December 20, 2008 James Thurber's decades-old, modern take on the standard fairy tale has just been reprinted. Weekend Edition's Daniel Pinkwater says if you like the The Princess Bride or Rocky and Bullwinkle's "Fractured Fairy Tales," you'll like this tale, too.
January 19, 2008 In Calef Brown's Flamingos on the Roof, mosquitoes wear tuxedoes, dogs sport plaid suits and thunder is a cafe staple. His new collection of poems and paintings creates a carefree world full of alliteration, frivolity and fun.
October 27, 2007 To mark the 100th anniversary of author Hardie Gramatky's birth, Penguin Putnam is reissuing a restored version of Little Toot. The children's classic is the tale of a small tugboat that overcomes its fears and learns to grow up.
August 25, 2007 In the early 20th century, many of England's workers awoke to the tap, tap, tap of their town's "knocker-up." In her children's book Mary Smith, Andrea U'Ren follows a day in the life of a knocker-up armed with a pea shooter.
June 30, 2007 The new children's book Nini, Here and There, by Anita Lobel, explores the value of home through the eyes of a family member who is sometimes underfoot, but not overlooked. Nini, the striped tabby cat, fears she'll be left behind when her family goes on a trip.
December 16, 2006 Children's author Daniel Pinkwater and Scott Simon read The Secret Science Project that ALMOST Ate the School by Judy Sierra and Stephen Gammel. Pinkwater also offers a list of books to give, get or simply read and enjoy this winter.
October 7, 2006 Daniel Pinkwater's new book for children, The Neddiad, won't be in bookstores until next April, but you can check it out now. This past August, Pinkwater began revealing the book online; a new chapter is published every Tuesday.