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Illustration Copyright ©2011 by Greg Foley from Purple Little Bird. Used with permission of Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. All rights reserved.
Contentment - Ability to live in a state of peaceful composure, finding satisfaction within your circumstances. Greg Foley’s birthday is on January 30th.
Award-winning author-illustrator Greg Foley grew up in Austin, Texas, and attended the Rhode Island School of Design. He now designs and creative-directs Visionaire, V Magazine, and VMAN and lives in Greenwich Village, New York. While discussing his many interests, such as studying child cognitive development, during an interview with Ami Kealoha, Greg stated, “If people would just realize we’re kids and we’re only here for an instant, then you might give yourself a break and be a little kinder to the kids around you.” He is also the author-illustrator of Willoughby & The Lion and Willoughby & The Moon.
Adaptability - Readiness and willingness to adjust as necessary to the changes in people and circumstances that arise in daily life.
Chieri Uegaki’s birthday is on February 21st. Chieri Uegaki is a second-generation JapaneseCanadian who began her writing career at age seven, publishing her family newspaper, The Pender Street Times. Years later, she honed her skills in the University of British Columbia's Creative Writing program. Her first picture book, Suki's Kimono, was a 2000 finalist in the Writers' Union of Canada's Writing for Children competition and was inspired by her relationship with her grandmother. “This charming book highlights the importance of being ourselves, reflecting what makes us distinctive,” Kathryn McNaughton noted in Resource Links. “It also gives children the message that being true to what we value is worthwhile.” Chieri's latest picture book, Rosie and Buttercup, a touching picture book about two sisters, finds her once again pairing with illustrator Stéphane Jorisch. She lives in Sechelt on British Columbia's Sunshine Coast.
Illustration Copyright ©2011 by Stéphane Jorisch from Rosie And Buttercup by Chieri Uegaki. Used with permission of Kids Can Press Ltd. All rights reserved.
Artwork from CHOMP by Carl Hiaasen ©2012 Isabel Warren-Lynch for Alfred A. Knopf. All rights reserved. Published in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a divtsion of Random House, Inc., New York.
Integrity - Recognized virtue and
uprightness of character.
Carl Hiaasen’s birthday is on March 12th.
A graduate of the University of Florida, at age 23 he joined The Miami Herald as a general assignment reporter and Photo by Tim Chapman went on to work for the paper's weekly magazine and later its prize-winning investigations team. For his journalism and commentary, Hiaasen has received numerous honors, including the Damon Runyon Award from the Denver Press Club and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. He began writing novels with the late William D. Montalbano, and together they produced three mystery thrillers which borrowed heavily from their own reporting experiences. Hiaasen made his children's book debut with Hoot (2002), which was awarded a Newbery Honor. Hiaasen's novels have been published in 34 languages. The London Observer has called him "America's finest satirical novelist," while Janet Maslin of The New York Times has compared him to Preston Sturges, Woody Allen and S.J. Perelman. The Florida Humanities Council presented him with its Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing. Carl Hiaasen was born and raised in Florida, where he still lives with his family.
Illustration Copyright ©2011 by Tuesday Mourning from Kylie Jean Drama Queeen written by Marci Peschke. Used with permission of Picture Window Books a Capstone Imprint. All rights reserved.
Self-confidence - Trusting your
abilities and being positive about yourself.
Tuesday Mourning’s birthday is on April 5th.
When Tuesday Mourning was a little girl, she knew she wanted to be an artist when she grew up. She would look forward to rainy days, as they meant a lot of time indoors drawing paper dolls with her sisters and creating elaborate stories about them. She later received her Bachelor’s of Fine Art at Brigham Young University, where she learned how to draw and paint for a living. Now, she is an illustrator who lives in South Pasadena, California. She especially loves illustrating books for kids and teenagers. When she isn’t illustrating, Tuesday loves spending time with her husband, who is an actor, and their two sons.
Illustration copyright ©2011 by Dan Yaccarino. Used with permission of Random House. All rights reserved.
Loving-kindness - Being gentle, willing to help, friendly, courteous, and considerate. Dan Yaccarino’s birthday is on May 20th.
Children the world over know Dan Yaccarino from his children's books (more than a million and a half sold to date), animated TV series Oswald (Noggin) and Willa's Wild Life (NBC and Qubo) and character designs for The Backyardigans (Nickelodeon), as well as his many illustrated toys, games, and other children's products. His bold, stylized illustrations add wit and energy to the work of such prestigious authors as Margaret Wise Brown, Jack Prelutsky, Kevin Henkes and Patricia MacLachlan in addition to his own stories. Yaccarino's internationally recognized art style has earned him a large following in Japan, exhibits in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, and Rome, and a visit to the White House. His books have been translated into many languages and have inspired audio books and video adaptations. Yaccarino's work has been recognized with a host of prestigious awards including the Parents Magazine Top Toy Award, Parent's Choice Award, and Child Magazine Award. Yaccarino lives with his wife and their two children in New York City and creates his quirky characters in his studio high above the Hudson River, surrounded by vintage toys.
Check out Dan Yaccarino’s original art work on the front of this calendar.
Illustration copyright ©2011 by G. Brian Karas All rights reserved. Published in the United States by Schwartz & Wade Books, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a divtsion of Random House, Inc., New York.
Friendliness - A sincere openness to accept others socially. Norton Juster’s birthday is on June 2nd.
Norton Juster was born in Brooklyn, New York, just prior to the Great Depression. He studied architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, and spent a year in Liverpool, England, on a Fulbright Scholarship, doing graduate work in urban planning. After three years in the U.S. Navy, he began working as an architect in New York. He opened his own firm in western Massachusetts with projects such as the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, educational and cultural projects throughout New England, and a number of buildings for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Virginia. He also taught architecture and planning at Pratt Institute in New York and was Professor of Design at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. Juster wrote The Phantom Tollbooth during the early 1960s while living in Brooklyn. Jules Feiffer, a neighbor of Juster's, did the illustrations. Winner of the George C. Stone Centre for Children's Books Award, it was made into a feature film by MGM in 1969, a musical, and in 2007 it was produced at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. He has also written The Dot and the Line, which was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film by MGM and famed animator Chuck Jones; Alberic the Wise; Otter Nonsense; As: A Surfeit of Similes; and the Caldecott Medal winner The Hello Goodbye Window, Sourpuss and Sweetie Pie; and his most recent picture book, Neville. Juster lives with his wife in western Massachusetts.
Photo courtesy of the author.
Illustration copyright ©2011 by Anne Kennedy. Used with permission of Albert Whitman & Co. All rights reserved.
Teamwork - Taking action as a group to achieve a common goal.
Anne Kennedy’s birthday is on July 25th.
Anne Kennedy's favorite subjects have always been animals, and she has loved working on the awardwinning Miss Fox series. In the fourth grade she created tiny animal drawings and sold them for a few cents from a box in her desk at school. Through the years she concentrated on music and acting, and was originally a music teacher, but she has been an author and illustrator for twenty-eight years. Anne is a self-taught artist, but credits her talent to her genes, as her grandfather and great-grandfather, Robert and Josef Vittur, were accomplished muralists who decorated many churches with gorgeous frescoes of angels and saints. As the talent filtered down through the generations, she says it came out on her paper as "squirrels in pants.” In her spare time she enjoys riding horses, eating cookies, and traveling. She and her husband, Jack, live in Ohio with their rescued dog, Banjo.
Benevolence - Having a general desire
for the good of others, and disposition to act so as to further that good.
Lane Smith’s birthday is on August 25th.
