October 12, 2008
Trick or Treat on Monster Street By Danny Schnitzlein and illustrator Matt Faulkner Peachtree / 32 pages / ages 4-8 / $16.95 A boy who fears monsters and things that goes bump in the night dreads the approach of Halloween. While his older brothers dress in terrifying costumes, he wears a bunny suit when he goes out trick or treating. He thinks his worst fears are about to come true when he becomes lost in the woods. Creepy sounds, eerie trees, lightning and thunder send the boy running to the nearest house.
September 10, 2000
Advice and strategies to help your children read Editor's Note: Jerdine Nolen today discusses how to make a book. Her column runs bi-weekly. Books are not only fun to read, they are fun to make. Making books is a good way to record an event or hold onto a memory. Fill pages with poetry, photographs or a made up story with pictures. Cover Materials and Supplies Choose from: Construction paper, poster board, cardboard, file folders Cardboard cut into the shapes of animals or objects Cardboard covered with contact paper (or laminated)
November 3, 1996
"The National Road," (489 pages. $34.95) and "A Guide to the National Road," (392 pages. $34.95) both edited by Karl Raitz. (Johns Hopkins U. Press). America's first national highway was established by Congress and begun in 1808, a then-amazing commitment to overland transportation from Maryland to Illinois. These two scholarly, eminently readable and inexhaustably interesting volumes examine and relate the entire enterprise from virtually every imaginable vantage point. The "Guide" is especially rich in maps, illustrations and lore of the past and the present.
February 26, 2006
102 Minutes By Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn Times Books / 384 pages / $15 Two New York Times journalists relate what we couldn't see or hardly imagine on Sept. 11. Last year, we called their account a "harrowing ... minute-by-minute and floor-by-floor portrayal of what happened inside the World Trade Center."