Charles Santore, illustrator of children’s books, dies at 84
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.
ORANGE CITY, Iowa (AP) — A religious activist accused of burning four LGBTQ children's books that he checked out of a library in Iowa has been convicted of criminal mischief and fined.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A museum that celebrates a century of children's literature with immersive galleries, dozens of exhibits and a lab to encourage young people to read and write is opening in...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A third-party candidate is mulling a challenge to first-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben McAdams.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Jonia Broderick says she likes...
Easton barbers offer trim, shave and kids’ books
EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Ishmael Townsend, 5, can't help but exclaim when Charlys Lantigua takes a break from trimming Ishmael's father's hair to hand the boy a comic book.
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman is working on a picture book.
Viking Children's Books announced Thursday that Gorman's "Change Sings: A Children's Anthem" is...
ORANGE CITY, Iowa (AP) — A magistrate has refused to dismiss a criminal mischief charge against an Iowa religious activist accused of burning four LGBTQ children's books that he checked out of a...
HOUSTON (AP) — Rap songs, a children's book and visits from local first responders.
The Houston Chronicle reports those are just a few of the tools recently employed to teach children from...
Correction: BookExpo-BookCon story
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story June 2 about BookExpo and BookCon, The Associated Press erroneously identified an author. The author's name, changed recently from Kheryn Callender, is now Kacen...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Garfield Elementary fifth-grader Jaeden Brugier has been learning to speak the Lakota language throughout the last year.
LONDON (AP) — Judith Kerr, author and illustrator of the bestselling "The Tiger Who Came to Tea" and other beloved children's books, has died at the age of 95.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Columbia man launched a business, published a children's book and created a nonprofit after serving eight years in prison.
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — A counterprotest has been planned in response to backlash against an event featuring a drag queen reading to children at a Maine bookstore.
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Libraries says it is changing the name of a children's book award that honors a prominent author and activist accused of once being connected to a...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's mayor resigned under pressure Thursday amid a flurry of investigations into whether she arranged bulk sales of her self-published children's books to disguise hundreds...
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the Baltimore mayor's resignation amid a scandal over her self-published children's books (all times local):
BALTIMORE (AP) — The FBI says its billboard and social media campaign asking for tips about public corruption in Baltimore aren't related to the federal investigation of Mayor Catherine...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal agents raided the homes and City Hall offices of Baltimore's embattled mayor on Thursday amid dramatically widening investigations to determine whether she used bulk sales...
NEW YORK (AP) — Henry Winkler is planning an out-of-this-world take on fame and show business.
The 73-year-old actor known for "Happy Days" and "Barry" has a three-book deal with Abrams...
Children’s book heading to International Space Station
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Houston Kidd, a self-proclaimed "astronomy nerd," will soon have a brush with outer space.
On April 26, the Space X Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to launch from Kennedy...
Legislation overhauls Maryland medical network’s board
BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's governor signed fast-tracked legislation Thursday to overhaul a major medical network's board of directors following revelations of numerous questionable financial...
Baltimore mayor, 5 of her staffers now on paid leave
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's embattled mayor and five of her staffers are now on paid leave amid a scandal over book sales.
Mayor Catherine Pugh went on leave April 1, saying she needed time...
NEW YORK (AP) — You have to hand it to actor Matthew Gray Gubler: When he goes, he goes all-in. That's whether he's chasing serial killers on CBS' "Criminal Minds" or putting the word out about...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's acting leader has ordered an audit of a nonprofit's management of a $12 million city youth fund after it was tied to distribution of the embattled mayor's children's...
Former inmate writes children’s book to explain absence
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Cory Crosby spent much of his time in prison wondering how to explain to his children why he wasn't a part of their life.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Close advisers to Baltimore's embattled mayor said Tuesday that she's staying out of public view because of a serious case of pneumonia, not the mounting scandal involving her...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's City Council on Monday called on Mayor Catherine Pugh to resign as multiple investigations probe lucrative deals she negotiated over years to sell self-published...
BALTIMORE (AP) — A spokesman for the embattled mayor of Baltimore says she'll return from her leave of absence as soon as her health allows.