Lane Smith is author and illustrator of the national bestsellers It's A Book; John, Paul, George & Ben; and Madam President; and several other works. Grandpa Green is a noted Silver Medal 2011 Society of Illustrators: The Original Art Show winner, a Junior Library Guild selection, and acquired Starred Reviews in School Library Journal and Publisher's Weekly. It's a Book was on the New York Times bestseller list for over six months and has been translated into over twenty languages. It's a Book has also garnered Starred Reviews by School Library Journal and Publisher's Weekly, as well as Publisher's Weekly Best Children's Book 2010 and several other noted reviews. He has illustrated books by Dr. Seuss, Roald Dahl, Jack Prelutsky, Florence Parry Heide, and Jon Scieszka, including The Stinky Cheese Man, for which he received a Caldecott Honor award. Lane has also served as Conceptual Designer on the Disney film version of James and the Giant Peach. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, book designer Molly Leach.
Illustration copyright ©2011 by Lane Smith. Used with permission of Roaring Brook Press. All rights reserved.
Illustration Copyright ©2011 by Lee Wildish from Leave Me Alone written by Kes Gray Used with permission of Barron’s Educational Series, Inc. All rights reserved.
Anti-Bully - Treating others in a way that does not intimidate by hurting or humiliation in a
verbal, emotional or physical way as to cause dominance.
Kes Gray’s birthday is on September 8th.
Listed by the Independent as one of the Top Ten children’s authors in Britain, Kes Gray is a writer who likes his books to fizz. Kes first turned heads in 2001 when his debut picture book Eat Your Peas pipped Harry Potter to become the overall winner of the Children’s Book Award. At the Red House Children’s Book awards in 2009, he became the first author to have won prizes for both his fiction and picture-book writing. He is now the author of more than forty books for children and the creator of the Daisy, Nelly The Monster Sitter and Get Well Friends characters. His award-winning picture books now include Billy’s Bucket, Vesuvius Poovius, Mom and Dad Glue, and Leave Me Alone. He lives in Essex with his wife and children. It has always been his dream to write children's books.
Sense of Humor - A cheerful view on adversity
as to cope, support happiness, and make others smile and laugh.
Jim Benton’s birthday is on October 31st. Jim Benton is a New York Times bestselling author and the creator of many licensed properties, including It’s Happy Bunny. He’s created a kids’ TV series, designed clothing, and written books such as Franny K. Stein and the bestselling Dear Dumb Diary series. Benton began his career in a custom design T-shirt shop where he started designing his own characters. At the same time, Jim did illustrations and artwork for magazines and newspapers. People magazine named him "the most visible cartoonist in America.” Benton also created greeting cards and worked in the magazine and publishing industry. In 1998, his SpyDogs characters became an animated series, The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs, aired on Fox Kids. The National Cartoonist Society awarded Jim Benton a 2011 Reuben Award in the category of greeting cards. Jim lives in Michigan with his spectacular wife and kids, where he operates out of his own studio.
Illustration copyright ©2010 by Jim Denton. Used with permission of Scholastic Inc. All rights reserved.
Illustration Copyright ©2011 by Susan Condie Lamb from Miss Dorothy And Her Bookmobile written by Gloria Houston. Used with permission of HarperCollins Children’s Books, a division of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.
Self-Sacrifice - Delaying what you would like for even one individual or the benefit of many. Gloria Houston’s birthday is on November 24th.
Dr. Gloria Houston is an educator, an author of multi-award winning best-selling books for young readers, as well as a writer of textbooks and other teaching materials. Her books have won and been listed on more than forty awards and awards lists. However, she typifies herself as “first, last and always, a teacher.” Houston earned her Ph. D. at the University of South Florida, Tampa, where she was the founding coordinator of Suncoast Young Authors Conference, one of more than fifty young writers conferences she has implemented nationally. She also founded the USF Young Writers Camp and the Center for the Study of Child Writing. Honors include the Distinguished Educator award by the International Reading Association, National Excellence in Literacy Education award, Distinguished Alumni and membership in the Rhododendron Society, and membership on the International Governing Board for Computers Across the World (CPAW), with its stated goal of attaining peace through communication. Houston lives in western North Carolina working on several projects with Appalachian State University and the North Carolina Library System, and with southeastern regional school systems, which allows her to bring some of her ideas, successfully implemented throughout the nation and the world, to her home region.
Illustration Copyright ©2011 by Josée Masse from Frog And Friends Party At The Pond written by Eve Bunting. Used with permission of Sleeping Bear Press, an imprint of Gale, a part of Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.
Optimistic - Able to visualize the
positive side of things.
Eve Bunting’s birthday is on December 19th.
Hi, I’m Eve Bunting. I was born in a little town in Ireland called Maghera and I was brought up in the tradition of storytelling. My husband and I and our three children immigrated to the United States in 1959 and quite soon after that I began to write my own stories. Since then I have published over 250 books for children and young people. Right now I am working on a series for very young readers called Frog and Friends. I’ve grown to care about my little woodland characters as we travel together from book to book. One morning a friend came to visit and glanced at the note I had pinned above my computer. She laughed and I had to explain my list. “These are my characters, my frog and his friends,” I told her. FROG . . . male, professor type, wise. RACCOON . . . female. Knows how to knit, bombastic, bossy. SQUIRREL . . . male. Jittery, forgetful. RABBIT . . . female. Has too many babies. POSSUM . . . female. Soft, motherly, caring. SALAMANDER . . . male. Shy, blushes easily. LITTLE JUMPING MOUSE . . . Female. Knows a lot about people. HIPPO . . . male. Kind but dumb. Well, a writer has to keep her characters straight! Sleeping Bear Press has invited me to write several more Frog and Friends adventures. The talented Josée Masse will illustrate them. I'll be spending a lot of time in 2012 by the pond and on the napping rock. It's a nice place to be!
