New Children's Picture Books To Pick Up This Month Here in the northeast, Spring is finally here which means it's time to clear out the winter cobwebs with picture books! HuffPost blogger Devon Corneal is back with her top recommendations for new reads. So, bring your kids outside to lay on a blanket in the sun and enjoy a Bluebird, a dog playing with a bone, an adventurous robot and some poetry -- it is National Poetry Month after all. More
Children's Books: ‘Bear and Bee’ and ‘Have You Seen My New Blue Socks?’ Sergio Ruzzier’s illustrations always manage to be soft and fluffy and kind toward children — without slipping into saccharine gauziness. In two new picture books, one written and illustrated by Ruzzier, the other written by Eve Bunting, Ruzzier’s spare pen-and-ink pictures charmingly enliven animal stories in just the way preschoolers like. More
Children's Books: ‘999 Frogs Wake Up’ and ‘Frog Song’ To speak of an insanely gorgeous book about frogs would seem to pose a contradiction in terms. To note two such books just seems silly. Yet here they are: “Frog Song,” the latest from Brenda Z. Guiberson and Gennady Spirin (“Life in the Boreal Forest”), and “999 Frogs Wake Up,” a sequel of sorts to 2011’s “999 Tadpoles,” by the Japanese team of Ken Kimura and Yasunari Murakami. More
ArtsBeat: Children's Book Coming From 'Hunger Games' Author Suzanne Collins, the author of the wildly successful “Hunger Games” trilogy, as well as the five-volume teen fantasy series “The Underland Chronicles,” has completed a a new book, “Year of the Jungle,” a 40-page children’s book, which will be published next September by Scholastic. More
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19 SUNDAY | 5 P. M. Richard Blanco, the poet for President Obama’s second inauguration, will discuss his memoir “The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood,” at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. Read full article >>
Azar Nafisi is an enthusiast. In the epilogue to her book, “The Republic of Imagination,” she states that she began her analysis (but, really, celebration) of American literature intending to write about 24 books. She ended up choosing three: “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” “Babbitt” and “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.” In these works by Mark Twain, Sinclair Lewis and Carson McCullers, she finds the essence of the American experience, filtered through narratives not about exceptionalism or fabulous success, but alienation, solitude and landscape.
On an April day in 1859, the editor of the modest Central Illinois Gazette was busily setting type in his West Urbana office when the paper’s owner summoned him to meet a guest. “Old Abe is here and he wants to see you!” With his sleeves rolled up and some ink smudges on his hand, William Osborn Stoddard reluctantly put down his stick of type for a chat with Abraham Lincoln.
At the start of “Gray Mountain,” John Grisham’s angry and important new novel, Samantha Kofer — age 29, Washington native, graduate of Georgetown and Columbia Law — is a third-year associate at a huge New York law firm. She works 100 hours a week, doing boring chores that she hates, but she’s earning $180,000 a year and expects to be a $2 million-a-year partner by age 35.