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Author of “Where The Wild Things Are”, Maurice Sendak, Dead at 83 [VIDEO]

Maurice Sendak, the award-winning author and illustrator of children's books, has died. Sendak, most recognized for "Where The Wild Things Are", died of complications from a stroke. He was 83.

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Christof Koepsel/Getty Images
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What’s Your Favorite Children’s Story? [POLL]

Last week I told you about some of my favorite children's book; stories that meant something to me growing up. They always bring back great memories when I hear them and you want to share them with others

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Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images
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What is Your Favorite Summer Reading? [POLL]

It's almost time for summer vacations and that means you have to have your favorite book with you. Whether you're hitting the beach, taking a road trip or just sitting on the back porch you have to have your favorite book to keep you entertained

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Toby Canham, Getty Images
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JK Rowling Reveals Title of New Book, ‘The Casual Vacancy’ — When Can You Buy It?

JK Rowling may have written her last words about Harry Potter, but that doesn’t mean she’s retiring.

The author’s new novel, ‘The Casual Vacancy,’ is set to drop Sept. 27.

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Berenstain Bears, Facebook
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‘Berenstain Bears’ Co-Creator Jan Berenstain Dies at 88

Fans of the Berenstain Bears children’s books are in mourning today after it was announced that co-creator Jan Berenstain died of a stroke on Friday at the age of 88.

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Boy Who Claims to Have Seen Heaven Pens ‘Heaven is for Real’ Children’s Book [VIDEO]

When he was four, Colton Burpo almost died of a burst appendix. Vivid memories the now 12-year old had of going to Heaven, sitting in Jesus’ lap, and meeting dead family members during this near death experience became the basis for the book ‘Heaven is for Real,’ which has been on the New York Times bestseller list for the past 52 weeks.

Now there is an 32-page illustrated children’s edition of ‘Heaven is for Real,’ which Colton and his parents promoted on ‘Today.’

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Tim Probert
Tim Probert
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Scratch-and-Sniff Book Lets You Take a Whiff of New York City

Ah, New York City. The sights and smells are like nowhere on earth. Where else can you see the Statue of Liberty and take in the aroma of hot dogs? Or fish? Or, um, sewers?

Showcasing the Big Apple in all its olfactory glory is the goal of a new scratch-and-sniff book called ‘New York, Phew York,’ illustrated by artist Tim Probert and inspired by author Amber Jones’ experiences in the city.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
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Borders Employees Diss Customers in Hilarious Farewell Note

Borders bookstores will shut their doors forever at the end of this month, and in a final kiss-off to those who patronized the once-popular chain, employees at one of Borders’ franchises hung in their display window a bitter note which listed all the things customers had done to piss them off over the years.

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Zombie Research Institute
Zombie Research Institute
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‘That’s Not Your Mommy Anymore’ Picture Book Teaches Kids About Zombie Apocalypse

Since 2007, the Zombie Research Society has been raising awareness about the undead and the upcoming zombie pandemic. Their latest effort, an illustrated book called ‘That’s Not Your Mommy Anymore,’ aims to educate the younger members of our society on what to do when a parent becomes a brain-eating monster.

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Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Do Not Read List’ for This School Year [VIDEO]

School reading lists are typically laden with staid classics that no one really wants to read. But nevermind all that. ‘Late Night’ host Jimmy Fallon presented his “Do Not Read List” for the 2011-2012 school year that sounds a lot more enticing.

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Summer Reading Time Is Coming To An End; Last Minute Books To Grab

I love to read, my problem is I read 3 pages and fall asleep, even if my book is good. I stick it out though, takes me a little longer but I get through them. I mentioned a couple of days ago I wanted to read The Help by Kathryn Stockett

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