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Aardema, Verna _______________JUNE Aaseng, Nathan ________________JULY Ada, Alma Flor ____________JANUARY Adams, Richard ________________MAY Adkins, Jan ____________NOVEMBER Adler, C.S. ______________FEBRUARY Adler, David A. _______________APRIL Adoff, Arnold _________________JULY Agee, Jon____________________APRIL Ahlberg, Allan ________________JUNE Ahlberg, Janet ____________OCTOBER Aiken, Joan ____________SEPTEMBER Alborough, Jez__________NOVEMBER Alcock, Vivien __________SEPTEMBER Alcott, Louisa May ______NOVEMBER Alexander, Lloyd ___________JANUARY Aliki _________________SEPTEMBER Allard, Harry______________JANUARY Almond, David ________________MAY Alvarez, Julia _______________MARCH Ames, Lee J. ______________JANUARY Ancona, George _________DECEMBER Andersen, Hans Christian_______APRIL Anderson, M.T. _________NOVEMBER Anderson, Margaret J. ____DECEMBER Angelou, Maya _______________APRIL Anholt, Laurence ___________AUGUST Anno, Mitsumasa ___________MARCH Appelt, Kathy _________________JULY Armstrong, Jennifer _____________MAY Armstrong, William H.___SEPTEMBER Arnold, Caroline _______________MAY Arnold, Tedd _____________JANUARY Arnosky, Jim ___________SEPTEMBER Aruego, Jose _______________AUGUST Asch, Frank _______________AUGUST Asher, Sandy _____________OCTOBER Asimov, Isaac______________JANUARY Atwater, Richard ________DECEMBER Atwell, Debby _________________MAY Atwood, Margaret _______NOVEMBER Auch, Mary Jane ________NOVEMBER Averill, Esther _________________JULY Avi ___________________DECEMBER Aylesworth, Jim __________FEBRUARY Ayres, Katherine __________OCTOBER 6 7 3 9 7 23 10 16 19 5 21 4 13 26 29 30 3 27 15 27 8 4 2 4 24 4 4 20 6 12 14 16 20 1 9 6 16 2 20 28 18 21 24 23 21 15 Baldwin, James_____________AUGUST Bang, Molly ____________DECEMBER Banks, Lynne Reid______________JULY Barron, T.A. _______________MARCH Barton, Byron __________SEPTEMBER Base, Graeme ________________APRIL Bate, Lucy _________________MARCH Bauer, Joan ___________________JULY Bauer, Marion Dane _____NOVEMBER Baum, Frank L. ________________MAY Bawden, Nina_____________JANUARY Baylor, Byrd _______________MARCH Beckman, Wendy Hart ______JANUARY Bellairs, John______________JANUARY Bemelmans, Ludwig ___________APRIL Benchley, Nathaniel______NOVEMBER Bender, Robert_________________MAY Bennett, Kelly _____________AUGUST Benton, Jim _____________OCTOBER Berenstain, Jan_________________JULY Berenstain, Stan ________SEPTEMBER Berger, Melvin _____________AUGUST Betancourt, Jeanne ________OCTOBER Bial, Raymond__________NOVEMBER Bierhorst, John _________SEPTEMBER Bildner, Phil ____________DECEMBER Binch, Caroline _______________JUNE Black, Holly____________NOVEMBER Blake, Quentin__________DECEMBER Bliss, Harry ________________MARCH Bloor, Edward____________OCTOBER Blos, Joan W. ___________DECEMBER Blume, Judy _____________FEBRUARY Bodecker, N.M. ___________JANUARY Bolognese, Don ________SEPTEMBER Bond, Felicia __________________JULY Bond, Michael ____________JANUARY Bonham, Frank __________FEBRUARY Bonners, Susan _______________APRIL Bonsall, Crosby____________JANUARY Borden, Louise ___________OCTOBER Bottner, Barbara _______________MAY Bourgeois, Paulette _____________JULY Boynton, Sandra ______________APRIL Branley, Franklyn _____________JUNE Brashares, Ann_________________JULY Bray, Libba ________________MARCH Brennan, Rosemarie _______FEBRUARY Brenner, Barbara ______________JUNE Brett, Jan ______________DECEMBER Bridwell, Norman ________FEBRUARY Briggs, Raymond __________JANUARY Brimner, Larry Dane _____NOVEMBER Brink, Carol Ryrie _______DECEMBER Brisson, Pat _____________FEBRUARY 2 29 31 26 8 6 19 12 20 15 19 28 13 17 27 13 1 8 31 26 29 23 2 5 2 29 5 10 16 9 12 9 12 13 6 18 13 25 8 2 30 25 20 3 5 30 11 7 26 1 15 18 5 28 23
Brooks, Bruce ____________OCTOBER Brooks, Gwendolyn ____________JUNE Brown, Dan __________________JUNE Brown, Marc ___________NOVEMBER Brown, Marcia_________________JULY Brown, Margaret Wise___________MAY Browne, Anthony _______SEPTEMBER Bruchac, Joseph __________OCTOBER Brunkus, Denise ____________MARCH Bryan, Ashley _________________JULY Bryant, Bonnie ________________MAY Buck, Pearl ___________________JUNE Buehner, Caralyn_______________MAY Buehner, Mark ________________JULY Bulla, Clyde Robert ________JANUARY Bunting, Eve ___________DECEMBER Burch, Robert_________________JUNE Burleigh, Robert ___________JANUARY Burnett, Frances Hodgson_NOVEMBER Burningham, John ____________APRIL Burton, Virginia Lee ________AUGUST Butler, Dore Hillestad _______AUGUST Byars, Betsy _______________AUGUST
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Cabot, Meg _____________FEBRUARY Caldecott, Randolph _________MARCH Calmenson, Stephanie ____NOVEMBER Calvert, Patricia ________________JULY Cameron, Ann ___________OCTOBER Cannon, Janell__________NOVEMBER Capucilli, Alyssa Satin ____NOVEMBER Carle, Eric ___________________JUNE Carlson, Nancy L._________OCTOBER Carlson, Natalie Savage_____OCTOBER Carlstrom, Nancy White _____AUGUST Carrick, Carol _________________MAY Carrick, Donald ______________APRIL Carris, Joan _______________AUGUST Carroll, Lewis _____________JANUARY Carson, Rachel_________________MAY Caseley, Judith ___________OCTOBER Caudill, Rebecca__________FEBRUARY Cazet, Denys _______________MARCH Charlip, Remy ____________JANUARY Cherry, Lynne _____________JANUARY Chocolate, Debbi __________JANUARY Choi, Sook Nyul___________JANUARY Christelow, Eileen _____________APRIL Christie, Agatha ________SEPTEMBER Christopher, John _____________APRIL Christopher, Matt __________AUGUST Cisneros, Sandra_________DECEMBER Clark, Ann Nolan _______DECEMBER Clark, Mary Higgins _____DECEMBER 1 22 28 22 21 3 2 25 10 3 4 20 7 18 27 27 17 2 22 10 5 25 10 22 15 16 16 20 15 24
Clarke, Arthur C.________DECEMBER Cleary, Beverly _______________APRIL Cleary, Brian P ___________OCTOBER . Cleaver, Bill________________MARCH Cleaver, Vera ______________JANUARY Clements, Andrew ______________MAY Clifford, Eth____________DECEMBER Clifton, Lucille ________________JUNE Climo, Shirley __________NOVEMBER Coatsworth, Elizabeth ___________MAY Cobb, Vicki _______________AUGUST Coerr, Eleanor _________________MAY Cohen, Barbara _____________MARCH Cohen, Daniel______________MARCH Cohen, Miriam___________OCTOBER Cole, Joanna_______________AUGUST Colfer, Eoin ___________________MAY Collard III, Sneed B. _____NOVEMBER Collier, Bryan _____________JANUARY Collier, Christopher ________JANUARY Collier, James Lincoln __________JUNE Collodi, Carlo __________NOVEMBER Coman, Carolyn__________OCTOBER Conford, Ellen______________MARCH Conrad, Pam _________________JUNE Cooney, Barbara____________AUGUST Cooney, Caroline B._____________MAY Cooper, Floyd _____________JANUARY Cooper, Ilene_______________MARCH Cooper, James Fenimore __SEPTEMBER Cooper, Susan _________________MAY Cormier, Robert ___________JANUARY Cosby, Bill ____________________JULY Cosgrove, Stephen______________JULY Cousins, Lucy____________FEBRUARY Coville, Bruce _________________MAY Craddock, Erik ________________MAY Creech, Sharon ________________JULY Crew, Linda _________________APRIL Crews, Donald_____________AUGUST Crichton, Michael_________OCTOBER Cronin, Doreen_____________MARCH Crutcher, Chris ________________JULY Cummings, Pat _________NOVEMBER Curry, Louise Jane_______SEPTEMBER Curtis, Christopher Paul _________MAY Curtis, Jamie Lee ________NOVEMBER Cushman, Doug _______________MAY Cushman, Karen__________OCTOBER Cutler, Jane ____________SEPTEMBER Cuyler, Margery _________DECEMBER
