Children's entertainment

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 - 5:10 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. She did not announce...
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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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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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President Donald Trump speaks during a ceremony to sign a "Presidential Memorandum Promoting the Reliable Supply and Delivery of Water in the West," Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 19, 2018 - 6:35 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who went missing after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this month (all times local): 1:30 a.m. Saudi state-run media is reporting that prosecutors in the kingdom...
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September 22, 2018 - 3:05 pm
SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain (AP) — Actor Danny DeVito has been honored with a lifetime achievement award at Spain's most prestigious film festival in the northern coastal city of San Sebastian. DeVito, 73, received the award from the San Sebastian International Film Festival during Saturday's gala. The...
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September 02, 2018 - 9:01 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — "Drag Queen Story Hour" may be coming to a town near you. Since 2015, men in full drag have appeared at venues across the nation where they read children's books to small children and their parents. Larger cities where the story hours have taken place include Chicago, New York,...
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This combination of photos released by Penguin Young Readers shows Alice Paul Tapper, who authored the children's book, "Raise Your Hand." The book, illustrated by Marta Kissi, will be released next March. (Penguin Young Readers via AP)
August 27, 2018 - 3:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jake Tapper isn't the only author in his family. The CNN anchor's daughter has a picture book coming in March, Penguin Young Readers announced. Alice Paul Tapper, who turned 11 on Monday, has collaborated with illustrator Marta Kissi on "Raise Your Hand." The book originates from an...
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