Children's books

In this March 2018 photo provided by HBO, John Oliver holds the book “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo". (Eric Liebowitz/HBO via AP)
March 26, 2018 - 8:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The past week was a good one for picture books about rabbits. Gay or straight. "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo" has spent the past several days at No. 1 on Amazon.com. The book it spoofed, by the wife and daughter of Vice President Mike...
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March 19, 2018 - 12:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — John Oliver has trolled his way to the top. The HBO host's spoof of a new picture book by the wife and daughter of Vice President Mike Pence was No. 1 on Amazon.com as of midday Monday. "Marlon Bundo's Day in the Life of a Vice President" is a tribute to the Pence family's beloved...
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March 03, 2018 - 4:18 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon race director Dave McGillivray has an additional job title: children's book author. McGillivray's new book, "Dream Big: A True Story of Courage and Determination," is being launched Wednesday in Boston. McGillivray says it's a nonfiction picture book for young readers...
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2017 file photo, author Daniel Handler attends the world premiere of Netflix's "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" in New York. Recent accusations of sexual harassment against Handler have cost him the role of commencement speaker at Wesleyan University. He will be replaced by Anita Hill, who testified in 1991 that then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her. She's now a professor at Brandeis University and already was scheduled to receive an honorary degree at Wesleyan's May graduation ceremony. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
March 01, 2018 - 6:32 pm
Children's author Daniel Handler has canceled his commencement speech at Wesleyan University amid allegations of sexual harassment, the school announced Thursday. Instead, the May graduation speech will be given by Anita Hill, who drew attention in 1991 when she testified that then-Supreme Court...
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March 01, 2018 - 5:52 pm
Children's author Daniel Handler has canceled his commencement speech at Wesleyan University amid allegations of sexual harassment, the school announced Thursday. Instead, the May graduation speech will be given by Anita Hill, who drew attention in 1991 when she testified that then-Supreme Court...
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March 01, 2018 - 5:15 pm
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Recent accusations of sexual harassment against children's author Daniel Handler apparently have cost him the role of commencement speaker at Wesleyan University. Students and alumni had protested Handler's selection, and the private school in Connecticut announced his...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2016 file photo, Karen Pence, background, and her daughter Charlotte arrive for a welcome home rally in Zionsville, Ind. The pair have collaborated on “Marlon Bundo’s Day in the Life of the Vice President.” The book, named for the family’s pet bunny and featuring watercolor illustrations by Karen Pence, will be published March 19 by the children’s imprint of the conservative publisher Regnery. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
March 01, 2018 - 11:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The wife and daughter of Vice President Mike Pence will be touring this month in support of a new children's book. Karen Pence and daughter Charlotte Pence have collaborated on "Marlon Bundo's Day in the Life of the Vice President." The book, named for the family's pet bunny,...
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March 01, 2018 - 10:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The wife and daughter of Vice President Mike Pence will be touring this month in support of a new children's book. Karen Pence and daughter Charlotte Pence have collaborated on "Marlon Bundo's Day in the Life of the Vice President." The book, named for the family's pet bunny,...
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FILE - In this July 11, 2015 file photo, James Dashner, author of "Maze Runner" attends the 20th Century Fox press line at Comic-Con International in San Diego. Dashner has been dropped by his literary agent. In recent days, Dashner has faced allegations of sexual harassment. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
February 14, 2018 - 7:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Maze Runner" author James Dashner, facing allegations of sexual misconduct, has been dropped by his literary agent Michael W. Bourret said in a statement to The Associated Press on Wednesday that "under the circumstances" he could no longer represent Dashner. "I couldn't in good...
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February 12, 2018 - 4:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Best-selling children's author Jay Asher has been expelled from a prominent writers organization because of allegations about sexual harassment. Lin Oliver, executive director of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, told The Associated Press on Monday that Asher...
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