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Dadey, Debbie_________________MAY Dahl, Michael ________________APRIL Dahl, Roald____________SEPTEMBER Dalgliesh, Alice ___________OCTOBER Daly, Niki____________________JUNE Danziger, Paula ____________AUGUST Daugherty, James ______________JUNE Davis, Jim ____________________JULY Day, Alexandra _________SEPTEMBER De Groat, Diane _______________MAY De Jong, Meindert __________MARCH de Angeli, Marguerite ________MARCH de la Pena, Matt __________FEBRUARY de Paola, Tomie ________SEPTEMBER De Regniers, Beatrice________AUGUST de Saint-Exupery, Antoine _______JUNE DeClements, Barthe _______OCTOBER Deedy, Carmen Agra_____SEPTEMBER DeFelice, Cynthia________DECEMBER Degen, Bruce _________________JUNE Delacre, LuLu __________DECEMBER Delton, Judy __________________MAY Demi_________________SEPTEMBER Denise, Christopher_________AUGUST Desimini, Lisa ______________MARCH Dessen, Sarah_________________JUNE Deuker, Carl ______________AUGUST Devillers, Julia _________________MAY Diaz, David _____________OCTOBER DiCamillo, Kate ____________MARCH Dickens, Charles _________FEBRUARY Dickinson, Emily ________DECEMBER Dickinson, Peter_________DECEMBER Dillon, Diane ______________MARCH Dillon, Leo ________________MARCH Disney, Walt____________DECEMBER DiTerlizzi, Toni_________SEPTEMBER Donovan, Jane Monroe_______MARCH Dorris, Michael____________JANUARY Dorros, Arthur_________________MAY Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan _________MAY Dragonwagon, Crescent __NOVEMBER Draper, Sharon M.__________AUGUST Du Bois, William Pene __________MAY Duey, Kathleen___________OCTOBER Duffey, Betsy ____________FEBRUARY Duncan, Lois ________________APRIL
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Eastman, P __________NOVEMBER .D. Edmonds, Walter D. ____________JULY Egielski, Richard _______________JULY Ehlert, Lois ____________NOVEMBER Ehrlich, Amy __________________JULY Eliot, T.S. _____________SEPTEMBER 25 15 16 9 24 26
Babbitt, Natalie ________________JULY 28 Baker, Jeannie __________NOVEMBER 2 Baker, Keith _______________MARCH 17
D'Aulaire, Edgar ________SEPTEMBER 30 D'Aulaire, Ingri _________DECEMBER 27
Ellis, Sarah ____________________MAY Emberley, Barbara _______DECEMBER Emberley, Ed ____________OCTOBER Emberley, Michael _____________JUNE Emberley, Rebecca _____________JUNE Enright, Elizabeth _______SEPTEMBER Erickson, John R. _________OCTOBER Ernst, Lisa Campbell_________MARCH Estes, Eleanor__________________MAY Ets, Marie Hall__________DECEMBER
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Falconer, Ian_______________AUGUST Farley, Steven___________NOVEMBER Farley, Walter _________________JUNE Farmer, Nancy_________________JULY Faulkner, William _______SEPTEMBER Feelings, Tom _________________MAY Feiffer, Jules ______________JANUARY Feiffer, Kate_______________JANUARY Fenner, Carol __________SEPTEMBER Field, Rachel ___________SEPTEMBER Fine, Anne _____________DECEMBER Finn, Carrie _____________OCTOBER Fisher, Dorothy Canfield ___FEBRUARY Fisher, Leonard E. _____________JUNE Fitzgerald, F. Scott_______SEPTEMBER Fitzhugh, Louise __________OCTOBER Flack, Marjorie ___________OCTOBER Fleischman, Paul ________SEPTEMBER Fleischman, Sid _____________MARCH Fleming, Denise ___________JANUARY Fletcher, Ralph _____________MARCH Florian, Douglas ____________MARCH Fogelin, Adrian_____________AUGUST Foley, Greg E. _____________JANUARY Forbes, Esther_________________JUNE Foreman, Michael ___________MARCH Fox, Mem _________________MARCH Fox, Paula ___________________APRIL Fradin, Dennis Brindell ___DECEMBER Franco, Betsy ______________AUGUST Frank, Anne _________________JUNE Freedman, Russell_________OCTOBER Freeman, Don _____________AUGUST Fritz, Jean______________NOVEMBER Frost, Helen _______________MARCH Frost, Robert _______________MARCH Funke, Cornelia _________DECEMBER 25 2 26 9 25 19 26 5 30 19 7 14 17 24 24 5 23 5 16 31 17 18 28 30 28 21 5 22 20 15 12 11 11 16 4 26 10
Gaiman, Neil___________NOVEMBER Galdone, Paul ________________JUNE Gallant, Roy A. _______________APRIL Gallo, Don ___________________JUNE Gammell, Stephen ________FEBRUARY Gantos, Jack __________________JULY Garden, Nancy ________________MAY Gardiner, John Reynolds __DECEMBER Gardner, John _________________JULY Garland, Sherry ________________JULY Gay, Marie-Louise _____________JUNE Geisert, Arthur _________SEPTEMBER George, Jean Craighead__________JULY Geringer, Laura __________FEBRUARY Ghigna, Charles ____________AUGUST Gibbons, Gail______________AUGUST Giblin, James Cross_____________JULY Giff, Patricia Reilly ____________APRIL Gifford, Peggy __________NOVEMBER Gilman, Phoebe ______________APRIL Gilson, Jamie__________________JULY Giovanni, Nikki ______________JUNE Gipson, Fred_____________FEBRUARY Glass, Andrew_____________JANUARY Glasser, Robin Preiss_______OCTOBER Goble, Paul ____________SEPTEMBER Gollub, Matthew _______SEPTEMBER Gonzalez, Lucia _________DECEMBER Goode, Diane __________SEPTEMBER Gorey, Edward ___________FEBRUARY Gorman, Carol___________FEBRUARY Gourley, Catherine_______DECEMBER Graham, Ian ___________SEPTEMBER Grahame, Kenneth __________MARCH Granfield, Linda ________NOVEMBER Gray, Elizabeth Janet_______OCTOBER Gray, Kes______________SEPTEMBER Gray, Libba Moore __________MARCH Green, John _______________AUGUST Greene, Bette _________________JUNE Greenfield, Eloise_______________MAY Greenwald, Sheila ______________MAY Gregory, Kristiana _____________JUNE Griffin, Adele__________________JULY Griffith, Helen ___________OCTOBER Grimes, Nikki____________OCTOBER Grimm, Jacob _____________JANUARY Grimm, Wilhelm Karl _____FEBRUARY Gross, Ruth________________MARCH Gutman, Dan ____________OCTOBER Gwynne, Fred _________________JULY
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Haddix, Margaret Peterson ______APRIL Hader, Berta_____________FEBRUARY 9 6
Hader, Elmer___________SEPTEMBER Hafner, Marilyn _________DECEMBER Hague, Kathleen ____________MARCH Hague, Michael_________SEPTEMBER Hahn, Mary Downing____DECEMBER Hale, Bruce______________OCTOBER Hale, Shannon ____________JANUARY Haley, Gail E. __________NOVEMBER Hall, Donald___________SEPTEMBER Halperin, Wendy______________APRIL Hamilton, Virginia __________MARCH Hansen, Joyce ____________OCTOBER Harness, Cheryl________________JULY Harper, Charise Mericle __SEPTEMBER Harshman, Marc _________OCTOBER Hart, Alison _________________APRIL Haseley, Dennis _______________JUNE Haskins, Jim ___________SEPTEMBER Hatkoff, Craig______________MARCH Hatkoff, Isabella __________OCTOBER Hatkoff, Juliana ___________JANUARY Haugaard, Erik _______________APRIL Hautzig, Deborah_________OCTOBER Hautzig, Esther___________OCTOBER Havill, Juanita _________________MAY Hawes, Charles____________JANUARY Hawkes, Kevin_____________AUGUST Hawthorne, Nathaniel___________JULY Hazen, Barbara Shook _____FEBRUARY Hearne, Betsy ____________OCTOBER Heide, Florence Parry______FEBRUARY Heinlein, Robert _______________JULY Heller, Ruth _________________APRIL Hemingway, Ernest _____________JULY Henkes, Kevin __________NOVEMBER Hennessy, B.G. _____________MARCH Henry, Marguerite ____________APRIL Herman, Charlotte_____________JUNE Hermes, Patricia__________FEBRUARY Herriot, James ___________OCTOBER Hesse, Karen ______________AUGUST Hest, Amy___________________APRIL Hiaasen, Carl ______________MARCH Higgins, Jack __________________JULY Hillenbrand, Will ______________MAY Hills, Tad ___________________APRIL Himmelman, John ________OCTOBER Hines, Anna Grossnickle _________JULY Hinton, S.E. __________________JULY Hiscock, Bruce__________DECEMBER Ho, Minfong _____________JANUARY Hoban, Lillian _________________MAY Hoban, Russell___________FEBRUARY Hobbs, Will _______________AUGUST Hoberman, Mary Ann_______AUGUST Hoff, Syd _____________SEPTEMBER
