Youth articles

Board again

For children of the ’80s or earlier, it likely involved a board game like Wahoo, whose origins date back to the Depression era, when a 15-by-15-inch piece of scrap wood could be transformed into the strategy game played with marbles and dice. While Wahoo (also called Aggravation) went commercial with plastic and paper versions in

Moore help

Dav Pilkey Jeff Kinney, the cartoonist-author behind the hugely successful Diary of a Wimpy Kid franchise, was strongly affected by the news of the May tornadoes in Oklahoma. He was traveling that night and caught the news coverage while waiting on a delayed flight. “I felt devastated by what was happening,” he said. He was

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For over 30 years, musical satirist Weird Al Yankovic has entertained generations of goofy teenagers and dorky adults with accordion-driven song parodies such as “Eat It,” “Smells Like Nirvana” and “My Bologna.” However, with the release of his second children’s book, My New Teacher and Me!, he has started a second career pursuing a completely

The write stuff

Young readers will be introduced to Oklahoma’s beauty and culture through the pages of a new ABC alphabet book. O is for Oklahoma: Written by Kids for Kids is a participatory children’s project. A portion of sales will benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County. Celebrating the Sooner State, the book features color

Monsters University

But that’s not college — that’s high school. Whatever it is, Monsters University, which opens Friday, certainly isn’t the overachiever that its predecessor was. While not on the failure level of, say, Cars 2, this disappointing effort is mildly redeemed by an involving third act — at just about the time pint-sized viewers are apt

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