Category Archives: Children’s books

From Page to Projector: ‘How To Train Your Dragon’

I’ll always remember 2010 as a killer year for animated movies. “Despicable Me” was charming and fun, “Tangled” issued in a new era of Disney cartoons (setting the path for “Frozen” to take over the Internet), and “Megamind” was an … Continue reading

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Egg-citing preschool story time planned at York libraries

Children ages 3 to 5 years and their families can enjoy “An Egg-citing Preschool Story Time” this summer at all 13 York County library locations. Lisa Schmittle, children’s program manager at York County Libraries, will read Laura Vaccaro Seeger’s “First … Continue reading

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Maryland author sparks kids’ imagination in new book

Rhonda Newton of Westminster, Md., has published a new children’s book called “Little Folks Book of Rhythms.” According to a press release, “’Little Folks Book of Rhythms’ is written to spark a child’s imagination and their creativity, to transport them … Continue reading

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Kids’ review: “The Story of Solomon Screech Owl” by Beth Lancione

In the mountain of books Stacia and I receive for review, we get a handful of children’s books. I gave one of the books, “The Story of Solomon Screech Owl,” to co-worker Matt Anderson to take home and read to … Continue reading

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Hallam author Stephanie Giese debuts juvenile fiction book

Hallam’s Stephanie Giese has written plenty for Smart magazine and her blog, Binkies and Briefcases, among other venues. But recently, she delved into uncharted waters with the debut of her first children’s book. According to a press release, “The Cookie … Continue reading

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Paul Smith Library in Shrewsbury schedules writer’s retreat

Paul Smith Library of Southern York County will hold a “Year of the Book” writer’s retreat for children’s book authors, according to a news release. The hands-on workshop will be Feb. 22 and 23 at the library, 80 Constitution Ave., … Continue reading

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Springettsbury Twp. author Chrissi Hart writes third children’s book

Springettsbury Township author Chrissi Hart will release her third children’s book, “The Legend of the Cross,” Feb. 2, 2014.

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York JCC to host book signing with Holly Metzger

York Jewish Community Center youth fitness director Holly Metzger will sign copies of her children’s book “Tryouts” Feb. 9, 2014, at the York JCC in York, Pa.

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York Township author Donna Ferguson to lead children’s story time at Midtown Scholar

York Township author Donna Ferguson will read from and sign copies of her children’s book, “Rail Trail Kitten,” at 11 a.m. Feb. 1, 2014, at Midtown Scholar Bookstore in Harrisburg.

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From Page to Projector: ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’

Dan Rorabaugh reviews ‘The Desolation of Smaug,’ the second film in ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy, and compares it with the book by J.R.R. Tolkien.

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