Kelly Pero-Petty, 27, enjoys using her talent for entertaining to give children the birthday party of their dreams.
Cookbook author Angela Shelf Medearis prepares food in her kitchen at home in Austin, Texas.
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)?
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.
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.
Teachers, parents and writers explore the yin-yang of the Titanic for children ahead of the wreck's centennial this week.
Eleven-year-old John Payne has been a student of the Titanic since kindergarten.
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.
At last, Harry Potter's adventures are available electronically.
J.K. Rowling is back, and writing for adults.
It goes with the teenage territory: Girls gush over their friends and each other's wardrobes.
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."
Can you fight cancer with a cookie? How about 96,000 cookies?
Robert Rodriguez deliberately tried to make his latest "Spy Kids" adventure a bit of a stinker.
J.K. Rowling has a mysterious new website.
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.
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.
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.
So this is what it feels like to fly.
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