Children's books

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2017 file photo, Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Colson Whitehead speaks during the presentation of the Italian edition of his novel "The Underground Railroad" at the Argentina Theatre in Rome. Whitehead’s novel “The Nickel Boys” and Kwame Alexander’s picture story “The Undefeated” are among the finalists for the Kirkus Prize, a $50,000 honor given for the year’s outstanding fiction, nonfiction and young readers’ books. Saeed Jones’ memoir “How We Fight for Our Lives” also was a nominee announced Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, by Kirkus Reviews, the trade publication. Each category has six finalists. Winners will be announced Oct. 24. (Maurizio Brambatti/ANSA via AP, File)
September 17, 2019 - 7:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Colson Whitehead's novel "The Nickel Boys" and Kwame Alexander's picture story "The Undefeated" are among the finalists for the Kirkus Prize, a $50,000 honor given for the year's outstanding fiction, nonfiction and young readers' books. Saeed Jones' memoir "How We Fight for Our...
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September 06, 2019 - 3:27 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee priest who banned Harry Potter books from a Catholic school's library was accused by parents of causing their children psychological and spiritual harm. The Tennessean obtained a 2017 letter from 14 St. Edward Catholic School parents, urging the Nashville diocese...
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This undated rendering provided by Dr. Seuss Enterprises shows a balloon maze that will be incorporated as part of a touring immersive attraction tied to the work of the famous late author and illustrator of children's books. The exhibit is scheduled debut in Toronto in October 2019, followed by visits to several cities in the United States. (Kilburn Experiences, LLC/Dr. Seuss Enterprises via AP)
August 28, 2019 - 7:28 am
BOSTON (AP) — Dr. Seuss is hitting the road this fall with a large interactive exhibit that will immerse visitors in some of the most iconic books by the beloved children's writer. The exhibit is centered on a maze based on "Oh, the Places You'll Go," the Dr. Seuss book that urges children to...
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August 16, 2019 - 12:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An illustrator known for his richly detailed and whimsical interpretations of classic children's books has died. Charles Santore was 84. Christina Santore says her father died Sunday after a brief illness in Philadelphia, where he was born, raised and worked. He spent over three...
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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2016 file photo British writer Judith Kerr holds a rose in Berlin, Germany. Judith Kerr, author and illustrator of the bestselling "The Tiger Who Came to Tea" and other beloved children's books, has died at the age of 95. ( Soeren Stache/dpa via AP)
May 23, 2019 - 6:04 am
LONDON (AP) — Judith Kerr, author and illustrator of the bestselling "The Tiger Who Came to Tea" and other beloved children's books, has died at the age of 95. HarperCollins chief executive Charlie Redmayne announced her death Thursday. The publisher said she died at her home on Wednesday after a...
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FILE - In a Tuesday, April 2, 2019 file photo, acting Baltimore Mayor Jack Young talks to reporters after meeting with state senators who represent Baltimore in Annapolis, M.D. Baltimore's mayor resigned under pressure Thursday, May 2, 2019 amid a flurry of investigations into whether she arranged bulk sales of her self-published children's books to disguise hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks. Now that Pugh has resigned, acting Mayor Bernard "Jack" Young automatically becomes the permanent mayor and will not need to be sworn in. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, File)
May 02, 2019 - 7:55 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — After ex-Mayor Catherine Pugh's rapid collapse amid multiple public corruption investigations, Baltimore city employees are pulling down her official portraits as the city quickly shifts into a new era with Mayor Bernard "Jack" Young at the helm. Young, a fellow Democrat and a...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2018 file photo, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh addresses a gathering during the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston. The lawyer for Baltimore’s mayor is making an announcement Thursday, May 2, 2019, amid growing pressure for the city’s top leader to resign over a scandal involving her self-published children’s books. Pugh has been in self-imposed seclusion for a month with what attorney Steven Silverman has said is “deteriorating health after a bout of pneumonia. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
May 02, 2019 - 12:42 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's mayor resigned on Thursday, ending a city leadership tenure that unraveled amid an unfolding scandal over payments for a self-published children's book series she sold to customers including a $4 billion hospital network she once helped oversee and companies with...
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TV crews report form outside the house of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh in Baltimore, MD., Thursday, April 25, 2019. Agents with the FBI and IRS are gathering evidence inside the two homes of Pugh and also in City Hall. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
May 01, 2019 - 8:08 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — Viewers of Baltimore newscasts are getting used to seeing images of embattled Mayor Catherine Pugh's lawyer pulling up to her three-story house and vanishing inside. He later insists that her health is too fragile for her to think clearly enough to make decisions about the future...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2018 file photo, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh addresses a gathering during the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston.When Bernard “Jack” Young automatically became Baltimore’s acting mayor on April 1, he emphasized that he’d act only as a “placeholder” for the embattled elected mayor. But it’s been more than three weeks since Mayor Catherine Pugh slipped out of sight on an indefinite leave of absence, and it appears Young is settling in for a lengthy stint as Baltimore’s No. 1 official. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
April 25, 2019 - 7:10 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — FBI and IRS agents raided the homes and offices of Baltimore's embattled mayor on Thursday amid widening probes to determine whether she used sales of her children's books to disguise government kickbacks. Dave Fitz, an FBI spokesman in the agency's Baltimore office, said agents...
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This cover image released by Abrams shows "Alien Superstar," by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver. Winkler is planning an out-of-this-world take on fame and show business. The 73-year-old actor known for “Happy Days” and “Barry” has a three-book deal with Abrams Children’s Books for a middle-grade series about an alien who somehow lands in Hollywood and becomes a teen sensation. The series is called “Alien Superstar” and will be co-written with Lin Oliver and illustrated by Ethan Nicolle. The first book is scheduled for Oct. 1, Abrams announced Monday, April 22, 2019. (Abrams via AP)
April 22, 2019 - 4:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Henry Winkler is planning an out-of-this-world take on fame and show business. The 73-year-old actor known for "Happy Days" and "Barry" has a three-book deal with Abrams Children's Books for a middle-grade series about an alien who somehow lands in Hollywood and becomes a teen...
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