Wimpy Kid Takes to the Thanksgiving Skies Again in Macy's Parade
For the seventh year running, Jeff Kinney's iconic Wimpy Kid, aka Greg Heffley, will be a helium balloon star in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. This beloved character, who has an updated likeness this year, will be cheered on by some 3.5 million spectators and more than 50 million TV viewers. more
From the Hollywood Reporter:
Amblin options film rights to social media star Zach King's debut novel; Harper nabs book rights. Click here
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Readers are demanding a young adult fiction category at the Hugo Awards. Click here
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The Magical and Messy Art of Jean-Michel Basquiat: A Conversation with Javaka Steptoe. Click here
From the Guardian:
The nominations for the U.K.'s 2017 Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medals have been announced. Click here
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Daycare centers in Washington state are warned off scary stories for children. Click here
From Entertainment Weekly:
The five scariest lines from Elena Ferrante's creepy children's book The Beach at Night. Click here
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