Calendar


Our family has celebrated author and illustrator birthdays for 6 years! The children's author birthday calendar below contains links to all our celebrations (over 300 author/illustrator birthday celebrations!).  Please use the calendar to plan your own celebrations in your home, classroom, or library!

- January - 
Children's Author and Illustrator Birthdays
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2









3

Lisa Wheeler






4

Katie Davis

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor



5

Lynne Cherry

Drew Daywalt



6









7

Aaron Zenz






8

Floyd Cooper







9







10

Remy Charlip




11

Brian Floca





12

Iza Trapani

Jarrett Lerner

13

Theodore Taylor III




14







15

Dianne de Las Casas




16

Kate McMullan

Laura Rankin



17

Janet Stevens






18

Raymond Briggs

Katie Kath




19









20

Tedd Arnold







21









22

Blair Lent

Brian Wildsmith




23

Katharine Holabird





24








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26

Jules Feiffer

Ashley Wolff



27

Harry Allard






28

Vera B.Williams





29

Rosemary Wells

Bill Peet



30









31

Denise Fleming

Gerald McDermott

Bryan Collier


- February - 
Children's Author and Illustrator Birthdays
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1
2

Judith Viorst

3




4




5

David Wiesner


6




7

Deb Lund


8

Anne Rockwell

9

Matt de la Peña















10

Stephen Gammell

Mark Teague

Lucy Cousins









11

Jane Yolen

Mo Willems














12

David Small
















13

Simms Taback

Carole Boston Weatherford













14

Brian Lies

Phyllis Root

Stephen Savage










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18

Barbara Joosse

Pamela Zagarenski

Karen Beaumont



19

John Bemelmans Marciano

Jen Corace







20












21

Jim Aylesworth









22

Elisha Cooper

Edward Gorey






23

Walter Wick






24

Peter Brown

Kevan Atteberry



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26

Judith St. George







27

Uri Shulevitz







28

Lemony Snicket

Mike Curato

Bill Thomson

29

Susan L. Roth














- March - 
Children's Author and Illustrator Birthdays
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1

Jessica Kensky

2


Dr. Seuss








3

Suse MacDonald

Susan Stevens Crummel

Mike Lester



4


Dav Pilkey

David A. Carter




5

Roger Roth








6

Chris Raschka

Lynne Avril





7

Jane Dyer









8

Penny Parker Klostermann








9


Harry Bliss

Brian Biggs


10







11

Ezra Jack Keats




12







13

Joanna Marple




14

Michelle Houts

Marc Tyler Nobleman

15







16



Peter H. Reynolds

James Warhola

Charles Santore



17

Chris Van Dusen

Keith Baker

Wendell Minor








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19


Steve Light

Virginia Wright







20


Bill Martin Jr.










21














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23

Jonathan Bean







24










25

Kate DiCamillo







26










27

Ame Dyckman







28

Doreen Cronin







29

Brendan Wenzel

Eric
VanRaepenbusch

Tom Hannah

Debbi Ridpath Ohi
30


31

Julie Falatko


- April - 
Children's Author and Illustrator Birthdays
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1

Tad Hills
2

Sally Cook

Ethan Long





3

Sandra Boynton







4









5

Kathy Ellen Davis





6

Jerdine Nolen

Graeme Base



7









8

Trina Schart Hyman






9

Cale Atkinson

Josh Funk








10

David A. Adler

Wendy Anderson Halperin

Elise Parsley





11













12

Beverly Cleary

Gianna Marino

Timothy Young




13













14

Susanna Leonard Hill










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16









17

Jane Kurtz

Melissa Ivey-Staehli

Marcie Colleen


18









19

Jon Agee

Javaka Steptoe




20









21

Denise Dufala






22

Eileen Christelow

Ellen Oh




23






24

Lori Mitchell

Loren Long

Lindsay Bonilla
25

Stuart J.Murphy



26

Renee LaTulippe



27

Ludwig Bemelmans



28

Amy Hest




29

Amy Krouse Rosenthal



30

Janet Morgan Stoeke

Barney Saltzberg

Lita Judge






- May - 
Children's Author and Illustrator Birthdays
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1

