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US-Apple-Books-Top-10

Jun. 2, 2020 11:27 AM EDT

Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher 1. Fair Warning by Michael Connelly - 9780316539432 - (Little, Brown and Company) 2. Hideaway by Nora Roberts - 9781250207128 - (St. Martin’s Publishing Group) 3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Enhanced Edition) by J.K. Rowling -...

Books on race and criminal justice top bestseller lists

Jun. 2, 2020 8:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As nationwide protests against racism and police violence continue, readers are seeking out books old and new on race and criminal justice. Robin Diangelo's “White Fragility," Michelle Alexander's "The New Jim Crow" and Bryan Stevenson's “Just Mercy” were among the...

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A superhero kid with autism shines in new PBS Kids' series

Jun. 1, 2020 7:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There's a new crop of superheroes coming to our TV this summer but they may need a little seasoning. After all, they're only in elementary school. The PBS Kids' animated series “ Hero Elementary ” is set inside a grade school where a diverse group of four superhero students...

A family watches a movie from the back of their car at a drive-in movie theater where drivers must leave one space empty between them amid the new coronavirus pandemic in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, May 23, 2020. The drive-in is 47 years old and one of the only such open-air facilities in operation in Brazil. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

AP PHOTOS: Brazil drive-in, a welcome escape from pandemic

May. 28, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — As daylight drained from the sky in Brazil’s capital, dozens of cars formed a line, all filled with passengers set to indulge in one of the few diversions allowed in the age of social distancing: a film at the drive-in. Red lantern in hand, Jair de Souza guided the drivers...

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2018 file photo, author J.K. Rowling poses for photographers upon her arrival at the premiere of the film 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald', in London. JK Rowling is publishing a new story called “The Ickabog,” which will be free to read online to help entertain children and families stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic.
The “Harry Potter” author said Tuesday May 26, 2020, that she wrote the fairy tale for her children as a bedtime story over a decade ago. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

JK Rowling publishes first chapters of new story online

May. 26, 2020 11:57 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — J.K. Rowling is publishing a new story called “The Ickabog,” which will be free to read online to help entertain children and families stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic. The “Harry Potter” author said Tuesday she wrote the fairy tale for her children as...

Kerri Kaplan, a fifth grade teacher, stands next to a small library she has in her front yard in Phoenix, Ariz., on Friday, April 17, 2020. As government orders shuttered public libraries to slow the spread of coronavirus, some have turned to official and unofficial book-sharing means to satisfy their desire for new reading material.  (AP Photo/Michelle A. Monroe)

Small free libraries offering solace amid virus shutdowns

May. 17, 2020 11:52 AM EDT

Christine Gale Reynolds worked at the public library in Yosemite National Park before it closed in March when California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued shutdown orders to slow the spread of the coronavirus. So, she filled the back of her car with donated books and began her own mobile library. “I know this may...

Theresa Haag, sister of Harris County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Raymond Scholwinski, bends down to kiss her brother's casket during funeral services for the deputy at Humble First Assembly of God in Humble, Texas, Thursday, May 14, 2020. Sgt. Scholwinski, 70, died May 6 after falling ill from COVID-19. He was a 39-year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff's Office. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Virus tests hospitals in pockets of US as some states reopen

May. 14, 2020 10:56 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — From a hospital on the edge of the Navajo Nation to the suburbs of the nation’s capital, front-line medical workers in coronavirus hot spots are struggling to keep up with a crushing load of patients while lockdown restrictions are lifting in many other parts of the U.S....

Radcliffe, Beckham to read first 'Harry Potter' fantasy book

May. 5, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Celebrities including Daniel Radcliffe, David Beckham and Dakota Fanning will take part in chapter-by-chapter readings of J.K. Rowling’s first “Harry Potter” book. Rowling's Wizarding World announced Tuesday on Twitter that all 17 chapters of “Harry Potter...

FILE - In this March 23, 2019 file photo, Chris Pratt reacts after getting slimed as he accepts the award for favorite butt-kicker for

Kids' Choice Awards bringing stars, slime from isolation

Apr. 24, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Kids' Choice Awards will be bringing the slime home. Nickelodeon's annual show and the signature green slime it pours on celebrities will now air on May 2 with host Victoria Justice, former star of the channel's shows “Zoey 101” and “Victorious.” On...

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2018, file photo, Michelle Obama participates in the International Day of the Girl on NBC's

Michelle Obama launches online reading series for kids

Apr. 20, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama launched a series of online video readings for kids with the classic picture book “The Gruffalo,” which the former first lady called the story of a mouse who uses his “wit and imagination” to get the best of a fox and other would-be predators. ...