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May 20, 2017
Lady A singers love classic lullabies for kids
The country trio Lady Antebellum love to sing lullabies for their kids at home, from “Twinkle, Twinkle” to Christmas carols ...
May 05, 2017
Online book club for Harry Potter fans to launch in June
J.K. Rowling is launching a free online book club for fans and newcomers to her "Harry Potter" series. The Wizarding World ...
April 26, 2017
Jeff Kinney marks 10th anniversary of 'Wimpy Kid' series
Jeff Kinney remembers when his goal was to write a book, one big book, for grown-ups. "I thought I'd write about a year in ...
April 25, 2017
Disney to premiere 'Descendants' sequel across 5 networks
The Disney Channel is giving a big push to its sequel for the "Descendants" movie in July, premiering it simultaneously on ...
April 17, 2017
Kids prefer the TV for their viewing, but love other devices
Grace Ellis has never known a time when you needed a TV to watch TV. The North Attleboro, Massachusetts, fifth-grader watches ...
April 11, 2017
Patricia McKissack, noted author of children's books, dies
Patricia C. McKissack, a prolific author of children's books on African-American history, folklore and stories, has died.
April 05, 2017
Chelsea Clinton, on book tour, in no hurry to enter politics
Congresswoman Clinton? President Clinton? For now, Chelsea Clinton insists she's focused far less on her political future ...
April 02, 2017
Goodbye, Gestalt Gardener? Cuts threaten more than NPR
In a Mississippi Delta hamlet that calls itself the "Catfish Capital of the World," public radio is one of Gus Mohamed's ...
March 28, 2017
Public television chief says Trump budget would hit options
President Donald Trump's proposal to eliminate funds for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting would most dramatically ...
March 16, 2017
Chelsea Clinton writes children's book, 'She Persisted'
Chelsea Clinton has written a children's book, with a sharply worded title. The book is called "She Persisted" and comes out ...
March 04, 2017
Subtle (very) 'gay moment' in new Disney film generates buzz
To be clear: "Brokeback Mountain," this isn't. The so-called "gay moment" in Disney's new live-action version of "Beauty and ...
February 25, 2017
Celebrities launch pot brands as California legalizes drug
Country singer Willie Nelson, the children of the late reggae icon Bob Marley and comedian Whoopi Goldberg are just a few of ...
February 10, 2017
Doll based on transgender teen to debut at New York Toy Fair
A New York doll maker says it will be selling what it believes is the first transgender doll on the market. The doll is based ...
January 25, 2017
Mark Twain House hopes for boost from 1879 fairy tale
Notes that Mark Twain jotted down from a fairy tale he told his daughters more than a century ago have inspired a new ...
January 24, 2017
Lewis receives 4 literary awards for 'March: Book Three'
U.S. Rep. John Lewis is having quite a run in the literary world. On Monday, the American Library Association released its ...
January 20, 2017
Twain children's story, recently discovered, coming in fall
More than a century after his death, Mark Twain's publishing life continues. Doubleday Books for Young Readers announced ...
January 16, 2017
PBS: No 'red flag' on funding under Trump, but it's early
PBS is waiting, but not quietly, to see what the Trump administration's impact on public broadcasting and its federal funding ...
January 12, 2017
Children's authors protest deal for far-right commentator
Cassandra Clare and Laurie Halse Anderson are among more than 160 Simon & Schuster children's authors and illustrators who ...
December 21, 2016
Marquette University adds to Tolkien collection
Marquette University is adding to its J.R.R. Tolkien Collection. The university says it has acquired a first edition, first ...
December 07, 2016
Auction of Shirley Temple items includes childhood tap shoes
Two pairs of tap shoes belonging to the child movie star Shirley Temple have sold at auction for $20,000. Heritage Auctions ...