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Art, shadows and soulful apes

Art, shadows and soulful apes

Children's book topics include a lively little girl's museum visit, cutouts designed to produce intriguing shadows and a sumptuous counting book based on apes.

March 2013
A heart-felt look at Horace  Pippin

A heart-felt look at Horace Pippin

A new kids' book chronicles the life and art of renowned local, self-taught African-American painter Horace Pippin.

February 2013
Fingerprint and duct tape art

Fingerprint and duct tape art

Kids can make faces, animals, plants -- you name it -- from fingerprints. Older kids can make wallets clothes and jewelry from duct tape!

January 2013
Pop-ups, fold outs & illusions

Pop-ups, fold outs & illusions

Pop-ups, fold outs and brain-benders books make great gifts for kids. A pop-up Star Wars leads the recommendations.

December 2012
Sympathy for a cockroach

Sympathy for a cockroach

Kids' books centered on two unusual protagonists — a cockroach and a glacier — win thumbs up from reviewer Frank Lipsius.

November 2012
Two classics, reimagined

Two classics, reimagined

The Odyssey is told in a human, modern way while a graphic novel presentation puts faces to A Wrinkle in Time's names and settings to its locations.

October 2012
Wegman, cool facts and Gaileo

Wegman, cool facts and Gaileo

Weimeraner photographer William Wegman discusses how to depict nature. Often garish illustrations spice up a fact book. And a biography chronicles the "father of modern science."

September 2012
Food for thought

Food for thought

Reviews of The Onion's Great Escape by Sara Fanilli and A World of Food: Discover Magic Lands Made of Things You Can Eat by Carl Warner.

August 2012
A Pre-Olympics London Tour

A Pre-Olympics London Tour

Pop-Up London is an engaging, interactive children's introduction to the 2012 Summer Olympics host city.

July 2012
Potty Mouth and Potty Training: Our Journey and the Books We've Enjoyed Along the Way

Potty Mouth and Potty Training: Our Journey and the Books We've Enjoyed Along the Way

When mom blogger Marissa Kiepert Truong's daughter developed an early interest in potty training, "poop" became her favorite greeting.

June 2012
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