Mama was a first-class, top-rate worrier. She was so good at it, she won awards — and when you think about it, she had reason to worry. She had the whole farm to take care of — the cows, the pigs, the chickens — and Baby Eli, who seemed to be into everything, every minute of the day.
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Alarmed at childhood obesity rates and growing numbers of people with diabetes, certified nutritional consultant Wendy Bowles wrote the children’s picture book “Super Dandy’s Green Drink,” illustrated by Herb Russel
They gathered together, the big and the small
Julia Lee, assistant professor of English at UNLV and author of "The American Slave Narrative and the Victorian Novel," turns her attention to classic children's television in the book "Our Gang: A Racial History of The Little Rascals."
You are a superhero. It might not be immediately apparent, but your powers are many. You can leap high, jump far, lift heavy objects and hear things your parents would rather you didn't. And in the new book "Dinosaur Boy Saves Mars" by Cory Putman Oakes, you may be able to singlehandedly stop a terrible interplanetary crisis.
Local graphic novelist Kenneth Lamug plans to exhibit art from his new dark children's fantasy book "The Stumps of Flattop Hill" March 3 through May 3 at the Whitney Library, 5157 E. Tropicana Ave.
Good art can be a little dark and disturbing. In the case of a new exhibition at the Whitney Library Gallery, it can also be classified as creepy, spooky, kooky, mysterious and more than a little fun.
Honesty is the best policy. You've known practically since you were born that lying was not a good thing. Tell the truth, you've been reminded.
Local author Rudi Kraft and his wife, Mary Venable, take readers on a tour of the state's oddities in the book "Nevada A Strange State."
Fremont Street Experience plans to donate SlotZilla zipline revenues from 1 to 7 p.m. Feb. 25 to Spread the Word Nevada, a nonprofit dedicated to giving kids books.
Be Mine, Valentine. Surrounded by pink and red hearts, that's what the card said, and it came from your best classroom friend.
Daniel Robert Sullivan's book "Places, Please! Becoming a Jersey Boy" is a backstage view of his journey into the role of Tommy DeVito in the musical "Jersey Boys," first in Toronto and now in Las Vegas.
College of Southern Nevada professor H. Lee Barnes plans to talk about his new novel from 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 11 at The Writer's Block.
Word is, people are going to be pretty focused on love this week because of some holiday based on an obscure Catholic saint.
In every class, there are always a few kids you try to avoid. The know-it-all kid, for instance: Who has time for that? Or the kid who can't stop yammering or who can't control his temper: Why invite drama?
Friendship, affection, rejection, beauty, music, fear, longing and loneliness are among the topics Las Vegas native Tami Belt explores in her poetry.
Andrew Stauffer, associate English professor from the University of Virginia, plans to talk about the future of the reading experience during a free University Forum Lecture Series event.
Two wrongs don't make a right. You've grown up hearing that, and it barely makes sense. Two wrongs actually just make things worse, and there's nothing correct about that.
Local author s. h. montgomery grew up in Texas and lived in Chicago for 30 years before moving to Las Vegas in 2003.
Author Logan Hebner and photographer Michael Plyler plan to talk about their book "Southern Paiute: A Portrait" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at The Writer's Block, 1020 Fremont St.
The quiet girl that sits the next row over may know how to inspire people. The know-it-all in your class could own a business in the future. The kid everybody picks on might become president.
Now that those elves have left the shelves and joined holiday decorations packed away, families may be looking for a new stuffed friend to amuse children.
Local poet Lee Mallory plans to read passionate poetry backed up by upright bass player Mizz Absurd at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 at Hop Nuts Brewing Co., 1120 S. Main St.