The new untitled "Hunger Games" novel
Scholastic via AP
June 17, 2019 - 3:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A decade after seemingly wrapping up "The Hunger Games," Suzanne Collins is bringing readers back to Panem. A prequel, set 64 years before the beginning of her multimillion-selling trilogy, is coming next year. The novel, currently untitled, is scheduled for release on May 19, 2020...
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Justin Udo
June 11, 2019 - 7:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Banning books is nothing new, but a recent study shows one genre is targeted more than others. LGBTQ books make up more than half of the 11 most banned books in the United States, according to the American Library Association. "I think it's a type of bigotry and...
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David Madden
June 10, 2019 - 4:00 am
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — In Camden County, officials are forgiving thousands of dollars in overdue library book fines starting next month. The decision to rescind over $76,000 in pending fines won’t really cost much. The overdue fees constitute less than one half of one percent of the county...
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Students at eight South Jersey schools are getting free books Friday thanks to a nonprofit that collects donations from the "haves" to benefit the "have nots."
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Mike DeNardo
June 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Students at eight South Jersey schools are getting free books Friday thanks to a nonprofit that collects donations from the "haves" to benefit the "have nots." It's book fair day for eight elementary schools in the Camden, Lindenwold, Vineland and Glassboro school...
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Elliot Weinbaum
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Mike DeNardo
June 03, 2019 - 12:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Kids, of course, have access to their class textbooks and school library, but with the launch of a project in 10 Philly schools, kindergarten through third-graders have been able to pick out books they're truly interested in — and keep it in their personal home...
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Penn Book Center
Nick Millman
Antionette Lee
April 23, 2019 - 5:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As brick-and-mortar stores struggle to compete with online sales across the country, supporters from the University of Pennsylvania community have gathered to stop a local bookstore from closing its doors for good. Ashley Montague, co-owner of Penn Book Center at 34th...
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"Alien Superstar"
Abrams Children’s Books via AP
April 22, 2019 - 11:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Henry Winkler is planning an out-of-this-world take on fame and show business. The 73-year-old actor known for "Happy Days" and "Barry" has a three-book deal with Abrams Children's Books for a middle-grade series about an alien who somehow lands in Hollywood and becomes a teen...
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"The Beautiful Ones," a memoir Prince was working on at the time of his death.
Courtesy of Random House via AP
April 22, 2019 - 8:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The memoir Prince was working on at the time of his death is coming out Oct. 29. Random House confirmed Monday to The Associated Press that "The Beautiful Ones" will combine Prince unfinished manuscript with rare photos, scrapbooks and lyrics. First announced just weeks before his...
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Maryland's chief accountant is calling for Pugh to step down, calling the latest revelations about lucrative deals to sell her self-published children's books "brazen, cartoonish corruption."
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April 02, 2019 - 7:51 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore already faced daunting challenges: soaring violent crime, a thriving drug economy and poverty so intense that some derelict neighborhoods look like they were hit by a plague. Now, Mayor Catherine Pugh is embroiled in a strange scandal, sucking attention away from those...
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This Feb. 24, 2019 file photo shows Candace Bushnell at the 2019 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party in West Hollywood, Calif.
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March 29, 2019 - 7:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Candace Bushnell's next project is a book for the #MeToo movement. HarperCollins Children's Books announced Friday that the "Sex and the City" author is teaming up with best-selling young adult writer Katie Cotugno on "Rules for Being a Girl." The novel is scheduled for April 2020...
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