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...
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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.
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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.
South Carolina football alums team up for children’s books
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — It worked then, as South Carolina rose from an 0-11 season to post 17 wins and back-to-back Outback Bowl victories.
Why can't it work now?
"There's always been that stigma of USC not belonging in the SEC, and guys from the Lowcountry can't play football. That's just not us," said Langston Moore, a James Island native, South Carolina football letterman and now published author.
Army vet pens children’s books to help during deployments
OREM, Utah (AP) — A retired U.S. Army sergeant from Utah has written a pair of children's books to help families cope with the deployment of a parent.
Ocean City’s Pip the Beach Cat makes waves with adventures
OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — A breezy December afternoon doesn't deter an orange kitten from running around Ocean City.
He digs holes in the sand, climbs over dunes and makes his way up to Marty's Playland arcade on the Boardwalk. He explores the Skee-Ball machines while passersby smile and giggle watching the cat walk up and down the games.
Chicano author, illustrator collaborate on animal adventure
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.
Iowa religious activist criminally charged in book burning
ORANGE CITY, Iowa (AP) — A northwestern Iowa religious activist who burned four LGBTQ children's books he'd checked out of an Orange City library has been charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief.
The Sioux City Journal reports 62-year-old Paul Dorr is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 22.
Meet the man behind your favorite Cajun memes
Spaine Edler never expected to be known for his humorous depictions of south Louisiana culture.
But it seems only natural since his father wrote, illustrated and published children's books under the moniker the Louisiana Crawfish-Man.
"I've always been somewhat of a class clown," Edler says. "When I see people laugh and smile, it makes me feel good. That's an important thing to me. It was when I was a kid, and it still is even now as an adult."
Children’s books created to tackle lack of black characters
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — For the past five years, the Homestead Education Center in Starkville has raised money for community initiatives through its Holiday Helping Hands Project — everything from helping a child with cancer to saving a family's home to putting a roof on a community center.
But this year's project is, quite literally, the most creative project yet for Homestead director Alison Buehler.
Iowa library considers options after burning of LGBTQ books
ORANGE CITY, Iowa (AP) — Library officials in northwest Iowa are deciding how to respond after a religious activist burned four LGBTQ children's books.
Orange City library director Amanda Vazquez told The Sioux City Journal that officials aren't sure if they'll replace the destroyed books.
Ling Ma, Rebecca Solnit win $50,000 Kirkus Prize
NEW YORK (AP) — Ling Ma's apocalyptic debut novel "Severance" and Rebecca Solnit's essay collection "Call Them by Their True Names" are among the winners of the Kirkus Prize.
Trade publication Kirkus Reviews announced winners Thursday in fiction, nonfiction and young readers' literature. Each receive $50,000. The other recipients are author Derrick Barnes and illustrator Gordon C. James for the children's book "Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut."
The Latest: San Diego packages contained nothing suspicious
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on packages found outside the building that houses the San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper (all times local):
San Diego police say boxes left outside a downtown building that prompted its evacuation had nothing suspicious inside them.
The San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper reports that police Lt. Kevin Wadhams says the packages contained one shoe, two children's books, a football, one empty bag of chips and a hat.
Indiana Authors Award toasts 4 writers with Indiana ties
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Four writers with Indiana ties have won top honors in the latest round of the annual Indiana Authors Award.
The winners chosen by a nine-member panel were honored Saturday in Indianapolis. They include the National Author Winner, Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, who received a $10,000 prize. The Fort Wayne native lives in Tennessee and has written 17 books for young readers.
Manchester public libraries eliminate late fees for children
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Library officials in Manchester say they will stop issuing late fees for children's books in order to encourage children to return to the library.
‘Silly old bear’: New exhibition celebrates Winnie-the-Pooh
BOSTON (AP) — When people care too much, Winnie-the-Pooh argues it's just love.
That bit of time-tested wisdom is as relevant today as it was nearly a century ago, when the beloved teddy bear and main character in A.A. Milne's children's books series first appeared in print.
Now Pooh and pal Christopher Robin are starring in "Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic," a new exhibition opening Saturday at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts.
Cincinnati Zoo’s director to lead Cincinnati chicken dance
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo director will serve as this year's grand marshal of Oktoberfest Zinzinnati.
Thane Maynard has a children's book out about the inspirational story of the zoo's successful efforts to save the prematurely born hippo Fiona. He was also in the spotlight for the zoo's 2016 killing of the gorilla Harambe after a small boy got into his enclosure.
Sotomayor tells kids: Reading helped me reach Supreme Court
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Justice Sonia Sotomayor says reading helped her reach the Supreme Court.
Sotomayor on Sunday celebrated the release of her two children's books by speaking to parents and children at the Newark Public Library in New Jersey.
Drag Queen Story Hour sparks protests in conservative towns
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Once upon a time, in 2015, a writer in San Francisco named Michelle Tea got the idea for "Drag Queen Story Hour": men in full drag reading children's books to kids and parents in programs aimed at providing "positive and unabashedly queer role models."
[New Alaska dinosaur children’s book fulfills promise
HOMER, Alaska (AP) — A new children's book out this month fulfills a request made by two Seward boys to their mother. Kai, 5, and Sylas Reising, 4, had seen a coloring book put out by the state of Texas about its dinosaurs.
"They thoroughly enjoyed that," said their grandmother, Homer writer and naturalist Janet Klein. "They asked Deborah, 'Mom, we want a book on Alaska dinosaurs.'"
Make-A-Wish “kid” becomes published author
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Jamie Heath got her wish. Now she's working on her dreams.
Heath knows better than most it doesn't always work out that way, but the improbable ambassador for the Make-A-Wish Foundation — a 17-year-old with a passion for turtles, a children's book hot off the presses and a future that grows more certain by the day — is loving life right now.