Birthdays

JANUARY

January 1
Jeanne DuPrau, 1944

January 2
Isaac Asimov, 1920
Crosby Bonsall, 1921
Jean Little, 1932

January 3
Carolyn Haywood, 1898
J.R.R. Tolkien, 1892

January 4
Jakob Grimm, 1785
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, 1933

January 6
Vera Cleaver, 1919
Carl Sandburg, 1878
Sherlock Holmes, 1854

January 7
Eleanor Clymer, 1906

January 8
Lee J. Ames, 1921
Stephen Manes, 1949

January 9
Clyde Robert Bulla, 1914

January 11
Robert C. O’Brien, 1918
Mary Rodgers, 1931

January 12
Clement Hurd, 1908
Jack London, 1876
Charles Perrault, 1628

January 13
Michael Bond, 1926

January 14
Thornton Burgess, 1874
Hugh Lofting, 1886

January 15
Jenny Nimmo, 1944

January 17
John Bellairs, 1938
Robert Cormier, 1925

January 18
Raymond Briggs, 1934
A.A. Milne, 1882 (Click HERE for 90 facts about Winnie-the-Pooh.)
Arthur Ransome, 1884

January 19
Nina Bawden, 1925
Edgar Allan Poe, 1809

January 20
Joy Adamson, 1910

January 21
Cherith Baldry (one of the group of 3 writers known as Erin Hunter), 1947

January 22
Brian Wildsmith, 1930

January 26
Mary Mapes Dodge, 1831
Shannon Hale, 1974

January 27
Harry Allard, 1928
Lewis Carroll, 1832
Julius Lester, 1939

January 28
Vera B. Williams, 1927

January 29
Christopher Collier, 1930
Bill Peet, 1915
Rosemary Wells, 1943

January 30
Lloyd Alexander, 1924
Michael Dorris, 1945
Polly Horvath, 1957

January 31
Gerald McDermott, 1941

FEBRUARY

February 1
Langston Hughes, 1902
Eve Rice
Jerry Spinelli, 1941

February 2
Rebecca Caudill, 1899
Judith Viorst, 1931

February 3:
Henning Mankell, 1948
Walt Morey, 1907
Joan Lowery Nixon, 1927

February 4
Siobhan Dowd, 1960
Barbara Shook Hazen,
Russell Hoban, 1925

February 5
Patricia Lauber, 1924
David Wiesner

February 7
Charles Dickens, 1812
Fred Gipson, 1908
Laura Ingalls Wilder, 1867

February 8
Anne Rockwell, 1934
Jules Verne, 1828

February 9
Dick Gackenbach, 1927

February 10
Stephen Gammell, 1943
E.L. Konigsburg, 1930
Charles Lamb, 1775

February 11
Jane Yolen, 1939

February 12
Judy Blume, 1938
Jacqueline Woodson, 1963

February 13
Eleanor Farjeon, 1881
Janet Taylor Lisle, 1947
William Sleator, 1945

February 14
Meg Tilly, 1960
George Shannon, 1952
Paul O. Zelinsky, 1953

February 15
Norman Bridwell, 1928
Doris Orgel, 1929

February 16
Roberto Innocenti, 1940

February 17
Dorothy Canfield Fisher, 1879
Andre Norton, 1912
Robert Newton Peck, 1928
Susan Beth Pfeffer, 1948
Virginia Sorensen, 1912

February 18
Barbara Joosse

February 19
Jeff Kinney, 1971
Louis Slobodkin, 1903

February 20
Mary Blount Christian

February 21
Patricia Hermes, 1936

February 23
C.S. Adler, 1932
W.E.B. DuBois, 1869

February 24
Wilhelm Grimm, 1786

February 25
Iain Lawrence, 1955
Cynthia Voigt, 1942

February 27
Florence Parry Heide, 1919
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1807
Uri Shulevitz, 1935
Jeff Smith, 1960
John Steinbeck, 1902

