Obituary: Robie Harris

Children's author, educator, and free speech champion Robie Harris, best known for her stories about young children's powerful emotions and her frequently challenged and banned books on human sexuality, including 'It's Perfectly Normal,' died on January 6 at 83. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-01-18 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Robie Harris

Children's author, educator, and free speech champion Robie Harris, best known for her stories about young children's powerful emotions and her frequently challenged and banned books on human sexuality, including 'It's Perfectly Normal,' died on January 6 at 83. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-01-18 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Harry Leslie Smith obituary

Writer, campaigner and passionate critic of austerity who found fame late in life with his bestselling book Harry’s Last StandIf proof were ever needed that it is never too late to make a major impact, Harry Leslie Smith, who has died aged 95, surely offers it. He was 91 when his bestselling... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-11-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Charles F. Harris

The founder of Amistad Press, and a pioneering African American book publishing executive, died December 16 in New York City. He was 81. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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You're a legend Harry! The Harry Potter books turn 20

We dug into the archives to find the first Kiwi review of Harry Potter, but the earliest seems to be from 1999.  Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2017-06-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2017: Neil Patrick Harris, Lemony Snicket, and Chris Harris Create Magic

In an event billed as “A Fortunate Stage Talk,” actor Neil Patrick Harris, of "Doogie Howser" and "How I Met Your Mother" fame, who currently stars as Count Olaf in the TV adaptation of "A Series of Unfortunate Events," will reunite with Chris Harris (no relation), who was the executive producer... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Happy birthday, Harry Potter! A look back at Harry's special days

The birthday of Harry Potter falls on July 31 (which also happens to be the birthday of J.K Rowling). In the Potter universe, the days are usually eventful ones. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Obituary: Mike Thaler

Prolific author-illustrator Mike Thaler, best known for his many riddle books and his humorous Black Lagoon Adventures series, died on March 23; he was 87. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-03-28 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Nicholas Jacobs obituary

My father, Nick Jacobs, who has died aged 85, was a publisher who brought German writers closer to British readers at a time when there was little interest in doing so. Few have paid attention to the dissemination of German literature in the English-speaking world as much as he did.While in... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2024-03-27 12:24:19 UTC ]
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Obituary: Laurent de Brunhoff

French author-illustrator Laurent de Brunhoff, acclaimed for carrying on the legacy of beloved character Babar the elephant, first illustrated by his father Jean, died on March 22; he was 98. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-03-26 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Leonard Everett Fisher

Accomplished painter and children's book author-illustrator Leonard Everett Fisher, widely known for his atmospheric, realistic artwork in books focused on American and world history and world mythology, died on March 2 at age 99. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-03-19 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Phil Baines obituary

Graphic designer whose distinctive typographic work graced Penguin book covers, museum signage and London monumentsPhil Baines, who has died aged 65 of multiple system atrophy, was one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary British graphic design. His work included books, posters, art... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2024-03-12 15:46:29 UTC ]
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Obituary: Kate Banks

Prolific children's book author Kate Banks, known for prose praised as lyrical, clever, and graceful, died February 24 in Switzerland, following a long illness; she was 64. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-03-05 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Petra Mathers

Award-winning author-illustrator Petra Mathers, known for her naive-flavored pencil and watercolor artwork, died on February 6; she was 78. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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From Harry Potter to Taylor Swift: how millennial women grew up with fandoms, and became a force

Fans who were girls in the era of Harry Potter, The Hunger Games and Twilight are now the women who have powered the success of Barbie and the Eras Tour. Continue reading at The Conversation

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Obituary: Dinah Stevenson

Esteemed children's editor Dinah Stevenson, lauded for being a keen spotter of talent and for shepherding numerous books and authors to the industry's highest accolades, died on January 23 at 81. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Caroline Gilfillan obituary

My friend Caroline Gilfillan, who has died aged 71, was a multitalented musician, novelist and poet with a vibrant and adventurous spirit.Her poems won awards, including a Yeovil literary prize in 2019. She published four collections, including Pepys in 2012 and Yes in 2010, which won best... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-10-31 17:19:12 UTC ]
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Daniel Radcliffe produces film about his paralysed Harry Potter stunt double

Documentary tells story of David Holmes who sustained a spinal injury during filming of The Deathly Hallows: Part 1Daniel Radcliffe has teamed up with his Harry Potter stunt double, who became paralysed after an on-set accident, for an HBO documentary.David Holmes worked closely with Radcliffe... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-10-25 14:32:27 UTC ]
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