Daniel Kirk
2

Boris Kulikov

Jeff Mack

Allison Taylor


3

Pete Seeger







4

Rod Campell






5

Leo Lionni

Matt Phelan





6

Deborah Freedman

Barbara McClintock





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9

Roger Hargreaves




10

Bob Shea





11

Peter Sis





12

Jennifer Armstrong




13

Rescue (service dog from Rescue and Jessica)





14







15

Kadir Nelson




16

Adam Rex

17

Grace Lin

18



19

Arthur Dorros

20

Dan Yaccarino

21



22

Arnold Lobel
23

Margaret Wise Brown






24

Candace Fleming

Julie Hedlund

Diane DeGroat
25

Joyce Carol Thomas






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27









28









29

Alex Rodgers






30



31

Will Hillenbrand


- June - 
Children's Author and Illustrator Birthdays
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1

Edith Hope Fine

Lauren Castillo
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4

Joyce Sidman

Aaron Reynolds






5

Richard Scarry

Carol Wulff





6

Cynthia Rylant







7










8

Julia Cook

Judy Sierra

Barry Gott

Patrick Downes

9

Molly Idle 









10

Maurice Sendak








11

Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Meg Medina






12

Sheila McGraw








13











14

Bruce Degen

Tom Lichtenheld





15

Loreen Leedy

Jess Keating





16










17

Marie-Louise
Gay






18

Pat Hutchins

Chris Van Allsburg

Angela Johnson



19










20

Wendie Old

Vicki Stracensky

Steve Johnson


21

Tara Lazar








22

Michael Hall







23







24

Jean Marzollo

Leslie Patricelli

25

Eric Carle





26

Charlotte Zolotow

Travis Foster


27







28

Adam Lehrhaupt




29







30

David McPhail





- July - 
Children's Author and Illustrator Birthdays
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1

Emily Arnold McCully
2

Jean Craighead George

Sophie Blackall

Jack Gantos


3

Laurie Keller








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5

Artie Bennett


Elly MacKay





6

Kathi Appelt

Cheryl Harness

Chris Barton


7

Marsha Diane Arnold

Wendy Watson

Hannah E. Harrison


8











9

Todd Parr

John Rocco




10








11

Patricia Polacco

E.B. White


12

Lesa Cline-Ransome





13

Ashley Bryan





14

Laura Numeroff

Brian Selznick

Aaron Becker
15

Clement C. Moore





16

Richard Egielski







17

Suzanne McGinness







18

Melissa Guion







19

Susan Reagan

Nikki McClure

Conrad J. Storad

20

Stacy McAnulty







21

David Hyde Costello







22










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25


Ruth Krauss



26


R. Gregory Christie

Jan Berenstain
27


Richard Cowdrey



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29

Kathleen Krull





30






31

J.K. Rowling

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- August - 
Children's Author and Illustrator Birthdays
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1

Gail Gibbons

Sherry Ellis
2

Christian Robinson








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4


Sherry Duskey Rinker







5











6

Frank Asch

Sandra McLeod Humphrey






7

Coleen Salley

John Manders





8

Mary C. Ryan

Rafael López





9

Seymour Simon





10

LeUyen Pham





11

Pat Zietlow Miller

Don Freeman



12

Audrey Wood

Cherie Stihler


13








14

Alice Provensen





15








16

Eileen Spinelli

Michael Buckley


17







18

Deb Pilutti






19

Jared Lee

Vicki Cobb

Amy Nathan
20

Judy Schachner

Melanie Watt




21

Arthur Yorinks





22








23

Mac Barnett






24








25

Lane Smith

Ian Falconer




26








27

Sarah Stewart






28

Brian Pinkney

Kevin Hawkes

John Schu
29

Lindsay Ward





30

Julie Paschkis

Donald Crews

Virginia Lee Burton

Lizzy Rockwell

31

Erica S. Perl

Scott Magoon







- September - 
Children's Author and Illustrator Birthdays
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1

