| Apr 20, 2012
| 4:28 PM
When I think of spring, I think of flowers. “The Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh provides insight into the Victorian-era meanings of specific flowers. The author does a remarkable job of integrating those meanings into her story...
| Feb 20, 2010
"Cloud Tea Monkeys"
By Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham, illustrated by Juan Wijngaard
Candlewick, $15.99, ages 7-10
This story is more serious than the playful monkeys on the cover. The setting is in the past, somewhere in the Himalayas, "where the finest...
| Mar 5, 2010
| 3:32 PM
By Kevin Henkes
Greenwillow, $17.99, ages 4-6
Gardens are resonant sites. The old nursery rhyme asks, of another girl, "How does your garden grow?" Kevin Henkes' narrator, a girl we first see gardening with her mother, knows the "hard work"...
| Dec 10, 2007
Given a choice between Iraq and fairyland, it's clear where moviegoers would prefer to spend time.
Despite the glut of politically themed movies on offer this season, audiences have embraced frothier fare: "The Golden Compass," set in a parallel universe...
| Jun 22, 2003
Broadway runs on a diagonal; the D train goes to Yankee Stadium; for bagels, go to H&H on the Upper West Side.
There are plenty of guidebooks to tell you things like that. What they don't explain and what many visitors never understand is how residents...