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Hoffman, Mary ______________APRIL Hogrogian, Nonny _____________MAY Holling, Holling C. _________AUGUST Holm, Jennifer L.______________JUNE Holm, Matthew __________FEBRUARY Hopkins, Lee Bennett__________APRIL Horowitz, Anthony ___________APRIL Horowitz, David ________NOVEMBER Houston, Gloria ________NOVEMBER Howard, Elizabeth F. _____DECEMBER Howard, Ellen _________________MAY Howe, Deborah ____________AUGUST Howe, James ______________AUGUST Hoyt-Goldsmith, Diane _________JULY Hudson, Cheryl Willis _________APRIL Hughes, Dean _____________AUGUST Hughes, Langston ________FEBRUARY Hughes, Monica ________NOVEMBER Hughes, Shirley ________________JULY Hunt, Irene ___________________MAY Hurd, Clement ____________JANUARY Hurd, Edith Thacher ____SEPTEMBER Hurd, Thacher _____________MARCH Hurston, Zora Neale________JANUARY Hurwitz, Johanna _________OCTOBER Hutchins, Pat _________________JUNE Hyman, Trina Schart __________APRIL
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Ingpen, Robert ___________OCTOBER 13 Irving, Washington ____________APRIL 2
Jacques, Brian_________________JUNE Jakes, John_________________MARCH James, Betsy___________________JULY Jeffers, Susan_____________OCTOBER Jenkins, Steve ______________MARCH Johnson, Angela _______________JUNE Johnson, Crockett_________OCTOBER Johnson, James Weldon _________JUNE Johnston, Tony ____________JANUARY Jonas, Ann _______________JANUARY Jones, Marcia Thornton _________JULY Joosse, Barbara ___________FEBRUARY Joyce, William __________DECEMBER Jukes, Mavis___________________MAY Juster, Norton ________________JUNE 15 31 26 7 31 18 20 17 30 28 15 18 11 3 2
Kadohata, Cynthia _____________JULY 2 Kalman, Bobbie ____________AUGUST 29
Kalman, Maira _________NOVEMBER Karas, G. Brian _________SEPTEMBER Kasza, Keiko____________DECEMBER Kaye, Marilyn _________________JULY Keats, Ezra Jack_____________MARCH Keehn, Sally _______________AUGUST Kehret, Peg ____________NOVEMBER Keith, Doug _______________MARCH Keith, Harold ________________APRIL Keller, Charles ______________MARCH Keller, Helen _________________JUNE Keller, Holly _____________FEBRUARY Kellogg, Steven ___________OCTOBER Kelly, Eric P _______________MARCH . Kelly, Katy _____________NOVEMBER Kennedy, Anne ________________JULY Kennedy, X.J. ______________AUGUST Kerr, M.E. ____________________MAY Kerrin, Jessica Scott ______NOVEMBER Kessler, Leonard __________OCTOBER Ketteman, Helen_______________JULY Kimmel, Eric ____________OCTOBER King Jr., Martin Luther _____JANUARY King-Smith, Dick ___________MARCH King, Coretta Scott____________APRIL King, Stephen __________SEPTEMBER Kinney, Jeff _____________FEBRUARY Kipling, Rudyard ________DECEMBER Kitamura, Satoshi _____________JUNE Kjelgaard, Jim __________DECEMBER Klass, David _______________MARCH Klass, Sheila Solomon ____NOVEMBER Klause, Annette Curtis __________JUNE Kline, Suzy________________AUGUST Knight, Eric _________________APRIL Knight, Hilary__________NOVEMBER Koertge, Ron_________________APRIL Koller, Jackie French _________MARCH Konigsburg, E.L. _________FEBRUARY Koontz, Dean _________________JULY Koontz, Robin Michal___________JULY Korman, Gordon _________OCTOBER Kraus, Robert_________________JUNE Krauss, Ruth __________________JULY Krensky, Stephen ________NOVEMBER Krisher, Trudy __________DECEMBER Kroll, Steven_______________AUGUST Kroll, Virginia ________________APRIL Krosoczka, Jarrett J. ______DECEMBER Krulik, Nancy _________________MAY Krull, Kathleen ________________JULY Krumgold, Joseph_____________APRIL Kuklin, Susan __________SEPTEMBER Kurtz, Jane __________________APRIL Kuskin, Karla__________________JULY
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L'Engle, Madeleine ______NOVEMBER Laminack, Lester _______________JULY Landau, Elaine ___________FEBRUARY Langstaff, John__________DECEMBER Langton, Jane___________DECEMBER Lasky, Kathryn ________________JUNE Latham, Jean Lee _____________APRIL Lauber, Patricia___________FEBRUARY Law, Ingrid ___________________MAY Lawrence, Iain ___________FEBRUARY Lawson, Robert __________OCTOBER Leaf, Munro____________DECEMBER Lear, Edward __________________MAY Lee, Harper__________________APRIL Leedy, Loreen _________________JUNE LeGuin, Ursula K. ________OCTOBER Lenski, Lois______________OCTOBER Lent, Blair________________JANUARY Lessem, Don ___________DECEMBER Lester, Alison ___________NOVEMBER Lester, Helen _________________JUNE Lester, Julius ______________JANUARY LeTord, Bijou _____________JANUARY Levin, Betty____________SEPTEMBER Levine, Ellen _______________MARCH Levine, Gail Carson _____SEPTEMBER Levitin, Sonia ______________AUGUST Levy, Elizabeth _______________APRIL Lewin, Betsy __________________MAY Lewin, Ted____________________MAY Lewis, C.S._____________NOVEMBER Lewis, J. Patrick ________________MAY Lickona, Thomas _____________APRIL Lin, Grace ____________________MAY Lindgren, Astrid ________NOVEMBER Lindgren, Barbro____________MARCH Lionni, Leo ___________________MAY Lipsyte, Robert ____________JANUARY Lisle, Janet Taylor_________FEBRUARY Little, Jean________________JANUARY Lobel, Anita _________________JUNE Lobel, Arnold__________________MAY Locker, Thomas _______________JUNE Loewen, Nancy _______________JUNE Lofting, Hugh_____________JANUARY London, Jack______________JANUARY London, Jonathan ___________MARCH Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth ____FEB. Lopshire, Robert ______________APRIL Lord, Bette Bao _________NOVEMBER Lovelace, Maud Hart __________APRIL Lowry, Lois ________________MARCH Lunn, Janet ____________DECEMBER Lupica, Mike _________________MAY 29 11 15 24 30 24 19 5 1 25 4 4 12 28 15 21 14 22 2 17 12 27 15 10 9 17 18 4 12 6 29 5 4 17 14 18 5 16 13 2 3 22 26 20 14 12 11 27 14 3 25 20 28 11
Lyon, George Ella _____________APRIL 25 Lyons, Mary ___________NOVEMBER 28
Macaulay, David ________DECEMBER MacBride, Roger Lea ________AUGUST MacDonald, Betty___________MARCH MacDonald, Suse ___________MARCH MacLachlan, Patricia_________MARCH Maddox, Jake ________________APRIL Maestro, Betsy ____________JANUARY Maestro, Guilio ________________MAY Maguire, Gregory______________JUNE Mah, Adeline Yen _______NOVEMBER Mahy, Margaret_____________MARCH Major, Kevin ___________SEPTEMBER Manes, Stephen ___________JANUARY Markle, Sandra Lee ______NOVEMBER Marshall, James __________OCTOBER Martchenko, Michael________AUGUST Martin, Ann M.____________AUGUST Martin, Bill Jr.______________MARCH Martin, Jacqueline Briggs _______APRIL Martin, Rafe ______________JANUARY Marzollo, Jean ________________JUNE Matas, Carol ___________NOVEMBER Matheson, Richard _______FEBRUARY Mathis, Sharon Bell _______FEBRUARY Mayer, Marianna ________NOVEMBER Mayer, Mercer __________DECEMBER Mazer, Anne _________________APRIL Mazer, Harry __________________MAY Mazer, Norma Fox______________MAY McCaffrey, Anne______________APRIL McCaughrean, Geraldine ________JUNE McCloskey, Robert ______SEPTEMBER McCully, Emily Arnold __________JULY McCunn, Ruthanne L._____FEBRUARY McCurdy, Michael ________FEBRUARY McDaniel, Lurlene ____________APRIL McDermott, Gerald ________JANUARY McDonald, Joyce ___________AUGUST McDonald, Megan________FEBRUARY McDonnell, Christine ___________JULY McGovern, Ann________________MAY McKay, Hilary ________________JUNE McKillip, Patricia _________FEBRUARY McKinley, Robin ________NOVEMBER McKissack, Frederick ________AUGUST McKissack, Patricia _________AUGUST McMahon, Patricia ______SEPTEMBER McMillan, Bruce _______________MAY McMullan, Kate ___________JANUARY McPhail, David _______________JUNE Mead, Alice_______________JANUARY 2 6 26 3 3 1 5 6 9 30 21 12 8 10 10 1 12 20 15 22 24 14 20 26 8 10 2 31 15 1 6 15 1 21 17 5 31 4 28 3 25 12 29 16 12 9 1 10 16 30 11
