Children's entertainment

This image released by A24 shows Elsie Fisher in a scene from "Eighth Grade." Actual 8th graders will be able to see the R-rated coming-of-age movie “Eighth Grade” in select movie theaters across the nation Wednesday. The film’s distributor A24 says Monday, Aug. 6, that it’s hosting a night of free screenings in every state on August 8 and waving the R-rating to allow kids of all ages to experience the film. There is at least one participating theater in each state. (Linda Kallerus/A24 via AP)
August 06, 2018 - 3:48 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actual 8th graders will be able to see the R-rated coming-of-age movie "Eighth Grade" in select movie theaters across the nation Wednesday. The film's distributor A24 says Monday that it's hosting a night of free screenings in every state on August 8 and waiving the R-rating to...
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FILE - This June 28, 1989, file photo, shows Fred Rogers as he rehearses the opening of his PBS show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" during a taping in Pittsburgh. Rogers' legacy back in the spotlight, PBS wants viewers to remember that public television was the longtime home of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” PBS stations will air the acclaimed documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" as part of the "Independent Lens" showcase. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
July 31, 2018 - 5:40 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — With Fred Rogers' legacy back in the spotlight, PBS wants viewers to remember that public television was the longtime home of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." PBS stations will air the acclaimed documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" as part of the "Independent Lens"...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2010, file photo, characters from Sesame Street Live appear on the street by Madison Square Garden to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the live touring stage shows based on the PBS television series. in New York. From left are Ernie, Bert, Elmo, Cookie Monster (foreground), Abby Cadabby, and Zoe. The Sesame Street company is taking its beloved, critically-acclaimed brand of educational television into the highly profitable world of classroom curriculum. It's a move that experts say could open the door for other companies to sink their teeth into a sacred learning space. Sesame Workshop and McGraw-Hill Education announced their new partnership Thursday, July 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
July 20, 2018 - 12:54 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Sesame Street is taking its beloved, critically acclaimed brand of educational television into the highly profitable world of classroom curriculum — a move that experts say could open the door for other companies to move into the sensitive learning space with possible influence on...
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FILE - In this March 2, 1964 file photo, Britain's pop group The Beatles, from top left John Lennon, George Harrison and from bottom left, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney pose in the window of train at Paddington Station in London. Two new children’s books will add pictures to the words of Lennon and McCartney. Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing announced Thursday, July 19, that the series will begin with “All You Need Is Love,” featuring illustrations by Marc Rosenthal. It comes out in January through the imprint Little Simon. The second book will be announced at a future date. (AP Photo/Bob Dear, File)
July 19, 2018 - 8:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Two new children's books will add pictures to the words of John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing announced Thursday that the series will begin with "All You Need Is Love," featuring illustrations by Marc Rosenthal. It comes out in January through...
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July 17, 2018 - 9:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda is working on a picture book that he hopes will inspire young people. "Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You" will be published October 23, Random House announced Tuesday. The book will be illustrated by Jonny Sun. It will feature "affirmations" the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 1998 file photo, Austrian writer Christine Noestlinger sits prior to being awarded with the Astrid Lindgren children's literature prize with U.S. writer Maurice Sendak. Noestlinger, an Austrian author best known for her children’s books such as “Fiery Frederica” and “Fly Away Home,” has died at the age of 81. The Residenz publishing house in Vienna said on Friday, July 13, 2018 that Noestlinger died June 28 after a short illness. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)
July 13, 2018 - 7:20 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Christine Noestlinger, an Austrian author best known for her children's books such as "Fiery Frederica" and "Fly Away Home," has died at the age of 81. The Residenz publishing house in Vienna said on Friday that Noestlinger died June 28 after a short illness. Drawn from her childhood...
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June 20, 2018 - 1:45 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Apple is getting into business with the prestigious Sesame Workshop. Apple said Wednesday it has given a multiple-series order to the nonprofit organization. The shows will be part of a slate of children's programming for Apple's upcoming streaming service. Apple said the long-...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006 file photo, Geraldine McCaughrean, author of the Peter Pan sequel 'Peter Pan In Scarlet' talks to AP reporter at her home in Great Shefford, Berkshire. British writer Geraldine McCaughrean has won the prestigious Carnegie Medal for children's literature for "Where the World Ends." McCaughrean was named winner Monday, June 18, 2018 for her novel about two Scottish boys marooned at sea. She previously won the prize, chosen by children’s librarians, in 1988. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)
June 18, 2018 - 6:36 pm
LONDON (AP) — British writer Geraldine McCaughrean on Monday won the prestigious Carnegie Medal for children's literature for "Where the World Ends." McCaughrean was named the winner for her novel about two Scottish boys marooned at sea. She also won the prize, chosen by children's librarians, in...
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May 24, 2018 - 9:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Prize-winning children's author Richard Peck has died. Peck died on Wednesday at his home in New York City at age 84. His publisher, Penguin Young Readers, tells The Associated Press, that he died after a battle with cancer. A native of Decatur, Illinois, he was a prolific author...
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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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