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Moore, Lilian

Born on March 17, 1909, Lilian Moore grew up in New York, received a degree in teaching from Hunter College, and did graduate work at Columbia University. She attended college during the Depression, so job opportunities were few. She worked for the Bureau of Educational Research, helping children who could not read in their Reading […]

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Zolotow, Charlotte

Charlotte Zolotow was born on June 26, 1915, in Norfolk, North Virginia. She was the well-known editor and author who worked at Harper Junior Books for over 30 years. Zolotow wrote such books as The Park Book (illus. by H.A. Rey), William’s Doll (illus. by William Pene du Bois), and Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely […]

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Lauber, Patricia

Patricia Lauber celebrated her birthday on February 5, 1924. She was born in New York City, but grew up in East Norwalk. Ms. Lauber graduated from Wellesley College. She published more than 125 books during her career, many of them about science, striving to “make science both an entertaining as well as an enriching experience for […]

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Kroll, Steven

Steven Kroll grew up in New York City, the son of a diamond merchant and a lady of society. But, as he explains, ”I also had my Upper West Side neighborhood, a wonderful ethnic stew of Jewish, Latino, Chinese, and Viennese. Wandering those streets, experiencing the restaurants and the pastry shops, the delicatessens and the movie theater, […]

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Selsam, Millicent E.

Millicent Selsam was born May 30, 1912 in Brooklyn, N.Y. She graduated from Brooklyn College with a degree in biology and went on to receive a master’s degree in botany from Columbia University. She taught high school science before deciding to write science discovery books for children in 1946. Her first book, From Egg to […]

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Karl, Jean

Born on July 29, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois, Jean E. Karl was a legendary children’s book editor and author. She began her career at Scott, Foresman & Company working with the Dick and Jane readers, then moved to Abingdon Press as their children’s book editor. In 1961, she was asked to start the Children’s Book […]

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Harris, Joel Chandler

Joel Chandler Harris was born on December 9 in either 1945 or 1948 in Eatonton, Georgia. At age 14, he took his first job as a printer’s devil for The Countryman, a local weekly newspaper that was published on Turnwold Plantation. While working there, Harris listened to the stories of the black slaves Uncle George […]

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Gorey, Edward

Born on February 25th, 1925, in Chicago, Illinois, Edward St. John Gorey learned to read at an early age, devouring Dracula, Alice in Wonderland, and the novels of Victor Hugo by the time he was eight. He took his only formal art training at the Chicago Art Institute in 1943, moving on to Harvard, from […]

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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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