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Port Washington author Beth Ain’s series for second through fifth graders, “Starring Jules,” has been chosen in the "Best New Series" category of Parents Magazine’s 10 Best Children’s Books of 2013.
“We do the Ten Best every year because we are huge fans of children’s books. Helping parents sort through the thousands of children’s books that come out every year is a great service...Read more »
The Menurkey – a menorah shaped like a turkey created by a 9-year-old boy from Manhattan – has been a huge hit, his father told Newsday.
“They’ve been selling like crazy,” says Anthony Weintraub, father of Asher. They’ve sold more than 2,000 plaster Menurkeys to celebrate the fact that Hanukkah and Thanksgiving overlap this year.
Asher Weintraub created a 3-D prototype for the menorah...Read more »
The New York Public Library has unveiled its list of “100 Great Books Of the Last 100 Years.” This is the first time the librarians have compiled this sort of list. Parents can download a copy at nypl.org/childrens100; the pdf has check boxes so parents and children can keep track of which books they’ve read.
The list was unveiled by children’s book author Judy Blume and illustrator Eric Carle,...Read more »
When 9-year-old Asher Weintraub’s mom told him that Hanukkah and Thanksgiving would overlap this year for the first time — and never again in his lifetime — Asher started thinking about how he could commemorate that confluence of his family holidays. And — eureka! — the Menurkey was born.
“I was thinking of how we could celebrate that. I thought of a menorah in the shape of a turkey,” Asher...Read more »
What better gift is there for mom than a good, heartfelt laugh? Here are 10 recently published or about-to-be-published parenting books that should tickle the funny bone on Mother’s Day and beyond: The famed, funny and fake toddler who tweets with the Twitter handle “The Honest Toddler” has written a book, supervised by his mother, Bunmi Laditan. “The Honest Toddler: A Child’s Guide to Parenting”...Read more »
The creative minds at Toy Island believe they've invented the World's Softest Teddy Bear -- and to try to prove it to Long Island kids, the toymaker is bringing a "Pepsi Challenge" style competition to Roosevelt Field mall on Saturday and Sunday.
The "World's Softest Teddy Bear Challenge" is set to take place from noon to 6 p.m. each day. Mall visitors will be blindfolded...Read more »