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November 14, 2002 | Anne Valdespino, Times Staff Writer
Janell Cannon loves animals so much she has invented her own species. The children's book author and illustrator whose bestseller, "Stellaluna," helped kids understand more about bats, will read from her new book, "Little Yau," Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Every Picture Tells A Story gallery in Santa Monica. Her latest story continues a series based on the fuzzheads, a feline-like animal that sprung from her imagination in the '80s. "They were in my mind's eye and wouldn't go away," said Cannon.
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November 14, 2002 | Anne Valdespino, Times Staff Writer
Janell Cannon loves animals so much she has invented her own species. The children's book author and illustrator whose bestseller, "Stellaluna," helped kids understand more about bats, will read from her new book, "Little Yau," Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Every Picture Tells A Story gallery in Santa Monica. Her latest story continues a series based on the fuzzheads, a feline-like animal that sprung from her imagination in the '80s. "They were in my mind's eye and wouldn't go away," said Cannon.
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November 17, 2000 | JAMES E. FOWLER
Astrologer Jacqueline Stallone, mother of Sylvester, will sign and discuss her book, "Starpower: An Astrological Guide to Super Success," at 2 p.m. Saturday at Dark Delicacies, 4213 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, (818) 556-6660. Silent Planet performs Celtic music at 8 tonight at Borders Books & Music, 14651 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Networking guru Ivan Misner will sign and discuss his book, "Masters of Networking: Building Relationships for Your Pocketbook and Soul," at 2 p.m. Saturday.
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October 11, 1996 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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 | ANN SHIELDS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
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December 26, 2002 | Anne Valdespino
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.
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April 23, 1995 | MICHAEL CART
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.
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December 27, 1996 | MERI NANA-AMA DANQUAH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
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April 6, 1995 | FRANCES HALPERN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
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October 1, 1992 | RICHARD KAHLENBERG, Richard Kahlenberg is a writer who has been involved with environmental issues for 20 years.
North County bookseller Milane Christiansen has her own way of spotting trends. "When you have a bookstore like this (BookWorks in Del Mar) you get a feeling ahead of time--before you read about it--because people ask about things." For example, while publishers were still printing books about fad diets and tasty cooking, her customers started asking for books about nutrition and health. "They were concerned about why they were getting ill," she said.
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