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Busy young woman works with seniors and children

Busy young woman works with seniors and children

Kelly Pero-Petty, 27, enjoys using her talent for entertaining to give children the birthday party of their dreams.

August 03, 2012 12:00 am
Angela Shelf Medearis: From kid books to cookbooks

Angela Shelf Medearis: From kid books to cookbooks

Cookbook author Angela Shelf Medearis prepares food in her kitchen at home in Austin, Texas.  

July 18, 2012 12:00 am
Angela Shelf Medearis: From kid books to cookbooks

Angela Shelf Medearis: From kid books to cookbooks

Which side of Angela Shelf Medearis do you know? The feathers-and-sequins-wearing cookbook author who has strutted her culinary prowess on "Dr. Oz" and the "Today" show, not to mention her own public television cooking program? Or the prolific children's book author (as in roughly 100 of them)?

July 18, 2012 12:00 am
J.K. Rowling's next book: 'The Casual Vacancy'

J.K. Rowling's next book: 'The Casual Vacancy'

It may lack wizards and witches, but J.K. Rowling and her publisher are hoping her first novel for adults, "The Casual Vacancy," will have the magic touch.

April 12, 2012 10:10 am
Animated Disney show tells kids to be healthy and not to worry

Animated Disney show tells kids to be healthy and not to worry

Chris Nee, creator of "Doc McStuffins" on the Disney Channel, wanted to ease her toddler son's experience with doctors and hospitals after he was diagnosed with asthma.

April 09, 2012 9:00 am
Titanic is a magnet for kids and a fine line for educators

Titanic is a magnet for kids and a fine line for educators

Teachers, parents and writers explore the yin-yang of the Titanic for children ahead of the wreck's centennial this week.

April 09, 2012 9:00 am Photos

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Titanic a magnet for kids, fine line for educators

Titanic a magnet for kids, fine line for educators

Eleven-year-old John Payne has been a student of the Titanic since kindergarten.

April 08, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Animated show tells kids be healthy, don't worry

Animated show tells kids be healthy, don't worry

Many TV shows have dispassionate origins, recycling a well-worn format or piggybacking on a trend. But the roots of "Doc McStuffins," an animated program for children ages 2 to 7, are downright maternal.

April 05, 2012 8:00 am

Harry Potter adventures go on sale in e-book form

At last, Harry Potter's adventures are available electronically.

April 01, 2012 12:00 am

J.K. Rowling has deal for new novel for adults

J.K. Rowling is back, and writing for adults.

February 26, 2012 12:00 am
'Frenemies' take a fashion field trip in NYC

'Frenemies' take a fashion field trip in NYC

It goes with the teenage territory: Girls gush over their friends and each other's wardrobes.

January 13, 2012 12:00 am
Book aims to help kids cope with loss of a pet

Book aims to help kids cope with loss of a pet

First there was Marley, the rambunctious Labrador retriever whose death brought readers to tears in John Grogan's "Marley and Me." Now there's Sammy, a mixed-breed hound who's the subject of another tear-jerker, a children's book, "Sammy in the Sky."

December 04, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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New book: Baking cookies for a cure

New book: Baking cookies for a cure

Can you fight cancer with a cookie? How about 96,000 cookies?

November 03, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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'Spy Kids' adds smell with '4-D' Aroma-Scope

'Spy Kids' adds smell with '4-D' Aroma-Scope

Robert Rodriguez deliberately tried to make his latest "Spy Kids" adventure a bit of a stinker.

August 16, 2011 11:25 am

J.K. Rowling has mysterious new Potter website

J.K. Rowling has a mysterious new website.

June 19, 2011 12:00 am
Great kids' books for rainy days

Great kids' books for rainy days

Spring is a wonderful time to get outside and do creative activities. But there are many rainy days when that's just not possible. Here are some wonderful new books that will occupy kids during rainy days this spring.

April 27, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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President Obama's sister honors 'Grandma Annie'

President Obama's sister honors 'Grandma Annie'

Above a rooftop in Jakarta or the Indus River in Pakistan, the moon looms large in the childhood memories of Maya Soetoro-Ng, but President Obama's little sister hadn't realized how important those memories were until she was pregnant with her oldest daughter.

April 17, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Homemade toys can beat summertime boredom

Homemade toys can beat summertime boredom

Sometimes, the cure for the summertime blues is found in a tube sock. Or a pile of cardboard. Maybe even in the ubiquitous empty toilet-paper tube.

July 29, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

So this is what it feels like to fly.

June 27, 2010 12:00 am
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