Nancy King

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Kidoinfo Editor

Nancy King is a recent transplant to Rhode Island, having moved here from San Francisco with her husband and daughter. A native New Yorker, Nancy was eager to be closer to her family and to reconnect with the city that was her home for thirty-plus years. She works as a freelance book editor on projects ranging from health and fitness to pop culture and kids’ titles. Particular favorites have included The Pop Up Book of Celebrity Meltdowns and Cowboy Boots: Art and Soul.

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School Years Album: A Keepsake for Gathering Mementos

School Years Album: A Keepsake for Gathering Mementos

[ 2 ] February 10, 2010 |

By Nancy King Do you have a system for organizing all the treasures that come home with your child from school seemingly every day? I’m not talking about the three-dimensional art work (or the 6-foot wooden plank decorated with plaster T-rex bones my daughter was “lucky” enough to walk away with after her class studied […]

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Batter Blaster

Batter Blaster

[ 16 ] May 11, 2009 |

By Nancy King I generally like to believe that a woman can do a man’s job (unless it involves lifting something really heavy, in foul weather, or wearing a hideous uniform). But, when it comes to Sunday mornings in our house, there’s something I can’t do: make my husband’s special-recipe, freakishly yummy pancakes. And frankly, […]

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Missing Lines and Magical Lions

Missing Lines and Magical Lions

[ 7 ] April 14, 2009 |

By Nancy King I am not embarrassed to admit that I have wept while reading certain children’s books. The Dot by Peter Reynolds and David Macaulay’s Angelo immediately spring to mind but I know there have been others. These aren’t sad books (well, Angelo is a little sad)-they are stories that get at something both […]

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Meet Marigold

Meet Marigold

[ 1 ] March 18, 2009 |

By Nancy King Don’t you find that there are so many children’s books and yet so few that are really, remarkably, read-them-again-and-again good? Well, get your hands on a copy of The One and Only Marigold by Florence Parry Heide. It’s actually four short stories in one, centered on the irresistible–and incorrigible–Marigold, whose last hobby […]

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To the Rescue: Books to Help New Dads and All Moms

To the Rescue: Books to Help New Dads and All Moms

[ 2 ] March 10, 2009 |

By Nancy King Lots about parenthood hasn’t changed–it’s demanding, miraculous, enriching, frightening at times–but lots has changed. Just consider the role of fathers: no longer casual observers, dads are fully engaged partners in the process of raising their children. They attend OB/GYN appointments with their wives, pick out baby gear, and handle the 3:00 a.m. […]

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Just Add Color: The simple pleasures of Calafant cardboard toys

Just Add Color: The simple pleasures of Calafant cardboard toys

[ 5 ] February 17, 2009 |

By Nancy king On a recent, bitterly cold weekend morning, breakfast was done and that blobby, what-are-we-going-to-do-now feeling descended on our house. In a rare moment of inspiration, I dug out the Bauernhof farm that I’d ordered from Calafant. Having read about this line of cardboard toys, designed in Germany, that you color and assemble, […]

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Head Chefs: Cool Tools for Kids

Head Chefs: Cool Tools for Kids

[ 1 ] November 24, 2008 |

I have been cooking with my daughter ever since she could stand. She’d climb onto the step ladder and stand beside me at the kitchen counter, and from there, we could mix it up–from cookies to banana bread to fresh applesauce. I’ve never been accused of being “crafty,” so I’m not the mom who can […]

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Go Green: A Visit to Portsmouth’s Topiary Garden

Go Green: A Visit to Portsmouth’s Topiary Garden

[ 5 ] September 17, 2008 |

Remember Edward Scissorhands, Tim Burton’s portrait of the lonely, sensitive outsider who just happens to have razor-sharp blades for fingers? I was thinking about that movie–and specifically Johnny Depp, who plays the film’s tragic star–as my daughter and I pulled into the parking lot at the Green Animals Topiary Garden. I’d known about the garden […]

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Meet a Parent: David Reville

Meet a Parent: David Reville

[ 3 ] May 20, 2008 |

Today’s Kidoinfo Interviewer: Nancy King Kidoinfo: What neighborhood do you live in? DR: I always tell people who ask this question: “I live in the 1950s.” But the real answer is Rumford, East Providence. It just reminds me of what I imagine it was like in the 1950s — small houses on small lots with […]

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Meet a Parent: Heather Moylan Buono

Meet a Parent: Heather Moylan Buono

[ 2 ] March 24, 2008 |

Kidoinfo: What neighborhood do you live in? HMB: East Side, Providence Kidoinfo: Where were you born? HMB: Boston Kidoinfo: How long have you been in Rhode Island? HMB: 3 ½ years Kidoinfo: What is your current state of mind? HMB: I’ve let myself off the hook a bit recently, and it feels good. I’ve finally […]

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