Medearis, Angela Shelf ___NOVEMBER Meigs, Cornelia _________DECEMBER Meltzer, Milton ________________MAY Merriam, Eve__________________JULY Merrill, Jean ______________JANUARY Meyer, Carolyn _______________JUNE Meyer, Stephenie ________DECEMBER Mikaelsen, Ben _________NOVEMBER Miklowitz, Gloria D. ____________MAY Miles, Miska ___________NOVEMBER Milhous, Katherine ______NOVEMBER Mills, Claudia _____________AUGUST Milne, A.A. _______________JANUARY Milway, Katie Smith ___________JUNE Minarik, Else Holmelund _SEPTEMBER Mohr, Nicholasa ________NOVEMBER Mollel, Tololwa M. ____________JUNE Montgomery, L.M. ______NOVEMBER Moore, Clement C. _____________JULY Moore, Cyd ___________________JULY Moore, Eva __________________APRIL Moore, Lilian ______________MARCH Mora, Pat ________________JANUARY Morey, Walt _____________FEBRUARY Morris, Ann _____________OCTOBER Morrison, Toni___________FEBRUARY Mosel, Arlene______________AUGUST Moss, Marissa __________SEPTEMBER Most, Bernard__________SEPTEMBER Mourning, Tuesday____________APRIL Mowat, Farley _________________MAY Munoz, William ___________JANUARY Munro, Roxie __________SEPTEMBER Munsch, Robert ______________JUNE Murphy, Jill ___________________JULY Murphy, Jim ___________SEPTEMBER Murphy, Stuart J. _____________APRIL Musgrove, Margaret _____NOVEMBER Myers, Walter Dean _________AUGUST
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North, Sterling _________NOVEMBER 4 Norton, Mary __________DECEMBER 10 Numeroff, Laura Joffe ___________JULY 14 Nye, Naomi Shihab__________MARCH 12
O'Brien, Robert C. _________JANUARY O'Connor, Jane _________DECEMBER O'Dell, Scott __________________MAY O'Hara, Mary _________________JULY O'Henry ______________SEPTEMBER O'Malley, Kevin ________SEPTEMBER Oliver, Lin ______________FEBRUARY Oppel, Kenneth ____________AUGUST Orgel, Doris _____________FEBRUARY Orlev, Uri _______________FEBRUARY Ormerod, Jan __________SEPTEMBER Osborne, Mary Pope ____________MAY Otfinosky, Steven __________JANUARY Oxenbury, Helen ______________JUNE 11 30 23 10 11 8 2 31 15 24 23 20 11 2
Pinkney, Andrea Davis ___SEPTEMBER Pinkney, Brian _____________AUGUST Pinkney, Gloria Jean _____SEPTEMBER Pinkney, Jerry___________DECEMBER Pinkwater, Daniel _______NOVEMBER Poe, Edgar Allan ___________JANUARY Polacco, Patricia________________JULY Pomerantz, Charlotte ___________JULY Porter, Connie_________________JULY Porter, Eleanor H. _______DECEMBER Potter, Beatrix _________________JULY Pratchett, Terry ______________APRIL Preller, James ____________FEBRUARY Prelutsky, Jack __________SEPTEMBER Priceman, Marjorie_________JANUARY Primavera, Elise ________________MAY Pringle, Laurence________NOVEMBER Provensen, Alice ____________AUGUST Pryor, Bonnie___________DECEMBER Pullman, Philip___________OCTOBER Pyle, Howard ______________MARCH
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Palatini, Margie _________NOVEMBER Pallotta, Jerry_______________MARCH Paolini, Christopher _____NOVEMBER Park, Barbara ________________APRIL Park, Linda Sue_____________MARCH Parker, Marjorie ____________MARCH Parker, Steve____________DECEMBER Parrish, Peggy _________________JULY Pascal, Francine ________________MAY Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw_______APRIL Paterson, Katherine _______OCTOBER Patron, Susan ______________MARCH Patterson, James ____________MARCH Paulsen, Gary__________________MAY Pearson, Susan __________DECEMBER Peck, Richard ________________APRIL Peck, Robert Newton ______FEBRUARY Peet, Bill _________________JANUARY Perkins, Lynne Rae _____________JULY Perrault, Charles ___________JANUARY Perrotta, Tom______________AUGUST Peschke, Marci ________________MAY Petersen, P _____________OCTOBER .J. Petersham, Maud___________AUGUST Pfeffer, Susan Beth ________FEBRUARY Pfister, Marcus_________________JULY Phelan, Matt __________________MAY Picoult, Jodi __________________MAY Pierce, Meredith Ann ___________JULY Pierce, Tamora __________DECEMBER Pilkey, Dav ________________MARCH 25 26 17 27 25 2 7 14 13 30 31 18 22 17 21 5 17 29 31 12 13 18 23 5 17 30 5 19 5 13 4
Quackenbush, Robert ___________JULY 23 Quattlebaum, Mary_____________MAY 2
Raffi_________________________JULY Rand, Ted _____________DECEMBER Ransome, Arthur __________JANUARY Ransome, James E. ______SEPTEMBER Rappaport, Doreen________OCTOBER Raschka, Chris _____________MARCH Raskin, Ellen _______________MARCH Rathmann, Peggy ___________MARCH Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan ___AUGUST Rawls, Wilson __________SEPTEMBER Ray, Deborah Kogan ________AUGUST Rayner, Mary ___________DECEMBER Reeder, Carolyn _________NOVEMBER Reid, Barbara ________________APRIL Reiser, Lynn___________________JULY Reiss, Johanna________________APRIL Reit, Seymour __________NOVEMBER Rey, H.A. _____________SEPTEMBER Rey, Margret __________________MAY Rice, James______________FEBRUARY Ride, Sally ____________________MAY Rinaldi, Ann ______________AUGUST Ringgold, Faith___________OCTOBER Riordan, Rick_________________JUNE Robbins, Ruth __________DECEMBER Roberts, Willo Davis ____________MAY 8 27 18 25 31 6 13 4 8 24 31 30 16 18 28 4 11 16 16 11 26 27 8 5 29 29
Naidoo, Beverley _______________MAY Namioka, Lensey ______________JUNE Napoli, Donna Jo_________FEBRUARY Nash, Ogden ______________AUGUST Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds_____JANUARY Nelson, Denise Brennan __NOVEMBER Nelson, Kadir _________________MAY Nelson, Marilyn ______________APRIL Nelson, Theresa ____________AUGUST Ness, Evaline _________________APRIL Neville, Emily___________DECEMBER Newbery, John_________________JULY Nix, Garth____________________JULY Nixon, Joan Lowery ______FEBRUARY 21 14 28 19 4 4 15 26 15 24 28 19 19 3
Robinson, Barbara ________OCTOBER Rocklin, Joanne_____________MARCH Rockwell, Anne __________FEBRUARY Rockwell, Thomas __________MARCH Rodgers, Mary ____________JANUARY Rodowsky, Colby _________FEBRUARY Rogers, Fred _______________MARCH Rogers, Jacqueline ______________JULY Rohmann, Eric ___________OCTOBER Roop, Peter ________________MARCH Roos, Stephen ___________FEBRUARY Ross, Pat________________FEBRUARY Ross, Tony ________________AUGUST Rostkowski, Margaret _______JANUARY Roth, Susan L. ___________FEBRUARY Rowling, J.K.__________________JULY Roy, Jennifer __________________MAY Roy, Ron____________________APRIL Rubel, Nicole ________________APRIL Ruby, Lois_____________SEPTEMBER Ryan, Pam Muñoz _______DECEMBER Ryder, Joanne __________SEPTEMBER Rylant, Cynthia _______________JUNE
