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Gilbreth, Frank B., Jr.

Cheaper By the Dozen was my favorite book when I was growing up. I re-read it many times. Being an only child, this family of twelve children was magical to me and Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr., born on March 17, 1911, was a very funny writer. He was born in Plainfield, New Jersey, one of […]


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 […]


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, […]


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. […]


Danziger, Paula

Paula Danziger was born on August 18th in Washington, D.C. Raised in Virginia and New Jersey, she earned a BA in English and an MA in reading. She taught junior and senior high, as well as college. Her first book, The Cat Ate My Gymsuit, was published in 1974. She wrote over 25 books, including The United Tates of […]


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 […]