Jim Arnosky
2

Margarita Engle





3

Anita Silvey

Aliki


4

Syd Hoff

Mike Wohnoutka


5

Paul Fleischman

Roxie Munro

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8

Jack Prelutsky

Jon Scieszka


9














10

Betsy Snyder











11

Carmen Agra Deedy

Matthew Cordell

Stephen Tako






12

Jeffrey Ebbeler











13

Roald Dahl

Lou Fancher









14














15

Tricia Springstubb

Tomie dePaola

Robert McCloskey





16

H.A. Rey

Charise Mericle Harper


Karen Katz


17










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19

Andrea Cheng

Tim Miller





20

Michael J. Rosen

Arthur Geisert




21

Matthew Reinhart







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25

Andrea Davis Pinkney

Shel Silverstein

James Ransome

Jenn Harney
26

Bob Staake







27

G. Brian Karas

Diane Muldrow



28









29

Stan Berenstain






30


31




- October - 
Children's Author and Illustrator Birthdays
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1

Akiko White

2

David Diaz


Dan Santat

3

Marilyn Singer



4

Susan Meddaugh

Robin Glasser
5

David Shannon

Oliver Jeffers

6

Lori Degman




7

Andrea Beaty



8

Faith Ringgold



9






10

James Marshall

Nancy Carlson
11

Tess Hannah

Becca Stadtlander

12






13

Minh Lê




14

E.E. Cummings

Elisa Kleven
15






16

Peter McCarty

Edward Ardizzone

17

Christopher Myers




18

Eugene Yelchin




19

Ed Emberley




20

Crockett Johnson

Nikki Grimes

21







22

Florence Minor




23

Daniel Salmieri




24

Monica Brown





25

Lori Richmond





26

Eric Rohmann

Steven Kellogg


27








28

Michelle Berg





29








30

Eric A. Kimmel
31





- November - 
Children's Author and Illustrator Birthdays
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1
2

Alyssa Satin Capucilli

3

Janell Cannon

4




5




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7




8

Stephen R. Swinburne

9

Lois Ehlert








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11

Meghan McCarthy







12

Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Renata Liwska (name day)



13

Jez Alborough

Ryan T. Higgins




14

William Steig

Nancy Tafuri




15










16

Barbara Reid







17

Marilyn Sadler






18

Jim Averbeck






19









20

Marion Dane Bauer






21









22

Josh Alves

Carmen T. Bernier-Grand

Jamie Lee Curtis


23

Marc Simont












24

Miranda Paul











25

Marc Brown

P.D. Eastman








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27

Kevin Henkes












28

Ed Young

Chris Gall

Tomi Ungerer

Sergio Ruzzier



29

Jon Klassen

Colleen Kessler

Shutta Crum

C.S. Lewis








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31




- December - 
Children's Author and Illustrator Birthdays
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1

Jan Brett

Randall de Sève
2

David Macaulay

Andrea Zimmerman


3








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5

Jason Chin





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7

Lee Harper

Kevin Sylvester



8

Henry Cole






9

Jean de Brunoff

Hannah Holt

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11

Patricia Newman

William Joyce
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16

Quentin Blake




17

James Dean

Raúl Colón


18






19

Eve Bunting



20






21

Susan Pearson



22

Jarrett Krosoczka



23

Keiko Kasza

Tanya Lee Stone





24

Mary Higgins Clark







25

Pam Muñoz Ryan







26










27

Erin E. Stead

Laura Gehl




28

Ethan Murrow







29

Divya Srinivasan

Phil Bildner





30

Mercer Mayer







31

Cynthia Leitich Smith

Margery Cuyler

Vita Murrow

Marcy Campbell

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