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Sabuda, Robert _____________MARCH Sachar, Louis _______________MARCH Sachs, Marilyn __________DECEMBER Sadler, Marilyn _________NOVEMBER Salinger, J.D.______________JANUARY Salisbury, Graham_____________APRIL Salley, Coleen ______________AUGUST San Souci, Daniel _________OCTOBER San Souci, Robert D. ______OCTOBER Sandburg, Carl ____________JANUARY Sandin, Joan _________________APRIL Savage, Deborah_________DECEMBER Say, Allen _________________AUGUST Sayre, April Pulley_____________APRIL Scarry, Richard _______________JUNE Schachner, Judith Byron _____AUGUST Schertle, Alice ________________APRIL Schnur, Steven _______________APRIL Schoenherr, John _______________JULY Schories, Pat __________________JULY Schroeder, Alan____________JANUARY Schulz, Charles _________NOVEMBER Schwartz, Alvin_______________APRIL Schwartz, Amy _______________APRIL Schwartz, David M.______NOVEMBER Scieszka, Jon ___________SEPTEMBER Scott, Ann Herbert ______NOVEMBER Seabrooke, Brenda ______________MAY Seibold, J. Otto____________JANUARY Seibold, Jan______________OCTOBER 8 20 18 17 1 11 7 10 10 6 30 15 28 11 5 20 7 8 5 30 18 26 25 2 29 8 19 21 3 26
Selden, George_________________MAY Selznick, Brian_________________JULY Sendak, Maurice ______________JUNE Seredy, Kate____________NOVEMBER Seuss, Dr. _________________MARCH Sewall, Marcia __________NOVEMBER Sewell, Anna _______________MARCH Shakespeare, William __________APRIL Shan, Darren __________________JULY Shange, Ntozake__________OCTOBER Shannon, David __________OCTOBER Shannon, George _________FEBRUARY Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman _____NOV. Sharmat, Mitchell _____________APRIL Shaw, Nancy _________________APRIL Shelley, Mary ______________AUGUST Showers, Paul ________________APRIL Shreve, Susan __________________MAY Shulevitz, Uri ____________FEBRUARY Shusterman, Neal _______NOVEMBER Sidman, Joyce_________________JUNE Siebold, Jan______________OCTOBER Sierra, Judy___________________JUNE Silverman, Erica________________MAY Silverstein, Shel _________SEPTEMBER Silverstein, Virginia B.__________APRIL Simon, Seymour ___________AUGUST Simont, Marc __________NOVEMBER Singer, Isaac Bashevis____________JULY Singer, Marilyn ___________OCTOBER Sis, Peter _____________________MAY Skurzynski, Gloria ______________JULY Sleator, William __________FEBRUARY Slobodkin, Louis _________FEBRUARY Slobodkina, Esphyr ______SEPTEMBER Small, David_____________FEBRUARY Smith, Audrey _________________MAY Smith, Betty____________DECEMBER Smith, Cynthia Leitich____DECEMBER Smith, Jeff ______________FEBRUARY Smith, Lane _______________AUGUST Smith, Robert Kimmel __________JULY Smith, Roland __________NOVEMBER Smith, Susan Mathias _______JANUARY Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk _____FEB. Snicket, Lemony _________FEBRUARY Snyder, Zilpha Keatley___________MAY So, Meilo _______________OCTOBER Sobol, Donald J. __________OCTOBER Sonnenblick, Jordan ____________JULY Soto, Gary___________________APRIL Speare, Elizabeth George __NOVEMBER Sperry, Armstrong _______NOVEMBER Spier, Peter __________________JUNE Spinelli, Eileen _____________AUGUST Spinelli, Jerry ____________FEBRUARY
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Spinner, Stephanie_______NOVEMBER Spyri, Johanna _________________JULY St. George, Judith_________FEBRUARY Stanley, Diane __________DECEMBER Staples, Suzanne Fisher ______AUGUST Stead, Erin E. ___________DECEMBER Stead, Rebecca ____________JANUARY Steele, Mary Q._______________APRIL Steig, William __________NOVEMBER Stein, David Ezra __________JANUARY Steptoe, Javaka _______________APRIL Steptoe, John___________SEPTEMBER Stevens, Janet _____________JANUARY Stevenson, James _______________JULY Stevenson, Robert Louis __NOVEMBER Stevenson, Sucie ____________MARCH Stewart, Mary __________SEPTEMBER Stewart, Sarah _____________AUGUST Stine, R.L._______________OCTOBER Stoker, Bram ___________NOVEMBER Stolz, Mary ________________MARCH Stone, Jeff_________________AUGUST Stowe, Harriet Beecher__________JUNE Strasser, Todd _________________MAY Sullivan, George____________AUGUST Sutcliff, Rosemary _______DECEMBER Sutton, Jane ___________________MAY Sweat, Lynn ___________________MAY Sweeney, Joan ____________OCTOBER Swift, Jonathan _________NOVEMBER
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Uchida, Yoshiko_________NOVEMBER Udry, Janice __________________JUNE Uegaki, Chieri ___________FEBRUARY Ullman, James Ramsey ___NOVEMBER Ungerer, Tomi __________NOVEMBER 24 14 21 24 28
Vail, Rachel ___________________JULY Van Allsburg, Chris ____________JUNE Van Draanen, Wendelin_____ JANUARY Van Laan, Nancy ________NOVEMBER Van Leeuwen, Jean ______DECEMBER VanCleave, Janice __________JANUARY Vande Velde, Vivian ____________JUNE Velasquez, Eric ________________MAY Verne, Jules______________FEBRUARY Viorst, Judith ____________FEBRUARY Voigt, Cynthia ___________FEBRUARY 25 18 6 18 26 27 18 29 8 2 25
Waber, Bernard _________SEPTEMBER Waddell, Martin ______________APRIL Wahl, Jan ___________________APRIL Walker, Alice ____________FEBRUARY Walker, Barbara __________OCTOBER Wallace, Barbara Brooks___DECEMBER Wallace, Bill _______________AUGUST Walsh, Ellen Stoll _______SEPTEMBER Walsh, Jill Paton ______________APRIL Walter, Mildred Pitts_____SEPTEMBER Warner, Gertrude Chandler _____APRIL Warnock, Natalie Kinsey __NOVEMBER Waters, Kate ___________SEPTEMBER Watson, Richard Jesse_______JANUARY Watson, Wendy ________________JULY Watts, Bernadette ______________MAY Wells, H.G.____________SEPTEMBER Wells, Rosemary ___________JANUARY Werlin, Nancy____________OCTOBER Wersba, Barbara____________AUGUST Westcott, Nadine Bernard ________JULY Wheeler, Lisa _____________JANUARY Whelan, Gloria _________NOVEMBER White, E.B. ___________________JULY White, Ruth _______________MARCH White, T.H.___________________MAY Wick, Walter ____________FEBRUARY Wiesner, David___________FEBRUARY Wiggin, Kate___________SEPTEMBER Wilde, Oscar_____________OCTOBER Wilder, Laura Ingalls ______FEBRUARY Wildsmith, Brian __________JANUARY Wiles, Deborah ________________MAY 27 10 1 9 13 3 1 2 29 9 16 2 4 15 7 13 21 29 29 19 24 3 23 11 15 29 23 5 28 16 7 22 7
Wilhelm, Hans _________SEPTEMBER Willard, Nancy________________JUNE Willems, Mo ____________FEBRUARY Williams, Barbara __________JANUARY Williams, Carol Lynch ___SEPTEMBER Williams, Linda ___________JANUARY Williams, Margery______________JULY Williams, Vera B. __________JANUARY Williams-Garcia, Ruth _________APRIL Wilson, Karma ___________OCTOBER Wing, Natasha ___________FEBRUARY Winkler, Henry __________OCTOBER Winter, Jeannette _________OCTOBER Winthrop, Elizabeth _____SEPTEMBER Wisler, G. Clifton ______________MAY Wisniewski, David __________MARCH Wolf, Bernard____________FEBRUARY Wolff, Ashley _____________JANUARY Wolff, Virginia Euwer _______AUGUST Wong, Janet S. _________SEPTEMBER Wood, Don ___________________MAY Wood, Douglas _________DECEMBER Woodruff, Elvira_______________JUNE Woodson, Jacqueline ______FEBRUARY Worth, Valerie____________OCTOBER Wrede, Patricia C. ___________MARCH Wright, Betty Ren _____________JUNE Wynne-Jones, Diana ________AUGUST Wynne-Jones, Tim__________AUGUST