MARCH

March 2
Leo Dillon, 1933
Dr. Seuss, 1904

March 3
Patricia MacLachlan, 1938

March 4
Meindert DeJong, 1906
David Pilkey, 1966

March 5
Mem Fox, 1946
Howard Pyle, 1853

March 8
Kenneth Grahame, 1859
Trina Schart Hyman , 1939

March 11
Wanda Gág, 1893
Erza Jack Keats, 1916
D.J. MacHale

March 12
Virginia Hamilton, 1936
Carl Hiaasen, 1953

March 13
Diane Dillon, 1933
Ellen Raskin, 1928
Thomas Rockwell, 1933

March 14
Marguerite de Angeli, 1889

March 15
Barbara Cohen, 1932

March 16
Sid Fleischman, 1920

March 17
Kate Greenaway, 1846
Penelope Lively, 1933
Zibby Oneal, 1934

March 18
Susan Patron, 1948

March 20
Mitsumasa Anno, 1926
Ellen Conford, 1942
Lois Lowry, 1937
Bill Martin, Jr., 1916
Louis Sachar, 1954

March 21
Michael Foreman, 1938
Mem Fox, 1946
David Wisniewski, 1953

March 22
Randolph Caldecott, 1846
James Patterson, 1947

March 23
Eleanor Cameron, 1912

March 24
Bill Cleaver, 1920
Mary Stolz, 1920

March 25:
Kate DiCamillo, 1964
Linda Sue Park, 1960

March 26
Robert Frost, 1874
Betty MacDonald, 1908

March 27
Dick King-Smith, 1922

March 28
Byrd Baylor, 1924

March 30
Anne Sewell, 1820

March 31
Andrew Lang, 1844

APRIL

April 1
Anne McCaffrey, 1926

April 2
Hans Christian Andersen, 1805
Ruth Heller, 1923
Emily Rodda, 1948

April 3
Sandra Boynton, 1953
Washington Irving, 1783

April 4
Maya Angelou, 1928
Phoebe Gilman, 1940
Elizabeth Levy, 1942
Johanna Reiss,
Glen Rounds, 1906

April 5
Anthony Horowitz, 1956
Richard Peck, 1934

April 6
Graeme Base, 1958
Barbara Cooney, 1917

April 7
Donald Carrick, 1929

April 8
Trina Schart Hyman, 1939

April 9
Margaret Peterson Haddix, 1964

April 10
David A. Adler, 1947
Eric Knight, 1897

April 12
Beverly Cleary, 1916  (Click HERE for 100 facts about this wonderful writer!)
Barbara Corcoran, 1911

April 13
Lee Bennett Hopkins, 1938
Marguerite Henry, 1902

April 16
John Christopher, 1922
Dorothy Lathrop, 1891
Gertrude Chandler Warner, 1890
Garth Williams, 1912

April 21
Charlotte Bronte, 1816

April 22
Paula Fox, 1923

April 23
Anne-Laure Bondoux, 1971
Kristin Butcher, 1951
William Shakespeare, 1564

April 24
Lynn Hall, 1914

April 25
Maud Hart Lovelace, 1892
Alvin Schwartz, 1927

April 26
Patricia Reilly Giff, 1935

April 27
Ludwig Bemelmans, 1898
John Burningham, 1936
Barbara Park, 1947

April 28:
Lois Duncan, 1934
Amy Hest,
Terry Pratchett, 1948

April 29
Ron Roy
Jill Paton Walsh, 1937

April 30
Kit Pearson, 1947

MAY

May 2
Susan Richards Shreve, 1939

May 3
Patricia MacLachlan, 1938
Dodie Smith, 1896

May 4
Beverly Butler, 1932

May 5
Herge, 1907
Leo Lionni, 1910
Scott Westerfeld, 1963

May 6
Judy Delton, 1931
Randall Jarrell, 1914
Leo Lionni, 1910

May 7
Nonny Hogrogian, 1932

May 9
Richard Adams, 1920
Sir James Barrie, 1860
William Péne du Bois, 1916
Eleanor Estes, 1906
Keith Robertson, 1914

