Posts Tagged ‘birthdays’

Happy Birthday, Katherine Paterson!

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Today is Katherine Paterson’s 80th birthday!  A year and a half ago I had the pleasure of meeting Katherine Paterson and I had the chance to have dinner with her.  She is incredible!  Read about her extraordinary life and her amazing collection of books at the Wheaton Public Library!

Katherine Paterson’s books at the library

Read about her life using Gale Biography in Context

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August Birthdays for Authors and Illustrators

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Here is a post from a couple of years back on children’s books authors and illustrators who celebrate their birthdays in August!

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Check out some of his books to celebrate!

Find his books and movies in the Wheaton Public Library collection here!

Visit the Dr. Seuss website for some fun and games!

May Birthdays for Children’s Authors and Illustrators

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Here is a list of authors and illustrators who have their birthdays this month.  Check out some of their books to celebrate!

May 3: Mavis Jukes

May 5: Leo Lionni

May 6: Randall Jarrell

May 7: Nonny Hogrogian

May 8: Milton Meltzer

May 9: Sir James Barrie, William Pene du Bois, Eleanor Estes

May 11: Sheila Burnford, Zilpha Keatley Snyder

May 12: Edward Lear

May 13: Norma Klein

May 14: George Selden

May 15: Lyman Frank Baum

May 17: Eloise Greenfield, Gary Paulsen

May 18: Lillian Hoban, Irene Hunt

May 19: Tom Feelings

May 21: Virginia Haviland

May 22: Arthur Conan Doyle, Arnold Lobel

May 23: Margaret Wise Brown, Oliver Butterworth, Susan Cooper, Scott O’Dell, Peter Parnall

May 25: Martha Alexander

May 29: Willo Davis Roberts

May 30: Countee Cullen, Millicent Selsam

April Birthdays for Children’s Authors and Illustrators

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Here is a list of authors and illustrators who have their birthdays this month.  Check out some of their books to celebrate!

April 1: Augusta Baker, Anne McCaffrey

April 2: Hans Christian Andersen, Amy Schwartz

April 3: Washington Irving

April 4: Glen Rounds

April 5: Richard Peck

April 7: Donald Carrick

April 8: Trina Schart Hyman

April 12: Beverly Cleary, Hardie Gramatky

April 13: Genevieve Foster, Marguerite Henry, Lee Bennett Hopkins

April 16: Dorothy Lathrop, Garth Williams

April 22: Paula Fox

April 23: William Shakespeare

April 25: Walter de la Mare, Maud Hart Lovelace, Alvin Schwartz

April 26: Patricia Reilly Giff

April 27: John Burningham, Ludwig Bemelmans

April 29: Jill Paton Walsh

April 30: Maria Leach

March Birthdays for Children’s Authors and Illustrators

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Here is a list of authors and illustrators who have their birthdays this month.  Check out some of their books to celebrate!

March 2: Leo Dillon, Dr. Seuss

March 3: Suse MacDonald, Patricia MacLachlan

March 4: Meindert De Jong, Mem Fox, Howard Pyle

March 6: Thacher Hurd

March 8: Kenneth Grahame

March 11: Wanda Gag, Ezra Jack Keats

March 12: Virginia Hamilton

March 13: Diane Dillon, Ellen Raskin

March 14: Marguerite De Angeli

March 16: Sid Fleischman

March 17: Kate Greenaway

March 20: Mitsumasa Anno, Lois Lowry

March 21: Michael Foreman, Margaret Mahy

March 22: Randolph Caldecott

March 23: Eleanor Cameron

March 24: Mary Stolz

March 26: Robert Frost

March 28: Byrd Baylor

March 31: Andrew Lang

Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Abraham Lincoln was born February 12, 1809. 

Find out more about his life by reading one of the many biographies we have here at the WPL.  For all of our books and movies on Lincoln, by subject, click here.

Find out what was happening in the United States when Lincoln was president by visiting our Civil War history collection.

Here’s a great website that has information on all of the Presidents of the United States.  Just click on Abraham Lincoln’s name or any other president you are interested in.

February Birthdays for Children’s Authors and Illustrators

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Here is a list of authors and illustrators who have their birthdays this month.  Check out some of their books to celebrate!

February 1: Langston Hughes, Jerry Spinelli

February 2: Eve Rice, Judith Viorst

February 4: Russell Hoban

February 7: Charles Dickens, Laura Ingalls Wilder

February 8: Anne Rockwell, Jules Verne

February 10: Stephen Gammell, E. L. Konigsburg

February 11: Jane Yolen

February 12: Judy Blume, Chris Conover

February 13: Eleanor Farjeon

February 14: Paul O. Zelinsky

February 16: Nancy Ekholm Burkert

February 17: Robert Newton Peck

February 22: Edward Gorey

February 24: Wilhelm Grimm

February 25: Cynthia Voigt

February 26: Sharon Bell Mathis

February 27: Uri Shulevitz

January Birthdays for Children’s Authors and Illustrators

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Here is a list of authors and illustrators who have their birthdays this month.  Check out some of their books to celebrate!

January 1: Isaac Asimov, Crosby Bonsall, Jean Little

January 2: Tony Chen, Carolyn Haywood, J. R. R. Tolkien

January 4: Jakob Grimm, Phyllis Naylor

January 6: Carl Sandburg

January 7: Kay Chorao

January 9: Clyde Robert Bulla

January 10: Remy Charlip

January 11: Mary Rodgers

January 12: Clement Hurd, Charles Perrault

January 13: Michael Bond, Albert Lamorisse

January 14: Hugy Lofting, Hendrik Van Loon

January 17: John Bellairs

January 18: A. A. Milne, Arthur Ransome

January 19: Edgar Allan Poe

January 22: Brian Wildsmith

January 26: Charles Mikolaycak

January 27: Harry Allard, Lewis Carroll, Julius Lester

January 28: Vera B. Williams

January 29: Bill Peet, Rosemary Wells

January 30: Lloyd Alexander

January 31: Gerald McDermott

December Birthdays for Children’s Authors and Illustrators

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Here is a list of authors and illustrators who have their birthdays this month.  Check out some of their books to celebrate!

December 1: Jan Brett

December 2: David Macaulay

December 8: Padraic Colum, James Thurber

December 9: Jean de Brunhoff, Joel Chandler Harris

December 10: Rumer Godden, George MacDonald, Ernest Shepard

December 11: William Joyce

December 14: Rosemary Sutcliff

December 16: Quentin Blake, Bill Brittain, Marie Hall Ets

December 18: Marilyn Sachs

December 19: Eve Bunting

December 20: M.B. Goffstein

December 22: Jerry Pinkney

December 23: Avi

December 24: Noel Streatfeild

December 27: Ingri Parin D’Aulaire

December 29: Molly Garrett Bang

December 30: Rudyard Kipling, Mercer Mayer