Posted on 09/16/2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Happy birthday to H.A. Rey, born on this day in 1898! Most of us know him best as the co-author...

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Posted on 09/08/2022 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The Hong Kong trial over supposedly seditious children's books has concluded in a verdict. Unfortunately, it's not a good one,...

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Posted on 09/07/2022 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Happy belated seventy-fifth birthday to the classic storybook Goodnight Moon! The collaboration between writer Margaret Wise Brown and illustrator Clement...

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Posted on 08/12/2022 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The world is saying goodbye to another literary artist this week. Jean-Jacques Sempé, who illustrated the French children’s book series...

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Posted on 08/11/2022 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Raymond Briggs, who wrote and illustrated books over the course of six decades, has died. One might characterize his works...

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Posted on 08/01/2022 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

News of two authors' deaths came over the weekend. Stuart Woods, a prolific and bestselling thriller author, died at age...

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Posted on 07/14/2022 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

What does one do upon retiring as US poet laureate? Write (another) children's book. Joy Harjo will publish Remember, a...

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Posted on 07/06/2022 at 09:49 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Children's picture books about sheep have landed five Hong Kong residents on trial. The five unionists were arrested last July...

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Posted on 06/28/2022 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The children's book Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile is coming to the screen this fall, so you know what that means —...

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Posted on 06/21/2022 at 07:45 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Malorie Blackman has become the first children's/YA author to win the PEN Pinter Prize. The award goes to writers based...

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