Like many other parents, my wife and I think that building a child's library creates an important gateway to acquiring a lifelong interest, passion and love for reading. Thus far, our 4-year-old son, Andrew, seems to enjoy his copious amount of books. We hope this early passion for literature continues to grow and develop.
The last completed book we are likely to get from Maurice Sendak remembers a man he often insisted was the real genius of the family, his brother Jack.
A collection of works by the late children's author Maurice Sendak is coming to a New York City auction.
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Talk show host Stephen Colbert's foray into children's books has landed him alongside some exalted literary company.
If you mess up in Turkey, a common way to laugh it off is to invoke Cin Ali, the squiggly stick figure in a cap whose benign adventures in picture books helped a generation of Turks learn to read.
The claws and teeth of wild things are a near-nightly affair at bedtime for Gregg Svingen's 2-year-old, Tessa. She raises a tiny index finger and issues a clear and forceful "Be still!" to knock Maurice Sendak's monsters into shape.
Maurice Sendak's closest friends gathered in his hospital room _ playwright Tony Kushner, authors Brian Selznick and Gregory Maguire. Kushner brought jellybeans, while Maguire placed a picture of Lewis Carroll on the table beside Sendak's bed.
Maurice Sendak didn't think of himself as a children's author, but as an author who told the truth about childhood.