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National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature

National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature

The National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature opened in 2000 to showcase the work of storybook artists in a fine-art setting. The light and airy gallery curates about three shows per year, including a summer exhibition of the artist featured during the annual Children's Art and Literacy Festival. “Our mission is to instill the love of art as young as we possibly can, because if you think about it, the first art that children see is in the books they’re reading,” Director Trish Dressen says. “If we can instill that in them young, then we can preserve the love of art for the ages.” Entry is always free. Read More »

Houston Zoo’s new baby elephant

Houston Zoo’s new baby elephant

After a two-year pregnancy, the Houston Zoo's 26-year-old Asian elephant Shanti gave birth to a 305-pound female at Read More »

Explore the wonders of nature in the Hill Country River Region

Explore the wonders of nature in the Hill Country River Region

We could hear the river before we could see it. My 11-year-old daughter, Carlisle, and I have arrived past dark at ... Read More »

Summer Camp Getaways

If summer camp is in the cards for your youngsters, we think a getaway ought to be part of your plan, too. Find ... Read More »

All is Fair …

All is Fair …

It’s fair season, y’all! Cooler weather means that grounds across Texas are setting up their spinning ferris ... Read More »

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