December 5, 2010 |
The Boss Baby Marla Frazee Beach Lane Books, $16.99 For any family expecting a baby, this hilarious picture-book riffs on how a new baby takes over and runs the household with a pudgy iron fist. La Noche Buena A Christmas Story Antonio Sacre, illustrated by Angela Dominguez Abrams, $16.95, ages 4-8 A girl goes to Miami to celebrate Christmas with her father's Cuban family in a story full of beautifully-observed cultural details.
September 16, 2013 |
The National Book Awards launched its first longlist with the 10 books in the running for the 2013 award for Young People's Literature on Monday. The list includes Newbery Award-winner Cynthia Kadohata's “The Thing About Luck” and Tom McNeal's “Far Far Away,” which was also longlisted for the Southern California Independent Bookseller Award. “Two Boys Kissing” by David Levithan also made the list (The Times review notes that the number of boys is actually closer to seven )
September 18, 2011 |
This season, in the land of children's books, there be giants and dragons, wimps and blue horses. First, about the giants. They're not imaginary ones. In fact, they're quite familiar. Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein. New books from both classic authors are coming this month - Seuss' "The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories" (Random House) and Silverstein's "Everything on It: Poems and Drawings" (HarperCollins). "New" isn't exactly the correct word to use - "Bippolo Seed" gathers together stories that Seuss, who died in 1991, published in magazines in the 1950s; while Silverstein, who died in 1999, left behind numerous drawings and poems that make up the content of "Everything on It. " The books, aimed at ages 6 and up (Seuss)
July 15, 2004 |
The film company of Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz has agreed to work on five movies, including four based on award-winning children's books, in a deal with 20th Century Fox. Walden Media of the Anschutz Film Group would produce and develop the films with Fox, while Fox would distribute them. Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.
January 13, 2004 |
Author Kate DiCamillo and illustrator Mordicai Gerstein are among this year's winners of the Newbery and Caldecott awards for children's literature. Ursula K. Le Guin, whose many books include "The Left Hand of Darkness" and "The Beginning Place," received a lifetime achievement prize. The awards were announced Monday by the American Library Assn., which is meeting this week in San Diego.
March 25, 2012 |
Danielle Pepers is such a fan of"The Hunger Games"that she had the book's unofficial mascot - a mockingjay - tattooed on her right arm this month. But her intrigue with the books and movie, which hit theaters Friday, didn't stop there. On a recent Wednesday, Pepers, 27, was shopping for T-shirts and jewelry at Hot Topic, a teen-oriented chain store at the Glendale Galleria that sells pop-culture ephemera. A mound of movie tie-in merchandise greeted her at the door. There were knee socks, pillowcases and nail polish.