Children’s books
As the new school year swings into gear, some students carry heavier worries than keeping up with homework: Demand has been growing steadily for children’s books that address traumatic events such as school shootings.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Officials in South Carolina’s most populous county are scheduled to vote Tuesday on a resolution that would restrict children from accessing public library books and electronic materials that are “promoting sexuality.”
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An accomplished illustrator of books for children including a work authored by Chelsea Clinton says she is searching for a packet of penguin illustrations that were taken from her unlocked car.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An assistant principal in a Mississippi school district has been fired after he read a children’s book to a class of 2nd graders that district leaders said was inappropriate.
British children’s author and illustrator Shirley Hughes has died at age 94. Hughes was best known for her popular “Alfie” series and the classic picture book “Dogger,” which tells the story of a little boy who loses his stuffed dog toy, Her family said Wednesday that Hughes died “peacefully at home
Chelsea Clinton has a lot of publishing plans — for her own books, and also for books by others. The Penguin Young Readers imprint Philomel Books announced Friday that Clinton has a new picture story “Welcome to the Big Kids Club: What Every Older Sibling Needs to Know!”
NEW YORK (AP) — In a powerful new book for children, a little girl looks at a crowd of street protesters and asks: Why are those people marching?
Donna Barba Higuera’s “The Last Cuentista,” a post-apocalyptic tale of a young girl who must preserve the memory of Earth’s history, has won the John Newbery Medal for the year’s best children’s book.
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is out with a new children’s book that challenges kids to ask how they can help at home and in their communities.
A trilogy by award-winning children’s author Kwame Alexander that tells the saga of an African family begins this fall with “The Door of No Return.”
SACRAMENTO, Calif (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom still can’t spell the word “dress.” He can’t read aloud from a piece of paper in public.
Jerry Pinkney, a prize-winning children’s book illustrator known for his richly textured images of Black life, fables and fairy tales in works ranging from “The Lion and the Mouse” to “The Sunday Outing,” has died at 81.
Gary Paulsen, the acclaimed and prolific children’s author who often drew upon his rural affinities and wide-ranging adventures for tales that included “Hatchet,” “Brian’s Winter” and “Dogsong,” has died at age 82.
Seth Meyers has dreams beyond hosting his own talk show — like writing a story about a bear. Penguin Random House announced that Meyers’ picture story “I’m Not Scared, You’re Scared!”
A Hungarian academic and activist is among Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world for her work on a children’s book that put a focus on LGBT rights in the Central European country.
The latest news about California Governor Gavin Newsom is less dramatic but more personal than the recall effort he easily defeated two weeks ago.
The leader of GLAAD and her rock star wife are teaming up on a children’s book about the many kinds of moms in the world.
Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have made an appearance at a Harlem public school.
Netflix says it has bought the works of Roald Dahl, the late British author of celebrated children’s books such as “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”
NEW YORK (AP) — Neela is a young girl who loves cooking with her mom. Saturday is her favorite day of the week. That’s the day they go to the green market.
The first picture book by Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is a multicultural tribute to fatherhood. “The Bench,” a picture story published Tuesday by Random House, celebrates the bond between Meghan’s husband Prince Harry and son Archie and the bonds of fathers and sons in general.
The longtime head of the children’s publishing giant Scholastic Inc. who presided over such bestsellers as J.K.
R.J. Palacio’s next book is a world apart from her million-selling debut “Wonder.” Random House Children’s Books announced Thursday that Palacio’s “Pony” will be published Sept. 28, with an announced first printing of 500,000 copies.
Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is releasing her first children’s book next month. Random House Children’s Books announced Tuesday that “The Bench,” a story about the moments a diverse group of fathers and sons share, will be out on June 8.
False claims spread on social media this week around politics and COVID-19 vaccines. A story that migrant children were receiving welcome kits with copies of a children’s book by Vice President Kamala Harris is not true.
CHICAGO (AP) — In the world of children’s books, villagers can protect their water from a black snake, dark skin is as beautiful as the night sky, and a little girl’s two puffs of hair can make her feel like she’s floating above the clouds.
NEW YORK (AP) — Norton Juster, the celebrated children’s author who fashioned a world of adventure and punning punditry in the million-selling classic “The Phantom Tollbooth” and remained true to his wide-eyed self in such favorites as “The Dot and the Line” and “Stark Naked,” has died at 91.
NEW YORK (AP) — Aubrey Plaza has a story she’s been meaning to tell — about the forgotten twin sister of Santa Claus.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Starting with his trademarked “Row the Boat” motto that touts energy, trust and optimism, University of Minnesota football coach P.J.
NEW YORK (AP) — Best-selling authors David and Nicola Yoon are launching a Random House Children’s Books imprint for young adult romance novels by and about people of color.
NEW YORK (AP) — Pipo is a young girl in a new book for kids who insists that pizza is the best food on Earth.