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By Bill Goodykoontz and Bill Goodykoontz,Arizona Republic | November 10, 1993
There sat Daryl Bernstein after school at a table in a buzzing McDonald's in Scottsdale, Ariz. Fairly normal stuff for a high school senior -- except that, instead of girls or sports, the 17-year-old was discussing publication of his second book.That's often how it is with Daryl: The setting's normal, as if you're talking to an everyday teen-ager, but it doesn't take long to realize you've got a successful author and businessman on your hands as well.The subject at hand is "Kids Can Succeed!
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July 27, 2000
An interview with Donna Swope, coordinator of Bookworms book club. What book are members reading this month? "At Home in Mitford," by Jan Karon. It's the first in a series of five books about a small-town Episcopal priest who marries in midlife - very light and humorous. We read everything from "Pride and Prejudice" to "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" to classics like Agatha Christie's first book, "Murder at the Vicarage." Occasionally, we have a meal together that fits in with the theme of the book.
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Dan Rodricks | December 4, 2013
Some time within the past week, 160,000 new books arrived in The City That Reads, a term I've neither heard nor uttered since the Kurt Schmoke mayoralty and its much-mocked motto ("The City That Bleeds," "The City That Breeds") faded into memory nearly 15 years ago. But, it's true: One hundred and sixty thousand children's books are being distributed free to Baltimore schoolteachers this week, and they, in turn, will distribute them to their students, most of whom are from low-income families lacking extensive libraries at home.
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By Georgia N. Alexakis and Georgia N. Alexakis,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | June 27, 1999
WASHINGTON -- Under normal circumstances, any U.S. senator might have felt upstaged by a pair of bears and a monkey.But when Curious George and the Berenstain Bears interrupted Sen. Slade Gorton Thursday morning on the East Lawn of the Capitol, the Republican from Washington graciously yielded the spotlight.Gorton was there to help launch Book Bank, a national book donation program, and who better to get about 40 children excited about receiving free books than the book characters themselves?
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By Athima Chansanchai | March 13, 2001
There's a new Harry Potter book in town. Well, actually two books, but before you or your child hyperventilate, you should know they're not the newest additions to the extraordinarily popular series by J.K. Rowling. The fifth installment of the saga isn't due out for at least another year. But two slim paperbacks were released yesterday - "Quidditch Through the Ages" and "Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them" - that promise fans the satisfaction of fresh material about the boy wizard and a chance to help out the newly created children's charity, Harry's Books fund.
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By Consella A. Lee and Consella A. Lee,Sun Staff Writer | January 4, 1995
In late January 1988, a pictorial book chronicling Glen Burnie's growth over the previous 100 years sold out 2,000 copies in three days. That spring, 3,000 second-edition copies sold out in 15 days.Or so it was thought.But one day in late November last year, Nicole Clary, executive director of the Northern Arundel Chamber of Commerce, was rummaging around in a storage room when she found four cases of the 100-page, white, hardcover books.The chamber quickly put the 400 books on sale, at $20 each, and already half of them have been sold.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Pakenham | March 7, 2004
I grew up on A.A. Milne, the Brothers Grimm, Babar and, most of all, Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear. Though I now learn that Theodor Seuss Geisel began writing and publishing children's books in 1937, he did not become widely read until the late 1950s, by which time I was a hard-bitten newspaper reporter. I read my first Dr. Seuss book -- The Cat in the Hat (Random House, 61 pages, $8.99) -- last week, to celebrate what would have been Seuss Geisel's 100th birthday, March 2. A grand work!
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By NORRIE EPSTEIN | April 12, 1992
I'll never forget the summer I first read "Little Women." Twenty-six years later, that memorable opening (" 'Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents,' grumbled Jo, lying on the rug") is a literary madeleine, taking me back to an earlier time when reading was an unmixed pleasure and a book a magical charm that sealed me off from the world.I recently turned to "Little Women" again, partly out of a need to recapture that old feeling -- I had just moved and felt lost and disconnected -- and partly out of a critic's curiosity to see if it "held up."
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By Randi Kest | February 17, 1999
When she was 6, children's author Jan Brett knew what she wanted to do when she grew up: create children's books. She loved to draw and used art to express herself. Brett's aspirations to write books led her to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School in 1970. Eleven years later, her first book, ``Fritz and the Beautiful Horses,'' was published. Since then, Brett has written and illustrated more than two dozen books including the popular ``Berlioz the Bear'' and ``The Mitten.''Another childhood passion of Brett's was animals.
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June 1, 1997
Dr. Jenny R. Bramley, 87, believed to be the first woman to receive a doctorate in physics in the United States, died Monday in Lancaster, Pa.Born in Moscow, she earned a bachelor's degree at age 16 at the University of Paris. She received a doctorate at New York University at 19. She was a physicist for the Army Signal Corps Engineering Laboratory in Belmar, N.J., and for the Navy designing cathode ray tubes. She held patents for color-television tubes and the tubes used in early computer terminals.
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