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Authors, illustrators and books: Birthday List

A guide dedicated to our favourite authors, illustrators and books including book series and authors how have visited us

Authors' birthday list January - June

January 3: J.R.R. Tolkien (The Hobbit)

January 5Lynne Cherry (The Great Kapok Tree)

January 6: Carl Sandburg

January 12: Jack London (The Call of the Wild)

January 13: Sharon Robinson (Jackie’s Nine)

January 14: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (Shiloh)

January 18: A.A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh)

January 19: Edgar Allan Poe (The Raven)

January 22: Rafe Martin (Birdwing)

January 27: Lewis Caroll (Alice in Wonderland)

January 30: Lloyd Alexander (The Black Cauldron)

February 1: Langston Hughes (various poems)

February 1: Jerry Spinelli (Maniac Magee)

February 1: Meg Cabot (The Princess Diaries)

February 2:  Judith Viorst (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day)

February 7: Laura Ingalls Wilder (The Little House on the Prairie)

February 7: Charles Dickens (A Christmas Carol)

February 10: Mark Teague (Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School)

February 10:  E. L. Konigsburg (From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler )

February 11: Mo Willems (Don't let the pigeon drive the bus!)

February 12: Judy Blume (Superfudge)

February 15: Norman Bridwell (Clifford)

February 28: Megan McDonald (Judy Moody)

March 2: Dr. Seuss

March 2: Leo Dillon (Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears)

March 3: Patricia MacLachlan (Sarah, Plain and Tall) 

March 4: Dav Pilkey (Captain Underpants)

March 5: Mem Fox

March 5: Howard Pyle (Robin Hood)

March 8: Kenneth Grahame (The Wind in the Willows)

March 11: Ezra Jack Keats (The Snowy Day)

March 12: Virginia Hamilton (The House of Dies Drear)

March 12: Carl Hiaasen (Hoot)

March 16: Sid Fleischman (Whipping Boy)

March 20: Louis Sachar (Holes)

March 20: Lois Lowry (Number the Stars )

March 26: Robert Frost (“Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening”)

March 27: Dick King-Smith (Babe, The Gallant Pig)

April 2: Hans Christian Andersen

April 3: Washington Irving (Sleepy Hollow)

April 4: Maya Angelou

April 5: Anthony Horowitz (Raven’s Gate)

April 5: Richard Peck (A Long Way From Chicago)

April 5: Margaret Peterson Haddix (Shadow Children)

April 12: Beverly Cleary (Dear Mr. Henshaw)

April 12: Gary Soto  (Too Many Tamales)

April 13: Marguerite Henry (Misty of Chincoteague)

April 21: Barbara Park (Junie B. Jones)

April 23: Shakespeare

April 26: Patricia Reilly Giff (Nory Ryan’s Song)

April 26: Lee Bennett Hopkins

April 27: Steven D’Amico

April 28: Lois Duncan

April 28: Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird)

May 4: Don Wood  (Into the Volcano)

May 6: Leo Lionni (Frederick)

May 9: Sir James Matthew Barrie (Peter Pan)

May 9: Eleanor Estes (Ginger Pye)

May 10: Christopher Paul Curtis (Bud, Not Buddy)

May 12: Blue Balliett  (Chasing Vermeer)

May 15: L. Frank Baum (Wizard of Oz)

May 15: J.S. Lewis (The Revenge of the Shadow King)

May 16: Bruce Coville (Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher)

May 17: Gary Paulsen (Hatchet)

May 18: Debbie Dadey (Adventures of the Bailey School Kids)

May 20: Mary Pope Osborne (Magic Tree House )

May 22: Arnold Lobel (Fables)

May 23: Margaret Wise Brown (Important Book)

May 23: Scott O’Dell (Island of The Blue Dolphins)

June 2: Norton Juster (The Phantom Tollbooth)

June 2: Richard Scarry

June 5: Rick Riordan (The Lightening Thief)

June 10: Maurice Sendak (Chicken Soup With Rice)

June 11: Robert Munsch 

June 12: Anne Frank (The Diary of Anne Frank)

June 14: Bruce Degen (Magic School Bus, Jamberry)

June 14: Lawrence Yep

June 15: Brian Jacques (Redwall)

June 18: Chris Van Allsburg (Polar Express)

June 24: Kathryn Lasky  (Guardians of Ga’Hoole)

June 24: Cynthia Rylant (Missing May)

June 25: Eric Carle (Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?)

June 27: Antoine de Saint-Exupery (The Little Prince)


Author Birthday List July-December

July 11: Jean Craighead George (My Side of the Mountain)

July 11: E. B. White (Charlotte’s Web)

July 11: Patricia Polacco (Pink and Say)

July 26: James Berenstain (Berestain Bears)

July 28: Beatrix Potter (The Tale of Peter Rabbit)

July 28: Natalie Babbitt (Tuck Everlasting)

July 29: Sharon Creech (Love that Dog)

July 31: J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter)

July 31: Lynn Reid Banks (Indian in the Cupboard)

August 10: Suzanne Collins (The Hunger GamesGregor the Overlander)

August 12: Ann M. Martin (Babysitter’s Club)

August 12: Edith Nesbit (The Phoenix and the Carpet)

August 18: Paula Danziger (Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon )

August 27: Lisa Yee (Millicent Min: Girl Genius)

August 27: Ann Rinaldi (Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons)

August 29: Karen Hesse (Out of the Dust)

September 8: Aliki

September 8: Jack Prelutsky

September 8: Jon Scieszka (The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs)

September 8: Phillip Ardagh

September 11Anthony Browne (Voices in the Park)

September 13Roald Dahl (Matilda)

September 15: Tomie DePaola (The Legend of the Bluebonnet)

September 16: H. A. Rey (Curious George)

September 8:  Gail Carson Levine (Ella Enchanted)

October 5: Donald Sobol (Encyclopedia Brown)

October 5: David Shannon (A Bad Case of Stripes)

October 8: R. L. Stine (Goosebumps)

October 18: Shel Silverstein (Where the Sidewalk Ends)

October 19: Phillip Pullman (The Golden Compass)

October 23: Gordon Korman (Swindle)

October 26: Steven Kellogg  (Johnny Appleseed)

October 31: Katherine Patterson (Animorphs)

November 13: Lois Ehlert

November 13: William Steig (Doctor de Soto)

November 16: Jean Fritz (And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?)

November 24: Francis Hodgson Burnett (Secret Garden, Little Princess)

November 25: Marc Brown (Arthur)

November 26: Charles Schultz (Charlie Brown)

November 29: C. S. Lewis (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe)

November 29: Madeline L’Engle (A Wrinkle in Time)

November 29: Louisa May Alcott (Little Women)

November 30: Mark Twain (Adventures of Tom Sawyer)

November 30: Lucy M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables)

December 1: Jan Brett (Hedgie’s Surprise)

December 10: Cornelia Funke (Inkheart)

December 19: Eve Bunting (Summer of Riley)

December 23: Avi (True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle)

December 29: Molly Bang (When Sophie Gets Angry. . .Really Really Angry)

December 30: Mercer Meyer (Little Critter)