Children’s author Tommy Donbavand dies

Author Tommy Donbavand has died, his friend Barry Hutchinson has confirmed as he paid tribute to his "kind, funny, courageous and ridiculous friend". Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Tomie dePaola, beloved children's author and illustrator of 'Strega Nona,' dies at 85

DePaola wrote or illustrated more than 270 children's books, sold nearly 25 million copies and had his books translated into more than 20 languages. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-03-31 18:51:09 UTC ]
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Children’s author and illustrator John Burningham dies

John Burningham, the picture book author and illustrator whose books included Would You Rather and Mr Gumpy’s Motor Car, has died aged 82. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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John Burningham, children's author and illustrator, dies aged 82

Burningham, who was married to fellow children’s writer Helen Oxenbury, created beloved picture books including Mr Gumpy’s Outing and Avocado BabyJohn Burningham, the children’s author and illustrator behind some of the 20th century’s most enduring children’s books, has died at the age of 82.The... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-01-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amy Krouse Rosenthal, children's author who wrote 'You May Want to Marry My Husband' essay, dies at 51

Amy Krouse Rosenthal, a popular author, filmmaker and speaker who brightened lives with her wide-eyed and generous spirit — and broke hearts when she wrote of being terminally ill and leaving behind her husband Jason — died Monday at age 51. Rosenthal had been diagnosed in 2015 with ovarian... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-03-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children's author Babette Cole dies

Children’s author and illustrator Babette Cole has died aged 67, her publisher at Mabecron Books, Ron Johns, has confirmed. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-01-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Vera B. Williams dies at 88; award-winning children's author and illustrator

Vera B. Williams' family saved pennies and nickels to get by during the Depression. So her mother's purchase of a "real chair" — neither stick-hard nor someone's castoff but brand new and cushiony — was an extravagance. "I don't intend to work all my life and have nowhere to sit down," the woman... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2015-10-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Award-winning children's author Walter Dean Myers dies

Myers, author of such books as 'Hoops' and 'Monster,' recently published an essay lamenting what he saw as a lack of diverse characters in children's literature. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2014-07-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Jean Craighead George dies at 92; children's author

Jean Craighead George was a leading writer of novels about nature for young readers. One of her best-known works was the Newbery Medal-winning 'Julie of the Wolves.' After children's author Jean Craighead George revealed that she wanted to write a book about a girl who talks with wolves,... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2012-05-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children's Book Authors Feted at Shanghai Children's Book Fair

On the last day of the inaugural China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair (CCBF), held from November 7-9, the winners of the Golden Pinwheel Awards were announced. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-11-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children’s Institute 2020: Indies Introduce Debut Authors

Ten authors of books chosen by booksellers as their favorite summer/fall middle grade and YA debuts read from their works in a lunchtime panel. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-07-03 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Nick Kotz, Crusading Journalist and Author, Dies at 87

He won a Pulitzer Prize for exposing unsafe conditions in meatpacking plants. He also wrote about hunger in America and the politics of the B-1 bomber. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-05-15 17:19:24 UTC ]
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Debut author Jacqueline Rohen dies suddenly, aged 40

Author and conservationist Jacqueline Rohen, whose debut novel How to Marry Your Husband is published by Arrow this month, has died suddenly at her home in Uganda.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-04 07:16:06 UTC ]
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Photographer and author Stuart Goodman dies of coronavirus

The photographer and author Stuart Goodman has died of coronavirus aged 73, it has been confirmed. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-02 20:40:02 UTC ]
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Clive Cussler, Bestselling Adventure Author, Dies at 88

Clive Cussler, bestselling adventure novelist and a real-life maritime explorer whose life at times mirrored the seafaring escapades of his books, died February 24 at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 88. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-02-27 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Bestselling author and real-life Hemingway hero Clive Cussler has died.

Clive Cussler, the author of more than 85 books, written over 4 decades, died at home on Monday, February 24, at the age of 88. Cussler was a major bestseller in his lifetime, selling over 100 million copies of his thrillers and adventure novels, and hitting The New York Times‘s bestseller list... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-02-26 20:05:13 UTC ]
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Dan Brown … Children’s Book Author?

For his latest project, the writer best known for “The Da Vinci Code” is turning his attention to a younger audience. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-02-20 14:15:06 UTC ]
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Judy Blume to Headline BookExpo’s 2020 Children’s Book & Author Breakfast

ReedPop announced the author lineup for BookExpo’s 2020 Children’s Book & Author Breakfast, which will be held on Friday, May 29, at the Javits Center in New York City, and hosted and moderated by renowned children's author Judy Blume. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-02-18 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Alasdair Gray, Scotch Author of Daring Prose, Dies at 85

He didn’t publish his first novel (which he illustrated himself) until he was 46. But his impact, as both a writer and an artist, has lasted. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-01-11 01:15:42 UTC ]
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WI15: Children’s Authors and Illustrators to Meet

More than 130 adult and children’s authors and illustrators will be attending this year’s Winter Institute. Here are authors coming this year who serve as proof that kids’ and YA books and authors continue to be key to the fair. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-01-10 05:00:00 UTC ]
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