October 11, 1996 |
If the trick-or-treat season is a big deal at your house, you may want to pick up one or more of these fun (and not too scary) audio and video releases for your favorite Halloweensters. R.L. Stine's best-selling chiller-thriller "Goosebumps" stories are naturals for spooky ambience, and so are Walt Disney Records' terrific new audio books based on the series.
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November 18, 2000 |
If bats, snakes and cockroaches make you squirm, Janell Cannon's writing may change that. A self-taught artist and writer, the 41-year-old Cannon has turned these creatures into lovable characters who outsmart bullies and tolerate difference in others. She will appear at Adventures for Kids in Ventura today to read from her latest book, "Crickwing" (Harcourt Inc. $16). Crickwing happens to be a cockroach.
April 6, 1995 |
Literary toilers who produce poetry and biography, novels and children's books, mysteries and romance will be conducting seminars and visiting bookstores this week to read and discuss their work. Margaret Brownley of Simi Valley is one of the romance writers who will appear at Learning Tree University's Thousand Oaks campus every Thursday in April to read from their published novels and offer tips on how to write and market this popular genre.
December 26, 2002 |
NEW Year's Eve is here, and you've decided to stay in with the kids. Why not? It sure beats ditching that slob you don't want to kiss at midnight at the grown-up bash. Here are suggestions for three parties for the whole family with New Year's themes. Up all night Kids always ask, "Why can't I stay up late like the grown-ups?" Capitalize on their fascination with a party exploring the mystery of what happens in the middle of the night.
December 27, 1996 |
An inmate author does his best to save children from a life of crime. An actress struggles to regain her life and livelihood after losing both legs in a crash. The wife of a socially prominent attorney leaves her husband and children to marry a convicted murderer. A wife-attorney defends her White House advisor-husband after he is photographed in the arms of another woman. You met these remarkable people on the pages of Life & Style in 1996.
April 23, 1995 |
The Caldecott Medal, presented annually by the American Library Assn., honors the best picture book of the year and is regarded as one of the most important prizes in children's literature. The medal was awarded this year to SMOKY NIGHT (Harcourt, Brace: $15; ages 5 and up), illustrated by David Diaz and written by Eve Bunting.