Last Thursday, the much-loved children's author Beverly Cleary passed away at age 104. Ms. Cleary's writing changed the world of children's books by showing that stories about the lives of ordinary kids could be interesting, funny, and popular.
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Six books written by Dr. Seuss won't be published anymore, says the company that manages the author's work. That's because some of the pictures in those books are considered insulting. The list includes some of the author's well-known books.
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has announced that she is publishing online a fairy tale that she wrote for her children. The story, called "The Ickabog", will be published for free in parts on its own website.
Pippi Longstocking, the fiery 9-year-old red-haired hero of children's books, turned 75 yesterday. The first Pippi Longstocking book, written by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren, was published in 1945.
On Monday, the American Library Association announced the winners of several major children's book prizes. This year, for the first time ever, a graphic novel won the John Newbery Medal.
In today's news roundup, the Philippines battles a dengue outbreak, author Toni Morrison passes away, Venice puts a limit on big boats, and dry weather in Thailand has made a lost temple reappear.
The US Library of Congress has named Joy Harjo as the new US Poet Laureate. Ms. Harjo is the first Native American to be chosen as the country's official poet.
Today, there are all kinds of reasons to celebrate books and reading. It's National Library Week. It's National Drop Everything and Read Day. And it's also the birthday of the author Beverly Cleary.
Yesterday, February 1, was the birth date of the American poet Langston Hughes. Though many people know the month and day of Mr. Hughes's birth, until last August, almost everyone got the year wrong.
A rapper and a computer programmer have worked together to create the "worst alphabet book ever". An idea that started almost as a joke is now a best selling book.