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2011-05-23 04:30:00

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Family, tradition, and spirituality are just some of the inspiring themes in Seven Fathers, a Norwegian folktale illustrated by Caldecott Medalist and New York Times-bestselling author Ed Young. As retold by award-winning author Ashley Ramsden, this mysterious, thought-provoking picture book is sure to prompt conversation among young readers and their families. A traveler seeking shelter in a snowstorm stumbles upon a house. When he asks an...

2011-05-02 07:55:00

NEW YORK, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Random House Children's Books and Dr. Seuss Enterprises have selected Tiffany Wu, from Downer's Grove, Illinois, a senior at Downer's Grove South High School, as the winner of its annual Oh, the Places You'll Go! College Scholarship; it was announced today by Chip Gibson, President and Publisher, Random House Children's Books. Her winning essay was entitled "Supplies for Success" and she will receive $10,000 toward her postsecondary education, which...

2011-03-30 11:00:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2010, after 25 years of success, Mick Hucknall announced his decision to disband Simply Red and in 2011 took the band on a final tour of the world - a celebration of all that they have achieved, and a final farewell to the band's many fans. To mark the end of Simply Red's career, Capitol/EMI will release a concert album and film of one of the band's final and most spectacular gigs on this tour, shot against the backdrop of the iconic...

2011-03-25 07:11:00

NEW YORK, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HarperCollins announced today the publication of a long-awaited new picture book by beloved author Maurice Sendak. Known best for his Caldecott-winning Where the Wild Things Are, Sendak's illustrious career has spanned more than 60 years, establishing him as one of the most consistently inventive and challenging voices in children's literature. Now, with BUMBLE-ARDY (Michael di Capua Books / HarperCollins; 9780062051981; $17.95) set for release on...

2011-02-17 08:00:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 2, PBS KIDS is honoring the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, more widely known as Dr. Seuss, with a two-hour marathon of THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! PBS KIDS will celebrate Dr. Seuss' 107th birthday by rhyming along with the playful Cat during two brand new episodes, "Incredible Journey/Bamboozled," where the Cat introduces Nick and Sally to two incredible creatures, Salmon Sam and Zhu Zhu the panda, and "Teeny Weeny...

2011-02-03 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sterling Children's Books announced today that the first picture book edition of "Blowin' in the Wind," the legendary song written by Bob Dylan, will be published in November 2011 and illustrated by Jon J Muth. "Bob Dylan's timeless message about war and peace is just as resonant with parents and children today as it was almost 50 years ago," said Frances Gilbert, VP/Publisher of Sterling Children's Books. "With Jon J Muth's ethereal and...

2011-01-31 11:00:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, announced today that in Fall 2011 it will launch the first two books in a new series, The Guardians of Childhood, by famed author, illustrator, and Emmy Award winner William Joyce. The Man in the Moon, the first picture book in the series, will be written and illustrated by William Joyce. The first chapter book, Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the...

2011-01-10 11:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audiobooks for children and young adults - including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards - at its Midwinter Meeting in San Diego. A list of all the 2011 award winners follows: John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature "Moon over Manifest," written by Clare Vanderpool, is the 2011 Newbery Medal...

2010-12-15 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Random House Children's Books (www.randomhouse.com/kids), together with leading digital media agency Smashing Ideas, today announced that Wild About Books for iPad will be available in the iTunes store on December 16th. Based on the New York Times bestselling children's picture book Wild About Books, by Judy Sierra and illustrated by Marc Brown, the app retails for $7.99, but is available now for a special introductory price of $4.99. This is the...

2010-11-17 08:54:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- "Why would a New York lawyer and investment banker write a children's book?" Brooks Olbrys, author of The Adventures of Blue Ocean Bob, did not plan to write a children's book, let alone a rhyming picture book series. But his personal interest in the philosophies of success combined with his experience reading picture books to his young son led him to a novel idea. He should translate the timeless principles of achievement as taught by authors such...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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