Literary Library

Maria Edgeworth

January 1, 1768 - May 22, 1849Anglo-Irish writer of adult and children's literatureAuthor of "Letters for Literary Ladies", "Belinda" and "The Abs...

Jean Ure

January 1, 1943 - English children's book authorHas published over 170 children's books including "Becky Bananas", "Shrinking Violet" and "Lemonade...

Leslie Gourse

January 1, 1939 - December 23, 2004American music writer, biographer, novelist and children's book writerAuthor of "Pocahontas: Young Peacemaker", ...

Gerald McDermott

December 31, 1941 - December 26, 2012American filmmaker, children's book creator and mythology expertAuthor of "Anansi the Spider" (for which he wo...

Mercer Mayer

December 30, 1943 - American children's book author and illustratorAuthor of more than 300 children's books including"Just For You", "I Was So Mad"...

Molly Bang

December 29, 1943 - American illustrator and author of children's booksAuthor and illustrator of "The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher" (for w...

Cynthia DeFelice

December 28, 1951 - American children's book writerAuthor of "Dancing Skeleton" (which was named a Best Book of the Year by the Library of Congress...

Aiden Chambers

December 27, 1934 - British author of children's and young adult novelsAuthor of "The Present Takers", "Dance on My Grave" and "Postcards from No M...

Jean van Leewen

December 26, 1937 -American children's book author and teacherAuthor of over 40 books including "Tales of Oliver Pig", "Oliver and Amanda's Christm...

Pam Munoz Ryan

December 25, 1951 - American writer of children's and young adult booksAuthor of "Esparansa Rising" (for which she won the Jane Addams Children's ...

John Gruelle

December 24, 1880 - January 9, 1938American artist, political cartoonist, children's book and comic book author, illustrator and storytellerBest k...

Gillian Cross

December 24, 1945 - British author of children's booksAuthor of "A Map of Nowhere", "Wolf" (for which she won the Carnegie Award in 1990) and "The ...