May 10:
Christopher Paul Curtis, 1953
John Rowe Townsend, 1922

May 11
Sheila Burnford, 1918
Peter Sis, 1949
Zilpha Keatley Snyder, 1928

May 12
Edward Lear, 1812
Farley Mowat, 1921

May 13
Norma Klein, 1938

May 14
Eoin Colfer, 1965
George Selden, 1929

May 15
David Almond, 1951
Lyman Frank Baum, 1856
Ellen MacGregor, 1906
Norma Fox Mazer, 1931
Paul Zindel, 1936

May 16
Bruce Coville, 1950
Betty Miles, 1928

May 17
Eloise Greenfield, 1929
Gary Paulsen, 1939

May 18
Lillian Hoban, 1925
Irene Hunt, 1907

May 21
Virginia Haviland, 1911

May 22
Arthur Conan Doyle, 1859
Arnold Lobel, 1933

May 23
Margaret Wise Brown, 1910
Susan Cooper, 1935
Scott O’Dell, 1903
Peter Parnall, 1936

May 25
Martha Alexander, 1920

May 26
Sheila Greenwald, 1934

May 28
Susan Fletcher, 1951

May 29:
G.K. Chesterton, 1874
Mary Pope Osborne, 1949
Willo Davis Roberts, 1928

May 30
Millicent Selsam, 1912

May 31
Elizabeth Coatsworth, 1893
Jay Williams, 1914

JUNE

June 1
Doris Buchanan Smith 1934

June 2
Paul Galdone, 1914
Norton Juster, 1929
Helen Oxenbury, 1938

June 3
Anita Lobel, 1934

June 5
Carolyn Meyer, 1935
Rick Riordan, 1964
Richard Scarry, 1919

June 6
Verna Aardema, 1911
Cynthia Rylant, 1954
Peter Spier, 1927

June 7
John Goodall, 1908

June 8
Carolyn Meyer, 1935
Ivan Southall, 1921

June 10
Maurice Sendak, 1928

June 11
Robert Munsch, 1945 (Click HERE for 70 facts.)

June 12
Anne Frank, 1929
Charles Kingsley, 1819
Johanna Spyri, 1827

June 14
Penelope Farmer, 1939
Janice May Udry, 1928
Laurence Yep, 1948

June 15
Brian Jacques, 1939

June 16
Isabelle Holland, 1920

June 18
Pat Hutchins, 1942
Chris Van Allsburg, 1949

June 21
Robert Kraus, 1925

June 23
Theodore Taylor, 1924

June 24
John Ciardi, 1916
Leonard Everett Fisher, 1924
Kathryn Lasky, 1944

June 25
Eric Carle, 1929

June 26
Pearl S. Buck, 1892
Robert Burch, 1925
Walter Farley, 1922
Lynd Ward, 1905
Charlotte Zolotow, 1915

June 27
Lucille Clifton, 1936
James Lincoln Collier, 1928
Lafcadio Hearn, 1850
Helen Keller, 1880

June 28
Esther Forbes, 1891
Bette Greene, 1934

June 29
Antoine de Saint-Exupery, 1900

June 30
David McPhail, 1940

JULY

July 1:
Paul Owen Lewis, 1959

July 2
Jack Gantos, 1951
Jean Craighead George, 1919
Darren Shan, 1972

July 4
Jamie Gilson, 1933

July 6
Louise Erdrich, 1954
Robert A. Heinlein, 1907

July 9
Betsy Bang, 1912

July 10
Martin Provensen, 1916

July 11
Helen Cresswell, 1936
Patricia Polacco, 1944
James Stevenson, 1929
E.B. White, 1899

July 12
Johanna Spyri,1827
Henry David Thoreau, 1817

July 13
Marcia Brown, 1918

July 14
Leon Garfield, 1921
Peggy Parish, 1927
Issac Bashevis Singer, 1904

July 15
Clement Moore, 1779

July 17
Victoria Holmes (one of the group of 3 writers known as Erin Hunter), 1947

