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Author Birthdays

 
 

SEPTEMBER

           

4th         Joan Aiken

4th         Syd Hoff

5th         Paul Fleischman

8th         Jack Prelutsky

9th        Aileen Fisher

13th       Roald Dahl

14th       John Steptoe

15th       Tomie DePaola

15th       Robert Mc Closkey

16th       H.A. Rey

21st       H.G. Wells

27th       Paul Goble

27th       Bernard Waber

 

OCTOBER

 

3rd         Marilyn Singer

4th         Julia Cunningham

4th         Robert Lawson

4th         Munro Leaf

4th            Donald Sobol

5th         Gene Zion

7th         Susan Jeffers

7th         Robert Westall

8th         R.L. Stine

9th         Johanna Hurwitz

10th       James Marshall

14th       Lois Lenski

19th       Ed Emberly

20th       Crockett Johnson

21st       Polly Longsworth

23rd       Bruce Brooks

24th       Barbara Robinson

26th       Steven Kellogg

26th       Ellen Showell

27th       Constance Green

 

NOVEMBER

 

4th         Sterling North

8th         Mariana Mayer

13th       Robert Louis Stevenson

14th       William Steig

14th       Nancy Tafuri

15th       Daniel Manus Pinkwater

16th       Ann Blades

16th       Jean Fritz

20th       William Cole

25th       Philip Eastman

25th       Marc Brown

26th       Charles Schultz

27th       Kevin Henkes

29th       Louisa May Alcott

29th      Madeline L'Engle

29th      C.S. Lewis

30th      Mark Twain

 

DECEMBER

 

1st         Jan Brett

2nd        David Macaulay

6th         Elizabeth Yates

10th       Emily Dickinson

10th       Ernest Shepard

19th       Eve Bunting

20th       Richard Atwater

22nd       William Steele

23rd       Avi

26th       Jan Van Leeuwen

30th       Rudyard Kipling

30th       Mercer Mayer

 

JANUARY

 

2nd        Isaac Asimov

2nd        Crosby Bonsall

2nd        Jean Little

3rd         Patricia Lee Gauch

4th         Phyllis Naylor

5th         Lynn Cherry

6th         Carl Sandburg

7th         Kay Chorao

8th         Stephen Manes

9th         Clyde Robert Bulla

11th       Mary Rodgers

12th       Clement Hurd

13th       Michael Bond

14th       Pat R. Mauser

16th       Robert Lipsyte

17th       Robert Cormier

18th       A. A. Milne

19th       Edgar Allan Poe

22nd       Brian Wildsmith

27th       Lewis Carroll

29th       Bill Peet

29th       Rosemary Wells

30th       Lloyd Alexander

 

FEBRUARY

 

1st         Langston Hughes

1st         Jerry Spinelli

2nd        Judith Viorst

3rd         Joan Lowery Nixon

4th         Russell Hoban

5th         Patricia Lauber

7th         Charles Dickens

7th         Laura Ingalls Wilder

8th         Anne Rockwell

11th       Jane Yolen

12th       Judy Blume

14th       George Shannon

15th       Norman Bridwell

17th       Robert Newton Peck

17th       Susan Beth Pfeffer

19th       Louis Slobodkin

23rd       C. S. Adler

24th       Wilhelm Grimm

25th       Cynthia Voight

27th       Henry W. Longfellow

28th       Sir John Tenniel

 

MARCH

 

2nd        Leo Dillon

2nd        Dr. Seuss

3rd         Patricia MacLachlan

5th         Mem Fox

8th         Trina Schart Hyman

10th       Jack Kent

11th       Ezra Jack Keats

12th       Virginia Hamilton

13th       Thomas Rockwell

16th       Sid Fleischman

17th       Kate Greenaway

19th       James Otis

20th       Mitsumasa Anno

20th       Lois Lowry

22nd       Randolph Caldecott

24th       Bill Cleaver

26th       Robert Frost

26th       Jerry Pallota

28th       Byrd Baylor

28th       Mary Stolz

30th       Anna Sewell

31st       Andrew Lang

 

