Charlotte Fassler is the illustrator for the first of the Lil She and Lil Me series of children's books about the early lives of accomplished, daring, and creative women.
The federal indictment alleges that Sam-I-Am had full knowledge of the contaminated green eggs and ham and intentionally unloaded the product onto unsuspecting customers.
Synesthesia in its true sense is not a mental health condition, artificially-induced condition, nor anything more than an inheritable trait, much like hair color and height.
Rude Cakes is witty, charming, and pure delight for children and their families. The title characters are cakes with delicious-looking pink frosting who are indeed very rude. A hilarious and very surprising twist leads to a happy -- and less rude -- ending.
The above painting, captures the innocence of childhood and my love of Martha's Vineyard. I have traveled to the island every summer for the last 17 years. It's hard to write about its splendor without sounding cliche.
Grab a book for the road, tuck one in your kid's backpack for camp or pop a beach read in with the sunscreen. Wherever you go, bring one of these great summer reads for kids. Check out our picks for June.
Brian Selznick is one of the great artists of our time. In what is now a trilogy (The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Wonderstruck, and the soon-to-be-out The Marvels) he has created a unique storytelling style, one that blends illustration and text in an engrossingly original way.
I took Mindy Kaling's advice (she gives the best advice) and I 'wrote my own part.' I wrote a children's book -- one that shared the strong morals and values that my parents shared with me, while being relatable to today's children with universal themes that were meaningful and relevant.
There is an amazing renaissance happening in the children's book world. Amazing new authors (not to mention the old), fabulous new designs, typography, papers, color, brilliant illustrations, production values that are the end product of digital technology, and most importantly, the most digitally fixated kids love them.
If you are in any way, shape, or form interested in writing a book for kids, you're crazy not to hook up with this organization. There's so many smart, encouraging, inspiring, learned people both teaching workshops and attending them.
I encourage you to check out your local library and see what they're up to. I think you'll be impressed -- and more than a little surprised -- by what they're doing.
The Great Gatsby? Things Fall Apart? The Scarlett Letter? While they are amazing and instructive, they also add several hues of gray to an already slightly morose adolescent world.
We were about a third of the way through The Hobbit when my 9-year-old asked skeptically, "Mommy, where are the girl characters?"
Art is doable was wisdom handed down by an acting teacher when I was 16 years old. I traveled from the South Bronx on Saturday mornings to study acting in the Teen Program at the Stella Adler Studio. This wisdom still impacts my art.
As an author, parent and educator, I am a huge proponent of getting kids to read real books. Ebooks are fine, of course. But holding a real book in your hands and turning the pages is a precious experience that all children should have.
I Am Lilly and Penelope's Pearls are a new dynamic duo of children's books, written by Annie Reiner. Annie Reiner comes from a gold medal show biz fam...