Children's entertainment

May 24, 2018 - 9:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Prize-winning children's author Richard Peck, who drew upon his Illinois roots for such favorites as "A Long Way from Chicago" and "A Year Down Yonder," has died. Peck died on Wednesday at his home in New York City at age 84. His publisher, Penguin Young Readers, told The Associated...
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Claire Danes attends the premiere of IFC Film's "A Kid Like Jake" at the Landmark at 57 West on Monday, May 21, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
May 22, 2018 - 11:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A radiant Claire Danes walked the red carpet for the New York premiere of her new film, "A Kid Like Jake." She was glowing for a good reason — she's pregnant. The actress is in her second trimester. It will be the second child for Danes and husband, Hugh Dancy. Appropriately, she...
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This cover image released by Abrams Children’s Books shows "Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters,” by Andrea Beaty and with illustrations by David Roberts, which will be released in October. (Abrams Children’s Books via AP)
May 16, 2018 - 8:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Best-selling children's author Andrea Beaty has new adventures in store for Rosie Revere. Abrams Children's Books told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Beaty's upcoming releases will be chapter books featuring Rosie Revere, Iggy Peck and other characters from her previous...
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April 27, 2018 - 8:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Two beloved novels are coming this fall in special culinary editions, as curated by Martha Stewart, among others. Penguin Young Readers is launching a cookbook/literary series called "Puffin Plated," the publisher told The Associated Press on Friday. The first two releases are Jane...
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April 08, 2018 - 3:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel has apologized for a joke about first lady Melania Trump's accent and moved to deescalate a feud with Fox News host Sean Hannity. Kimmel says in a Twitter post made Sunday his exchanges with Hannity have been fun but he doesn't want to add to the "...
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In this March 2018 photo provided by HBO, John Oliver holds the book “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo". (Eric Liebowitz/HBO via AP)
March 26, 2018 - 8:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The past week was a good one for picture books about rabbits. Gay or straight. "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo" has spent the past several days at No. 1 on Amazon.com. The book it spoofed, by the wife and daughter of Vice President Mike...
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Fred Rogers wife, Joanne Rogers, shares a laugh with friends in front of a giant Mister Rogers Forever Stamp following the first-day-of-issue dedication in WQED's Fred Rogers Studio in Pittsburgh, Friday, March 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
March 23, 2018 - 3:51 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — It was a beautiful day to honor Mister Rogers with a postage stamp. The U.S. Postal Service on Friday released a stamp featuring Fred Rogers, the gentle TV host who entertained and educated generations of preschoolers on "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." The stamp pictures Rogers in...
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March 03, 2018 - 4:18 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon race director Dave McGillivray has an additional job title: children's book author. McGillivray's new book, "Dream Big: A True Story of Courage and Determination," is being launched Wednesday in Boston. McGillivray says it's a nonfiction picture book for young readers...
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2017 file photo, author Daniel Handler attends the world premiere of Netflix's "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" in New York. Recent accusations of sexual harassment against Handler have cost him the role of commencement speaker at Wesleyan University. He will be replaced by Anita Hill, who testified in 1991 that then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her. She's now a professor at Brandeis University and already was scheduled to receive an honorary degree at Wesleyan's May graduation ceremony. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
March 01, 2018 - 6:32 pm
Children's author Daniel Handler has canceled his commencement speech at Wesleyan University amid allegations of sexual harassment, the school announced Thursday. Instead, the May graduation speech will be given by Anita Hill, who drew attention in 1991 when she testified that then-Supreme Court...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2016 file photo, Karen Pence, background, and her daughter Charlotte arrive for a welcome home rally in Zionsville, Ind. The pair have collaborated on “Marlon Bundo’s Day in the Life of the Vice President.” The book, named for the family’s pet bunny and featuring watercolor illustrations by Karen Pence, will be published March 19 by the children’s imprint of the conservative publisher Regnery. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
March 01, 2018 - 11:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The wife and daughter of Vice President Mike Pence will be touring this month in support of a new children's book. Karen Pence and daughter Charlotte Pence have collaborated on "Marlon Bundo's Day in the Life of the Vice President." The book, named for the family's pet bunny,...
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