APRIL

 

1st         Anne McCaffrey

2nd        Hans Christian Anderson

2nd        Washington Irving

4th         Glen Rounds

5th         Frank Stockton

7th         Donald Carrick

12th       Beverly Cleary

13th       Genevieve Foster

13th       Marguerite Henry

16th       Garth Williams

21st       Barbara Park

22nd       Eileen Christelow

22nd       Paula Fox

23rd       William Shakespeare

26th       Patricia Reilly Giff

27th       John Burningham

27th       Ludwig Bemelmans

29th       Jill Paton Walsh

29th       Nicole Rubel

30th       Harriet Sobol

 

MAY

 

3rd         Mavis Jukes

3rd         Patricia MacLachlan

4th         Beverly Butler

6th         Leo Lionni

7th         Nonny Hogrogian

8th         Milton Meltzer

9th         Sir James Barrie

11th       Sheila Burnford

12th       Edward Lear

13th       Norma Klein

14th       George Selden

15th       L. Frank Baum

15th       Paul Zindel

16th       Bruce Coville

17th       Gary Paulsen

17th       Eloise Greenfield

18th       Lillian Hoban

18th       Irene Hunt

22nd       Arthur Conan Doyle

22nd       Arnold Lobel

23rd       Margaret Wise Brown

23rd       Scott O'Dell

23rd       Susan Cooper

23rd       Peter Parnall

31st       Jay Williams

 

JUNE

 

1st         James Daugherty

2nd        Paul Galdone

2nd        Helen Oxenbury

2nd        Norton Juster

3rd         Anita Lobel

5th         Richard Scarry

6th         Verna Aardema

6th         Cynthia Rylant

6th         Peter Spier

7th         Nicki Giovanni

7th         John Goodall

10th       Maurice Sendak

11th       Robert Munsch

14th       Laurence Yep

17th       James Weldon Johnson

18th       Pat Hutchins

18th       Chris Van Allsburg

23rd       Theodore Taylor

24th       John Ciardi

24th       Leonard Everett Fisher

25th       Eric Carle

25th       Pearl Buck

26th       Charlotte Zolotow

27th       Helen Keller

27th       Lucille Clifton

29th       Antoine Sainte-Exupery

30th       David McPhail

 

JULY

 

2nd        Jack Gantos

2nd        Jean Craighead George

6th         Robert Heinlein

8th         Raffi

11th       Patricia Polacco

11th       James Stevenson

11th       E.B. White

12th       Herbert Zim

12th       Henry David Thoreau

13th       Marcia Brown

14th       Peggy Parish

14th       Leon Garfield

15th       Walter Edmonds

15th       Clement C. Moore

16th       Arnold Adoff

19th       Eve Merriam

19th       John Newbery

23rd       Robert Quackenbush

23rd       Patricia Coombs

25th       Ruth Krass

28th       Natalie Babbitt

28th       Beatrix Potter

29th       Sharon Creech

31st       Lynn Reid Banks

31st       Robert Kimmel Smith

31st       J.K. Rowling

 

AUGUST

 

1st         Gail Gibbons

2nd        Holling C. Holling

2nd        James Howe

5th         Ruth Sawyer

6th         Matt Christopher

6th         Barbara Cooney

7th         Betsy Byars

8th         Jan Pienkowski

8th         Marjorie K. Rawlings

9th         Patricia McKissack

10th       Margot Tomes

11th       Don Freeman

12th       Walter Dean Myers

15th       Edith Nesbit

15th       Brinton Turkle

16th       Myra Cohn Livingston

18th       Paula Danziger

19th       Ogden Nash

29th       Karen Hesse

30th       Laurent de Brunhoff

30th       Virginia Lee Burton

30th       Donald Crews