It was a last-minute Christmas gift for his wife that inspired Michael Bond to create Paddington Bear, the marmalade-loving teddy in a duffel coat and floppy hat.
Bond would go on to see his creation enchant children for more than half a century and become an icon immortalized in print, on screens and as countless stuffed toys before his death at age 91.Read more
Michael Bond, the creator of the sweet-tempered, marmalade-loving children's book character Paddington Bear, has died at age 91. Fans of the beloved children’s book character who appeared in the series that began with “A Bear Called Paddington” in 1958 and continued through “Paddington's Finest Hour,” which will be released in the U.S. in October, turned out on Twitter to pay tribute.Read more
“The Da Vinci Code” author Dan Brown on Tuesday revealed some information about his forthcoming novel, “Origin,” the fifth book to feature his signature character, Robert Langdon.
Brown's publisher, Doubleday, unveiled the cover of his latest thriller, which is set for publication on Oct. 3, and disclosed for the first time the setting of the novel: four cities in Spain.Read more
Oprah Winfrey has selected Imbolo Mbue's "Behold the Dreamers," a novel about an immigrant family in New York whose lives are rocked by the 2008 recession, as the new pick for her book club, she announced Monday. Winfrey made the announcement on social media and on "CBS This Morning."
In a video that she posted to Facebook and Twitter, Winfrey raved about Mbue's critically acclaimed debut novel.Read more
The book “This Is What a Librarian Looks Like” contains photo portraits of hundreds of librarians and their short explanations of what they do and why they do it. What they do, in 2017, is a far cry from the idea of shushing patrons and shelving books; librarians are advocates for books and readers and digital literacy and more.Read more