Toy and movable books
Jan 14, 2008 — Each year, at the American Library Association's mid-winter meeting, the winners of the most prestigious prizes for children's books are announced: the Caldecott Medal for picture book, and the Newbery Award.
Oct 11, 2007 — Mythology, the latest in the popular "Ology" series for children, explores the stories of ancient Greece. The large books are filled with illustrations and interactive elements, providing a tactile alternative to the Internet.
Sep 26, 2007 — A caterpillar, guided by the wisdom of Aristotle, William Blake and Ludwig Wittgenstein, speaks volumes about the human condition, writes author Marina Lewycka.
Jul 15, 2007 — On the 40th anniversary of his first illustrated book, Eric Carle has come full circle. His new book, Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? will line bookstore shelves later this year, and Carle says it may be his last children's book.
Jun 25, 2007 — For most of us, regular naps are a distant memory of childhood. But taking a regular nap can be a "life-saving habit," according to Sara Mednick.
Jan 4, 2007 — A freaky view of the future in Children of Men, the co-author of Freakonomics on ... Beauty and the Geek, freakish adventures on a hunt for sunken treasure, the slightly freaky Jack White in a no-frills music video, and the secret to avoid freakouts (it involves 40 winks).
Nov 28, 2006 — What kid wouldn't like a comforting, joyful book for a holiday gift? A lot of 'em. For true holiday joy, make sure the books you give are truly enjoyable. Here are suggestions for different ages, stages and interests.
May 26, 2006 — Here's a way to travel, without suffering the high prices of fuel these days: Read one of Alan Cheuse's summer reading book picks. One of them is bound to move you someplace beyond your beach chair.
Dec 12, 2005 — Time to read during the holidays, away from school and work, is a gift you give yourself, author and book critic Alan Cheuse says. His suggested list of 2005 holiday gifts includes tales of space, dinosaurs, music and a mystical poet.
Nov 14, 2004 — Harlem Renaissance fixture Zora Neale Hurston, author of Their Eyes Were Watching God, is the subject of a new biography by her niece. Speak, So You Can Speak Again includes a CD of family photos and audio recordings. Lucy Ann Hurston tells NPR's Liane Hansen about her aunt's literary legacy.