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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‘All the details that were missing’: Harry Potter fans on their hopes for TV series

While many Potterheads celebrated reports of HBO Max show, some feel it would be tainted by JK Rowling’s stance on genderAt Platform 9 3/4 in King’s Cross station, Harry Potter devotees from around the world gathered to take their picture in front of one of the book’s most celebrated... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-04-09 14:00:03 UTC ]
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Obituary: Julie Anne Peters

Award-winning author Julie Anne Peters, best known for her groundbreaking YA novels featuring complex LGBTQ+ characters navigating relationships and exploring issues of identity, died on March 21 following a long illness; she was 71. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-03-28 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Another Prince Harry book? 'Spare Us!' gives his memoir the parody treatment

Prince Harry's tell-all memoir 'Spare' is getting a parody spoof with 'Spare Us! A Harrody' to be released next month. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2023-03-23 19:59:45 UTC ]
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Mary Rayner obituary

Children’s author who devised the adventures of the Pig family and illustrated stories including Dick King-Smith’s The Sheep-PigThe writer and illustrator Mary Rayner, who has died aged 89, was best known for her picture books about Mr and Mrs Pig, and the escapades of their 10 piglets. In... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-03-23 16:59:39 UTC ]
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Obituary: Ian Falconer

Author-illustrator, fine artist, and designer Ian Falconer, best known as the creator of witty picture books about headstrong, precocious piglet Olivia, died of natural causes on March 7. He was 63. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-03-08 05:00:00 UTC ]
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An army of Prince Harries is intimidating shoppers.

The portrait is stern, defiant, of bountiful hairline. Shot by Ramona Rosales for the cover of Prince Harry’s memoir Spare, it planted a flag in the golden Californian soil and hung a shark-tooth necklace around the decrepit institution it set out to eviscerate. Tiled in your local Barnes &... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-03-03 15:21:13 UTC ]
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Obituary: Amy Schwartz

Author-illustrator Amy Schwartz, creator of more than 60 books for young readers, died suddenly on February 26 at her home in Brooklyn; she was 68. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-03-02 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Hogwarts Legacy's game mechanics reflect the gender essentialism at the heart of Harry Potter

The new Harry Potter game, Hogwarts Legacy, has generated a lot of controversy, which is reflected within the gameplay itself. Continue reading at The Conversation

[ The Conversation | 2023-02-15 04:01:53 UTC ]
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If You Loved Prince Harry's 'Spare,' Here Are Some Equally Juicy Celeb Memoirs

Luckily for us, the celebrity memoir genre is rife with tantalizingly tales from stars past and present. Continue reading at HuffPost

[ HuffPost | 2023-02-09 10:45:21 UTC ]
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Skip Hogwarts Legacy and watch some Harry Potter-style D&D instead

Hogwarts Legacy comes out next week. It is, bar none, the biggest video game to ever use the ever-popular Harry Potter license. A Dragon Age-style open-world RPG, made by Warner Bros. Games and Avalanche Software (recently of the scuttled Disney Infinity), it’s kind of a huge deal. The... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2023-02-03 15:30:00 UTC ]
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Exclusive: The makers of a Harry Potter smart wand claim Warner Bros. took their IP

The co-founder of Kano says that a new Harry Potter wand includes his technology; Warner Bros. disputes the claim. In 2018, Warner Bros. made waves when it announced a partnership with Kano, a U.K. kid-friendly coding firm, to release a Harry Potter coding wand that brought the magical world of... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2023-01-27 14:02:23 UTC ]
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10 of the Weirdest Moments From Prince Harry’s Memoir

These ten moments from SPARE are among the weirdest in this bestselling and highly anticipated memoir from Prince Harry. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-01-25 11:39:00 UTC ]
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Prince Harry Memoir Led 1.2% Rise in Print Book Sales Last Week

Prince Harry's 'Spare' sold more than 195,000 copies in its second week on sale, helping to lift print book sales 1.2% last week over 2022. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-01-25 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Graham Oakley obituary

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[ The Guardian | 2023-01-24 17:41:11 UTC ]
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“Phenomenal” woman Meena Harris makes the leap from t-shirt branding to book publishing

Phenomenal Media, a company launched by Kamala Harris’ niece that celebrates underrepresented women, is debuting a new partnership with Hachette Books. In 2016, Meena Harris started designing statement t-shirts that quite literally made a statement. Her most famous one read “Phenomenal Woman,”... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2023-01-24 08:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Didn’t read it, will not read it’: Harry and Meghan of little interest to Montecito neighbours

The world’s fastest-selling memoir is merely an episode in a soap opera in the Sussexes’ adopted Californian hometownOn the day Prince Harry’s controversial, headline-grabbing memoir Spare officially became the fastest-selling non-fiction book in history, the bookstore in his adoptive hometown... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-01-21 14:25:09 UTC ]
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Steep discounts reign supreme for Prince Harry's mega-marketed memoir Spare

Publishing experts say the highly discounted product launches for mega-marketed books like Spare are an entrenched method big booksellers use to get people into stores, especially in an era where online competition is only a click away. ... Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2023-01-21 09:00:00 UTC ]
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Prince Harry Ruled Book Sales Last Week

'Spare,' the memoir by Prince Harry, sold nearly 630,000 print copies in its first week on sale at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. Even with that huge debut, total sales rose only 1.4% last week over the week ended January 15, 2022. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-01-19 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Prince Harry’s Spare is fastest-selling nonfiction book since UK records began

First week of the controversial memoir’s sales breaks official UK records reports Nielsen, Guinness World Records and WaterstonesPrince Harry’s Spare has sold almost half a million copies in the UK in its first week on sale, making it the fastest-selling nonfiction book since records... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-01-17 16:13:57 UTC ]
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Commentary: Prince Harry's memoir mercilessly trashes the royal family. He didn't go far enough

In 'Spare,' the Duke of Sussex attacks just about everything but the real source of his woes: the British monarchy itself. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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