Children's entertainment

February 25, 2019 - 8:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Psychologist and best-selling author Adam Grant has a picture book coming out in October. Dial Books for Young Readers announced Monday that Grant teamed with his wife, Allison Sweet Grant, and illustrator Diana Schoenbrun on "The Gift Inside the Box." The book is a lesson in...
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February 22, 2019 - 8:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Children's author and illustrator Mo Willems sees creativity as part of a grownup's job. "Having a child is an opportunity to be silly again," says Willems, who has been named the Kennedy Center's first ever "Education Artist-In-Residence." "I think parents forget that they are cool...
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February 22, 2019 - 8:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Children's author-illustrator Mo Willems has been named the Kennedy Center's first ever "Education Artist-In-Residence." The Washington, D.C.-based center announced Friday that Willems will organize projects for children and their families, including "collaborative experiences...
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Toni Cornell, from left, Christopher Nicholas Cornell, and Vicky Karayiannis arrive at the 61st annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
February 10, 2019 - 9:10 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The late Chris Cornell's daughter called her father's posthumous Grammy Award on Sunday a "bittersweet" moment for the family. Cornell's daughter, Toni, and son, Christopher, accepted their father's trophy for best rock performance for his song "When Bad Does Good." The song was...
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Toni Cornell, from left, Christopher Nicholas Cornell, and Vicky Karayiannis arrive at the 61st annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
February 10, 2019 - 9:08 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The late Chris Cornell's daughter called her father's posthumous Grammy Award on Sunday a "bittersweet" moment for the family. Cornell's daughter, Toni, and son, Christopher, accepted their father's trophy for best rock performance for his song "When Bad Does Good." The song was...
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This combination of photos released by Philomel Books shows the book cover image for "The Fountains of Silence," by Ruta Sepetys, left, and a portrait of Sepetys. Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers, announced Friday that “The Fountains of Silence” will come out Oct. 22. The story tells of an American teen who visits Madrid in 1957 and his discovery of the atrocities committed by Franco’s regime. (Philomel Books via AP)
February 01, 2019 - 11:26 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Best-selling historical novelist Ruta Sepetys is setting her next work in Spain during the dictatorship of Francisco Franco. Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers, announced Friday that "The Fountains of Silence" will come out Oct. 22. The story tells of an American...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo, Ruta Sepetys attends the world premiere of "Ashes in the Snow" at the Los Angeles Film Festival in Culver City, Calif. Best-selling historical novelist Sepetys is setting her next work in Spain during the dictatorship of Francisco Franco. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
February 01, 2019 - 7:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Best-selling historical novelist Ruta Sepetys is setting her next work in Spain during the dictatorship of Francisco Franco. Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers, announced Friday that "The Fountains of Silence" will come out Oct. 22. The story tells of an American...
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January 31, 2019 - 7:33 am
SWANSEA, S.C. (AP) — Police say a man launched into Mr. Miyagi's famous crane kick pose before stealing a purse at a gas station in South Carolina. Swansea police posted photos from surveillance video on Facebook showing the man striking the pose from the 1984 film "The Karate Kid." Police say the...
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This combination of book cover images shows Meg Medina's “Merci Suárez Changes Gears,” from Candlewick Press, which won the John Newbery Medal, left, Sophie Blackall’s “Hello Lighthouse” by Little Brown and Company Books for Young Readers, which received the Randolph Caldecott Medal for best picture story, center, and Claire Hartfield’s “A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919,” by Clarion Books, which won the Coretta Scott King author award for African-American literature. (Candlewick Press/Little, Brown and Company/Clarion Books via AP)
January 28, 2019 - 4:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Meg Medina, the latest recipient of the John Newbery Medal, wrote her prize-winning children's book with a special intensity. "There are so many negative characterizations these days of Latino families and what it is to be an immigrant," said Medina, a Cuban-American author whose "...
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This cover image released by Candlewick Press shows "Merci Suárez Changes Gears," by Meg Medina, which won the John Newbery Medal. (Candlewick Press via AP)
January 28, 2019 - 1:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Meg Medina's "Merci Suarez Changes Gears," the story of a Florida sixth grader's struggles at school and at home, has won the prestigious John Newbery Medal for "outstanding contribution to children's literature." Sophie Blackall's "Hello Lighthouse," in which the natural world is...
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