Spokesman James Bentley told The Baltimore Sun on...
BALTIMORE (AP) — "Healthy Holly" is a polite African American girl with devoted parents and a little brother. She loves exercise. She craves fresh fruit and vegetables. And she's now the bane of...
Chelsea Clinton releases children’s book
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on revelations about Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh's lucrative deals to sell her self-published children's books (all times local):
Books help raise money for girl battling cancer
TYNGSBORO, Mass. (AP) — Back in December, Hannah Sheridan was inspired to create a children's book based on a story her 2-year-old niece, Jane Santoro, shared over dinner one night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Candace Bushnell's next project is a book for the #MeToo movement.
HarperCollins Children's Books announced Friday that the "Sex and the City" author is teaming up with...
Baltimore mayor says her $500K book deal was a ‘mistake’
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's mayor on Thursday described a lucrative arrangement to sell her self-published children's books to a university-based health care system as a "regrettable mistake" and...
BALTIMORE (AP) — A search is underway in Maryland for "Healthy Holly" — not a fugitive or a missing citizen, but a self-published children's book series authored by Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh...
Posthumous Dr. Seuss book coming Sept. 3
NEW YORK (AP) — There is no muse like Dr. Seuss.
An unfinished manuscript by the late children's author is the basis for "Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum," coming Sept. 3. Random House Children's...
Million-selling ‘Questioneers’ team readies new picture book
NEW YORK (AP) — The million-selling "Questioneers" team of author Andrea Beaty and illustrator David Roberts has an Election Day special planned.
Kansas library will keep 3 challenged books in kids section
ANDOVER, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas public library has rejected a request to move three children's books with LGBT characters out of the children's section.
The Andover Public Library board of directors voted Wednesday to keep children's books "George," ''Lily and Dunkin" and "I am Jazz" in the juvenile section. All the books included characters that are transgender.
Woman returns Maryland library book that’s 73 years overdue
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A library book more than 70 years overdue has finally found its way home to a library in Silver Spring, Maryland.
News outlets report 75-year-old Mora Gregg was cleaning her apartment in Toronto, Canada, last month when she discovered "The Postman," a children's book about the journey of a girl's letter. Stamped inside the yellowed book are the words, "Property of Silver Spring Library."
Daughters of George W. Bush to co-host author breakfast
NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential daughters-granddaughters Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush will be hosting a breakfast during this spring's BookExpo convention.
Guests at the Children's Book & Author Breakfast, announced Tuesday by convention organizers ReedPop, will include Oscar winner and author Lupita Nyong'o. Others appearing will be fantasy novelist Tomi Adeyemi, "Artemis Fowl" author Eion Colfer and best seller Da Chen.
Henry-Winkler enjoying a run of very cool coincidences
NEW YORK (AP) — Things are coming full circle for Henry Winkler in many ways.
The actor, best known for playing "The Fonz" on the 1970s hit sitcom "Happy Days," is also a prolific author of children's books and recently paid a visit to promote his latest book at his old elementary school in New York City.
"I thought this was amazing. The way the world comes together," he told the Associated Press.
Life is coming full circle for Henry Winkler
Meg Medina wins Newbery medal, Sophie Blackall the Caldecott
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 "Merci Suarez Changes Gears" tells of an 11-year-old's struggles as she navigates between the worlds of her elite private school and her extended Latino family.
’13 Reasons Why’ author sues over harassment claims
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 damaged by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and its executive director, Lin Oliver.
Iowa religious activist pleads not guilty to book burning
ORANGE CITY, Iowa (AP) — A trial has been scheduled for an Iowa religious activist who's accused of burning four LGBTQ children's books he'd checked out of a local library.
Sioux County District Court records show that 62-year-old Paul Dorr has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor criminal mischief. His nonjury trial is set to begin March 26.
Chelsea Clinton announces pregnancy
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.
Groups get funding for literary programs serving children
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Ten organizations that provide literary programs to rural, low-income and at-risk children in Vermont and New Hampshire have received funding for storytelling sessions and other projects.
‘So happy.’ Chris Pratt engaged to Katherine Schwarzenegger
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 where the wedding will take place.