Children's entertainment

Ursula Le Guin American author of novels, children's books, is seen in a Sept. 9, 2001 photo at home in Portland, Ore. Le Guin, the award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer who explored feminist themes and was best known for her Earthsea books, died peacefully Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Portland, Oregon, according to a brief family statement posted to her verified Twitter account. She was 88. (Benjamin Brink/The Oregonian via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 7:24 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ursula K. Le Guin, the award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer who explored feminist themes and was best known for her Earthsea books, has died at 88. Le Guin died peacefully on Monday in Portland, Oregon, according to a brief family statement posted to her verified...
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FILE - In this June 20, 1997 file photo, author Peter Mayle appears in New York. Mayle, the British author known for his books set in Provence, France, died in a hospital near his home in the south of France. He was 78. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced his death on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Wyatt Counts, File)
January 18, 2018 - 5:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Mayle, the British author whose midlife relocation to France inspired his best-selling "A Year in Provence" and other works set in his adopted country, died Thursday at age 78. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced that Mayle died after a brief illness in a hospital near his...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2015 file photo, actor Michael Keaton attends the LA premiere of "Spotlight" held at the DGA Theater in Los Angeles. Keaton is narrating a 50th anniversary tribute to the late Fred Rogers and his beloved children's program, "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." "Mister Rogers: It's You I Like" will air March 6, 2018, on PBS stations and includes celebrity admirers sharing their memories of the show that debuted Feb. 19, 1968. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
January 17, 2018 - 9:59 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on upcoming programming from the TV Critics meeting in Pasadena, California (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Michael Keaton is narrating a 50th anniversary tribute to the late Fred Rogers and his beloved children's program, "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." "Mister...
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Rebecca Eaton, left, Kelly Macdonald and Benedict Cumberbatch (via satellite) participate in the "The Child in Time" panel during the PBS Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
January 17, 2018 - 7:56 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on upcoming programming from the TV Critics meeting in Pasadena, California (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Michael Keaton is narrating a 50th anniversary tribute to the late Fred Rogers and his beloved children's program, "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." "Mister...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2017, file photo, copies of Allen Say's "Silent Days, Silent Dreams" sit on a bookshelf at a store in Boise, Idaho. The Boise, Idaho,-based James Castle Collection and Archive in a document filed Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in U.S. District Court says Allen Say's "Silent Days, Silent Dreams" steals images created by Castle and its lawsuit should be allowed to proceed. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler, File)
January 17, 2018 - 4:19 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A group that preserves and promotes the work of a deaf, self-taught Idaho artist whose creations appear in museums around the world is fighting an attempt to dismiss its copyright infringement lawsuit against an Oregon children's book author. The Boise, Idaho-based James Castle...
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January 17, 2018 - 1:27 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Board of Libraries has recommended that the name of a prominent Vermont author, activist and pioneering education supporter be removed from a children's book award program to better connect with young readers. The unanimous recommendation to the state librarian...
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January 16, 2018 - 8:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Prize-winning children's author Matt de la Pena has a new picture book planned for the fall that his publisher is calling "poignant and timely." G.P. Putnam's Books for Young Readers told The Associated Press on Tuesday that de la Pena's "Carmela Full of Wishes," a collaboration...
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February 25, 2017 - 10:36 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Country singer Willie Nelson, the children of the late reggae icon Bob Marley and comedian Whoopi Goldberg are just a few of the growing number of celebrities publicly jumping into the marijuana industry and eyeing the California pot market. The market is expected to explode...
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FILE - In this file photo dated July 18, 2016, showing tributes left outside the home of children's author Helen Bailey in Royston, England, as police investigations continue at the property. The jury found Ian Stewart, the partner of Helen Bailey, guilty of killing her and dumping her body in a cesspool at her home, in a financially motivated murder. (Chris Radburn/PA FILE via AP)
February 23, 2017 - 6:47 am
LONDON (AP) — The partner of children's author Helen Bailey has been sentenced to at least 34 years in prison for murdering her and dumping her body in a cesspool at their home. Judge Andrew Bright told Ian Stewart it was "difficult to imagine a more heinous crime." The judge said Thursday that...
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In this undated image made available Wednesday Feb. 22, 2017, by Hertfordshire Constabulary, showing Ian Stewart who has been found guilty of the murder of children's author Helen Bailey at St Albans Crown Court, on Wednesday Feb. 22, 2017. The jury found Ian Stewart, the partner of Helen Bailey, guilty of killing her and dumping her body in a cesspool at her home, in a financially motivated murder. (Hertfordshire Constabulary via AP)
February 22, 2017 - 8:39 am
LONDON (AP) — The partner of British children's author Helen Bailey was convicted Wednesday of killing her and dumping her body in a cesspool in a financially motivated murder. A jury at St. Albans Crown Court, north of London, found Ian Stewart guilty of murder, fraud, perverting the course of...
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