Children's books

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2017 file photo, Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Colson Whitehead speaks during the presentation of the Italian edition of his novel "The Underground Railroad" at the Argentina Theatre in Rome. Whitehead’s novel “The Nickel Boys” and Kwame Alexander’s picture story “The Undefeated” are among the finalists for the Kirkus Prize, a $50,000 honor given for the year’s outstanding fiction, nonfiction and young readers’ books. Saeed Jones’ memoir “How We Fight for Our Lives” also was a nominee announced Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, by Kirkus Reviews, the trade publication. Each category has six finalists. Winners will be announced Oct. 24. (Maurizio Brambatti/ANSA via AP, File)
September 17, 2019 - 10:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Colson Whitehead's novel "The Nickel Boys" and Kwame Alexander's picture story "The Undefeated" are among the finalists for the Kirkus Prize, a $50,000 honor given for the year's outstanding fiction, nonfiction and young readers' books. Saeed Jones' memoir "How We Fight for Our...
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FILE - This Nov. 13, 2018 file photo shows author J.K. Rowling poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald', in London. Rowling has made a substantial donation for research into the treatment of multiple sclerosis at a center named after her late mother. The 15.3 million-pound ($18.8 million) donation announced Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, will be used for new facilities at a research center based at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. The author's mother suffered from the disease and died at the age of 45. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
September 12, 2019 - 3:00 pm
LONDON (AP) — Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has made a substantial donation for research into the treatment of multiple sclerosis at a center named after her late mother. The 15.3 million-pound ($18.8 million) donation announced Thursday will be used for new facilities at a research center based...
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September 06, 2019 - 6:27 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee priest who banned Harry Potter books from a Catholic school's library was accused by parents of causing their children psychological and spiritual harm. The Tennessean obtained a 2017 letter from 14 St. Edward Catholic School parents, urging the Nashville diocese...
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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor addresses attendees of an event promoting her new children's book "Just Ask!" in Decatur, Ga., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/John Amis)
September 03, 2019 - 10:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has said that the seed for what has become her latest children's book was planted the day a woman called her a drug addict. Sotomayor , who was diagnosed with diabetes at age 7, had gone to the bathroom of an upscale New York restaurant to...
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FILE - This May 20, 2013, file photo shows a first edition copy of the first Harry Potter book "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" during a photocall organized for the media at the Sotheby's auction house's premises in London. A Catholic school in Tennessee has removed the Harry Potter books from its library after the school's priest decided they could cause a reader to conjure evil spirits. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
September 02, 2019 - 5:05 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Catholic school in Tennessee has removed the Harry Potter books from its library after the school's priest decided they could cause a reader to conjure evil spirits. In an email obtained by The Tennessean , the Rev. Dan Reehil of Nashville's St. Edward Catholic School said...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2018, file photo, Indiana Fever center Kayla Alexander, center, reaches for a rebound between Chicago Sky's Linnae Harper (23) and Alaina Coates (41) during the second half of a WNBA preseason basketball game in Indianapolis. Alexander has always loved to draw since she was a child, when she was inspired by a patient teacher. She continued to blossom as an artist as she grew up, attending art camps at the encouragement of her mom. Then basketball entered her life, earning her a scholarship to Syracuse before she went on to play in the WNBA and overseas. Now the 28-year-old Canadian has been able to combine her two loves, writing and illustrating a children’s book, "The Magic of Basketball," to be released Thursday, Aug. 29. (Matt Kryger/The Indianapolis Star via AP, File)
August 29, 2019 - 2:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Kayla Alexander loved to draw since she was a child, when she was inspired by a patient teacher. She continued to blossom as an artist as she grew, attending art camps at the encouragement of her mom. Then basketball entered her life, earning a scholarship to Syracuse before she...
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This undated rendering provided by Dr. Seuss Enterprises shows a balloon maze that will be incorporated as part of a touring immersive attraction tied to the work of the famous late author and illustrator of children's books. The exhibit is scheduled debut in Toronto in October 2019, followed by visits to several cities in the United States. (Kilburn Experiences, LLC/Dr. Seuss Enterprises via AP)
August 28, 2019 - 10:28 am
BOSTON (AP) — Dr. Seuss is hitting the road this fall with a large interactive exhibit that will immerse visitors in some of the most iconic books by the beloved children's writer. The exhibit is centered on a maze based on "Oh, the Places You'll Go," the Dr. Seuss book that urges children to...
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This undated photo provided by Christina Santore shows her father, Charles Santore. Santore, the illustrator known for his richly detailed and whimsical interpretations of classic children’s books, has died. He was 84. His daughter Christina Santore says her father died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, after a brief illness in Philadelphia, where he was born and raised and where he worked throughout his career. (Christina Santore via AP)
August 16, 2019 - 8:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Charles Santore, an illustrator known for his richly detailed and whimsical interpretations of classic children's books has died, his daughter said Friday. Christina Santore said her father died Sunday after a brief illness in Philadelphia, where he was born, raised and worked...
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August 05, 2019 - 7:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The beloved "Angelina Ballerina" picture books series is getting an encore. Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing announced Monday that a reissue of the original book, "Angelina Ballerina," comes out this month, with more reissues and new releases to follow. The series by...
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July 05, 2019 - 11:58 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City has been chosen to host the U.S. Quidditch World Cup in 2021. Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced the selection Friday and said the city was chosen for its proximity to an airport and its walkable downtown area. The event is expected to host 84 teams and draw in...
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