July 18
Jane Austen, 1817

July 19
Garth Nix, 1963
Eve Merriam, 1916
John Newbery, 1713

July 22
S.E. Hinton, 1950

July 23
Robert Quackenbush, 1929

July 25
Ruth Krauss, 1911

July 27
Scott Corbett, 1913

July 28
Natalie Babbitt, 1932
Beatrix Potter, 1866

July 29
Sharon Creech, 1945

July 31
Lynn Reid Banks, 1929
Lynne Rae Perkins, 1956
Robert Kimmel Smith, 1930
J. K. Rowling, 1965

AUGUST

August 1
Gail Gibbons, 1944

August 2
Holling C. Holling, 1900
James Howe, 1946
John Wilson

August 3
Mary Calhoun, 1926

August 5
Robert Bright, 1902
Ruth Sawyer, 1880

August 7
Betsy Byars, 1928
Maia Wojciechowska, 1927

August 8
Deborah Ellis, 1960
Jan Pienkowski, 1936
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, 1896

August 9
José Aruego, 1932
Tove Jansson, 1914
Patricia McKissack, 1944

August 11
Don Freeman, 1908

August 12
Ruth Stiles Gannett, 1923
Ann M. Martin, 1955
Walter Dean Myers, 1937

August 14
Alice Provensen, 1918

August 15
Edith Nesbit, 1858
Brinton Turkle, 1915

August 16:
Matt Christopher, 1917
Diana Wynne Jones, 1934
Myra Cohn Livingston, 1926

August 17
Myra Cohn Livingston, 1926

August 18
Paula Danziger, 1944

August 19
Ogden Nash, 1902

August 22:
Will Hobbs, 1947

August 28
Roger Duvoisin, 1904
Allen Say, 1937

August 29
Karen Hesse, 1952

August 30
Laurent de Brunhoff, 1925
Virginia Lee Burton, 1909
Donald Crews, 1938

August 31
Kenneth Oppel, 1967

SEPTEMBER

September 1
Jim Arnosky, 1946
Barbara Smucker, 1915

September 2
Demi, 1942

September 4
Joan Aiken, 1924
Syd Hoff, 1912

September 5
Paul Fleischman, 1952

September 6
Tony DiTerlizzi, 1969

September 8
Jack Prelutsky, 1940
Jon Scieszka, 1954

Spetember 9
Aileen Fisher, 1906

September 11
Anthony Browne, 1946
O. Henry, 1862
Alfred Slote, 1926

September 13
Roald Dahl, 1916
Else Minarik, 1920

September 14
Edith Thacher Hurd, 1910
John Steptoe, 1950

September 15
Agatha Christie, 1890
James Fenimore Cooper, 1789
Tomie de Paola, 1934
Robert McCloskey, 1914

