Celebrating December Authors


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Many authors/illustrators have touched our minds and hearts. One way to celebrate them is to introduce or revisit their contributions on their birthdays.

This list will remind you of authors you already love and, ideally, introduce you to a few you haven’t encountered yet. You’ll find titles to interest all ages. Check them out from your local or school library or click the Amazon links. (Chapter Book=C, Early Chapter Book=EC, Picture Book=P, Nonfiction=NF)

December 1—Jan Brett

The Mitten—P

Gingerbread Baby—P

Annie and the Wild Animals—P

December 2—David Macaulay

The Way Things Work: From Levers to Lasers, Cars to Computers—A Visual Guide to the World of Machines—NF

December 10—Cornelia Funke

Inkheart (series)—C

Dragon Rider (series)—C

December 10—Mary Norton

The Borrowers—C

December 11—William Joyce

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore—P

December 13—Rhoda Blumberg

Shipwrecked! The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy—NF

December 15—Sydell Rosenberg

H Is for Haiku: A Treasury of Haiku from A to Z—P

December 19—Eve Bunting

Smoky Night—P

Fly Away Home—P

The Wall—P

Night Tree—P

Yard Sale—P

December 22—Mick Inkpen

The Blue Balloon—P


Kipper series—P

December 22—Jerry Pinkney

The Lion and the Mouse—P

The Tortoise and the Hare—P

The Three Billy Goats Gruff—P

December 23—Avi

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle—C

Crispin: The Cross of Lead—C


December 23—Keiko Kasza

My Lucky Day—P

The Wolf’s Chicken Stew—P

Badger’s Fancy Meal—P

December 24—Lynn Munsinger

Beatrice Doesn’t Want To—P

The Cat Sat—P

December 25—Anna Dewdney

Llama Llama Red Pajama (Llama Llama series)—P

December 25—Pam Muñoz Ryan

Esperanza Rising—C


Riding Freedom—C

December 26—Jean Van Leeuwen

Tales of Oliver Pig—EC

December 27—Philip C. Stead

Bear Has a Story to Tell—P

Ideas Are All Around—P

Every Dog in the Neighborhood—P (This treasure is a recent discovery for me. If you haven’t read it, there is a lot to love. Fun things to unpack: the meaning behind dog names, community, and activism.)

December 28—Seth Meyers

I’m Not Scared, You’re Scared!—P

December 29—Richard Atwater

Mr. Popper’s Penguins—C

December 30—Mercer Mayer

I Was So Mad (Little Critter series)—P

There’s a Nightmare in My Closet—P

December 31—Margery Cuyler

Hooray for Reading Day!—P


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