characters, consider this. In December 1951, Judy Blume was in the eighth grade at Hamilton Junior High in Elizabeth, N.J., when a plane crashed in the city limits. Two more...
  • Review: 'Primates of Park Avenue' by Wednesday Martin

    Review: 'Primates of Park Avenue' by Wednesday Martin
    Wednesday Martin had a delicious idea: Treat her wealthy Park Avenue neighbors like the subjects of an anthropological expedition. She would learn the unusual folkways of this insular culture and reveal them to a curious world. She had the opportunity...
  • The Biblioracle: Culture consumers should step outside their sandboxes

    The Biblioracle: Culture consumers should step outside their sandboxes
    For several weeks before and several days after the finale of "Mad Men," it seemed like I could not avoid it as a subject of conversation online. There were articles covering every aspect of the show: writing, directing, acting, costumes, themes, its...
  • Algren winner on her memorable tale about forgetting

    Algren winner on her memorable tale about forgetting
    Brenda Peynado had a promising career with IBM, but writing was always something she did. When her mom was diagnosed with cancer, she took a leave of absence from her job to move home and help out. That's when she decided to seriously consider...
  • Finding five pieces of CAKE

    Finding five pieces of CAKE
    The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, otherwise known as CAKE, took over the Center on Halsted last weekend for its fourth-annual weekend of speech-bubble appreciation. It's easier to define alternative comics by what they aren't: no slick superheroes, but...
  • Review: 'The Wolf Border' by Sarah Hall

    Review: 'The Wolf Border' by Sarah Hall
    Early in Sarah Hall's new novel, "The Wolf Border," a zoologist admires the stark and bloody death of a wolf in the wild. The animal is the alpha male of his pack, but he's also getting old. After engaging a younger challenger in a status fight, he doesn'...
  • Children's book roundup: 'Tad and Dad,' more

    Children's book roundup: 'Tad and Dad,' more
    Tad and Dad by David Ezra Stein, Nancy Paulsen, 40 pages, $16.99, ages 3 to 5 Can the bond between a pint-sized daddy's boy and his sleep-deprived hero ever be depicted in all of its hilarious, heartwarming splendor? Caldecott Honor winner David Ezra...
  • Review: 'The Daemon Knows' by Harold Bloom

    Review: 'The Daemon Knows' by Harold Bloom
    Every book by Harold Bloom I've read — 19, now, of 36 — is a mess. The popular works produced over the last 25 years, in particular, seem to have been composed according to the structural principles of a teenage boy's bedroom. This shambolic...