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November 21, 1996 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Admit it. You have recently talked to your dog. What's more, your dog has talked back. But has your dog initiated a conversation of late? ("Feed me now" does not count as conversation.) Has your dog, for example, talked in detail about his or her puppyhood? Has your dog ordered out for pizza? Has your dog offered insightful political opinions?
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December 27, 1998
Books recommended for young readers by Susan Patron, senior librarian, Los Angeles Public Library: Adventure books excite the imagination and allow us to have many daring experiences without having to risk our necks. These are the kinds of books that make children want to read. Babies and toddlers: "We're Going on a Bear Hunt," by Michael Rosen. This interactive bear hunt isn't scary, but it is a lot of fun. -- Preschoolers: "Sam and the Tigers," by Julius Lester.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1998
Books recommended for young readers by Susan Patron, senior librarian, Los Angeles Public Library: Adventure books excite the imagination and allow us to have many daring experiences without having to risk our necks. These are the kinds of books that make children want to read. Babies and toddlers: "We're Going on a Bear Hunt," by Michael Rosen. This interactive bear hunt isn't scary, but it is a lot of fun. -- Preschoolers: "Sam and the Tigers," by Julius Lester.
NEWS
November 21, 1996 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Admit it. You have recently talked to your dog. What's more, your dog has talked back. But has your dog initiated a conversation of late? ("Feed me now" does not count as conversation.) Has your dog, for example, talked in detail about his or her puppyhood? Has your dog ordered out for pizza? Has your dog offered insightful political opinions?
BOOKS
October 16, 1994 | MICHAEL CART
Once the province of innocuous illustrations and sentimental stories about poky little puppies, the picture book has undergone an aesthetic overhaul in the last decade to emerge as one of the most creatively stimulating areas of publishing for children. Not only is the art now innovative and visually satisfying, but the accompanying stories have become richer and more textured, as well.
NEWS
October 17, 1991 | CAROL DEEGAN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Get ready to pull the covers over your head. It's time for Halloween--and all its spooky, scary and ghost-filled incarnations. For spine-tingling stories sure to thrill Halloween storytellers everywhere, there's Alvin Schwartz's "Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones," with black-and-white drawings by illustrator Stephen Gammell. Schwartz, author of "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" and "More Scary Stories," has included 25 new stories in this collection (HarperCollins, $13.
NEWS
March 5, 2002 | BERNADETTE MURPHY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
GAMES WITH BOOKS 28 of the Best Children's Books and How to Use Them to Help Your Child Learn--From Preschool to 3rd Grade By Peggy Kaye Farrar, Straus & Giroux 256 pages; $16 Of the myriad factors that affect a child's potential to excel in school, two of the most influential are whether the child is read to on a regular basis and whether the child has access to good books. Children who develop an early passion for reading, almost as a rule, go on to meet or exceed educational expectations.
BOOKS
October 25, 1998 | Ilene Abramson, Ilene Abramson is senior librarian, Children's Literature Department, Los Angeles Public Library
Between coming up with exactly the right costume and carving out an appropriately scary jack-o'-lantern, Halloween can strike fear in the heart of many a frazzled parent. Here to smooth the way to a beautifully creepy holiday, and get kids involved, is a selection of books that can be purchased at bookstores or borrowed from your local library. HORRORGAMI Spooky Paper Folding for Children By Steve and Megumi Biddle Barron's Educational Series: 32pp., $7.
BUSINESS
June 1, 1993 | ALAN CITRON
In Hollywood, dog used to be a synonym for bad. There were dog movies and dog scripts, dog ideas, even dog marketing campaigns. Now that has all changed. With Memorial Day weekend ushering in the dog days of summer, some of the hottest properties are "dogs." They go by names such as "Good Dog, Carl," "Lassie," "Bad to the Bone," "Martha Speaks" and "Beethoven 2." Studios are so dogged in their determination to make dog movies that they are even competing with one another for projects.
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