Children's entertainment

This cover image released by Random House Children’s Books shows "Dinosaurs Before Dark" the first release of Mary Pope Osborne's "Magic Tree House: The Graphic Novel" series, scheduled for release on May 4. (Random House Children’s Books via AP)
October 27, 2020 - 6:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Mary Pope Osborne is preparing her million-selling “Magic Tree House” series for a new adventure. She is teaming with playwright Jenny Laird and the illustrators-sisters Kelly Matthews and Nichole Matthews to adapt her work for graphic novels. The first release will be an adaptation...
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This image released by HBO shows some of the cast of "Sesame Street." In the wake of the national reckoning on race, "Sesame Street" is going further — teaching children to stand up against racism. Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit, educational organization behind the children's program, will air the half-hour anti-racist special "The Power of We Special," composed of skits and songs in a Zoom-like format that will stream on HBO Max and the PBS 24/7 streaming channel Oct. 15, and air on PBS Kids the same day. (Sesame Workshop/HBO via AP)
October 08, 2020 - 5:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — “Sesame Street" has always pressed for inclusion. Now in the wake of the national reckoning on race, it's going further — teaching children to stand up against racism. Sesame Workshop — the nonprofit, educational organization behind “Sesame Street” — will later this month air the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2016 file photo, author and filmmaker Sherman Alexie appears at a celebration of Indigenous Peoples' Day at Seattle's City Hall. Alexie is included in a list of authors who wrote books that were among the 100 most subjected to censorship efforts over the past decade, as compiled by the American Library Association. Alexie's prize-winning “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” came in at No. 1. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
September 27, 2020 - 9:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Toni Morrison is on the list. So are John Green and Harper Lee. And John Steinbeck and Margaret Atwood. All wrote books that were among the 100 most subjected to censorship efforts over the past decade, as compiled by the American Library Association. Sherman Alexie's prize-winning...
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The Christian Siriano collection is modeled at Christian's home as part of New York Fashion Week, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Westport, Conn. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
September 17, 2020 - 2:34 pm
WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) — Christian Siriano, who turned his atelier into a mask-making machine, took to his Connecticut backyard Thursday for a cozy fashion show complete with picnic baskets for his small in-person crowd, masks on the faces of his models and a dip in his pool for pregnant muse Coco...
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This combination photo shows Demi Lovato arrives at the West Coast debut of 29rooms at ROW DTLA in Los Angeles on Dec. 6, 2017, left, and actor-singer and Max Ehrich arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Spider-Man: Homecoming" in Los Angeles on June 28, 2017. The couple made their engagement announcement on Instagram on Thursday, both posting a photo of themselves kissing on the beach. Lovato also posted a picture of her new ring. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
July 23, 2020 - 9:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Singer-actors Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich are engaged. The couple made the announcement on Instagram on Thursday, both posting a photo of themselves kissing on the beach. Lovato also posted a picture of her ring. “I knew I loved you the moment I met you," she wrote. “It was something...
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This cover image released by Kokila shows “Antiracist Baby” by Ibram X. Kendi, with illustrations by Ashley Lukashevsky. A picture book edition of Ibram X. Kendi’s “Antiracist Baby,” one of the country’s top-selling books since the death last month of George Floyd, is coming out July 14. (Kokila via AP)
June 18, 2020 - 6:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A picture book edition of Ibram X. Kendi's “Antiracist Baby,” one of the country's top-selling books since the death last month of George Floyd, is coming out July 14. “Antiracist Baby” went on sale this week as a board book and has been part of a wave of works about race and racism...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2019 file photo, Padma Lakshmi arrives at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. The “Top Chef” host and best-selling author is working on her first picture book, “Tomatoes for Neela.” Viking Children’s Books announced Tuesday that the book is scheduled for fall 2021. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
June 16, 2020 - 5:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Padma Lakshmi's next book is designed for the children's table. The “Top Chef” host and best-selling author is working on her first picture book, “Tomatoes for Neela.” Viking Children's Books announced Tuesday that the book is scheduled for fall 2021. According to the publisher, “...
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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)
June 12, 2020 - 9:36 am
LONDON (AP) — The Sun newspaper said Friday it did not intend to “glorify’’ domestic violence by giving a platform to Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling’s ex-husband just days after she revealed she had been a victim of domestic abuse. Following a story headlined “I slapped JK and I’m not sorry,” the...
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June 02, 2020 - 5:13 am
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 works high on the...
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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)
May 26, 2020 - 8:44 am
LONDON (AP) — 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 she wrote the fairy tale for her children as a bedtime story over...
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