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Taback, Simms___________FEBRUARY Tafuri, Nancy___________NOVEMBER Tate, Eleanora E.______________APRIL Taylor, Mildred _________SEPTEMBER Taylor, Theodore ______________JUNE Teague, Mark ____________FEBRUARY Terban, Marvin_______________APRIL Thaler, Mike_____________OCTOBER Thomas, Jane Resh _________AUGUST Thomas, Joyce Carol ____________MAY Thompson, Colin_________OCTOBER Thurber, James__________DECEMBER Tolan, Stephanie S. ________OCTOBER Tolkien, J.R.R. ____________JANUARY Tompert, Ann_____________JANUARY Tresselt, Alvin __________SEPTEMBER Tripp, Valerie___________SEPTEMBER Tudor, Tasha ______________AUGUST Turner, Ann ____________DECEMBER Turner, Megan Whalen ___NOVEMBER Twain, Mark ___________NOVEMBER 13 14 16 13 23 10 28 8 15 25 18 8 25 3 11 30 12 28 10 21 30
Yaccarino, Dan ________________MAY Yashima, Taro __________SEPTEMBER Yates, Elizabeth _________DECEMBER Yee, Paul ________________OCTOBER Yep, Laurence _________________JUNE Yolen, Jane ______________FEBRUARY Yorinks, Arthur ____________AUGUST Young, Ed _____________NOVEMBER Young, Judy _____________FEBRUARY 20 21 6 1 14 11 21 28 13
Zalben, Jane Breskin ___________APRIL Zarr, Sara _______________OCTOBER Zelinsky, Paul O. _________FEBRUARY Zemach, Harve _________DECEMBER Zemach, Kaethe ____________MARCH Zemach, Margot ________NOVEMBER Ziefert, Harriet ________________JULY Zimmer, Tracie Vaughn ________APRIL Zindel, Paul ___________________MAY Zion, Gene ______________OCTOBER Zolotow, Charlotte_____________JUNE Zwerger, Lisbeth _______________MAY 21 3 14 5 18 30 7 21 15 5 26 26
Build Character with Perma-Bound
Contentment - Ability to live in a state of
peaceful composure finding satisfaction within your circumstances.
Adaptability - Readiness and willingness to
adjust as neccessary to the changes in people and circumstances that arise in daily life.
Integrity - Recognized virtue and uprightness
Self-confidence - Trusting your abilities and
being positive about yourself.
Loving-kindness - Being gentle, willing to help,
friendly, courteous, and considerate.
Friendliness - A sincere openness to accept
Teamwork - Taking action as a group to achieve
a common goal.
Benevolence - Having a general desire for the good of others, and disposition to act so as to further that good. Anti-Bully - Treating others in a way that does
not intimidate by hurting or humiliation in a verbal, emotional or physical way as to cause dominance.
Sense of Humor - A cheerful view on adversity
as to cope, support happiness, and make others smile and laugh.
Self-Sacrifice - Delaying what you would like
for even one individual or the benefit of many.
Optimistic - Able to visualize the positive side
©2011 Mary Pope Osborne. Magic Tree House is a registered trademark of Mary Pope Osborne; used under license. Illustrations ©2011 by Sal Murdocca. All rights reserved. Published in the United States by Random House Children’s Books, a divtsion of Random House, Inc., New York.
The first Magic Tree House book was published in 1992, introducing the world to Jack and Annie, a brother and sister who discover a magical tree house filled with books. With the help of their friends from the kingdom of Camelot, they use research books, riddles, codes, and courage to solve problems, complete missions, and help those in need. In 2000, the first two Magic Tree House Fact Trackers (originally known as Research Guides) came out, co-written by Mary Pope Osborne and her husband, Will Osborne. These nonfiction companions to the Magic Tree House books give readers a fun and easy way to find out more about their favorite places, time periods, and subjects. After the first eight titles, Mary’s sister, Natalie Pope Boyce, came on board to co-author with Mary. The Magic Tree House books are number one New York Times bestsellers. With more than seventy million copies sold in North America alone, they have been translated into many languages and are available in more than thirty countries around the world.
Teaching Character Through The 7 E’s
Good Character Has Two Big Parts
Performance Character –– all the virtues such as effort, diligence, positive attitude, and perseverance that help us do our best work. Moral Character –– all the virtues such as honesty, respect, fairness, and caring that help us be our best in relationships.
First-grade teacher Jan Gorman shows how to use the 7 E’s to unlock the character-building power of children’s literature. She teaches a virtue a week, beginning with caring. She gathers her students in a circle and elicits their thoughts about the following questions, making a visual web of their responses:
We Will Have The Most Success In Teaching Any Given Virtue If We Use The 7 E’s.
Explain It Define it, describe it (what does it look like?), and discuss its importance. Examine It In literature, history, and current events. Exhibit It Through your personal example. Expect It Through mutually understood rules and consequences. Experience It In everyday relationships and activities. Encourage It Through goal-setting and daily practice. Evaluate It Through feedback and student self-assessment.
• What is caring? • Why is it important? • How can each of us show caring? In our classroom? Our school? Our families?
She then reads a picture book that exemplifies the theme of caring: Peter Golenbock’s Teammates. It tells the story of how Brooklyn Dodgers Captain Pee Wee Reese stood by Jackie Robinson when Jackie faced racism, even from some of his teammates, for being the first black man to play major league baseball. After the story, the teacher conducts a discussion, asking: “Who in the story showed caring? Who did not show caring?” Then she says, “I want you to remember this story and make it your goal to show caring toward each other during the rest of the day.” When a child behaves in caring way, she publicly compliments that child. If a child behaves in an unkind way, she gently corrects that student privately: “Did that behavior show caring? Remember our story. . . remember our discussion.” On each subsequent day of the week, she reads a different children’s book about caring, followed by another class discussion. She repeats her challenge to children to act in a caring way and again looks for opportunities to compliment or correct their behavior. “By the end of the week,” she says, “caring has been established as an expectation in my classroom.” During the following weeks, she repeats this process with different virtues such as courtesy, courage, and perseverance.
As defined by Dr. Thomas Lickona, author of Character Matters, character education is the deliberate effort to develop virtues that are good for the individual and good for society. The objective goodness of virtues is based on the fact that they: Affirm our human dignity Promote the well-being and happiness of the indvidual Serve the common good Define our rights and obligations Meet the classical ethical tests of: Reversibility Would you want to be treated this way? Universalizability Would you want all persons to act this way in a similar situation?
––Thomas Lickona, Director of the Center for the 4th and 5th Rs (Respect and Responsibility), www.cortland.edu/character; author, Character Matters: How to Help Our Children Develop Good Judgement, Integrity, and Other Essential Virtues (Touchstone, 2004).
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