Latest Children's books News

Jerry Pinkney, award-winning illustrator, dies at 81

Oct. 21, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — 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. Little, Brown Books for Young...

Gary Paulsen, celebrated children's author, dies at 82

Oct. 14, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — 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. Random House Children's...

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Oct. 07, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

1. “The Wish” by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing) 2. “Cloud Cuckoo Land” by Anthony Doer (Scribner) 3. “Peril” by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa (Simon & Schuster) 4. “Apples Never Fall” by Liane...

Bear and Hare: Seth Meyers picture book is an animal tale

Oct. 04, 2021 08:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Seth Meyers has dreams beyond hosting his own talk show. “I’ve long wanted to write a story about a bear and am grateful that Penguin gave me the opportunity," Meyers said in a statement Monday issued by the Penguin Random House imprint Flamingo...

Wyoming librarians under fire for books about sex, LGBTQ

Oct. 01, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Books about sex, LGBTQ issues and how to have a baby have public library employees in a deeply conservative Wyoming city facing possible prosecution after angry local residents complained to police that the material is obscene and doesn't belong in sections for...

Hungarian LGBT activist among Time's 100 most influential

Oct. 01, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — An academic and LGBT activist in Hungary is among the word's 100 most influential people, according to Time magazine, for her work on a children's book that set in motion a debate over human rights in the Central European country. “It’s an...

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Sep. 30, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

1. “Peril” by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa (Simon & Schuster) 2. “Change Songs: A Children's Anthem” by Amanda Gorman (Viking Books for Young Readers ) 3. “Vanderbilt” by Anderson Cooper and Katherine Howe (Harper) ...

Newsom writes children's book about boy with dyslexia

Sep. 30, 2021 08:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest news about California Gov. Gavin Newsom is more personal, if less dramatic, than the recall effort he easily defeated two weeks ago. He has written a children's book. Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers,...

GLAAD leader and rock star wife co-author 'All Moms'

Sep. 29, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — 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. “All Moms,” co-written by GLAAD CEO and President Sarah Kate Ellis and Kristen Ellis-Henderson of the band Antigone Rising, will...

Harry and Meghan visit with students at a Harlem school

Sep. 24, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, offered lots of hugs to kids at a Harlem public school Friday where she read her children's book to about two dozen students who sat cross-legged with her husband in the play yard. The hourlong visit to...