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Duvoisin, Roger

Awarded the Caldecott medal in 1948 for Alvin Tresselt’s White Snow Bright Snow, Roger Duvoisin, born on August 28, 1904, had experience in many media before turning to illustration and becoming quite well-known as a prolific illustrator. He also turned his attention to writing books for children, giving readers unforgettable and highly original characters, among […]

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du Bois, William Pène

Born on May 9 in Nutley, New Jersey, William Pène Sherman du Bois, would become one of America’s most beloved children’s book illustrators and authors. His family had been involved in the arts for generations. When Pène du Bois was eight, his family moved to Paris, where they lived for the next six years. Here, […]

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Doyle, Arthur Conan

No literary crime could ever be solved without Sherlock Holmes and his faithful Watson, but author Arthur Conan Doyle, born on May 22, 1859, was more than his infamous detective. Originally published as “A Study In Scarlet” for Beeton’s Christmas Annual for 1887, Doyle soon tired of his hero. In November 1891, he wrote to […]

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Dodge, Mary Mapes

Born in Newark, New Jersey, on January 26, 1831, Mary Mapes Dodge was the most famous children’s book author of her time. Her father, James Jay Mapes, was a scientist who traveled in prominent social circles—Mapes Avenue in Newark was named after him. Married at 20 to lawyer William Dodge, the couple had two children. […]

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Dillon, Leo

Born on March 2, 1993, Leo Dillon is known for his work with his wife, Diane, whose birthday is later in March. Growing up in Brooklyn, New York, Dillon put his talent to work first in the Navy and later after training as an illustrator. Much of the time he collaborated with his wife, Diane. Readers […]

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Dickens, Charles

Dickens is considered one of the most popular and great literary geniuses of all time. Author, Ralph Waldo Emerson, after attending one of Dickens’s public readings remarked, “he has too much talent for his genius; it is a fearful locomotive to which he is bound and can never be free from it nor set to rest. […]

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Dennis, Wesley

Although Marguerite Henry’s horse books are favorites with children, it can be argued that they would not be as popular without (John) Wesley Dennis’ beautiful paintings. Born in Massachusetts on May 16, 1903, Dennis worked as a magazine ad illustrator while he was going to the New School in Boston. He then traveled to Paris […]

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Delton, Judy

Born on May 6th in St. Paul, Minnesota, Judy Delton lived in her hometown for most of her life. She wrote more than one hundred books for children, including the popular Pee Wee Scouts series, which sold more than seven million copies. Her writing was often compared to Beverly Cleary or Carolyn Haywood for her […]

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DeJong, Meindert

Meindert DeJong (“Mick”) was born in Wierum, Netherlands on March 4, 1906. He emigrated to Grand Rapids, Michigan with his family when he was eight. He graduated with an A.B. from Calvin College in 1928. In World War II, he served in China as historian for the Chinese-American Wing of the 14th Air Force. He […]

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de Regniers, Beatrice Schenk

Beatrice Schenk de Regniers was born in Lafayette, Indiana. She studied social work administration at the University of Chicago and earned her M.Ed. in 1941 from Winnetka Graduate Teachers’ College. After doing social work for several years, she was sent to the Sinai Peninsula to a Yugoslav refugee camp, constructing a kindergarten and teaching American folk […]

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