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Steig, William

Called the “King of Cartoons” by Newsweek magazine, William Steig was born on November 14, 1907. He carved out dual careers as both a highly-respected and entertaining cartoonist and an award-winning, bestselling author of children’s books and novels. Steig was born into an artistic family in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in the Bronx, […]


Silverstein, Shel

Shel Silverstein, beloved author of Where the Sidewalk Ends and many other collections of poetry for children, was born on September 25, 1930. Born Sheldon Allan Silverstein, in Chicago, he was well known as a children’s poet and book illustrator. That wasn’t his primary goal, but his friend Tomi Ungerer introduced him to Ursula Nordstrom, […]


Ketcham, Hank

What would childhood be without the playful Dennis the Menace? He has become part of the American cartoon legacy and for that we can thank creator Hank Ketcham, who was born on March 14, 1920. A skillful draftsman from childhood, Ketcham dropped out of college in 1938 to work for animator Walter Lantz, creator of […]


Hoff, Syd

His illustrations best characterized as simplistic and humorous, Syd Hoff has held a warm place in children’s hearts through more than 200 books. Born on September 4th, Syd Hoff grew up in New York City. He went to the National Academy of Design as a fine arts student, but his teachers didn’t appreciate the humor […]