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Where's Spot? Author and Illustrator Eric Hill Dead at 86

Where's Spot? Author and Illustrator Eric Hill Dead at 86

Originally posted 06/13/2014 07:20AM

Eric Hill, whose effort to entertain his young son with a simple drawing of a mischievous dog named Spot blossomed into a popular series of children's books that have sold more than 60 million copies, has died at his home in central California. He was 86.

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Review: The Silkworm, J.K. Rowling's Second Book Under a Pseudonym, Weaves an Engaging Web

The Silkworm, J.K. Rowling's Second Book Under a Pseudonym Weaves an Engaging Web

Originally posted 06/12/2014 05:00PM

Robert Galbraith – unmasked to the world as a pseudonym for Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling – has written a second absorbing whodunit starring detective Cormoran Strike to follow last year's stealth hit, The Cuckoo's Calling.

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Get Your Post-The Fault in Our Stars Fix with These 4 Books

Read These 4 Books from The Fault in Our Stars Author John Green

Originally posted 06/12/2014 10:00AM

After a nearly $50 million opening weekend grossing twice as many used tissues and broken hearts, the box-office success of John Green's book-turned-movie The Fault in Our Stars has left millions with one question: So, what's next?

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Five Things to Know About The Fault in Our Stars Author John Green

The Fault in Our Stars Author John Green: Five Things to Know

Originally posted 06/07/2014 06:00PM

The Fault in Our Stars author John Green is used to hordes of young-adult fiction fans clamoring for his novels. His previous books – Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines and Paper Towns – still reside at the top of the New York Times' best-seller list for YA fiction.

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Taylor Swift Touts Her Love of Books in READ Campaign: See The Giver Star's Poster | Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift Supports Her Love of Books in READ Campaign: See The Giver Star's Poster

Originally posted 06/06/2014 12:30PM

Taylor Swift loves reading, and like such others as Kelly Ripa and Rachel McAdams appears on a new poster in support of READ, a project of the American Library Association.

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Filed Under: Country, Books, Taylor Swift
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What We're Reading This Weekend: Books on Storytellers

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What We're Reading This Weekend: Books on Storytellers

Originally posted 06/05/2014 05:45PM

Here at PEOPLE we're all about telling a good story, be it the behind-the-scenes happenings of Hollywood or what former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is up to these days.

But before there's a good story, there has to be a good storyteller. A few of our staff have their noses buried in fiction and non-fiction books that depict how hilarious, inspiring or terrifying a storyteller can be.

Share your thoughts on their choices – and let us know what you're reading.

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Photographer Explores Obesity and Weight Loss Through Revealing Self-Portraits

Photographer Explores Obesity and Weight Loss Through Revealing Self-Portraits

Originally posted 05/23/2014 01:45PM

Brooklyn-based photographer Jen Davis spent years taking vulnerable self-portraits of her overweight body before realizing she wanted to change.

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Filed Under: Health, Bodywatch, Books
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Confessions of the World's Best Father: Dave Engledow Shares the Adorable Details Behind His Viral Photo Project

UpdatePosted 05/07/2014 08:15PM

Confessions of the World's Best Father: Dave Engledow Shares the Adorable Details Behind His Viral Photo Project

Originally posted 05/07/2014 06:00PM

Have you met Dave Engledow? He is the World's Best Father – at least according to these images. What started as a humorous photo project tracing his daughter Alice Bee's first year of life is now a book.

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What We're Reading This Weekend: Books on Better Living

What We're Reading This Weekend: Books on Better Living

Originally posted 05/01/2014 07:20PM

It's already May – a good time to check the status on those New Year's resolutions.

Whether it was eating better, exercising, spending more time with family, or even finally finding the love of your life – like George Clooney in this week's issue – we all want to know how to improve.

Our staff's reading books this week that examine how to be a better, happier and more successful you.

Share your thoughts on their choices – and let us know what you're reading.

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What We're Reading This Weekend: Behind-the-Scenes Books

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What We're Reading This Weekend: Behind-the-Scenes Books

Originally posted 04/24/2014 06:30PM

We all love a shiny finished product, but as the old saying goes, there's "a means to an end." For instance, this week's World's Most Beautiful special issue couldn't have come together without a lot of long hours and not-so-glamorous work.

The books our staff are reading this weekend offer an inside look at how everything from dog shows to rock stars are made.

Share your thoughts on their choices – and let us know what you're reading.

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