Las Vegas author J. C. Mells mixes insanity and urban fantasy in her novel “Pierced.”
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Hoggard Elementary School student Oniana Boulware was recently named the 2014 winner of the national PBS KIDS Writers Contest in the second-grade division.
You want your child to keep reading between semesters, but nobody said it had to be boring, a good reason to find “Why Spacemen Can’t Burp” and “Poo! What Is That Smell?”
When most people think about reading at church, usually only one book — the “Good Book” — comes to mind as acceptable to study and discuss at length.
Literary highlights this week include a promotion to give free ‘Chicken Soup’ books to patrons who adopt pets at The Animal Foundation.
Driving down the street and approaching the crossing guard who is ushering loads of children through the intersection, Laura McBride recognizes the 8-year-old strolling across the street in his windbreaker.
After grad school, Joel Christian Gill did a series of paintings that he says “freed” him from the racism that his father and grandfather endured. But something was missing. That’s when he turned to comics to tell stories of “obscure black history.”
“If my dirty shoes could fly, I would help all the mommy birds feed their baby birds. One by one, I would give them a worm. I could loop-the-loop like bumble bees or twirl just like a pinwheel. Wwwhhheeeee!” writes Henderson author Sarah Hoover in her new children’s book.
Like Batman responding to a beaming Bat signal in the sky, fans are streaming to San Diego for the 45th annual Comic-Con pop culture extravaganza.
Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant’s latest effort to attract more users.
“Born a slave as Providence planned, Lucy Higgs Nichols was snatched from her mother and sent south, still an innocent child,” Kathryn Grant writes in “Honorable,” her first book for adults.
Literary highlights this week include a presentation by local author Lindsey Leavitt and a free author pavilion at the NAACP’s conference at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
You can stop groaning now, because what you’ll find in “Cool Science Tricks” isn’t like what you’d find in school. These science activities are actually fun to do.
For most of Archie Andrews’ life, the red-headed comic book icon’s biggest quandary was whether he liked Veronica or Betty. The character’s impending death comes in Wednesday’s installment of a spin-off series, “Life with Archie.”
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Valentino Diazz III, born and raised in Las Vegas, recently released his debut sci-fi novel “Plutarchy.”
A Romance Novel Convention joins author signings and events in literary highlights this week.
You don’t have a lot of high school left. You’ve got some decisions to make, but you feel stuck. So read “Undecided: Navigating Life and Learning after High School” by Genevieve Morgan, and see if it doesn’t help.
Among this week’s event highlights: Bob Miller plans a signing, and Monica Hatley-Carr plans a children’s program.
Imagine what life was like a thousand years ago. As with Grandpa’s “good old days,” you wouldn’t want to go back there – and in “Off with Their Heads!” by Martin Oliver, illustrated by Andrew Pinder, you’ll find out why.
A litter of newborn pups shared Jesus’ stable and his birthday. Shortly after birth, one of the six miraculously opened his eyes, struggled to reach Mary’s feet and nudged his way between mother and newborn child.
Summerlin author Jennifer Debs said she wrote her memoir of military service, “Back in Two Weeks,” “to encourage the younger generation, especially women, to chase a dream no matter how hard it is.”
Twenty-six semesters, four proms, countless teachers, and you’ve graduated high school, but you’re still not done with school. Much as you wish you were, it’ll be awhile before you get your hands on your next diploma. But don’t be too eager. The secondary-education years are time to prepare and explore and, says Hailey Bondy, there are still “77 Things You Absolutely Have to Do Before You Finish College.”
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