Books for children - Dec. 14

Book recommendations for young readers

CALENDAR

BITS AND TIPS

COLUMNS

Check out asteroid Hebe

Just outside the orbit of Mars, an asteroid large enough to be observed this month with binoculars or a small telescope is emerging into view.

Confessions of a memorabiliac

There are plenty of folks who aren't "hoarders" but nonetheless fiercely hold on to an item or two that might seem illogical to someone else. I call these people memorabiliacs — and, yes, I count myself a member of this august...

ENTERTAINMENT BLOGS

BIG TICKET

Concerts and shows that will be playing the region

Jamie Kennedy - Jan. 29-31 at Comix at Foxwoods; tickets on sale now; $20-$50

David Koechner - Jan. 17 at Comix at Foxwoods; tickets on sale now; $30-$55

Wanderlust - Martin Dockery - Feb. 28 at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center; tickets on sale now; $25

Moody Blues - March 22 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 19; $39-$58

Pentatonix - March 15 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford; tickets on sale now; $29.50-$49.50

Steve Aoki - March 12 at The Dome at Oakdale, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 19 a.m. Dec. 19; $35

Get The Led Out: The American Led Zeppelin - Jan. 31 at The Dome at Oakdale, Wallingford; tickets on sale now; $25

DEAR ABBY

Depression could be driving teenage girl to cut herself

DEAR ABBY: I’m a 15-year-old girl. For the past year I have been self-injuring.

Daughter refuses to open door to mom’s new beau

DEAR ABBY: I have been divorced for more than a year and recently started dating a very nice man, “John.”

Open adoption could help grandmother stay in touch

DEAR ABBY: I am writing this in response to “Un-Grandparent in Ohio” (Aug. 25), whose pregnant teenage daughter has decided to place her baby for adoption.

Internet obsession threatens to consume widower’s life

DEAR ABBY: I am a 58-year-old recent widower. My wife and I were very happy for 29 years, and that included a satisfying sex life.

Vigilant mother is devastated by news of son’s molestation

DEAR ABBY: I’m so upset. I just found out my son was molested by one of his older cousins.

Marriage idea loses its luster after plans were put on hold

DEAR ABBY: Recently, our state became one that allows same-sex couples to wed. My partner, “Alex,” and I have been together for 18 years.

Wife is in a pickle packing lunches for choosy husband

DEAR ABBY: My husband works, but I do not. I stay very busy, but he expects me to pack him a lunch every day.

HOROSCOPES

Your stars - Dec. 19

SAGITTARIUS: You will learn a lot if you reach out to help others. Make positive changes at home ...