September 16
H.A. Rey, 1898

September 17:
Elizabeth Enright, 1909

September 19
Rachel Field, 1894
Arthur Rackham, 1867

September 21
Taro Yashima, 1908

September 22
H.G. Wells, 1866
Esphyr Slobodkina, 1908

September 23
Jan Ormerod, 1946

September 24
Wilson Rawls, 1913

September 26:
Mark Haddon, 1962

September 27
Paul Goble, 1933
John Marsden, 1950
Bernard Waber, 1924

September 29
Stan Berenstain, 1923

September 30
Edgar D’Aulaire, 1898
Alvin Tresselt, 1916

OCTOBER

October 1
Deborah Hautzig
Paul Yee, 1956

October 3
Natalie Savage Carlson, 1906
James Herriot, 1916

October 4
Robert Lawson, 1892
Munro Leaf, 1905
Donald Sobol, 1924

October 5
Louise Fitzhugh, 1928
David Shannon, 1960
Gene Zion, 1913

October 6
Steven Kellogg, 1941

October 7
Alice Dalgliesh, 1893
James Heneghan, 1930
Robert Westall, 1929

October 8
Barthe DeClements, 1920
R. L. Stine, 1943

October 9
Johanna Hurwitz, 1937

October 10
James Marshall, 1942

October 14
Lois Lenski, 1893

October 16
Edward Ardizzone, 1900

October 17
Alan Garner, 1934
Robert Jordan, 1948

October 18
Ed Emberly, 1931

October 20
Gennifer Choldenko, 1957

October 21
Ursula LeGuin, 1929

October 23
Bruce Brooks, 1950
Marjorie Flack, 1897
Gordon Korman, 1963

October 24
Barbara Robinson, 1927

October 25
Andrew Clements, 1949
Steven Kellogg, 1941

October 27
Constance Green, 1924

October 29
Nancy Werlin, 1961

October 30
Eric Kimmel, 1946
Sydney Taylor, 1904

October 31
Katherine Paterson, 1932

NOVEMBER

November 3
Monica Hughes, 1925
Betty Bao Lord, 1938

November 4
Kate Cary (one of the group of 3 writers known as Erin Hunter), 1967
Karen Cushman, 1941
Sterling North, 1906

November 7
Armstrong Sperry, 1897

November 8
Bram Stoker, 1847

November 10
Kate Seredy, 1899

November 11
Peg Kehret, 1936

November 12
Marjorie W. Sharmat, 1928

November 13
Robert Louis Stevenson, 1850

November 14
Astrid Lindgren, 1907
Carol Matas, 1949
William Steig, 1907
Nancy Tafuri, 1946

November 15
Daniel Manus Pinkwater, 1941

November 16
Ann Blades, 1947
Jean Fritz, 1915
Robin McKinley, 1952

November 17
Christopher Paolini, 1983

November 19
Elizabeth Cleaver, 1939

November 20
Marion Dane Bauer, 1938

November 21
Elizabeth George Speare, 1908

November 24
Frances Hodgson Burnett, 1849
Carlo Collodi, 1826
Sylvia Engdahl, 1933
Eric Wilson, 1940
Yoshika Uchida, 1921

November 25
Marc Brown, 1946
Mordicai Gerstein, 1935

November 26
Doris Gates, 1901
Charles Schulz, 1922

November 27
Kevin Henkes, 1960

November 28
Tomi Ungerer, 1931
Ed Young, 1931

November 29
Louisa May Alcott, 1832
Madeleine L’Engle, 1918
C.S. Lewis, 1898

November 30
Mark Twain, 1835
Lucy Maud Montgomery, 1874
Roland Smith, 1951
Margot Zemach, 1931

DECEMBER

December 1
Jan Brett, 1949

December 2
David Macaulay, 1946
Christina Rossetti, 1830
Harve Zemach, 1933

December 4
Munro Leaf, 1905

December 5
Laura Ingalls Wilder, 1886

December 6:
John Reynold Gardiner, 1944
Jim Kjelgaard, 1910

December 9
Jean deBrunhoff, 1899
Mary Downing Hahn, 1937

December 10
Emily Dickinson, 1830
Cornelia Funke, 1958
Rumer Godden, 1907
George MacDonald, 1824
Mary Norton, 1903
Ernest Shepard, 1879

December 14
Rosemary Sutcliff, 1920

December 15
Ann Nolan Clark, 1896

December 16
Quentin Blake, 1932
Bill Brittain, 1930
Peter Dickinson, 1927
Marie Hall Ets, 1893

December 18
Marilyn Sachs, 1927
Alison Uttley, 1884

December 19
Eve Bunting,1928

December 20
M.B. Goffstein, 1940

December 22
William O. Steele, 1917

December 23
Avi, 1937

December 24
Stephenie Meyer, 1973
Noel Streatfield, 1920

December 27
Ingri D’Aulaire, 1904

December 28
Carol Ryrie Brink, 1895
Emily Neville, 1919

December 29
Molly Garrett Bang, 1943
E.W. Hildick, 1925

December 30
Rudyard Kipling, 1865
Mercer Mayer, 1943

Print Friendly

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *