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Cullinan, Bernice

Bernice “Bee” Cullinan grew up in Ohio. She worked with young students for fifteen years, teaching them how to read, which began a lifelong interest and career in how children learn to read and write. Earning her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees from Ohio State University, Bee stayed to become the study director for the […]


Cunningham, Julia

On October 4, 1916 in Spokane, Washington, Julia Cunningham was born. Julia went to school for a short time in Virginia. She was an editor and held various other jobs before writing children’s and young adult books. The Vision of Francois the Fox, Ms. Cunningham’s first book, was published in 1960, followed by Viollet (1966), The Treasure Is the Rose (1973), and Tuppeny (1978). […]


Cuffari, Richard

Richard Cuffari was born on March 2nd, 1925 in Brooklyn, New York. Cuffari won numerous awards for his artwork, even as a high school student, but his immigrant parents couldn’t do much financially to help him. After serving in the Army during WW2, Cuffari enrolled at Pratt Institute and graduated in 1949. Cuffari began a career […]


Crane, Walter

Walter Crane, born on August 13, 1845, was the son of an artist and exhibited at London’s Royal Academy by the age of seventeen. He was apprenticed as a teenager to an engraver for three years before setting out on his own to earn a living as an artist. Crane was soon discovered by the printer […]


Cormier, Robert

Robert Cormier was born on Jan. 17, 1925 in Leominster, Massachusetts, and he lived there his entire life. He said that he always wanted to be a writer, and a seventh-grade teacher at his parochial school gave him his first real encouragement. He attended nearby Fitchburg State College where, as a freshman, he made his first […]


Cooper, James Fenimore

He was born James Cooper on September 15, 1789 in Burlington, New Jersey. His mother’s maiden name was Fenimore. He didn’t become James Fenimore Cooper until 1826, when he was 37 years old. He was the twelfth of thirteen children and grew up on Lake Otsego in upstate New York, in a town his father founded, […]


Cooney, Barbara

Born August 6, 1917, Barbara Cooney and her twin brother were delivered in a hotel room in New York City. The twins grew up there, the children of a stockbroker father and an artist mother, who encouraged Barbara’s artistic interest. She attended Smith College, where she obtained a degree in art history. A self-described “greedy reader,” […]


Cohen, Barbara

Barbara Cohen was born on March 15, 1932. She grew up in New Jersey, where her mother ran a small hotel. Ms. Cohen attended Barnard College, and earned her MA from Rutgers University in 1957. While she raised her three daughters, she taught high school English, published a column, “Books and Things,” in New Jersey […]


Caudill, Rebecca

  Rebecca Caudill was born February 2, 1899 in Harlan County, Kentucky. She graduated from Wesleyan College and received her master’s degree from Vanderbilt University in 1922. She taught English in high school and college and worked as an editor for a time. She published her first book for children, Barrie and Daughter, in 1943. […]

Betty Cavanna

Cavanna, Betty

Remember summers long ago sitting under a shade tree or laying on your bed with your nose stuck in a book, reading about teenage girls who traveled the world or experienced problems just like yours? Were books like Paintbox Summer, A Girl Can Dream and Going On Sixteen sitting on your bookcase? Well, if I […]