Jim Murphy, children’s author who humanized U.S. history, dies at 74

His books about the Great Chicago Fire and America’s first epidemic were Newbery Honor winners. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2022-05-19 22:43:48 UTC ]
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Charlotte Pomerantz, Inventive Children’s Book Author, Dies at 92

Her imaginative use of words and lively rhymes entertained young readers, sometimes with a subtle message included, drawn from her own life. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2022-07-29 21:25:32 UTC ]
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Beloved Children’s Author Patricia MacLachlan Has Died at 84

Patricia MacLachlan, author of beloved children's literature including Sarah, Plain and Tall, died on March 31. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-04-06 10:54:45 UTC ]
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Shirley Hughes, beloved English children’s author, dies at 94

Her books sold more than 11 million copies and earned her top literary honors in Britain. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-03-05 00:28:45 UTC ]
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Children’s Book Author Shirley Hughes has Died at 94

Shirley Hughes was the English author and illustrator of beloved picture books like Out and About, Dogger, and the Alfie series. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-03-02 13:57:50 UTC ]
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Shirley Hughes, children's author and illustrator, dies aged 94

Beloved English author and illustrator behind more than 60 books, including Dogger and the Alfie series, was voted the most popular Kate Greenaway winner in 50 years• Shirley Hughes obituaryShirley Hughes, the author and illustrator whose everyday stories of early childhood cast a happy glow... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2022-03-02 07:51:03 UTC ]
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Leonard Kessler, children’s author whose books endured, dies at 101

A writer and illustrator, he created more than 200 books for young readers, including the ode to individuality “Mr. Pine’s Purple House." Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-02-26 04:19:15 UTC ]
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Leonard Kessler, Colorful Children’s Book Author, Dies at 101

He crafted tales of everyday life for early readers. His “Mr. Pine’s Purple House,” first published in 1965, later inspired a new publishing company — and Jeff Bezos. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2022-02-24 23:32:36 UTC ]
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Jill Murphy, author of The Worst Witch, dies aged 72

Children’s author and illustrator Jill Murphy, best known for the Worst Witch novels and Large Family picture books, has died aged 72.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-08-20 03:26:07 UTC ]
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Eloise Greenfield, author whose picture books uplifted Black children, dies at 92

Her dozens of works helped broaden children’s literature so that young African Americans could see themselves, their history and their hopes in the pages of their picture books. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-08-18 06:43:01 UTC ]
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Patricia Reilly Giff, popular and prolific children’s author, dies at 86

Over nearly half a century, she wrote more than 100 books for young readers, including the Newbery Honor recipients ‘Lily’s Crossing’ and ‘Pictures of Hollis Woods.’ Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-06-29 07:37:56 UTC ]
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Lucinda Franks, Pulitzer-winning journalist and author, dies at 74

At age 24, she was one of the youngest Pulitzer winners in history and the first woman to be honored in the national reporting category. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-05-06 15:50:51 UTC ]
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Beverly Cleary, Beloved Children’s Book Author, Dies at 104

Her funny stories about Henry Huggins and his dog Ribsy, the sisters Ramona and Beezus Quimby, and a motorcycling mouse named Ralph never talked down to readers. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-03-27 22:33:26 UTC ]
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Kathleen Duey, a Mentoring Children’s Book Author, Dies at 69

A prolific writer, she published more than 75 books, including a Best Seller and a National Book Award finalist, all while encouraging aspiring authors. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-08-05 21:52:08 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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Jim Bouton, Author of Tell-All Baseball Memoir ‘Ball Four,’ Dies at 80

A pitcher who had modest success with the Yankees in the 1960s, Bouton revealed the seamier side of baseball in a book that was a best seller. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2019-07-11 02:47:37 UTC ]
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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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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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Wildfire to publish 'history of lies' by Humans author Tom Phillips

Wildfire has acquired the second book of Humans author Tom Phillips, looking at "the ingenious ways, throughout history, we've managed to avoid telling the truth" Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-12-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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