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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...

Sotomayor's picture book 'Just Help!' coming in January

Sep. 24, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is continuing her successful side career as an author with a picture book about giving to others. Sotomayor's “Just Help! How to Build a Better World” will be published Jan. 25, Philomel Books announced Friday....

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Sep. 23, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

1. “Apples Never Fall” by Liane Moriarty (Henry Holt and Co.) 2. “Enemy at the Gates” by Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills (Atria/Emily Bestler Books) 3. “Joshua Weissman: An Unapologetic Cookbook” by Joshua Weissman (Alpha) ...

Netflix buys Wonka author Dahl's catalog

Sep. 22, 2021 09:15 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Netflix has acquired the works of Roald Dahl, the late British author of celebrated children's books such as “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." The video streaming giant said Wednesday that it acquired the Roald Dahl Story Co., which manages the...

IT phoned home: Storytelling box foils kindergarten thief

Sep. 21, 2021 08:26 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German police say they have solved a burglary case at a kindergarten after a storytelling gadget the suspect had swiped revealed his location. Police said Tuesday that the 44-year-old suspect had stolen various items during a break-in at a kindergarten in...

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Sep. 16, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

1. “Forgotten in Death” by J.D. Robb (St. Martin's Press) 2. “Beautiful World, Where Are You” by Sally Rooney (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) 3. “American Marxism″ by Mark R. Levin (Threshold Editions) 4. “My Hero...

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Sep. 09, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

1. “A Slow Fire Burning” by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) 2. “It Ends With Us″ by Colleen Hoover (Atria Books) 3. “Billy Summers” by Stephen King (Scribner) 4. “The Afghanistan Papers” by Craig Whitlock (Simon...

Padma Lakshmi cooks up a children's book with a message

Aug. 30, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

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. So begins Padma Lakshmi's charming entry into the world of children's book, “Tomatoes For Neela,” which mixes...

Fire damages self-described 'birthplace' of Harry Potter

Aug. 25, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A cafe in Scotland's capital where author J.K. Rowling wrote some of the Harry Potter books has been damaged in a fire. The Elephant House in Edinburgh suffered smoke and water damage after a blaze broke out at the patisserie next door on Tuesday. ...

Library worker: Candidate was irate over gay books display

Aug. 23, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. (AP) — A staffer at a southwestern Wisconsin library says a Republican congressional candidate threatened her over a gay pride display. Kerrigan Trautsch, a page at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Library, told the La Crosse Tribune that Derrick Van...