Kelly Clarkson plans second picture book


Kelly Clarkson plans second picture book

NEW YORK

After releasing a best-selling children’s book, Kelly Clarkson is back for an encore.

HarperCollins Publishers announced Wednesday that the Grammy winner’s “River Rose and the Magical Christmas” is coming out Oct. 24.

The picture book is illustrated by Lucy Fleming and continues Clarkson’s “River Rose” series, which began last year with “River Rose and the Magical Lullaby.” The new release also will include an original Christmas song by Clarkson.

Meanwhile, Clarkson is working on a new album, which also is expected to come out later this year.

Elvis Presley hit ‘Love Me Tender’ inspires picture book

NEW YORK

One of Elvis Presley’s biggest hits is the latest song to be turned into a picture book, and part of an effort to introduce the King to a new generation.

Dial Books for Young Readers told The Associated Press that a book based on “Love Me Tender” is coming out Nov. 13. “Elvis Presley’s Love Me Tender” will be illustrated by Stephanie Graegin and include an endnote by Presley’s widow, Priscilla Presley.

Dial Books is calling the new release “a heartwarming ode” to the parent-child bond. Presley died 40 years ago this summer, and representatives for his estate are planning a merchandise program for infants and toddlers.

Associated Press

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