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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Patricia Reilly Giff, ‘Polk Street’ Children’s Book Writer, Dies at 86

Ms. Giff wrote more than 100 books, ranging from an exploration of the Irish potato famine to a humorous series about the antics of second graders. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-07-02 22:56:53 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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Elizabeth 'Betita' Martínez, prolific author and pioneering Chicana, dies

Martinez wrote '500 Años del Pueblo Chicano/500 Years of Chicano History in Pictures,' a bilingual photo book with copious captions that illustrated the history of Chicanos in the Southwest. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2021-06-29 18:13:49 UTC ]
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Obituary: Patricia Reilly Giff

Prolific children's book author Patricia Reilly Giff died on June 22 at her home in Fairfield, Conn. She was 86. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-06-24 04:00:00 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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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

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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

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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

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John A. Stormer, popular right-wing author, dies at 90

John A. Stormer, a religious leader and right-wing activist whose self-published Cold War tract “None Dare Call it Treason” became a grassroots sensation in 1964 and a rallying point for the emerging conservative movement, has died at 90. Stormer died July 10 after an unspecified yearlong... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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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

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Children's author Babette Cole dies

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Vera B. Williams dies at 88; award-winning children's author and illustrator

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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

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Jack Vance, prolific, prize-winning pulp author, dies at 96

Jack Vance, prolific author of science fiction, mystery and epic fantasy, died Sunday at 96, his son John told the Associated Press. He had written more than 60 books during his long life.Jack Vance, prolific author of science fiction, mystery and epic fantasy, died Sunday at 96, his son John... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Children's author Patricia MacLachlan honors Newtown residents with new book

MacLachlan, author of 'Sarah, Plain and Tall,' said she was inspired to write a picture book after talking with her friend, an illustrator who lives in Newtown. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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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

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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

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