Children's entertainment

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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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 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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January 25, 2019 - 8:22 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jay Asher, author of the best-selling novel "Thirteen Reasons Why" that became a Netflix series, is suing an authors' group over allegations that he harassed women. Asher's defamation lawsuit, filed Friday in Los Angeles, contends that his family, career and reputation were...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, Chelsea Clinton is seen before the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots in Minneapolis. Clinton tweeted Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, that she and her husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting another child in the summer. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
January 22, 2019 - 5:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Chelsea Clinton has announced her family is expanding. The 38-year-old former first daughter tweeted Tuesday that she and her husband Marc are expecting another child in the summer. The couple has a daughter Charlotte born in 2014 and a son Aidan born in 2016. In a reply to...
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FILE- This combination of file photos shows Chris Pratt at the MTV Movie and TV Awards on June 16, 2018, in Santa Monica, Calif., left, and Katherine Schwarzenegger at Caruso's Palisades Village opening gala on Sept. 20, 2018, in Los Angeles, right. Pratt posted a photo of the Katherine Schwarzenegger sporting an engagement ring on Instagram Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. He wrote, “Sweet Katherine, so happy you said yes!” There’s no word when and where the wedding will take place. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
January 14, 2019 - 7:44 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A whirlwind romance is leading to an engagement for actor Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger. Pratt posted a photo of his 29-year-old partner sporting an engagement ring on Instagram Monday. He wrote, "Sweet Katherine, so happy you said yes!" There's no word on when and...
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In this Thursday, April 5, 2018 photo artist Moises Salcedo of Albuquerque shows an early rendition of the lead character for the bilingual children's book "Owl in a Straw Hat" at his home and studio in Albuquerque, N.M. He and celebrated Chicano author Rudolfo Anaya crafted the book that follows the adventure in English and Spanish of a tiny owl named Oli who longs to read on his own, even as he skips school and tangles with a cast of conniving animal characters in the hills and skies of northern New Mexico. A sequel is planned to address concerns about bullying. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)
December 25, 2018 - 1:24 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The 81-year-old author is often called a dean of Chicano literature. The illustrator is a younger muralist steeped in the visual traditions of Mexican-American pop culture and low-rider cars. Together, novelist Rudolfo Anaya and painter Moises Salcedo — who goes by El...
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December 20, 2018 - 8:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Retired NASA mathematician Katharine Johnson, who turned 100 last summer, has waited long enough to tell her own story. Johnson's "Reaching for the Moon" is an autobiography for middle graders that will be published next fall, Atheneum Books for Young Readers announced Thursday...
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FILE - In this April 21, 2017 file photo, Chelsea Clinton attends Variety's Power of Women: New York Presented by Lifetime in New York. Clinton is collaborating with illustrator Gianna Marino on “Don’t Let Them Disappear,” Penguin Young Readers announced Monday. Scheduled for April 2, the book will celebrate whales, tigers and other animals and provide advice on how to help preserve them. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
December 17, 2018 - 3:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Chelsea Clinton's career as a children's author continues with a picture book about endangered animals. Penguin Young Readers announced Monday that the daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton is collaborating with illustrator Gianna Marino on "Don't Let Them Disappear." Scheduled for...
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