Celebrating May Authors


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Many authors and illustrators have touched our minds and hearts. One way to celebrate them is to introduce or revisit their contributions to our students 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 affiliate Amazon links. (C-Chapter Book, P-Picture Book)

May 4—Don Wood

May 5—Leo Lionni

May 6—Randall Jarrell

May 6—Barbara McClintock

May 7—Deborah Wiles

May 9—Richard Adams

May 9––J. M. Barrie

May 9—Eleanor Estes

May 10—Christopher Paul Curtis

May 14––Eoin Colfer

May 15—David Almond

May 15—L. Frank Baum

May 16—Bruce Coville

May 16—Margaret Rey

May 17—Grace Lin

May 17––Gary Paulsen

May 18––Lillian Hoban

May 18—Mary Pope Osborne

May 22—Arnold Lobel

May 23––Margaret Wise Brown

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