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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.

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!

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.

Sympathy for a cockroach

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

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.

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."

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.

A Pre-Olympics London Tour

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

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.

2012 Great Kids' Summer Books

Keep your child reading this summer with this list of 2012's top kids' books from The Horn Book, which has reviewed kids' literature for more than 80 years.

Maurice Sendak Dies at 83

The Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia is the major repository for the beloved children's illustrator and author.

Books Can Help Parents Discuss Tough Topics with Teens

Reading the same book as their child can help parents discuss difficult issues such as date rape, drugs, alcohol and weight.

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