How a Free Festival at Bookworm Gardens Opens Up a “World of Wonders” for Wisconsin Families

There’s a very special place in Sheboygan, Wisconsin that not nearly enough people know exists. Bookworm Gardens is somewhere families can connect with nature and literature all at once. It’s a place that nurtures both plants and imaginations. Storybooks come to life among trees and flowers as different areas feature different themes and different books. […]

11 Novels to Read if You Love Wisconsin

It’s finally spring -according to the calendar- but we all know in Wisconsin, warmer weather doesn’t always come when we want it to. While we shiver and wait impatiently for spring weather to stick around, why not get to know Wisconsin a little better from the comfort of a few good books? Whether these books […]

Fire in Frost – Discover the Debut Novel from Wisconsin Author Alicia Rades

Putting up with rejection has always been a big part of being a writer. Stephen King got so many rejection letters from publishers before he found success that he nailed them to the wall with a railroad spike. William Golding’s Lord of the Flies was rejected 20 different times. Even Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling […]

7 Strange Stories of Wisconsin Monsters – Plus One from Upper Michigan

What lurks deep in the dark woods of Wisconsin? What kind of creatures are swimming in the state’s many lakes? Who are the lost souls that have been haunting residents decade after decade? Here at WhooNEW, we did a little research to find out about the legendary monsters who’ve made Wisconsin home. Our state certainly […]

Get Knighted by Norby the Knight at St. Norbert Days

Whether you have a connection to St. Norbert College in De Pere or not, this Saturday is a great weekend to visit the campus. There is a ton of family fun planned for the 2013 SNC Days open house. That includes a chance for kids to meet the school’s mascot – Norby the Night – […]

A Look Inside the Mind of De Pere Children’s Book Illustrator Nick Patton

As an up-and-coming artist specializing in the illustration of children’s stories, Nick Patton has plenty of favorite illustrators. But that’s not who he really wants to work with. Patton would prefer partnering with some even more imaginative minds. He says the most creative people in the world have very distinct characteristics. “They live in the […]