August 7, 1996 |
". . . Evan ran, his chest pounding, every muscle aching. And as he ran, he suddenly realized there were others running, too. . . . The Beymer twins. Rick and Tony. . . ." --from "Monster Blood" by R.L. Stine Frankie Amendola is the envy of his friends at St. Angeles School in Brea, but not because he's got a stash of video games or a boxful of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle action figures. Like, who doesn't?
June 13, 1997 |
It was a cold February night in New York. Homeless men in rags huddled over heating grates while inside a modest apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side, a slight balding man with bushy eyebrows was sucking in mouthfuls of cool air. It wasn't the weather that had this famous children's author shivering in his bed. It was fear--the blinding white, bone-chilling, teeth-chattering fear that comes with the realization that everything you ever knew and believed just might be wrong. Dead wrong.
October 30, 1995 |
Ryan Grabow has read every one of the 37 scary stories that make up R.L. Stine's wildly popular Goosebumps series. Not just read them, devoured them. That much was clear as the Port Hueneme fifth-grader easily answered trivia questions about the quirky plots and sinister characters that litter each of the youth-oriented books. "What was the name of the haunted house in No.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 1999 |
A special exhibit of literature that has been challenged in recent history is on display at the Cypress Library, 5331 Orange Ave., for the national Banned Books Week until Saturday. About 30 books, most of which were challenged or banned within the last 10 to 15 years, will be on display and available for circulation, including Maya Angelou's "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" and R.L. Stine's "Goosebumps" series. Information: (714) 826-0350.
January 18, 2003 |
Scholastic Corp., the U.S. publisher of the Harry Potter books, agreed to pay $9.65 million for the rights to the "Goosebumps" series, ending years of litigation with author R.L. Stine and Parachute Press Inc. Scholastic's 1999 lawsuit claimed that "Goosebumps" owner Parachute was using ghostwriters on some books. Parachute in turn accused Scholastic of not making payments and selling some books without permission.
April 28, 2011
The annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books has the sparkle of something new this time around — its venue. After 15 years at UCLA, the two-day festival has moved to USC. What remains constant are the oodles of authors, panels, readings, signings, cooking demos and plenty to interest young readers — not to mention dozens of exhibitor booths for publishers, bookstores, literary magazines and local organizations such as WriteGirl and 826LA....