Posted on 06/08/2021 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The man who made Scholastic Inc. into a children’s-fiction powerhouse has died. The publisher announced that Richard Robinson died Saturday...

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Posted on 05/27/2021 at 08:04 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

An author whose books were part of just about every living reader’s childhood has died. Eric Carle, who wrote and...

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Posted on 05/17/2021 at 05:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If you were asked to guess when the first definitive Canadian dictionary was published, would you have said the 1990s?...

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Posted on 03/31/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

There must be something about writing children’s books — another beloved author of them has passed away only after reaching...

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Posted on 03/29/2021 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

News broke over the weekend that beloved children’s author Beverly Cleary had passed away at age 104. For those who...

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Posted on 03/26/2021 at 11:03 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Award-winning author Larry McMurtry died Thursday night at age eighty-four. Among his nearly fifty books were the Pulitzer-Prize winning Lonesome...

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Posted on 03/22/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If you grew up — or raised kids — on Cricket magazine, we’re sorry to say that its creator has...

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Posted on 03/09/2021 at 09:40 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Norton Juster, best known for writing The Phantom Tollbooth, has died at the age of ninety-one. Mo Willems broke the...

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Posted on 03/03/2021 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Mystery fans are mourning the loss of popular and prize-winning author Margaret Maron. The prolific Maron, who wrote ten Sigrid...

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Posted on 02/23/2021 at 02:15 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti died Monday, just a month shy of his 102nd birthday. His son Lorenzo Ferlinghetti confirmed his...

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Tagged As: Obituary, Poetry