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The forecast: Still tasty (and terrifying) in 'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs'

Sunday, October 09, 2022

In the 1978 children's classic, it rains soup, it snows mashed potatoes, and hotdogs blow in from the northeast. Judi and Ron Barrett look back on their delectable tale of the town of Chewandswallow.


America's most famous French chef on the 'Art of the Chicken' and a life well lived

Saturday, October 01, 2022

Jacques Pépin has cooked for France's president and was a friend of Julia Child. His new memoir — complete with paintings, recipes and stories — is dedicated to his love of all things chicken.


40 years after she took the stage, 'Angelina Ballerina' is still dancing

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Angelina is a determined little mouse in a pink tutu who dreams of becoming a ballerina. Katharine Holabird and Helen Craig revisit their beloved character, the star of more than 25 picture books.


When Melissa Clark cooks, it's 'Dinner in One'

Sunday, September 04, 2022

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe visits the food writer's home to talk and cook. Clark has a new book of recipes promising minimal fuss (and dirty dishes).


A rock climber takes the Tiny Desk Contest to new heights

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Entries to the Tiny Desk Contest tend to be incredibly creative and fun — maybe none more so this year than an entry from the singer-songwriter Lillian Frances.


A kids' story unfolds without words in 'A Day For Sandcastles'

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Three siblings spend a summer day at the beach building sandcastles and watching them get demolished in a wordless picture book written by JonArno Lawson and illustrated by Qin Leng.


Behold! 'The Great Zapfino' takes a big leap to overcome his fears

Saturday, April 30, 2022

A circus performer whose act is called "The Leap For Life" loses his nerve and gets a regular job as an elevator operator. Then a moment comes when The Great Zapfino must finally perform.


Colin Kaepernick says 'I Color Myself Different' in his first children's book

Saturday, April 02, 2022

Colin Kaepernick's kindergarten teacher gave his class an assignment: Draw a picture of your family. When he colored his family yellow and himself brown, it became a pivotal moment for his identity.


10 strangers come together for a life-changing kidney swap

Saturday, March 19, 2022

With all its complexities, a chain of this size is hard to pull off. This one was postponed three times. But with many waiting for a kidney, it's a critical opportunity to save some lives.


Donors and recipients in 10-person kidney donation chain meet in an emotional reveal

Saturday, March 19, 2022

In the second part of our report from Houston Methodist Hospital, we check in with the 10-person kidney donation chain. This week, donors and recipients meet in an emotional reveal.


A kids' book travels through history to ask: Where does 'Blue' come from?

Saturday, March 12, 2022

The color blue is all around us, but where does it come from? In Blue, written by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond and illustrated by Daniel Minter, the answer is as deep as the sea and wide as the sky.


Grandma's garden of magical rocks is 'Where Wonder Grows'

Saturday, February 12, 2022

A grandmother brings her granddaughters to her special garden, where they learn about their connection to nature and tell stories about magical rocks, seashells, crystals and meteorites.


Tips to help you start training your dog — and keeping your goals realistic

Sunday, February 06, 2022

Samantha Balaban and NPR's Life Kit provide insight to teaching old and new dogs new tricks.


WaaaAAH! Rraak! 'Everybody in the Red Brick Building' is awake!

Saturday, January 08, 2022

Baby Izzie howls, Rayhan's parrot screeches, Benny and his friends play flashlight tag, and Natalia launches her rocket in the new children's book by author Anne Wynter and illustrator Oge Mora.


C. Tangana embraces tradition on his groundbreaking album, 'El Madrileño'

Sunday, January 02, 2022

NPR's Eyder Peralta speaks with Spanish rapper C. Tangana about his highly-acclaimed and Grammy-nominated album, "El Madrileño."


In 'The Sour Cherry Tree,' a child keeps memories of her late grandfather close

Saturday, December 18, 2021

The day after her beloved Baba Bazorg dies, a little girl remembers some of her favorite things about him: his striped slippers, the mints in his pockets and the fig cookies he always shared.


Return to a world of caring and kindness, in 'Amos McGee Misses the Bus'

Saturday, December 11, 2021

In Erin and Philip Stead's follow-up to 2010's A Sick Day for Amos McGee, the fastidious zookeeper gets help from his animal friends to finish his chores, so they can go on an exciting outing.


2 cousins celebrate their childhood neighborhood in 'Dream Street'

Saturday, December 04, 2021

Meet Mr. Sidney, who's always sharply dressed. Belle, who catches butterflies in jar. And the Hat Lady, Ms. Sarah. They're just some of the residents of Dream Street, the best street in the world.


You can do it: Elizabeth Warren makes a pinkie promise to girls

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Polly is tired of being told "that's not what girls do." Then she meets a woman running for President, who makes a pinkie promise with her to always remember that girls can do anything.


Beloved children's author and wilderness enthusiast Gary Paulsen has died at 82

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Gary Paulsen — whose wilderness adventure Hatchet taught generations of kids to survive in the forest — worked as a farmhand, truck driver and satellite technician before turning to writing.