Children's books

September 02, 2018 - 9:01 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — "Drag Queen Story Hour" may be coming to a town near you. Since 2015, men in full drag have appeared at venues across the nation where they read children's books to small children and their parents. Larger cities where the story hours have taken place include Chicago, New York,...
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This combination of photos released by Penguin Young Readers shows Alice Paul Tapper, who authored the children's book, "Raise Your Hand." The book, illustrated by Marta Kissi, will be released next March. (Penguin Young Readers via AP)
August 27, 2018 - 3:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jake Tapper isn't the only author in his family. The CNN anchor's daughter has a picture book coming in March, Penguin Young Readers announced. Alice Paul Tapper, who turned 11 on Monday, has collaborated with illustrator Marta Kissi on "Raise Your Hand." The book originates from an...
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FILE - In this March 2, 1964 file photo, Britain's pop group The Beatles, from top left John Lennon, George Harrison and from bottom left, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney pose in the window of train at Paddington Station in London. Two new children’s books will add pictures to the words of Lennon and McCartney. Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing announced Thursday, July 19, that the series will begin with “All You Need Is Love,” featuring illustrations by Marc Rosenthal. It comes out in January through the imprint Little Simon. The second book will be announced at a future date. (AP Photo/Bob Dear, File)
July 19, 2018 - 8:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Two new children's books will add pictures to the words of John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing announced Thursday that the series will begin with "All You Need Is Love," featuring illustrations by Marc Rosenthal. It comes out in January through...
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July 17, 2018 - 9:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda is working on a picture book that he hopes will inspire young people. "Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You" will be published October 23, Random House announced Tuesday. The book will be illustrated by Jonny Sun. It will feature "affirmations" the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 1998 file photo, Austrian writer Christine Noestlinger sits prior to being awarded with the Astrid Lindgren children's literature prize with U.S. writer Maurice Sendak. Noestlinger, an Austrian author best known for her children’s books such as “Fiery Frederica” and “Fly Away Home,” has died at the age of 81. The Residenz publishing house in Vienna said on Friday, July 13, 2018 that Noestlinger died June 28 after a short illness. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)
July 13, 2018 - 7:20 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Christine Noestlinger, an Austrian author best known for her children's books such as "Fiery Frederica" and "Fly Away Home," has died at the age of 81. The Residenz publishing house in Vienna said on Friday that Noestlinger died June 28 after a short illness. Drawn from her childhood...
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July 13, 2018 - 2:25 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Christine Noestlinger, an Austrian author best known for her children's books such as "Fiery Frederica" and "Fly Away Home," has died at the age of 81. The Residenz publishing house in Vienna said on Friday that Noestlinger died June 28 after a short illness. Drawn from her childhood...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006 file photo, Geraldine McCaughrean, author of the Peter Pan sequel 'Peter Pan In Scarlet' talks to AP reporter at her home in Great Shefford, Berkshire. British writer Geraldine McCaughrean has won the prestigious Carnegie Medal for children's literature for "Where the World Ends." McCaughrean was named winner Monday, June 18, 2018 for her novel about two Scottish boys marooned at sea. She previously won the prize, chosen by children’s librarians, in 1988. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)
June 18, 2018 - 6:36 pm
LONDON (AP) — British writer Geraldine McCaughrean on Monday won the prestigious Carnegie Medal for children's literature for "Where the World Ends." McCaughrean was named the winner for her novel about two Scottish boys marooned at sea. She also won the prize, chosen by children's librarians, in...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaks the Newseum in Washington. Sotomayor is working on a book about kids with “life challenges,” such as attention deficit disorder, autism, blindness and diabetes. She talked about the book on June 8, 2018, during an appearance in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
June 08, 2018 - 7:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke Friday about a book she's working on about kids with "life challenges," such as attention deficit disorder, autism, blindness and diabetes. Sotomayor, who was diagnosed with diabetes as a child, she said she wanted to write a book about...
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May 24, 2018 - 9:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Prize-winning children's author Richard Peck has died. Peck died on Wednesday at his home in New York City at age 84. His publisher, Penguin Young Readers, tells The Associated Press, that he died after a battle with cancer. A native of Decatur, Illinois, he was a prolific author...
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This cover image released by Abrams Children’s Books shows "Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters,” by Andrea Beaty and with illustrations by David Roberts, which will be released in October. (Abrams Children’s Books via AP)
May 16, 2018 - 8:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Best-selling children's author Andrea Beaty has new adventures in store for Rosie Revere. Abrams Children's Books told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Beaty is working on chapter books featuring Rosie Revere, Beaty's beloved descendent of the legendary Rosie the Riveter; Iggy...
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