The 10 Best New Picture Books for Spring

Every season brings bright new picture books, and Cabin Fever has the great pleasure of choosing from among the riches the very best. With help from my personal focus group of readers (and pre-readers), here's what made our shortlist of top new pictu...

Swedish author builds homes for orphans in Mozambique

Author Henning Mankell, best known for his detective novels, has donated more than $2 million dollars to build homes for orphaned children near the city of Chimoio in Western Mozambique. Mankell has divided his time between Sweden and Maputo, the cap...

Madeleine L'Engle steps through A Wrinkle in Time

Susan Wagner picked A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle as a favorite of hers back on Read Across America day, and I'm sure a lot of folks remember that and many of L'Engle's other books as favorites. The sad news is that Madeleine L'Engle passed ...

Maurice Sendak doesn't want to be branded as a monster author

Maurice Sendak, most famous for his children's book "Where the Wild Things Are" says he does not want to be stereotyped for writing only of monsters and things that go bump in the night. "Monsters just appeal to me but you get stuck with this and peo...


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