Children's entertainment

This image released by Scholastic shows concept art for the "Cat Kid Comic Club," new graphic novel series by Dav Pilkey to be launched by Scholastic on Dec. 1. (Scholastic via AP)
April 02, 2020 - 12:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dav Pilkey is going to the cats. The million-selling author of the “Captain Underpants” and “Dog Man” series is starting the “Cat Kid Comic Club,” Scholastic announced Thursday. The first book will be released Dec. 1. “The launch of this new series marks Dav Pilkey’s 34 years of...
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In this photo taken Sunday Dec. 1, 2013, Tomie dePaola poses with his artwork in his studio in New London, N.H. The beloved children's author and illustrator has died at the age of 85. DePaola delighted generations with tales of Strega Nona, the kindly and helpful old witch in Italy. His literary agent says dePaola died Monday from surgery complications after taking a bad fall last week. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)
March 30, 2020 - 8:53 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire (AP) — Tomie dePaola, the prolific children's author and illustrator who delighted generations with tales of Strega Nona, the kindly and helpful old witch in Italy, died Monday at age 85. DePaola died at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire,...
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This image released by Disney Plus shows characters from a revival of the new animated series "The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder" The new series will feature original cast members including Kyla Pratt as Penny Proud and Tommy Davidson and Paula Jai Parker as her parents, Oscar and Trudy. (Disney+ via AP)
February 27, 2020 - 2:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Proud family is making a comeback. The Disney Plus streaming service said Thursday it’s ordered a revival of the animated series about an African American teenager and her extended family. The new series, “The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder,” will feature original cast...
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This cover image released by Philomel Books shows "What We'll Build: Plans for Our Together Future" by Oliver Jeffers, scheduled for global publication on October 6. (Philomel Books via AP)
February 25, 2020 - 12:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Oliver Jeffers worked on his new picture book with a child in mind — his own. Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers, announced Tuesday that “What We''ll Build" is the latest work from the bestselling author of “Here We Are" and illustrator of “The Day the Crayons Quit...
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FILE - This Jan. 9, 2020 file photo released by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Jonathan Watson. Watson has confessed that he beat two child molesters to death with a cane while behind bars and says his urgent warning to a counselor that he might become violent was ignored. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP,File)
February 21, 2020 - 3:02 pm
CORCORAN, Calif. (AP) — A California inmate serving a life sentence for murder confessed in a letter that he beat to death two child molesterswith another inmate's cane hours after a prison counselor ignored his urgent warning that he might become violent. In a letter to the Bay Area News Group,...
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FILE - This Jan. 9, 2020 file photo released by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Jonathan Watson. Watson has confessed that he beat two child molesters to death with a cane while behind bars and says his urgent warning to a counselor that he might become violent was ignored. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP,File)
February 21, 2020 - 11:33 am
CORCORAN, Calif. (AP) — A California inmate serving a life sentence for murder confessed in a letter that he beat to death two child molesters with a cane hours after a prison counselor ignored his urgent warning that he might become violent. In a letter to the Bay Area News Group, Jonathan Watson...
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February 20, 2020 - 2:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dan Brown's next book will have a lighter, more musical touch. The “Da Vinci Code” author is working on a picture story, “Wild Symphony," scheduled to be published Sept. 1. Rodale Kids, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, announced the book Thursday and called it an “...
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This combination of 2019 photos shows ballet dancer Misty Copeland in New York and actress Natalie Portman in Beverly Hills, Calif. In this spring of 2020, they will be sharing a stage as they discuss a common identity _ children's book author. (Photo by MattLicari, Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
February 18, 2020 - 11:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Natalie Portman and dancer Misty Copeland will be sharing a stage this spring as they discuss a common identity — children's book author. Reedpop announced Tuesday that Portman and Copeland are among the scheduled speakers during an author's breakfast at BookExpo, which...
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February 18, 2020 - 11:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Natalie Portman and dancer Misty Copeland will be sharing a stage this spring as they discuss a common identity — children's book author. Reedpop announced Tuesday that Portman and Copeland are among the scheduled speakers during an author's breakfast at BookExpo, which...
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This cover image released by Flatiron Books shows "American Dirt," a novel by Jeanine Cummins. (Flatiron Books via AP)
February 12, 2020 - 7:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — As debate rages around “American Dirt,” the bestselling novel criticized for its portrait of Mexican life and culture, publishers are pledging to change a historically white industry as critics question whether it can truly transform. Diversity has been an issue in publishing for...
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